suffer from cerebral thrombosis

Discussion in 'English Only' started by xiaokyao, Oct 25, 2016.

  1. xiaokyao Senior Member

    A friend's uncle suddenly suffered from cerebral thrombosis and fell down the other day. I wonder if I can use 'suffer from' in the context.
  2. se16teddy

    se16teddy Senior Member

    London but from Yorkshire
    English - England
    He suffered a cerebral thrombosis. More vaguely and colloquially, he had/suffered a stroke.

    Suffered from sounds to me like a long-term condition.
  3. Hermione Golightly

    Hermione Golightly Senior Member

    British English
    Yes, but we'd leave out 'from' and say he suffered a cerebral thrombosis.

    Sounds like long term to me too. 'She suffered from rheumatoid arthritis for many years.'

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