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A 25-year-old female asked:

18 weeks pregnant. sudden extreme weakening & numbness on left side face & arm. no racing heart or breaths. symptoms subsided after an hour. anxiety?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Evaluation: I would discuss these symptoms with your doctor. My concern would be a transient ischemic attack. The mechanism, if it actually occurred, would be a paradoxical embolism from your pelvis. This requires a patent foramen ovale in your heart and be could be detected with echocardiography, which you should have. Migraine equivalent (even without headache) is another possibility. My best wishes to you

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Last updated Jul 30, 2014

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