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when would you suspect someone is having symptoms of a mini stroke?

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Dr. Larry Armstrong
Neurosurgery 27 years experience
Observation: Look for signs like confusion, slurred speech, difficulty walking, weakness, and other stroke symptoms.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of a "mini stroke"?

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Dr. Ayman Jabr
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Numbness and tinglin: Common to have numbness and tingling sensation and transient weakness of one side of the body and also transient slurred speech or aphasia. Usually lasting 24 hours.
A 43-year-old member asked:

What is the treatment for mini-stroke?

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Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 33 years experience
A thorough work up: A mini stroke is usally a tia. Its a warning that a full blown strke may be coming. A thorough work up for correctable cause like afub of poorly controlled hypertension etc.Then treat with antiplatelets like asperin or plavix. Coumadin (warfarin) if in afib. Statin therapy and blood pressure meds. Wt loss and exercise. Good diabetes controll.
A 38-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms associated with a mini stroke?

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Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 35 years experience
TIA: Ministrokes or tia's relate to a specific neurological deficit that lasts only a short time (typically minutes to hours). These are reversible neurological changes.
A 31-year-old member asked:

How do you diagnose a mini stroke?

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Dr. Edwin Schuller
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Symptoms: By pt's symptoms , neurological changes, and their clearing in a reasonable period of time as well as the lack of pathogneumonic changes on mri.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Is it normal to feel severely tired after a mini stroke even though the stroke was over two weeks ago?

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Dr. Michael Korona
Interventional Radiology 33 years experience
Fatigue: Seen after stroke in about half of stroke patients. Follow up with your neurologist to make sure nothing else going on such as diabetes.

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