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Does a transient ischemic attack always cause one sided numbness?

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Dr. Randolph Evans answered

Specializes in Neurology

A transient ischemic attack is due to a temporary (usually 1 hour or less) episode of neurological dysfunction of part of the brain( different symptoms such as numbness, weakness, speech or vision problems depending upon the part affected) due to ischemia (decreased blood supply) which can be caused by a clot in the blood vessel or a clot from somewhere else such as the heart or the carotid artery.

Answered Jul 8, 2015



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Dr. Gutti Rao answered

Specializes in Hospital-based practice

Symptoms may differ from individual to individual. Numbness, weakness, slurred speech, aphasia, or blindness are some of the symptoms.

Answered Oct 12, 2012



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