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mini-strokes? how do they get diagnosed. i have been throughly worked up, cat scans, blood work, etc. only thing diag is slightly high cholesterol. i daily get severe headaches, blurred vision in one or both eyes, numbness/tingling in arm/leg, can think w

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Dr. Joshua Buckler
Cardiology 19 years experience
These : These are very difficult to diagnose and your symptoms could also be due to other neurologic causes such as complicated migraines. If symptoms occur affecting both sides of the body then your physician should consider obtaining ane echocardiogram to see if there might be any source coming from your heart. Also there is a test called transcranial doppler which can look to see if there are any small clots moving through the arteries running to the brain.
Dr. Steven Guyton
Thoracic Surgery 46 years experience
CT : Ct scans are generally very good at picking up significant strokes. Mini strokes can be more problematic to diagnose. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can be more sensitive than a ct scanfor some central nervous system abnormalities. Other possibilities of the cause of your symptoms might be migraines, multiple sclerosis, or transient ischemic attacks (tias). A neurologist should be able to help you determine what is going on.

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Lower back pain, tight lower abdomen, nausea.Vomiting. Havent eaten in 2 days. Period due in one day. Fatigued.Milky white discharge. Breast tingling?

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