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What is the definition or description of: classic migraine?

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 27 years experience
See below: The classic migraine or migraine with aura is less prevalent than the common migraine. Approximately only 15% of patients exclusively have this type of headache. Aura is a temporary neurological symptom that can be referred to a focal area of the brain. The most common auras are: ■unilateral visual symptoms, ■one sided numbness ■one sided weaknessspeech difficulty.
Dr. Steven Bender
Dentistry 35 years experience
Migraine with aura: Migraine with aura is sometimes termed classic migraine while migraine without aura is often called common migraine. Aura is usually a visual phenomenum that will last up to 1 hour before the head pain starts.

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What is the definition or description of: migraine?

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Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 48 years experience
Headache: A head pain which is usually recurrent, and often in variable locations and severity, associated with few or all the following symptoms; fear of light, fear of sound, nausea, vomiting, bright or dark spots floating in front of eyes, tingling and numbness of one side of face or body. All these are temporary symptoms.

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