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A 51-year-old male asked:

Gp said if each time i had a migraine aura for example if it were to be caused by dislodged small emboli cause migraine aura zig zag pattern ,or just numb left hand alone each time and lip how can emboli travel same place everytime.chemical cause?

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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Emboli: The distribution of where an embolus can go depends on the location of the source of the embolus, so multiple emboli usually go to multiple different places. The neurologic symptoms of an embolus are called "TIA" transient ischemic attack. Migraine aura are often repeated in the same location, but they're not caused by an embolus.
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