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Dr. James Wilentz
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Transient Ischemic Attack (Mini Stroke) (Definition)

Transient ischemic attack (TIA), is a condition where a blood vessel in the brain is temporarily blocked by a blood clot, causing neurologic symptoms, such as weakness in an arm or leg, or sensory changes. The symptoms are similar to a stroke, but are temporary, disappearing within minutes after the clot breaks apart. ...Read more


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I suffer from pots and often health anxiety due to my symptoms. Been suffering from neuro symptoms lately like intense dizziness that wakes me (clear mri). How would i know if it was TIA or stroke?

I suffer from pots and often health anxiety due to my symptoms. Been suffering from neuro symptoms lately like intense dizziness that wakes me (clear mri). How would i know if it was TIA or stroke?

OVERLAPING SYMPTOMS: Pots postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome can cause dizziness and syncope, and many other symptoms too many to mention symtoms of pots overlap with those of generlised anxiety disorder. It does not cause TIA or stroke.You need to be care of your doctors including neurologist and /or neuropsychiatrist do not drink alcohol and it may help if you stop smoking. ...Read more

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I had sudden hearing loss in r ear, dizzy, sick, num in arm and leg hosp said TIA test to follow. Can this happen again when waiting for tests?

Depends on cause: Sudden hearing loss, vertigo and nausea are a triad that occur with injury to the auditory nerve/inner ear. It is unlikely to be a TIA which implies blood clot in the brain. Severe sx are generally from injury directy to the nerve - viral infection is often the cause. The arm & leg should not be involved. If they are, TIA is more likely and could recur if not treated. (antiplatelet drugs or surg). ...Read more

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I have a history of traumatic brain injury and am experiencing dizziness when laying down. Is this a transient ischemic attack? Could this be a tia?

I have a history of traumatic brain injury and am experiencing dizziness when laying down.  Is this a transient ischemic attack? Could this be a tia?

Unlikely: If it only happens with laying down, it is less likely to be a tia. That being said, if the dizzines feels like spinning and is associated with weakness, numbness, difficulty speaking or seeing, you should talk to your doctor, this could be a tia. ...Read more

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I have a very slight ringing in head. I had a pressure in head followed by 10 sec vertigo and 10 min dizziness. Side head pain. Ear infection? Or tia?

I have a very slight ringing in head. I had a pressure in head followed by 10 sec vertigo and 10 min dizziness. Side head pain. Ear infection? Or tia?

Meniere's?: Some of the hallmarks of meniere's include tinnitus (ringing), vertigo (dizziness), and fullness in the ear. There can be some fluctuating hearing loss, and headache (often migraine) can coexist. This would be my first thought for you. More information can be found at http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/menieres-disease/ds00535. I would consider seeing an ENT for a hearing test and evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

Dizziness is a feeling of light headedness that includes loss of balance, vertigo, or the feeling as ...Read more