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I have had sudden vision loss after what felt like a small shock behind eye, was this a mini stroke?

I have had sudden vision loss after what felt like a small shock behind eye, was this a mini stroke?

Vision loss: There are a number of potential problems associated with sudden vision loss and pain. Some involve the optic nerve, others involve the blood flow to the eye and others involve inflammation in the eye. You need to see an ophthalmologist to sort out your problem. ...Read more

Dr. Gutti Rao
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Transient Ischemic Attack (Definition)

Tia (transitory ischemic attack) happens when blood supply to a certain area of the brain gets cut off temporarily. This causes a neurologic deficit - weakness, numbness, visual deficit or difficulty with speech. While TIA usually resolves, it indicates that there is a problem with your heart or blood vessels that can cause ...Read more


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Five days ago I started have slight twitching on my left eye. The twitching seems to have subsided but area feels a little tight. Mini stroke?

Five days ago I started have slight twitching on my left eye. The twitching seems to have subsided but area feels a little tight. Mini stroke?

Not likely stroke: Eyelid myokymia (twitching) is most commonly associated with ocular dryness, & occasionally with excessive caffeine, stress, blepharitis. A stroke affecting the eyelid would cause you to lose eyelid function (eyelid droop, possibly with double vision). Try artificial tears to see if improves comfort & lessens twitching. See your MD if not benefitting. ...Read more

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Had migraines since twelve. Mini stroke at 28/29. My right eye is floating, swelling, & causes severe migraines. My neurologist stays no connection??

Had migraines since twelve. Mini stroke at 28/29. My right eye is floating, swelling, & causes severe migraines. My neurologist stays no connection??

Maybe not: I am concerned about your right eye complaints in this setting, specifically with your history of "mini-stroke". I would wonder if you have some type eye inflammation. An ophthalmologist must evaluate you & work in concert with your neurologist. ...Read more

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Migraines, mini-stroke 5-6 yrs ago, right eye pain, vision problems & hearing problems. Told developed complex migraines. Could it be something else?

Migraines, mini-stroke 5-6 yrs ago, right eye pain, vision problems & hearing problems. Told developed complex migraines. Could it be something else?

Possible: If migraine is associated with stroke (call syndrome), the risk accentuates with smoking and female hormones. However, there is a hereditary syndrome that may mimic and this is cadasil. Rarely, arteritis or vasculitis may be confusing, and patent foramen ovale may cause similar issues. Thus, might be of value to get further testing if suspicion is raised. ...Read more

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Since the symptoms of a mini stroke I've be getting headaches and tingling /numbness on left side of head could this be related please am so scared!!!

Since the symptoms of a mini stroke I've be getting headaches and tingling /numbness on left side of head could this be related please am so scared!!!

Headaches are: Unusual for stroke but tingling/numbness on one side of the head is definitely suspect. Though there are other things that could cause numbness tingling, such as atypical migraine or neuralgia/ facial nerve paralysis. Please check with your healthcare provider and get the help you need, but be calm and don't worry as much. ...Read more

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While in the shower, I felt a simultaneous sensation within the right side of my head and my inner left leg. The feeling still lingers. Mini stroke?

While in the shower, I felt a simultaneous sensation within the right side of my head and my inner left leg. The feeling still lingers. Mini stroke?

Quite possible TIA: Although you are very young for it, you should be seen in the er asap. Whatever you have had is stroke-like and if not going away demands immediate attention. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Did I have a mini-stroke? I am a 25 year old female. I had an experience last night that scared me. I was just walking along in my house and got a sudden, intense headache. The headache felt worse when I moved my head, with pain kind of rushing to whateve

Did I have a mini-stroke? I am a 25 year old female. I had an experience last night that scared me. I was just walking along in my house and got a sudden, intense headache. The headache felt worse when I moved my head, with pain kind of rushing to whateve

Most: Most often, severe, throbbing, pressurelike headaches, with nausea or vomiting, and with sensitivity to light or sound or noise are migraines. Sometimes migraines follow a period of aura consisting of vision changes, numbness or weakness. Sometimes the aura continues after the headache stops, but migraine aura should really be gone when the headache has gone away. Migraine headaches can be diagnosed when there is a pattern of these sorts of headaches.

Some headaches feel like migraine, but they are symptoms of an underlying, serious problem. Problems that can cause headaches that feel like migraine include subarachnoid hemorrhage, aneurysms, infections, and others.

New headaches, headaches that aren't like those that have been experienced in the past, headaches that go from 0 to terrible over a few seconds, and headaches associated with neurological symptoms such as numbness are all reasonable reasons to see a doctor promptly. ...Read more

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Sometimes I feel my back head or top light tingling. Not in my face, is a mini stroke or just pinch nerves?

Sometimes I feel my back head or top light tingling. Not in my face, is a mini stroke or just pinch nerves?

Occipital Neuralgia: Sounds like occipital neuralgia, so I would not be concerned with a mini-stroke. But to be sure you should be seen your doctor for further evaluation. The occipital nerves exit from the skull in the back of the head and then travel to the top of the head and end close to the forehead area, so you could have altered sensation or the tingling you described in these areas. ...Read more

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What would cause pain up the back of the neck and top of head, and heaviness feel on head after a mini stroke?

What would cause pain up the back of the neck and top of head, and heaviness feel on head after a mini stroke?

Need more detail: This? Is best answered by 1's own doc or thru micropayment w/ neurologis in real time as more info needed e.g.Location of the stroke, whether other meds were given, was there trauma? Also, it's unclear by the question whether by "mini-stroke" u mean a lacunar infarct (small stroke) or a TIA (a transient "stroke" that resolved quickly).Pain back of neck may or may not be related to the "mini-stroke". ...Read more

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How do you diagnose a mini stroke?

How do you diagnose a mini stroke?

Symptoms: By pt's symptoms, neurological changes, and their clearing in a reasonable period of time as well as the lack of pathogneumonic changes on mri. ...Read more

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How do you know if you had a mini stroke?

How do you know if you had a mini stroke?

Misconception: What people often call a "mini-stroke" is a transient ischemic attack which is just that-transient, it doesn't leave disability or imaging evidence. A non-cortical stroke in the white matter can go un-noticed until they add-up and cause memory loss and cognitive dysfunction. A cortical stroke, unless it was very small or in the front of the brain will usually cause some sort of symptom. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me if the stroke was like a tia (mini stroke) or not?

Can you please tell me if the stroke was like a tia (mini stroke) or not?

Matter of time: A stroke implies lasting damage to brain and spinal cord secondary to lack of appropriate blood flow and oxygenation. A TIA is a transient event of compromised blood flow usually lasting about 20 min, and reversing without substantial lasting damage. ...Read more

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How could you know if you have had a mini stroke in your sleep?

How could you know if you have had a mini stroke in your sleep?

TIA: Mini stroke- if you have any symptoms of a speech defect, extremity weakness that lasted a few hours. ...Read more

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So I go to my gp if I think I had a possible mini stroke?

Symptoms: If you are currently having symptoms you should be evaluated immediately whether in the er or urgent care before it further progresses. ...Read more

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What are my contraception choices after I had a mini stroke?

What are my contraception choices after I had a mini stroke?

Iud: I would rec an iud. These days much safer than before and they work very effectively. Can be taken out whenever. ...Read more

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Can you remember things that went on during a mini stroke? I also have vascular dementia

Can you remember things that went on during a mini stroke? I also have vascular dementia

Usually yes: Unless the stroke involves connections subserving memory functions, or level of consciousness, you should have no amnesia for episode. But if you have short-term memory loss anyway, then you likely will forget most of what occurred. ...Read more

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What is mini stroke? If I'm stressfull, I feel numb in my left feet, but it's gone by itself. Could it be a ministroke?

TIA: Mini stroke or TIA is when you get an ischemia (not enough oxygen)in small part of your brain, for a brief period of time that creates stroke like symptoms, usually weakness or numbness in a part of the body for a brief period of time usually up to 1-2 hrs, and then completely resolves. It is also usually a sign that you more likely to develop stroke in a future. Go get evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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I had an episode where my tongue felt heavy and paralized briefly. Then a hot tingling through body. Does this sound like a mini stroke (?

I had an episode where my tongue felt heavy and paralized briefly. Then a hot tingling through body. Does this sound like a mini stroke (?

Neurology consult: I'm not sure about the hot tingling sensation, but a heavy, paralyzed tongue that stays that way can be bulbar ALS, a very serious condition. Better see a neurologist, even though you are young and don't smoke. Anxiety can cause some really strange symptoms, as can electrolyte imbalances and vitamin deficiencies, but difficult to tell in this venue. MS is another concern. ...Read more

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What is a mini stroke?

What is a mini stroke?

Transient ischemia: This usually refers to a transient ischemic attack in which there is decreased blood flow to the brain without causing actual cell death. These can be a precursor to an actual stroke. ...Read more

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What is a "mini-stroke" tia?

See answer below: Tia stands for transient ischemic attack. Its symptoms are identical to those seen in a stroke, but transient, or short lived, with spontaneous complete resolution usually within a few minutes or hours. Symptoms lasting longer than 24 hours will be considered secondary to an actual stroke. ...Read more

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What is a "mini-stroke" or tia?

What is a "mini-stroke" or tia?

Short lived symptoms: A TIA or transient ischemic attack is what happens when the brain experiences a brief episode of ischemia, or when blood flow to an area of the brain is temporarily reduced or impeded. This results in neurological changes that typically, but not always resolve within 24 hours. Unlike a true "stroke", a TIA has no lasting cell death or permanent neurological symptoms. Risk factor for stroke. C doc. ...Read more

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How to tell if I had a mini stroke?

Imaging: Most conclusive way is via a high resolution MRI film, as some lacunar strokes may be relatively clinically silent. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a mini-stroke?

Same as a stroke: A mini-stroke or TIA (transient ischemic attack) is a stroke. However, it is a stroke that goes away, in as much as a few minutes to as long as 24 hours. If a stroke persists longer than 24 hours, it is generally considered permanent, though most tias resolve in a few hours, and the longer that it persists, the less likely it is going to go away. Be seen immediately for a stroke. ...Read more

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How to know if I just had a mini stroke?

How to know if I just had a mini stroke?

Mini Stroke or TIA: Symptoms of transient ischemic attacks (tias) occur suddenly and are always temporary. They usually go away in 10 to 20 minutes. Symptoms of TIA may include:
sudden numbness, tingling, weakness, or loss of movement in your face, arm, or leg, especially on only one side of your body. Sudden vision changes, trouble speaking.
Sudden confusion or trouble understanding simple statements, etc... ...Read more

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How to know if I have had a mini stroke?

TIA: Diagnosing ministroke or TIA is not staight forward, sometimes you may have a small spot in your brain in mri (in dwi), but the DX is mostly based on other clinical findings and symprtoms. Using Aspirin can lower the chance of getting tia. ...Read more

Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner
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Eye Health (Definition)

Eye health involves the function and vision of the eye and all ...Read more