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Transient Ischemic Attack (Mini Stroke) (Definition)
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
Possible: TIA can present as suddenly decreased vision ("curtain falling" or blurred vision). It can be in one eye or in both eyes (in which case it is usually only on one side of vision). Many other diseases can cause blurry vision - migraines, problems with the eye itself. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a brain MRI yday to look for ischaemia due to symptoms . TIA is suspected. If this doesnt cause permanant changes how do they know i had a TIA?
Usually not: The differential diagnosis for "spots" in your vision is varied with the most common cause being floaters secondary to a vitreous detachment. Other causes include orthostatic hypotension changes, ocular migraines, vitreous hemorrhage, and retinal detachment. It is important to get other associated symptoms such as flashes of light. A stroke/tia usually results in total vision loss or greying. ...Read more
Is a PFO just a diagnosis of exclusion for stroke/tia seeing as 25% of population have it anyway or is it a real risk and needs to be closed ?
See below: Thorough neurologic examination is the first step in diagnosing a stroke or tia. A neurologist may develop concern based on typical neurologic defecits. If indicated, MRI is the best test for identifying or ruling out a stroke. If the symptoms are similar to a stroke but there is no stroke on MRI and/or the symptoms resolve, it is more likely to have been a transient ischemic attack (tia). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Several tests: There is no test that makes the diagnosis of a TIA, but if someone comes to the hospital with a TIA, they should have these tests: head CT without contrast echocardiogram EKG blood tests (CBC and electrolytes, blood sugar, cholesterol) carotid artery ultrasound Sometimes other tests are important too. This is just a guide. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I don't masturbate this liquid sometimes clear sometimes white comes out when I pee. Then my scrotum hurts what does it mean? Tia
Here are some ...: The pertinence & relevance in the question aren't clear to pointedly answer your question. Nonetheless, I would try. Seeing clear urethral discharge may occur after some sexual arousal without masturbation or after straining during bowel movement. If additionally also feeling some urethral stinging, be checked for STD. For scrotal hurt, Doc needs to analyze its onset, degree, duration ... ...Read more
Healthy lifestyle: General recommendation is to control blood pressure, cholesterol levels, glucose levels (if diabetic), adhere to a healthy diet (mediterranean is great!), quit smoking and be physically active (at least 30 minutes per day 3 times a week). Aspirin is commonly used as a first medication unless there is an indication for a blood thinner. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
TIA or STROKE: Tia or stroke are due to atherosclerosis of carotid arteries, or clot coming from heart. The majority of these processes happens in people with high blood pressure or diabetes. Both of these diseases has some genetical components. Several other reason people develop stroke like, smokers, in people with cancer, or autoimmune diseases. Most of those reasons has some genetic components. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ischemic stroke at 90, pelvic fracture and cerebral contusion at 92. If risk of bleeding from falling > risk of tia/stroke from clot, baby aspirin ok?
Judgement: There's no answer to your question. No one has collected a series of 5, 000 people like you and tested the two options. This is where having a doctor whom you trust and who knows your history and all about you makes all the difference. (your question exemplifies why computers are never going to be able to practice medicine!). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers