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My 68 yr old dad is having multiple (5-8/24 hrs) short lived (10 min) episodes of one sided paralysis. Its not tia, what else can it be?

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Dr. Allen Seely
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In brief: Focal seizure/TIA

Transient 1 side weakness is either focal seizure or (less likely) tia.
An eeg and brain mri/mra may pinpoint the exact area in the brain cauing these symptoms. A neurologist is the best doctor to sort out the diagnosis and recommend treatment hope he is better soon.

In brief: Focal seizure/TIA

Transient 1 side weakness is either focal seizure or (less likely) tia.
An eeg and brain mri/mra may pinpoint the exact area in the brain cauing these symptoms. A neurologist is the best doctor to sort out the diagnosis and recommend treatment hope he is better soon.
Dr. Allen Seely
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In brief: Seizures?

If strokes/tias have been excluded, it is worth looking at other causes - seizures, damage to spinal cord (unless face is involved, then it is unlikely), migraine, anxiety/stress-related.

In brief: Seizures?

If strokes/tias have been excluded, it is worth looking at other causes - seizures, damage to spinal cord (unless face is involved, then it is unlikely), migraine, anxiety/stress-related.
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