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Having stroke symptoms only lasting a hour over past two weeks happened 6time ER couldnt find a cause. Dizziness right leg weakness headache any ideas?

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David Miller
Family Medicine
7 doctors agree

In brief: TIA

It sounds like you may be having transient ischemic attacks, so-called "mini-strokes.
" by definition, tias are like strokes but the effects last for less than 24 hours. You should see your doc right away for a work up and management of risk factors.

In brief: TIA

It sounds like you may be having transient ischemic attacks, so-called "mini-strokes.
" by definition, tias are like strokes but the effects last for less than 24 hours. You should see your doc right away for a work up and management of risk factors.
David Miller
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David Miller
I'm glad they found a clot. It will be very important to manage risk factors from here on out.
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Take pt 2 Neurology

Clarify what do you mean by " stroke symptoms".
If pt has recurrent symptoms he or she is a timebomb for a catastrophic stroke. So there is some urgency to clarify the diagnosis. Either tias, cardiac arrhythmias, uncontrolled hypertension may be considered. Pt needs a full neurological and cardiac evaluation including MRI of brain, holter monitor, ekg , carotid and vertebral ultrasound. Also labs.

In brief: Take pt 2 Neurology

Clarify what do you mean by " stroke symptoms".
If pt has recurrent symptoms he or she is a timebomb for a catastrophic stroke. So there is some urgency to clarify the diagnosis. Either tias, cardiac arrhythmias, uncontrolled hypertension may be considered. Pt needs a full neurological and cardiac evaluation including MRI of brain, holter monitor, ekg , carotid and vertebral ultrasound. Also labs.
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