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Temporary weakness on one side of body is a stroke, right?

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In brief: Not really

Temporary blood flow disruption called TIA"s typically reverse after 20-30 minutes.
Persistent focal problems would be more consistent with a stroke. Transient focal weakness may be present with complex migraine events, and usually a fixed stroke does not develop.

In brief: Not really

Temporary blood flow disruption called TIA"s typically reverse after 20-30 minutes.
Persistent focal problems would be more consistent with a stroke. Transient focal weakness may be present with complex migraine events, and usually a fixed stroke does not develop.
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Dr. Steven Ajluni
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Unilateral weakness

Sudden weakness on one side of the body could represent either a transient reversible ischemic event (tia, lasting oly a short time) or it could last for anywhere from 24 hrs to permanent (might be a stroke).
Appropriate evaluation and imaging are essential as quickly as possible.

In brief: Unilateral weakness

Sudden weakness on one side of the body could represent either a transient reversible ischemic event (tia, lasting oly a short time) or it could last for anywhere from 24 hrs to permanent (might be a stroke).
Appropriate evaluation and imaging are essential as quickly as possible.
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