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Aura without migraine I have a history of migraines with auras. For the past several weeks I have been having auras without accompanying migraines. What could this be a sign of?

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Dr. Michael Stern
Dentistry

In brief: Ocular migraine

This could be an ocular migraine which would be a type of migraine consisting of eye or vision symptoms/changes without the pain.
These are generally scary but harmless and usually resolve on their own within an hour.

In brief: Ocular migraine

This could be an ocular migraine which would be a type of migraine consisting of eye or vision symptoms/changes without the pain.
These are generally scary but harmless and usually resolve on their own within an hour.
Dr. Michael Stern
Dr. Michael Stern
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Dr. Laura McMullen
Pediatrics

In brief: 5%

5% of people with migraines will have migraine auras without the accompanying pain known as "silent migraines" or "acephalgic migraines".
This is more common in older patients who have had a long history of migraines. That being said, it's very important that other disorders such as eye disease, stroke or seizure be ruled out as a cause of your new symptoms. Give your doctor a call to discuss the symptoms you have been having. Even if you do not have a more serious disorder, silent migraines can be successfully treated, so it's important that you see your doctor as soon as possible. Good luck!

In brief: 5%

5% of people with migraines will have migraine auras without the accompanying pain known as "silent migraines" or "acephalgic migraines".
This is more common in older patients who have had a long history of migraines. That being said, it's very important that other disorders such as eye disease, stroke or seizure be ruled out as a cause of your new symptoms. Give your doctor a call to discuss the symptoms you have been having. Even if you do not have a more serious disorder, silent migraines can be successfully treated, so it's important that you see your doctor as soon as possible. Good luck!
Dr. Laura McMullen
Dr. Laura McMullen
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