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Feeling of sudden numbness in one side of the body, gets normal within a short span. Cause?

Dear Doc i am doing anything, but suddenly half side right side of my body becomes like its going to sleep, sometimes i am carrying files or other things, and its hard for me to grab them. After some time it becomes normal and then i can feel strength in my fist. Its been almost 6 months i am facing this prob. I am a Qualified Chartered Accountant and working as an Auditor in UAE. Waiting for your reply
Asked On : Tue, 12 Jun 2012
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Hello.Thanks for the question.These are serious symptoms.There are two possibilities which need to be considered.First is TIA and second is cervical spondylosis.TIA - transient ischemic attack, this is just short of stroke and underlying cause is temporary reduction in blood supply to brain.This should be investigated with MRI brain and clinical evaluation.Cervical spondylosis is degenerative changes in neck vertebrae leading to pinched nerve.Pinced nerve can present with such loss of power in upper limb.This should be investigated by MRI of cervical spine.But if you are experiencing pain in right lower leg as well then possibility of TIA is more likely.I hope this answers your question.Please consider to see doctor sooner. Thank you.
Answered: Tue, 12 Jun 2012
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Hello Dear

Thanks for choosing HCM.

This might be TIA like symptoms. A transient ischemic attack (TIA) is when blood flow to a part of the brain stops for a brief period of time. A person will have stroke-like symptoms as you are having. In my opinion you must consult a neurologist for your problem and get the right treatment.


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Answered: Tue, 12 Jun 2012
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