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Having headaches due to vertigo. Suffered mini strokes. Need to get checked immediately?

my dad has been told he had vertigo due to constant headaches but then was rushed to hospital with a suspected heart attack i did mentioned when he was rushed to the hospital that his side of his face looked funny and they mentioned a stroke but my dad was discharged the next day after the hospital told me he did not have a heart attack i witnessed a turn ( this is what the gp called them and said they were due to his virtigo)as my dad called them and knew he was having a mini stroke after begging the gp to call out to my dad he agreed that he is having mini strokes these have been going on for months if not nearly a year he his now being told to go back to the gp in a week should i push for tests to see the damaged these have caused
Asked On : Mon, 22 Apr 2013
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Nov 2013

Thank you for posting your query.

Vertigo may be due to mini strokes in the posterior circulation (brain stem and cerebellum parts of brain). At the same time, it can occur due to ENT problem or migraine headaches.

If one has to exclude a diagnosis of mini strokes, then MRI and mR angiogram should be performed.

Your dad would improve with medications in any case.

Please get back if you require any additional information.

Best wishes,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology)

Senior Consultant Neurologist

Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad,

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Answered: Tue, 23 Apr 2013
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