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Intense headache, red eye, weakness, pain in left side of body. What is wrong?

My father had an intense headache last night, and woke up this morning with his the sclera of his left eye completely red, as well as weakness and pain in the left side of his body, and an all over feeling of being unwell. He said he took a nap and the pain and weakness are mostly gone, but the red in his eye is still there. He is almost 63 years old and has been a smoker for the majority of his life. I told him he should go to the hospital and get checked out, but he doesn t think he should be concerned.
Asked On : Mon, 31 Dec 2012
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Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.

From the brief description of your symptoms, a likely cause could be a is a transient ischemic attack (TIA). This is a condition where a person can transietly experience neurological symptoms such as headache, paralysis, etc., which resolve after a brief period. This condition is caused due to a temporary decrease in the blood flow to the brain. Another possibility which has to be considered in this scenario is a migrainous headache (which rarely present with transient neurological symptoms like paralysis).

However considering his age and the major risk factor of smoking, your father will need a detailed neurological evaluation to rule out any major neurological problems or complications. I would suggest that you let your your father know about this possibility and advise him to see a doctor as early as possible.

Wish you all the best.

Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar
Answered: Mon, 31 Dec 2012
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