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Numbness in hand, face, headache, blurred vision during pregnancy. Is it migraine?

I am 24 weeks pregnant and I went to the ER Sunday for numbness that moved from my right hand to the right side of my face. I had a headache , couldn t get the right words out, and blurred vision in one eye. The dr said it was a migraine and gave me meds then sent me home. Today is Thursday and the numbness just started in my right hand and right side of face again. If this is another migraine what could be causing it?
Asked On : Sun, 18 Nov 2012
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Neurologist 's  Response
Nov 2013
Thank you for posting your query.

These episodes could be complicated migraine, however, we need to exclude other causes too.

The possibilities include transient ischemic attack, TIA (a minor brain stroke due to lack of blood flow to brain) and sensory seizures.

You would need to get an MRI of brain done (safe at 24 weeks of pregnancy).

Please discuss these issues with your neurologist.

I hope my answer helps. Please get back if you require any additional information.

Wishing you good health,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad, India
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Answered: Mon, 25 Nov 2013
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