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I intermittently will have acute bouts where my face flushes,

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Posted on Tue, 2 Apr 2019
Question: I intermittently will have acute bouts where my face flushes, cold extremities, vomiting, tachycardia, uncontrolled limb movement and slurred/stuttered speech. I have been hospitalized once for this. Following test preformed with no significant findings: Comprehensive blood panel w/CBC, ECG w/ echocardiogram, brain CT, full body radiographs.
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Answered by Dr. Ilir Sharka (22 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
I would recommend performing further tests:

Detailed Answer:
Hello!

Welcome and thank you for asking on Ask a Doctor service!

I understand your concern and would explain that your symptoms could be related to possible epilepsy seizures or TIA ( transient ischemic attacks).

For this reason I would recommend performing further tests to investigate for possible causes underlying your complaints:

- an EEG for seizures
- a Doppler ultrasound of the carotid arteries to investigate for possible narrowing
- an ambulatory 24-48 hours ECG monitoring to investigate for possible arrhythmia
- thyroid hormone levels for thyroid dysfunction.

You should discuss with your doctor on the above tests.

Hope you will find this answer helpful!

Wishing good health,

Dr.Ilir Sharka, Cardiologist
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I intermittently will have acute bouts where my face flushes,

Brief Answer: I would recommend performing further tests: Detailed Answer: Hello! Welcome and thank you for asking on Ask a Doctor service! I understand your concern and would explain that your symptoms could be related to possible epilepsy seizures or TIA ( transient ischemic attacks). For this reason I would recommend performing further tests to investigate for possible causes underlying your complaints: - an EEG for seizures - a Doppler ultrasound of the carotid arteries to investigate for possible narrowing - an ambulatory 24-48 hours ECG monitoring to investigate for possible arrhythmia - thyroid hormone levels for thyroid dysfunction. You should discuss with your doctor on the above tests. Hope you will find this answer helpful! Wishing good health, Dr.Ilir Sharka, Cardiologist