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What are the symptoms of a transient ischemic attack?

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Posted on Wed, 12 Nov 2014
Question: What are the symptoms of a TIA (mini-stroke)?
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Answered by Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda (47 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Complete recovery should be present

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for asking.
I am Dr. Prakash HM and I will be answering your query.

Based on your query, I will opine as follows:

1. TIA usually presents with symptoms, which lasts only for a few minutes, rarely hours and the patient completely recovers from the symptoms within 24 hours.

2. More common in elderly and essential to identify as it can be a precursor to a actual stroke.
Symptoms could be as follows:

a. Sudden weakness, numbness, paralysis anywhere in the body maybe on one side
b. Dizziness, loss of balance
c. Blindness- one side or both, double vision
d. Speech abnormalities
e. Choking
f. Loss of consciousness - rare

Symptoms can be anything related to any part. However, recovery should be complete within a day. If no recovery occurs, it is actual stroke.

Hope it helps.
Any further queries, happy to help again.

Take Care.
Dr. Prakash HM
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What are the symptoms of a transient ischemic attack?

Brief Answer: Complete recovery should be present Detailed Answer: Hi, Thanks for asking. I am Dr. Prakash HM and I will be answering your query. Based on your query, I will opine as follows: 1. TIA usually presents with symptoms, which lasts only for a few minutes, rarely hours and the patient completely recovers from the symptoms within 24 hours. 2. More common in elderly and essential to identify as it can be a precursor to a actual stroke. Symptoms could be as follows: a. Sudden weakness, numbness, paralysis anywhere in the body maybe on one side b. Dizziness, loss of balance c. Blindness- one side or both, double vision d. Speech abnormalities e. Choking f. Loss of consciousness - rare Symptoms can be anything related to any part. However, recovery should be complete within a day. If no recovery occurs, it is actual stroke. Hope it helps. Any further queries, happy to help again. Take Care. Dr. Prakash HM