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sudden loss of gag reflex after TIA
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sudden loss of gag reflex after TIA

What causes the loss of gag reflex? I always had a good reflex but after a TIA I no longer have a gag reflex, and have
esphogeal dysmotility diagnosed by mammatry and upper GI studies. In addition to the swallowing problems, I also developed tinnitus in both ears. Can both loss of gag reflex and tinnititus be caused by the TIAs? I was told by a ENT doctor that I had lost all my high pitched hearing as well.  I have not been exposed to any loud noise to account for it.  Can one's hearing also be affected by ministrokes or strokes?  Thank you for your time.
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It is possible to have any number of neurological deficits from having a stroke.  TIA's are thought to have reversible dysfunction.  A full work up by your neurologist and a work up for the tinnitus by an ent doctor would be prudent.
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