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I am concerned my mother had a stroke and the doctors are missing it.

A month ago my mother went numb on the left side of her face, when she smiled even the left side was unreactive for a long time. Two weeks ago she lost her sense of taste, she had issues with taste in general but mostly with tasting salt. The past few days she has been really dizzy and says her vision is a bit blurred at times.

I am concerned she has had a stroke...maybe multiple...and the doctors are ignoring it. The doctors today diagnosed her with Virtigo...which is just a medical name for the symptom...dizzyness. They did no tests to find the cause and shrugged off the symptoms mom has had. I am really worried for her. I have not seen her this ill since she has West Niles, and that almost killed her.
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In the United States, such a presentation would insure an MRI and an MRA. If these were not immediately available a CT. It certainly appears to be what is called a "stroke".

The drill is to "rule out" a clot and to "rule out" a bleed.

Certain hospitals are designated as stroke specialists.

It would appear prudent to get her to one immediately.

In the meantime get copies of all of her medical tests and diagnosis.
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Thank you for your feedback. I will try and convince her to go in and see another doctor. The doctor she saw was going to let me die due to Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. An intern at another hospital saved me. Yet she refuses to believe her doctor is a horrible doctor. He told her she had vertigo but did no tests to discover the cause.
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