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mild stroke

i suffer from hypertention (high blood preasure) and high colesterol, male 42 years. just been admitted with possible cerebral vascular accident. mri was clear but was told with mild strokes it wont always appear on scan??? Was advised to do test to see if enough oxygen is getting to brain. speach is slurred and left side of face is pulling? What should i do?
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Hello dear,
You probably had a Transient Ischaemic Attack or a mini stroke  caused by the temporary disturbance of blood supply to a restricted area of the brain, resulting in brief neurologic dysfunction that usually persists for less than 24 hours.The most frequent symptoms include temporary loss of vision ; difficulty speaking (aphasia); weakness on one side of the body (hemiparesis); and numbness or tingling (paresthesia), usually on one side of the body. Impairment of consciousness is very uncommon. If there are neurological symptoms persisting for more than 24 hours, it is classified as a cerebrovascular accident, or stroke.
You have to be alert and followup your doctor regularly,take youe medicines control your cholesterol and blood pressure levels, as weakness of your muscles may precipitate a stoke.
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hi David933,
I also suffer the same type of stroke symptoms that you had.I thought I was suffering from a migraine but it turned out to have long term effects on my apperance, I have droppyness on the right side of my face, mental confusion from time to time, numbness in arms and hands and toes.and difficullty speaking muscle weakness,on the right side of my body.my mri was clear like yours,but I have a complete occlusion in my left artery.I also have uncontrolled b.p. it swings from way high to really low,I'm on high doses of beta blockers but it has not helped, I am seeking a second opition I should get another referral by next week,God willing!!! please keep in touch and let me know how you are following up with all of this ,Puddles66
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I have been experiencing numbness, weakness and tingling on my right side from my face to my feet.  I recently went to urgent care and was told that I possibly had suffered a mini stroke, however my mri was not schduled until 08/25/08. 2 months away from the day he said that.  His choose to tell me that added extra stress causing my blood pressure to elevate and me making another urgernt care visit.  If I had a mini stroke should I have not had a scan right away.
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