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    Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) - When To Call a Doctor

    Call 911or other emergency services now if you have signs of a stroke:

    • Sudden numbness, tingling, weakness, or loss of movement in your face, arm, or leg, especially on only one side of your body
    • Sudden vision changes
    • Sudden trouble speaking
    • Sudden confusion or trouble understanding simple statements
    • Sudden problems with walking or balance

    Call your doctor right away if you have:

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    Call your doctor today if you think you have had a TIA in the past and have not yet talked with your doctor about your symptoms.

    Who to see

    The following doctors can diagnose and treat a transient ischemic attack (TIA):

    Other specialists may be consulted if you need surgery or have other health problems:

    To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Making the Most of Your Appointment.

    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: September 09, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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