Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
When To Call a Doctor
Call 911 or other emergency services immediately if you have:
- 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.
- A sudden, severe headache that is different from past headaches.
Call your doctor immediately if you have:
- Recently had symptoms of a Reference transient ischemic attack (TIA) Opens New Window, even if the symptoms have completely disappeared.
- Had a TIA or stroke while taking aspirin or other medicine that prevents blood clots, and you notice any Reference signs of bleeding.
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):
- Reference Family medicine doctor Opens New Window
- Reference Neurologist Opens New Window
- Reference Emergency medicine specialist Opens New Window
- Reference Internist Opens New Window
Other specialists may be consulted if you need surgery or have other health problems:
- Reference Neurosurgeon Opens New Window
- Reference Cardiologist Opens New Window
- Vascular surgeon (one who specializes in surgery of the blood vessels)
To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Reference Making the Most of Your Appointment.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference February 7, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference Richard D. Zorowitz, MD - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation