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My mom had an episode the er ended up calling a TIA. She had numbness down her entire right side along with loss of strength. She is also diabetic. She ended up staying inthe hospital for three days and has been managing her blood glucose and eating habits very well. But today she had a couple of moments of numbness in the face, the first went away almost immediately. Later she had it go all the way down her right side again and it lasted for about 10 minutes. She hadn't eaten anything for a few hours so decided to get something to eat, her blood sugar was 146. My question is so we need to treat this like a potential stroke and take her back to the hospital right away? Or can she monitor it and follow up with her primary physician on Monday?

Doctor's Assistant: When did the stroke begin? Has your mother used any medication for it?

Daily baby aspirin, Zolcor, insulin. The occurrence was about an hour ago.

Doctor's Assistant: Has she used anything besides insulin for this?

She's on the cholesterol medication as well as Janumet for her diabetes.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in her medical history you think the doctor should know?

She says no.

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I am very sorry for her symptoms.
You can consider the symptoms as TIA or potential stroke.
Though further incidents may not occur, but it is better to be safe.
I would advise to take an examination by doctor in ER.
She may need to be kept under observation, monitor.
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