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Full Question: I have small PFO and migraine with aura. Diagnosed by a neurologist. During my contrast bubble echo cardiogram study i developed a Migraine aura with micropsia, dysphasia and sudden sharp pain in the left side of my head, during the valsalva, and went on to have a full Migraine with my normal right sided headache, forty minutes after the aura. Was this sharp pain a TIA, or my migraine? Should I have a CT brain scan. Many thanks. Pat. Answer : Dear Pat; A not uncommon problem with Migraines is that they can present symptoms that are quite difficult to distinguish from the symptoms of TIA or stroke. There are multiple possibilities here -- the test could have triggered a Migraine; something else could have triggered a Migraine; you could have experienced both TIA and Migraine. Without examining you, it's impossible to hazard an opinion. Please discuss this with your physician at the earlies possible opportunity. He may order at CT scan or MRI to be certain. Good lu...
I was applying pressure this morning to something an had the sharpest pain shoot from the back to side side of the right side of my head. I stopped for a minute then continued what I was doing and it happened again. All I could think about was an Aneurysm. Could this be and what should I do I am scared? Joanne.
Statistically, it's unlikely to be an aneurysm, but you certainly don't want to find yourself on the wrong end of those statistics. Any unexplained head pain should be investigated. Please see your doctor as soon as possible.
Good luck, John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert
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