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I had huge pain on my right calf, lost balance, I was

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I had huge pain on my right calf, lost balance, I was drooling and felt cold, couldn't use my right arm at first to open the door to get to the toilet so unfortunately soiled myself and stumbled on the stairs going up. Very scary. I'm 54 with no healt issues. Please advice what to do. I also had visual disturbance as if I was having a migraine without a headache. My leg hurt like today once before last week but it passed after a while, made walking difficult. I'm fit and active, run London marathon last yr. don't know what to do now. The leg is getting better now.
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 5 months ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
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Loss of balance, visual disturbances, calf pain, and inability to use your right arm for brief period point to the direction of possible TIA or mini stroke in the brain due to the reduce blood flow to the brain stem area.
This can occur from plaque build up in the cerebral blood vessels, or from vessel spasms from unknown reason.
Although symptoms are improving, you need a thorough neurological evaluation and a MRI scan of the brain with angiogram.
These work up are required to prevent any major stroke in future.

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