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Can a 17 yr old have a stroke If so what would symptoms be

A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carin Van Gelder
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
Yes but: It's possible, but unusual. Symptoms can be anything neurologic, since a stroke involves the sudden death of neurons (brain cells) due to ischemia (n ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience Interventional Radiology
Yes: Anyone can have a stroke. Check out stroke.Org for detailed info.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Diagnosis confirmed?: Do you really have stroke issues or is this really secondary to classical migraine auras? If so, risk of stroke increases with smoking, and in women, ... Read More
Dr. Clemens Schirmer
18 years experience Interventional Radiology
You had a stroke?: Stroke is a specific diagnosis referring to the infarction of a specific brain area or hemorrhage in or around the brain, usually this can be diagnose ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
TIA: Tia symptoms can repeat, but i seriously doubt that they come and go for weeks. Usually, they harbinger imminent stroke and end up in it soon after th ... Read More
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
No, but : Complex partial or focal seizures sure can do this, and would highly recommend neurological consultation, as this needs clarification and diagnosis.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wesley Dennis
26 years experience Neurology
Stroke symptoms: No they are not usually symptoms of a stroke. Signs of stroke may include weakness or numbness on one side of your body, slurred speech, double visio ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Neurologist: A neurologist. However call 911 and get urgent care if you believe you are experiencing a stroke.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Baker
13 years experience Neurology
Stroke: For most people symptoms of a stroke result in a loss of function...So feeling this loss of function, yes most people do feel this.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Can be tough: Besides age, migraine in young, stroke in old, evaluate presence or absence of headache, nausea/vomiting, sensitivity to noise/light. However, some m ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frederick Nahm
26 years experience Neurology
Stroke mimics: A host of things can "unmask" prior brain injury, including infections, metabolic derangements, seizures and medications. Ct angio looks at blood ves ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moshe Torem
Specializes in Psychiatry
See a physician ASAP: You need to have a comprehensive examination by a physician ASAP; Any possible stroke diagnosis has to be ruled out; Once you are told is not due to ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Possibly u had Bel's: Palsy / inflammation of the facial nerve causing weakness of your facial muscles . Follow up with your dr. Quit smoking.
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