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Freehold, NJ
A 36-year-old female asked:

How long before a stroke can you experience symptoms? terrible headache for 2 days, facial pain, twitching in right thumb. head pressure.

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Lois A Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Could be: an evolving stroke. Please seek immediate medical atention.
Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology 37 years experience
Statistically: speaking most strokes are not preceded by symptoms. Facial pain is rarely something one experiences before a stroke.
Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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