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A 18-year-old female asked:

Numbness on right side of arm and face, slurred speech. happened 2 times. doctor said it's probably a migraine cause i'm 18? stroke or something else?

3 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 36 years experience
Need to look careful: Do you smoke or take birth control pills or worse yet both you might be at risk of stroke although there are migraines without pain there are multiple other possibilities seizure tumor aneurysm i would get evaluated by a neurologist today.
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 39 years experience
See neurologist: If you are a patient of mine i would probably refer you to a neurologist with the symptoms just to be sure nothing more serious is going on. I would suggest you ask your doctor to refer you to a neurologist.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Agree with doc: Your description is most likely consistent with "classical migraine", and very doubtful you will have a stroke, but i must add that if you are a smoker, and take bcp's, you have a higher stroke risk than the average migraine patient. Agree with the wisdom of a neurology visit, as this problem can readily be managed and controlled.
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Gregg L. Friedman MD, Psychiatrist agrees
Mar 24, 2013

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