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My husband went to er we thought he had a stroke they did mri and said bell's palsy but he said his head pounding is this normal, if stroke mri tell

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Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 22 years experience
DWI-diffusion weight: A specific type of MRI, called DWI (Diffusion Weighted imaging) or DTI (Diffusion Tensor) is generally considered the most sensitive test for stroke; however, it's unclear if that was done. Pounding, throbbing headaches can be from a stroke (unlikely here), or aneurysm, or hypertension, or tension headache. Talk to ur neurologist abt all Sx & diagnosis. Persistent headaches r not "normal" if new.

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