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A 21-year-old female asked:

Should i b worried abou stroke happening to me at 21 cause i get these sharp shooting pains n my head & i get lots of ha's had mri&ct 6mths ago normal?

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Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 16 years experience
No: Chronic headache is not a symptom of stroke. Your headache sounds more like migraine, or cluster headache. Your doctor will use all your information to determine a diagnosis and treat you accordingly.
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Stroke?: Stroke is incredibly unlikely in someone your age. If you must worry, worry about accidents and pregnancy. Sharp shooting pains in your head are likely due to nerves in your scalp and head not inside your head. See someone about getting your ha treated.
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 17 years experience
See your doctor: Headaches can come from fatigue, sleeping too much or too little, eye strain, sleep apnea, snoring, being dehydrated, having chronic sinusitis or allergies, too much caffeine or over the counter headache medication, high blood pressure or something more serious like a tumor. See your doctor and get checked.

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Last updated Dec 10, 2013

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