A member 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?

3 doctors weighed in across 3 answers
Dr. Tonga Nfor answered

Specializes in Cardiology

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.

Answered Apr 18, 2013


Dr. Dan Fisher answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

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.

Answered Apr 7, 2013


Dr. Maritza Baez answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

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.

Answered Dec 10, 2013



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