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A girl i am dating's mom had a big stroke from a blood disorder. is there any risk of me picking up this stroke from her through kissing/intercourse?

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Dr. Eric Farbman answered

Specializes in Neurology

No, not contagious: Blood disorders are not contagious. They may be genetic. There is no risk to you.

Answered 4/12/2013

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Dr. Daniel Elskens answered

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Contagious stroke: No. But the causes of stroke can be hereditary, so your girlfriend should talk to her doctor to assess her risk factors.

Answered 4/13/2013

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