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can a 22 year old have a stroke. blood pressure is excellent, and no further medical issues. dont take drugs. is it still possible?

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
Not likely.: Although anything is possible, it would be extremely unlikely for an otherwise healthy 22-year-old to have a stroke.
Dr. Jack Morgan
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Stroke : If one would have a hematological disorder, connective tissue disorder, etc. , it could be possible. Need a complete and through evaluation to get a since of direction . Need to present to PCP to start the process , but only if you are having signs and symptoms, which at that point to a definitely an emergent condition. Sometimes that is where the problem is discovered .

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Is the medical profession being overrun w/mediocrity? I just went to a new pcp was referred to a urologist for the prostate exam. Why waste my time?

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In my opinion: And my opinion only, our profession is overrun with bureaucracy, over regulation, administrative burdens and oversight that leads to the frustration i pick up in your statement. Also, seems everybody has an opinion, whether well educated or not. Tell you what, if hippa would allow, you should spend a day with a doctor. After you do, it may be easier for you to understand the crap we put up with.

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