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A 21-year-old female asked:

Mri shows lacunar infarct in left thalmus according to physician. no major symptoms. h/a, dizziness, loss of balance. do i need to be treated for this?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 54 years experience
Perhaps: Real question to be discerned is why do you, at age 21 have signs of a stroke? Is it old related to a childhood issue, or newer. Do you have a hematological issue such as sickle cell, or do you have a hereditary problem with homocysteine, such as mthfr. Is there a cardiac problem such as a lingering vsd, or pfo? In other words, is there a future risk? Get answers and even additional opinions.
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