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A 22-year-old female asked:

Hi i have had migraine auras for 9 years. i do not get the migraine only the visual side. i do not smoke and i am not on the contraceptive pill. i am so scared im going to have a stroke? is it rare to have one with aura? i dont get them often

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Migraine aura: It is felt that migraine aura increases the risk for ischemic stroke. Accordingly you should minimize other risk factors like hyperlipidemia,hypertension,prediabetes, and for more protection I would recommend taking low dose aspirin daily unless there are contraindications. It would be advisable to discuss these recommendations with your MD as he/she knows your status the best.
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