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Doctor insights on: Can A 17 Yr Old Have A Stroke If So What Would Symptoms Be

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Can a 17 yr old have a stroke? If so what would symptoms be

Can a 17 yr old have a stroke? If so what would symptoms be

Yes: Anyone can have a stroke. Check out stroke. Org for detailed info. ...Read more

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Might it be that a a 17 year old have a heart attack or stroke?

Might it be that a a 17 year old have a heart attack or stroke?

Rare: Rare but possible. Congenital disease such as abnormal origin of coronary artery and hypertrophic ("thickened") heart disease can result in "heart attack". Inherited diseases that cause abnormal tissue can predispose to aneurysms and even dissections. Inflammatory diseases can also cause similar cardiovascular events. There are quite few possible origins for teenage heart and vascular disease. ...Read more

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What are the chances that a 17 yr old male who has persistent generalized lymphoadapthy with no other symptoms does not have anything sinister at all?

What are the chances that a 17 yr old male who has persistent generalized lymphoadapthy with no other symptoms does not have anything sinister at all?

Needs to be checked: The odds it's not serious are reasonable, but the bad things it could be are really bad, & respond better if they get found early, so go get checked soon! ...Read more

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Can a 17 yr old male teen get throat cancer? If so what would the prominent symptoms be?

Can a 17 yr old male teen get throat cancer? If so what would the prominent symptoms be?

Possible: Throat cancer in the pediatric age group is possible, but rare. Symptoms might include difficulty or pain with swallowing, a rapidly increasing mass, difficulty speaking, difficulty breathing, drooling, persistent and/or worsening throat pain. ...Read more

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Can a 17 yr old have dementia?

Can a 17 yr old have dementia?

17 year olds: Can have memory problems, but not likely to be dementia---head trauma, alcohol, drugs, serious medical illnesses can all cause memory loss. ...Read more

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Can a 17 yr old have non hodkins lymohoma? Or only hodkins?

Can a 17 yr old have non hodkins lymohoma? Or only hodkins?

Both are possible: A 17 year old can get both. A 17 year old may get AML (non hodgkin's lymphoma), but he or she may also get hodgkin's lymphoma. ...Read more

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Could a 17 yr old have sun spots/age spots?

Could a 17 yr old have sun spots/age spots?

Sun spots: Excessive sun exposure can cause spots on exposed areas. Pityriasis alba is hypopigmented spots on face from sun exposure.
Important to use sun screen ...Read more

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Can a 17 yr old have a heart attack from running to much and not eating enough?

Can a 17 yr old have a heart attack from running to much and not eating enough?

Rarely: Rarely young people die of heart attacks under extreme conditions such as military basic training or sports. Typically this results from congenital abnormalities of the heart though sometimes there's no good explanation. Cocaine use is also a strong risk factor for heart attacks in young people. ...Read more

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Am I tall 5, 8 inches for a 17 yr old female?

Am I tall 5, 8 inches for a 17 yr old female?

Taller than average: Average height for a woman is 5 ft 4 in. 5 ft 8 in is around the 90th percentile, which means you are taller than 90% of women. ...Read more

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Is it typical for a 17 yr old female to not have menstrated yet?

Is it typical for a 17 yr old female to not have menstrated yet?

Absolutely not: This is primary amenorrhea and she needs a workup by a competent physician. ...Read more

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Is it okay for a 22 yr old to date a 17 yr old?

Is it okay for a 22 yr old to date a 17 yr old?

22. And 17 years?: I don' think it is legal, she is. Teenager and u r considered adult. So I advice u not to do it. ...Read more

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How does a 17 yr old male know if he has hodgkins lymohoma?

How does a 17 yr old male know if he has hodgkins lymohoma?

By going to a doctor: Unfortunately this is a diagnosis you cannot make on your own. Even an experienced doctor has to rely on a biopsy of the tumor tissue. However, generally a person with hodgkin's lymphoma has a large painless swelling usually in the neck or in the armpit. The person may run fever on and off, may lose weight, and may sweat a lot at night, but he may have none of these symptoms. See a doctor. ...Read more

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What is the best way to tai weight? I'm a 17 yr old male, 5'4" and I weigh no more than 106

What is the best way to tai weight? I'm a 17 yr old male, 5'4" and I weigh no more than 106

Eat healthy: Eat meals and follow a diet that is healthy but with a higher percentage of calories and carbohydrates that will let you slowly gain weight. Remember, to tone with exercises, so the weight you gain does not end up being deposited in areas on your body as fat. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I am a 17 yr old female and my blood pressure yesterday was 180/50. What could this mean?

I am a 17 yr old female and my blood pressure yesterday was 180/50. What could this mean?

More info needed: A single blood pressure reading is not diagnostic. Your upper number (systolic pressure) is elevated; lower number (diastolic) is fine. Many factors can affect blood pressure: stress, pain, smoking, even wrong size BP cuff. If BP is repeatedly elevated, pcp will begin treatment regimen. If this was machine reading, get BP checked by pcp or nurse or other reliable source. ...Read more

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What is the probablity of a 17 yr old getting blood clots?

What is the probablity of a 17 yr old getting blood clots?

Depends on situation: Unless the 17 yo has an abnormality in the clotting protein system they are generally at low risk. However, anyone can increase their chances of a clot with prolonged periods of inactivity (bed rest for extended period), smoking, birth control pills etc. ...Read more

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What is the typical penis size of a 17 yr old male?

What is the typical penis size of a 17 yr old male?

None: There is no typical size of a male penis, everyone has a different size or shape, the same like your height or weight or other physical attributes. Embrace what can't be changed! ...Read more

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What could cause a 17 yr. Old male to start losing hair?

What could cause a 17 yr. Old male to start losing hair?

HAIR LOSS: There are many causes of lossing hair. Some causes are: infections, chemicals, radiations, lupus, hormonal, etc. Alopecia areata is of unknown cause but hair regrow in 3-6 months. ...Read more

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Could a 17 yr old get the td vaccine instead of the tdap?

Could a 17 yr old get the td vaccine instead of the tdap?

HE/SHE CAN BUT WHY?: It can e given but why. Tdap is given to protect you from Whooping Cough, tetanus and diphtheria and that's why it is recommended so why would you like a 17 years old to get partial protection ...Read more

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My groin hurts and balls sometimes burn I am a 17 yr old male. I don't wear underwear, could that be why?

My groin hurts and balls sometimes burn I am a 17 yr old male. I don't wear underwear, could that be why?

It might be: You might feel chafing in your groin if you are not wearing underwear. However if you are having burning when urinating, any discharge from your penis or problems with pooping- good idea to see your doctor. ...Read more

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A 17 yr old boy has what appears to be a hernia on his right side of his pubic bone. How can we know for sure?

A 17 yr old boy has what appears to be a hernia on his right side of his pubic bone. How can we know for sure?

Physician exam!: Any new bulge in the groin of a 17yo boy should be evaluated by a physician. Hernia is but one possibility, and a hernia can develop complications such as incarceration. Others can include swollen lymph node, hydrocele, undescended testicle, or tumor. This is not for on-line diagnosis--see your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the best contraceptive to use for a 17 yr old? Is it okay if I go to the ob alone? I'm living in Philippines btw.

What is the best contraceptive to use for a 17 yr old? Is it okay if I go to the ob alone? I'm living in Philippines btw.

Yes, please go!: Once you get to the GYN MD several options for contraception will be discussed to avoid unintended pregnancy. Remember that even a lesser effective contraceptive method used 100 % of the time will be more effective than a more effective method used sporadically. ...Read more

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I'm a 17 yr old teenager n I want build lean muscular body. I practice push ups, pull ups, sit ups n Hindu dips. Doing Hindu dips decreases height?

I'm a 17 yr old teenager n I want build lean muscular body. I practice push ups, pull ups, sit ups n Hindu dips. Doing Hindu dips decreases height?

No: Hindu dips will not decrease your height. You are doing many of the right things to have a healthy boy. Consider adding an aerobic exercise like walking, running, biking or swimming 30-60 minutes a day to your exercise plan. Good health to you. ...Read more

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Hello. I'm a 17 yr old male who has little bumps underneath my skin around my pelvic area. They range from rice size to pea size. Is this normal?

Too little to say: You should really either make a Virtual Consult with one of the HealthTap doc's or a doc in your area. Since you live in NYC consider having a face-en-face in one of my offices. ...Read more

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Is there concern over a 17 yr old male, 205 lbs having an ekg with heart rate of 44?

Is there concern over a 17 yr old male, 205 lbs having an ekg with heart rate of 44?

Yes: Unless he is a professional athlete, or under medications to slow his heart, this low heart rate is concerning, you didn't mention his height, but he might be overweight/obese, please get him seen by cardiologist asap, if he/she reassures you, just keep the follow up as directed, wish you both wellness ...Read more

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How can a 17 yr old male tell if his chronic swelling lymph modes through out neck is aids or hiv? Sexually inactive.

How can a 17 yr old male tell if his chronic swelling lymph modes through out neck is aids or hiv? Sexually inactive.

Check for HIV: He needs to be check for HIV by blood test. More important is to check cause of lymph node enlargement, he needs to be seen by physician, there are several causes of lymph node enlargement in neck area in young individual, don't ignore and see doctor ...Read more

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Tara is a 17 yr old female, got her period today 27th July - 2 weeks early and thick and black. Had an emergency contraceptive on 21st July?

Tara is a 17 yr old female, got her period today 27th July - 2 weeks early and thick and black. Had an emergency contraceptive on 21st July?

Common: It is very common to have heavy and irregular periods after emergency contraception. It is the price one pays, and is generally well worth it. The best thing is to avoid needing emergency contraception, as there are many much less symptomatic ways of avoiding pregnancy ...Read more

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Is it ok for a 17 yr old to have back pain. Or would it be kidney pain? He drinks a gallon of soda a day. His urine switches from dark yellow 2 white

Is it ok for a 17 yr old to have back pain. Or would it be kidney pain? He drinks a gallon of soda a day. His urine switches from dark yellow 2 white

Let me try to help: This question is complicated I will try to make easy.
Back pain in young people should be look it carefully.1-could be from urinary tract problems. 2- could be from the bone and the disc in the back.3-could be from abdominal problems, and other reasons.
Have you young man checked out to see what is the source of the pain. As far as colors of the urine checked out. Good luck thank you. ...Read more