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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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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Stroke (Definition)

Stroke is a loss of neurological function due to loss of blood flow to a part of the brain. This can be the result of clotting locally, an embolus from elsewhere in the vascular system or bleeding in the brain. It is usually manifest by a sudden ...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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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