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Doctor insights on: Young Person Stroke

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How can a young person get a stroke?

How can a young person get a stroke?

Several: Stroke in a young person can have many causes including abnormal blood clotting, blood vessel injury, a ruptured brain aneurysm or avm, severe high blood pressure, heart abnormalities and many other causes. The cause of the stroke should be investigated and treated in order to prevent future strokes. ...Read more

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How could a young person get a stroke, let alone die from it?

How could a young person get a stroke, let alone die from it?

Several causes: Trauma to neck can cause arterial dissection. Congenital risks include primary cardiac disease, a pfo, abnormal blood vessels such as aneurysms, avm's, genetic mthfr tt alleles, homocysteinuria, severe diabetes type i, a number of metabolic inherited conditions. Lastly, classical migraine in association with bcp's and cigarette smoking. ...Read more

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How common do u see young patient with stroke. Is it becoming more cpmmon in young.Also what would be most common cause?

How common do u see young patient with stroke. Is it becoming more cpmmon in young.Also what would be most common cause?

Common: I recently had a 22 yo female that developed a stroke a month after she started oral contraceptives. Young patient can develop stroke depending upon their risk factors, such as genetic predisposition, hypertension, diabetes, obesity, a combination of smoking and oral contraceptives, etc. ...Read more

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How rare is a stroke in the male age group 25-30?Especislly with no family history and healthy life style.What causes them in young? Severe HP/ HChol?

Patent foramen ovale: PFO is a possible cause . patient would need a cardiac catheterization with bubble test. PFO is an opening between the right and left sides of the heart . This is usually closed in normal development . However , in some people this passageway remains open and can caused blood clots that can travel to the brain. If clot ( embolus ) blocks a blood vessel in the brain it could cause a stroke ...Read more

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Is it true that teens and young adults can potentially have a stroke if they've been experiencing really bad headaches?

Is it true that teens and young adults can potentially have a stroke if they've been experiencing really bad headaches?

It is extremely rare: for teenagers or young adults to have a stroke but it can occur. Bad headaches can be associated with a number of problems, such as migraines, sinus disease, stress, high blood pressure, and in rare cases tumors. Knowing the source of the headaches can be very helpful in determining the proper treatment. For more info on migraines see: http://understandingmigraine.blogspot.com/ ...Read more

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Is there any time gap before coagulation tests like protein c and s to be done after a young stroke?

Is there any time gap before coagulation tests like protein c and s to be done after a young stroke?

Wait: For most work up, this can be done during the same presentation. However, for protein c and s it is best to wait 2 weeks after the clot / stroke event... ...Read more

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I have insomnia can you have heart attack or stroke from insomnia in young age ?

I have insomnia can you have heart attack or stroke from insomnia in young age ?

No: Chronic sleep deprivation has many long-term adverse effects but will not cause heart attack or stroke in a young person. Talk to your health care provider about sleep hygiene and ways to get better sleep. A sleep specialist may be needed. ...Read more

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Did an MRI which showed 2 dot lesions. Doctor said it might be because of an old silent stroke. I am 25. What is it and does it mean i will die young?

Likely benign: need more info but very unlikely that these are old strokes, especially if you don't have stroke risk factors. consider neurologist eval for MS if you do not have migraines as these lesions are quite common in migraine patients,and are not at all associated with shorter life span. talk to a neurologist who will put your mind at ease. ...Read more