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Can a 17 yr old have a stroke? If so what would symptoms be
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Anyone can have a stroke.
Check out stroke.Org for detailed info.

In brief: Yes
Anyone can have a stroke.
Check out stroke.Org for detailed info.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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Dr. Carin Van Gelder
Emergency Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes but
It's possible, but unusual.
Symptoms can be anything neurologic, since a stroke involves the sudden death of neurons (brain cells) due to ischemia (not enough blood flow, or a clot) or hemorrhage (bleeding). Strokes in younger people need to be investigated. Please call your doctor if you're having any symptoms worrisome for stroke = many possibilities, bc anywhere in the brain may be affected.

In brief: Yes but
It's possible, but unusual.
Symptoms can be anything neurologic, since a stroke involves the sudden death of neurons (brain cells) due to ischemia (not enough blood flow, or a clot) or hemorrhage (bleeding). Strokes in younger people need to be investigated. Please call your doctor if you're having any symptoms worrisome for stroke = many possibilities, bc anywhere in the brain may be affected.
Dr. Carin Van Gelder
Dr. Carin Van Gelder
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Sickle cell disease is perhaps the commonest cause of stroke in young people.
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