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Can migraines cause permanent damage to your brain ?
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Dr. Michael Stern
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In brief: Not likely
If you are talking about a plain uncomplicated migraine, not highly likely.

In brief: Not likely
If you are talking about a plain uncomplicated migraine, not highly likely.
Dr. Michael Stern
Dr. Michael Stern
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In brief: Very unlikely, but
The female who is taking hormones, suffers migraines with auras, and smokes cigarettes, is at high risk for stroke, but usually, these nasty events just make your life miserable, not damage you permanently.

In brief: Very unlikely, but
The female who is taking hormones, suffers migraines with auras, and smokes cigarettes, is at high risk for stroke, but usually, these nasty events just make your life miserable, not damage you permanently.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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In brief: Generally not
Although the severe pain of migraine might feel like there is damage, usually there is no damage to the brain itself.
However, uncommonly stroke can occur with migraine and the stroke causes damage to the brain. Whether or not a stroke occurs does not relate to the degree of pain but to other risk factors such as aura, use of oral contraceptives, smoking, complex migraine and others.

In brief: Generally not
Although the severe pain of migraine might feel like there is damage, usually there is no damage to the brain itself.
However, uncommonly stroke can occur with migraine and the stroke causes damage to the brain. Whether or not a stroke occurs does not relate to the degree of pain but to other risk factors such as aura, use of oral contraceptives, smoking, complex migraine and others.
Dr. Darren Gitelman
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