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Old 07-17-2012, 12:11 AM   #2
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Re: 21 years old, had a stroke

The test results for autoimmune disease will be important as some are associated with antiphospholipid syndrome which predisposes to strokes from clots. If those are negative, I would recommend seeing a hemaologist who can do other blood tests looking for things that predispose to clots and strokes, as there are many, most of which can be treated to prevent more from happening. The aspirin in the meantime is important, and could cause you to bleed longer if you got cut or injured, so just be aware, and always tell your Dr's about the stroke and aspirin when you see someone new. The lightheaded episodes may have been warnings or transient ischemic attacks before the stroke. You are lucky they pursued this in ER beyond the initial tests. As for the drinking, why play with fire? Discretion can go a long way to keep you healthy.