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Stroke with normal blood pressure, chest pain - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   I have two questions for you, if you are able and willing t answer I will truly appreciate it. I'm really scared of having a stroke, and my question is: Can you have a stroke with normal blood pressure? The second question is: Can the docs see a blood clot or anything irregularity with the brain and their vessels with a CT Scan with out contrast? Went to the ER with tingling in my head and burning in my thigh, and the doc said that the CT Scan came out normal. It still has me worried that I might have a clot, my blood pressure was normal a 120 over 70.

User :   I have two questions for you, if you are able and willing t answer I will truly appreciate it. I'm really scared of having a stroke, and my question is: Can you have a stroke with normal blood pressure? The second question is: Can the docs see a blood clot or anything irregularity with the brain and their vessels with a CT Scan with out contrast? Went to the ER with tingling in my head and burning in my thigh, and the doc said that the CT Scan came out normal. It still has me worried that I might have a clot, my blood pressure was normal a 120 over 70.
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :  
let me read
User :   hey
User :   sorry
User :   new to this
Doctor :  
before answering your questions let me ask you few more questions
Doctor :  
may i know your age?
User :   27
Doctor :  
first of all it is very unlikely to have a stroke in the age of 27
User :   okay
Doctor :   yes there is a possibility of stroke in the persons with normal blood pressure but
Doctor :  
the person who suffers a stroke will have other medical condition which will be very obvious
Doctor :   stroke will not present with tingling burning in thigh or tingling sensation in head
User :   oh!
Doctor :  
the sign and symptom of the stroke is weakness or paralysis
Doctor :  
and plain CT will not show the clot but it can detect if stroke has occurred or not
Doctor :   contrast scan will be added benefit to localize the region of the stroke in the brain
User :   Thanks doc...I do have another concern that I have been seeing the doc for. May I ask??
Doctor :   yeah sure
User :   Ok! I have been seeing my doc due to chest pains. Had blood work done and it turned out normal, ct scan on the chest w/o contrast, which came out normal. The part of them not using contrast scared me because I feel like they missed something. Lately I've been getting this funny feeling in my chest which feels like someone is getting thier knuckles and hitting me in the chest. I'll put my fingers on my pulse and it feels like I'm skipping beats. I've had 3 EKG's done at rest which came back normal. I do have Acid Reflux, and I was wondering if I should go get more test done like a Stress Test or a Doppler.
Doctor :   is there any relation of the chest discomfort with the food?
Doctor :  
meaning the chest discomfort increasing or decreasing with the consumption of food
User :   It happens when I wake up, and when I'm walking around at my job and I come back to sit down. Sometimes it happens after I eat.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :  
yes it is better if you get a echo cardio and stress test done
Doctor :  
more so a Holter monitoring will be of much beneficial
Doctor :   it will be good if you can get all the three tests
User :   Do I have to go through my doc to get the Stress Test done. +
Doctor :   yes it is done and interpreted by a cardiologist
User :   So can I ask for the test myself or do my doc has to order it. I told him recently and he said I've examined your heart and it's fine and he refered me to a GI doc.
User :   Not really comfortable with him
Doctor :  
you need to consult a cardiologist for this
User :   Cool thank you so much, and you have a blessed day!
Doctor :   is there anything else i can help you with?
User :   You were awesome, I'm just going to have to find a cardiologist in my area thanks!!
Doctor :  
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User :   Thank You!!
Doctor :  
bye for now
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