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Could my dad be having a stroke? He had a bypass and a heart attack

My dad is 41, and last year he had a heart attack . He had high blood pressure/cholesterol...they did a bypass.....now he has everything under control, but for the past week he has been having really bad body achs, head achs, and a cough?? Could it just be a flu or could he be having syptoms of a stroke??
Wed, 16 Dec 2009
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I'd suggest taking him to a doctor. Although 41 is considered young to have a stroke, so is 47 and that's what age my dad was when he had his first stoke. My dad went to the doctor and the doctor said it was just a migraine so my father went to get a second opinion and they did tests and found out that it was one of two things: a stroke or a tumor. Luckily it was the former, but unfortunately, he only stayed in hospital for a few weeks and shortly after arriving home he had another-much larger- stroke. If you are worried, take him to a doctor but always get a second opinion. Although many symptoms of a stroke include not being able to move one side or the body etc. My father never had any of those symptoms before his first stroke. It's most likely the flu but it's always better to be safe than sorry.
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