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What is the connection between headache and stroke?

There is basically no connection between headache and stroke. Some people who are having a stroke have a headache and some do not. The majority of stroke patients do not have a headache. There is some evidence that people with migraine headaches, especially women, are more likely to have a stroke than the general population, but that is the only connection.

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