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Is It a Stroke or Something Else?

Diagnosing Stroke or Another Medical Condition

As part of diagnosing stroke, a healthcare provider will consider other conditions that can cause similar signs or symptoms. Some of these conditions that doctors will normally consider before making a stroke diagnosis include:
  • Bleeding just outside the brain, such as from a subarachnoid hemorrhage
  • Brain tumor
  • Abscess, which is a collection of pus
  • Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)
  • High blood sugar (hyperglycemia).
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