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how long to recover from a cerebral aneurysm

A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
20 years experience Cardiology
Until it ruptures: Life expectancy depends on location, size, and characteristics that may make it more likely to rupture. This may be a very long time, or may cause pro ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Eisenberg
32 years experience Neurosurgery
Depends: This depends upon its size and location. Small aneurysms may never cause any trouble however larger ones may rupture leading to stroke or even death. ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
25 years experience Pulmonology
Dont know: I dont think anybody without an 'eye' (like a crystal ball) for the future can date this.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Sanders
66 years experience Vascular Surgery
No one knows: Once the diagnosis of a cerebral aneurysm is made, it is best to fix it soon as no one knows when it will rupture. Most cerebral aneurysms cause no s ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
36 years experience Internal medicine
Uncertain: In patients who recover fully, it may take as little as a couple of weeks, or it may be several months. However, some frontal temporal strokes result ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
53 years experience Neurosurgery
Left or right: Every stroke is unique, with effects dependent upon many factors including physical fitness, co-morbidities, size of brain tissue injury, rapidity of ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Several months: Anticoagulation, lung clearing the clot, and physical recovery depends on severity of lung damage and hypoxia.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
53 years experience Neurosurgery
Alpha-omega: From 10 seconds to never. Depends on stroke size, location, patient age, comorbidities, degree of skillful medical care, home support system, good or ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. K.C. Brewington
25 years experience Neurosurgery
A few weeks: Most are out of the hospital in 1-2 days. You then have to take it easy ( no lifting >10 lbs) for about a month. Expect a stiff neck for a few weeks ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Levine
22 years experience Radiology
Depends: There are many factors involved, including size/degree of stroke, location in the brain, and age and overall health of the patient. Some patients rec ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Cohen
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
It depends: The type and severity of stroke matters in how long it takes to recover. Also, treatment instituted emergently by calling 911 may help reverse some st ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pankaj Kulshrestha
38 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Brain aneurysm. : Totally unpredictable. No one knows how long it might take for the aneurysm to rupture.
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Dr. Bradley Duhon
16 years experience Neurosurgery
1 year: Recovery for a stroke (either from hemorrhage, or a blocked artery) can continue for up to around a year.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Dissin
38 years experience Neurology
Up to 9 months: Depending on the size and location of the stroke, recovery can take up to 9 months. Some functions return faster than others, gross motor functions im ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Endarterectomy : Recovery from surgery depends on the patient and their condition. In general if everything else is fine, a week or two should have the patient pretty ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Valdez
Specializes in Family Medicine
Depends: Need to be specific, is like how long does it take to die if you're bleeding somewhere else. What part of the brain, and how big? It can be a tiny unn ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Namerow
48 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on procedure: While most infants do well postoperative lay, cardiac surgery is not only tricky, but infants may have more complication depending on procedure and co ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paxton Daniel
38 years experience Radiology
Varies greatly: From full recovery to no recovery. Factors that are important include size of the stroke, location of the stroke, presence of bleeding with the stroke ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Dissin
38 years experience Neurology
Depends on location: Recovery depends on the size of the stroke and the location(region of function). Loss of sensation could return to some degree in weeks to several mon ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Garner
15 years experience Cardiology
Size matters: The biggest predictor of an aneurysms rupture is its overall size. As the radius of the aneurysm increases, the wall tension increases in direct propo ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Depends: It depends on how serious the stroke is. Some people recover in a few months. Others never recover.
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
May vary: Maximum period of spontaneous healing from any brain insult goes about 12-18 months. You may benefit from usage of anti-migraine meds for the photoph ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jonathan Dissin
38 years experience Neurology
Intensive rehab: Stroke recovery is more related to the size of the stroke, the areas of involvement (motor, speech, vision, etc) than to the exact mechanism of cause ... Read More
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