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Sycamore, IL
A 36-year-old female asked:

I have chiari, &i haven't been feeling well. admitted last week 3 prev.tias the back of my head in tingling. i had surg 3 yrs ago. should i be worried?

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Dr. Tung Nguyen
Neurosurgery 32 years experience
Need evaluation: You are describing symptoms that are not typical of chiari malformations, before or after surgery. You have adrenal insufficiency, which can cause fatigue, nausea, GI symptoms. Check with your doctor to see if your symptoms are more consistent with adrenal insufficiency. If necessary, brain MRI can rule out abnormalities in the brain after chiari surgery.
Last updated May 5, 2016

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