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A 22-year-old female asked:

Have a bad headache since last night have a vp shunt worried something might be wrong i told my dad he won't get me checked what am i suppose to do?

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Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 33 years experience
Needs Evaluation: A bad headache in someone with a vp shunt needs to be evaluated to make sure the shunt is working properly. It may require both physical examination including looking at the back of your eyes and possibly a ct scan or shunt series(x-rays) to make sure the shunt is intact. Don't ignore it.

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Last updated Jul 28, 2018

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