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Ballwin, MO
A 18-year-old male asked:

Vp shunt pain in my head when i sleep and i cant sleep my neuro says everything looks good but said come back in 2 weeks could it b surgery ?

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Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 21 years experience
Shunt revision?: Of course no one wants you to suffer, but it will be troubling to repair a shunt that appears to be working. Are you sure the shunt is the cause of the problem? Normally a shunt is surgically revised if it is malfunctioning. CT scans and xrays are used to check the placement of the apparatus and if there is fluid build up. A check up soon is a good idea. I agree with your neurologist so far.
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