A female asked:
I have an intracranial shunt for 3 yrs. i have been experiencing terrible headaches for the last yr, every day. my shunt is working. ???
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Dr. Johanna Frickeanswered
Pediatrics - Developmental and Behavioral 52 years experience
So, your neurologist: & neurosurgeon have done serial neurological exams, MRI's of your brain & neck, & other tests over the past year that show no increased intracranial pressure, Chiari malformation or shunt malfunction? Then see your dentist & your primary care doctor to rule out referred dental/TMJ pain, chronic sinusitis, high blood pressure, anemia, other systemic illness or possible vision problems.
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Dr. William Singeranswered
Pediatric Neurology 53 years experience
See neurosurgeon: See your neurosurgeon. If your shunt is working then a neurologist to diagnose the cause of your headachess
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Last updated Jun 3, 2017
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