A 18-year-old male asked:
Mom wont let me see doc my head has been hurting for the longest time and the doc said to come back but she says no i think shunt is messed up?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Funganswered
General Surgery 41 years experience
See a neurologist: If you have a diagnosis of hydrocephalus and you have a shunt, then headaches and visual disturbances can be an indicator of shunt malfunction including occlusion. See your neurologist as soon as possible for testing.
3.4k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Dr. Felix Brizuelaanswered
Neurology 34 years experience
No: Sometimes you can have pain from the tube leasing to the shunt because it is irritating the skin in that region
3.4k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated May 21, 2016
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