A 30-year-old female asked:
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does hydrocephalus cause your legs to give out?

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Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
57 years experience Neurology
Can do : Normal pressure hydrocephalus can affect the lower extremities and the gait. If there is raised intracranial pressure headache, vomiting and mental changes can occur lower extremity weakness can follow see your neurologist.
Answered on Dec 20, 2012
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Dr. Zachariah George
14 years experience Neurosurgery
Not usually: Hydrocephalus usually causes drowsiness and visual symptoms (blurry vision) and generalized weakness.
Answered on Apr 1, 2016
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Dr. Bikash Bose
44 years experience Neurosurgery
Gait abnormalities: No.Hydrocephalus can cause broad based slow gait but legs shouldn't be giving out.You need to see your family doc to get evaluated.
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Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Unlikely: Cerebral problems but not legs. Look for some other issue? Trauma, bruising, venous?
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Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Shunt: See your neurosurgeon to make sure your shunt is working properly.
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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Hard to say : It is very hard to answer why you might be having those symptoms without doing a complete history and physical exam. The gold standard for evaluation ... Read More

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