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A 22-year-old female asked:

My shunt must be set on high setting it doesn't drain straight away and i get a bad headache until it does what is the highest shunt setting?

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Dr. Jeffrey Oppenheimer
Neurosurgery 37 years experience
Variable: different manufactures have a variety of valve settings. you also may be "siphoning" and may need an antiphon device placed in line with your valve. suggest consulting a Neurosurgeon- preferably the one who placed the device if possible. good luck. jo

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