A 31-year-old male asked:
How long does a brain aneurysm take to develop? i had a head mri 9 years ago and it was normal. i have a vein on my left temple that is close to the surface that often throbs.
1 doctor answer • 4 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Fergusonanswered
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Basics: Aneurisms are thought to originate from weak areas in blood vessels that are present for an undetermined period of time. Some become symptomatic in kids & some in adulthood. If you did not have a blood vessel study done specifically I don't know that a simple mri would identify such an area. Veins do not throb. What you are feeling is a normal artery in that position.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
58 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Mar 24, 2022
People also asked
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $44!
50% off with $15/month membership
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.