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Arachnoid Cyst Cause Headaches
I might have an incidental arachnoid cyst in the posterior fossa & i get chronic nose bleed when i blow my nose from the left nasal im scared from it?
A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more
Can arachnoid cysts cause bad headaches? My neuro have me ultracet (tramdol and acetaminophen) and that doesn't even help!
No: Arachnoid cysts are harmless long standing pockets of cerebrospinal fluid often dating back to birth it is extremely unlikely but trauma or infection occasionally change the clinical picture. ...Read more
Sorry if left un treated can arachnoid cyst causing seizure vision headache motor function loss memory loss weight loss kill you I've had it for 10yrs?
Qualified NO: Only approximately 5% of arachnoid cysts become symptomatic, and 75% of the symptomatic cysts occur in children, not adults. So your approximate chance of becoming symptomatic is 1% i.e. it's 99% likely that the cyst won't bother you. Depending on the location the cyst could cause seizures or vision problems, etc. However, NO treatment is indicated UNLESS the patient has symptoms. ...Read more
About 3x5cm arachnoid cyst, right frontal lobe, no changes for 6 years. Can it cause symtoms now like, headaches, forgeting, musical hallucinations?
See your neurologist: It's best to see your neurologist for an evaluation. Any on-line answer will be superficial. Musical hallucinations and forgetfulness should be evaluated directly by a physician. If the headaches are causing visual problems please go to an emergency room. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Is an Arachnoid Cyst normal ? My doctors say " it's normal " but it's not I know it. And I always have massive headaches and they don't help.
No: Arachnoid cysts are the most common expansive intracranial lesions, but they are not 'normal.' Some people may have an arachnoid cyst without any symptoms, and it can be followed clinically and with MRI. If you have symptoms - which include headache or seizures - neurosurgical consultation is recommended. Literature shows vast majority of patients improve with decompression of cyst. ...Read more
What is incidental retrocerebellar arachnoid cyst? I had an MRI because I am having unusual headaches and visual problems.
Congenital cyst: Your arachnoid cyst has little if any impact on your symptoms and is most likely a coincidental insignificant finding. This is reassuring and points toward more of a diagnosis of either migraine or tension headaches, Therapy to break up pattern seems advisable, and maybe you would benefit from BOTOX injections. ...Read more
I have a arachnoid cyst on the left side of my brain and have started getting headaches and dizzy spells? What shall i do?
Treat headaches: The arachnoid cyst is likely congenital and creating no problems, whatsoever, unless images are indicative of increasing size and mass effect. The headaches and dizzy spells could be of migrainous origin, but could be triggered by a host of problems such as dental, jaw, sinus, neck, etc. Try to symptomatically treat and discuss cyst with your doctor. ...Read more
My 12 years old son has adhd. One year ago he was diagnosed with an arachnoid cyst. Now he has severe headaches and lost vision in his right eye. I would like to know if this is related to the arachnoid cyst.
Location & size of : The arachnoid cyst on current MRI compared to prior MRI or ct scan determines likelihood of its causing headache & vision loss. While some pediatric neurosurgeons dismiss the possibility, others like dr. Benjamin warf at boston children's hospital, assess each case & perform minimally-invasive endoscopic surgery to divert fluid from an arachnoid cyst if needed. See www.Childrenshospital.Otg. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had a headache and nausea with vomiting. Got a CT scan and they said it might be an arachnoid cyst. I never get headaches/nausea. What should I do?
Arachnoid cyst: Follow up with your doctor. Arachnoid cysts are benign, most are innocuous and require no treatment. However, depending on their size and location, they could potentially cause symptoms due to mass effect on adjacent structures. Based on limited info, can't tell whether yours is an incidental finding or has any clinical significance. ...Read more
I did a brain CT & it showed a frontal CSF hygromas & frontal arachnoid cyst. How serious are these findings I'm suffering from confusion, headaches ?
Hygromas: Hygromas associated with confusion and headaches are usually caused by metabolic or toxic problems in the body. Trauma is less likely. Once the problem is corrected then the hygromas resolve spontaneously. Surgery to drain the hygromas is rare unless there is associated subdural bleeding due to a fall from the confusion or encephalopathy. Discuss these findings with a neurosurgeon. ...Read more
I have a posterior fossa arachnoid cyst last known 1.7x 1.6x3cm severe headaches, "pressure" in head epilepsy memory loss confusion&others ..related?
We usually think not: However, there are cases where arachnoid cysts cause symptoms such as headaches and other types of both cognitive, motor, & cognitive problems which get better when the cyst is removed. But that doesn't happen often. Usually, they're benign & have been there since birth. They don't need to be removed unless testing/examination suggests otherwise. If you'd like a 1-1 consult please let me know. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Brain CT revealed I have 4-cm sized arachnoid cyst in lt temporal fossa.28 yrs old male with no symptoms except headache once a month.How to deal ?
Hi my husband 38 yrs old, has been suffering with headaches, blurred vision and imbalancing, he had a CT scan and MRI which shows having a arachnoid cyst in the posterior fossa region with mass effect something serious?
See specialist soon: I am hesitant to answer here for your husband for privacy reasons. But I will provide general comments. 1. Above symptoms happen from the arahnoid cyst with dilation of ventricles (inner chambers inside brain). There may be other reasons as well. 2. I would go see a neurosurgeon or neurologist very soon. Or go to ER for getting admitted to the hospital, so these problems can be addressed sooner. ...Read more
Let me explain: Small arachnoid cysts are usually symptomless and may not require treatment. If arachnoid cysts grow significantly, they may cause symptoms, such as headache, weakness and fatigue. In serious cases, symptoms may become life threatening. Serious symptoms of arachnoid cysts include seizures, developmental problems, sensory or motor impairment, and hydrocephalus. The location dictate the symptoms. ...Read more
NO: Arachnoid cysts are usually benign and do not cause anysymptoms unless very large and traumatised. ...Read more
Why?: Why would the arachnoid cyst be removed? Arachnoid cysts usually aren't the cause of problems, they're found when doing a scan because of the problem, but are usually not the cause of the problem. Removing the cyst wouldn't be expected to benefit the psych problems or change personality. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What may a mild mass effect due to an arachnoid cyst in anterior temporal lobe cause behaviorally and cognitively, if anything?
Arachnoid cyst w/mass effect on right aspect of medulla in posterior cranial fossa measuring 15x13mm.What probs might it cause if any? Treat or watch?
Arachnoid cysts: Arachnoid cysts rarely cause problems. Posterior fossa arachnoid cysts may have headaches and vertigo ascribed to them but it is likely that other problems such as arthritis in the neck or inner ear pathology are the actual cause. Most arachnoid cysts are observed. Creating windows in the cysts to drain to other cerebrospinal fluid pathways or placing a shunt is performed for symptomatic cysts. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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