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What are common after effects for a brain aneurysm operation using the coil embolization procedure?

What are common after effects for a brain aneurysm operation using the coil embolization procedure?

Rare side effects: You can have problems in three different areas after an embolization procedure: 1. The groin site where you gained access. 2. The arteries all the way up to the head. 3. The brain in the form of a stroke or a bleed. That being said, the rate of complication from a coiling of an aneurysm is extremely low in experienced hands. ...Read more

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Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
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Brain Aneurysm (Definition)

A medical condition in which there is an outpouching of the wall of the blood vessel that supplies the brain. The most serious consequence of this outpouching is that the wall is weakened and can rupture, leading to massive ...Read more


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I'm 16 and have had a couple concussions, could I have a brain aneurysm?

I'm 16 and have had a couple concussions, could I have a brain aneurysm?

Response: Concussions do NOT cause brain aneurysms, and unless you have family hx of vascular malformations, signs of polycystic kidney disease, or abnormalities of your cranial nerves, would suggest not to be concerned regarding aneurysm, ...Read more

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Haven't exercised properly in 6 months, I'm terrified that if I work out I'll get a brain aneurysm or some sort of clot and die. But I need to get fit?

Haven't exercised properly in 6 months, I'm terrified that if I work out I'll get a brain aneurysm or some sort of clot and die. But I need to get fit?

Crikey, Juan!: Exercising doesn't cause brain aneurysms. NOT exercising also doesn't cause brain aneurysms. Sedentary people are MORE likely to get "clots" than active people. A healthy 18-y/o has nothing to fear from exercise. It sounds like your real problem is severe anxiety & catastrophic think ...Read more

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I had a brain aneurysm clipped last year and i'm still having headaches. Shouldn't they be gone?

I had a brain aneurysm clipped last year and i'm still having headaches. Shouldn't they be gone?

Have it evaluated: It is certainly possible that some of the headaches may be related to surgical healing. However, there are well known long term sequelae from brain aneurysms-particularly if there was a rupture. Delayed hydrocephalus is one of those where the fluid in the ventricles does not absorb as well. This can easily be evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

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I have a brain aneurysm 8ml, i'm terrified. I am afraid of surgery and afraid it may also burst anytime. I don't have bloodpressure, don't smoke?

I have a brain aneurysm 8ml, i'm terrified. I am afraid of surgery and afraid it may also burst anytime. I don't have bloodpressure, don't smoke?

Aneurysm: Certainly, an aneurysm can be terrifying. An 8mm aneurysm is large and should be treated at your age. It may be able to be treated endoscopically by placing little coils into it through a catheter threaded up through your groin. The other alternative is surgery which is what i do. It depends on the position of the aneurysm.. Discuss this with an endovascular neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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What can cause a brain aneurysm?

What can cause a brain aneurysm?

Mostly hereditary.: Nobody knows fo sure, but mostly hereditary factors. Connected to polycystic kidney disease. ...Read more

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Can a brain aneurysm change someone?

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Can a brain aneurysm change someone?

Yes: An aneurysm can cause a change in personality if it leaks or puts pressure on nearby brain tissue in the frontal lobes. It should be treated since it could rupture any time and be fatal. Recovery from a leaking aneurysm usually causes some change in the person but many times this gets better over a few years. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a brain aneurysm?

How do I know if I have a brain aneurysm?

Evaluation: The only way to know is to be evaluated for it with an MRI or angiogram. We do not screen people unless they are at. High risk with a strong family history. Any person with a severe unusual and devastating headache should be evaluated emergent ly. ...Read more

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Could a brain aneurysm result from singing?

Poor Evidence: There is no evidence to suggest singing as a cause for aneurysms. There are reports of aneurysm ruptures while singing and that makes sense. A severe headache when singing woulda an two things ... Seek medical attention and work on your breathing :). ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Brain aneurysm?

What is the definition or description of: Brain aneurysm?

Brain aneurysm=: a bulge or ballooning in a weak area of the wall of a blood vessel in the brain. In most cases, it is asymptomatic. If it ruptures, however, it can be life-threatening. ...Read more

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How frequently should I get checked for a brain aneurysm?

How frequently should I get checked for a brain aneurysm?

Depends: Depends on size. If small, less frequently. If large, depends on location and symptoms. Sounds as if it is already being followed. Ask your doctor about frequency and indications for intervention. Doctor about thr. ...Read more

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How can someone know whether or not he has a brain aneurysm?

Symptoms: A brain aneurysm will present with either related to pressure or blood flow. Usual symptoms are headache, visual changes, or neurologic symptoms. If you have any concerns, talk to you primary care physician. ...Read more

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Fainting after brain aneurysm being clipped, should I be concerned?

Fainting after brain aneurysm being clipped, should I be concerned?

Fainting: Fainting is always a cause for concern. You should let your doctor know it has been happening and get your doctors input and evaluation. ...Read more

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I'm healthy, have low body fat, but otherwise healthy. how to know if I have a brain aneurysm?

I'm healthy, have low body fat, but otherwise healthy. how to know if I have a brain aneurysm?

MRA / Cerebral Angio: A diagnostic test is necessary. The least invasive would be the MRA if there are any questions the a Full Cerebral Angiogram is indicated ...Read more

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I don't want to pass out, I'm really worried about a brain aneurysm. can anyone shed some light on this for me?

I don't want to pass out, I'm really worried about a brain aneurysm. can anyone shed some light on this for me?

A brain aneurysm: is an out pouching of one of the vessels inside of the brain. The biggest concern is if this were to rupture. This in turn, could cause a person to loose consciousness. Monitoring and a discussion with a neurosurgeon about risks and potential for surgery would be warranted depending on size and severity. ...Read more

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Is brain aneurysm surgery safe?

Is brain aneurysm surgery safe?

Depends: In the correct hands, brain aneurysm surgery is less risky than it used to be 20 years ago. Unfortunately, all brain aneurysm surgeries (clipping or coiling) carry a risk for stroke and hence cannot be classified as "safe" surgeries. They are moderate to high risks surgeries depending on the size of the aneurysm and the health of the patient. Ask your doctor for details. ...Read more

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Could lifting weights cause a brain aneurysm?

Could lifting weights cause a brain aneurysm?

Not likely: It is unlikely to cause a brain aneurysm but if you had one, the increased intra-abdominal pressure during weightlifting could cause rupture. ...Read more

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Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
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Aneurysm (Definition)

An aneurysm is an abnormally dilated blood vessel, usually defined as a diameter 2x normal or larger. As weakened vessels get larger, there is risk of potential ...Read more


Embolization (Definition)

It means stopping flow in artery. Could be done as part of treatment or could ...Read more