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After brain aneurysm surgery by coiling, will I be able to go back to normal life?

After brain aneurysm surgery by coiling, will I be able to go back to normal life?

Yes: After the coiling the aneurysm is sealed off and will no longer be a threat to you. Your neurosurgeon and the radiologists will then release you to go back to a normal life. ...Read more

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 had coiling done on 5/13/13 for brain aneurysm. What if any restrictions apply to me for the rest of my life?

I had coiling done on 5/13/13 for brain aneurysm. What if any restrictions apply to me for the rest of my life?

Coiling: As long as the aneurysm was completely treated and you have recovered from the procedure (the access site in the leg has healed) then you should be able to return to normal activities. Except smoking. Smoking effects blood vessels and is a known modifiable risk factor for the development of brain aneurysms. You should contact the surgeon who performed the procedure for any other concerns. ...Read more

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Brain aneurysm ruptured, 30yo woman on life support. What are chances of survival?

Brain aneurysm ruptured, 30yo woman on life support. What are chances of survival?

Depends on her/hosp: This depends on her deficits, the hospital that is caring for her, and if they are staffed with an experienced interventionalist, a neurosurgeon and a critical care unit experienced in aneurysm care. These latter elements are critical in the ultimate outcome of aneurysm patients. If the hospital that is currently taking care of her doesn't have all of the above, demand transfer to one that does. ...Read more

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Can survivors of ruptured brain aneurysm live a normal life following medical treatment?

Yes: After a ruptured brain aneurysm, a patient can live a normal life after surgical/endovascular treatment of the aneurysm. It is important to secure the aneurysm and obliterate it to prevent a of re-bleed. Aggressive treatment up front to prevent potential causes of further insult to the brain are important-ie. Prevent rebleed, treat hydrocephalus, treat vasospasm (spasming of brain vessels post-bleed). ...Read more

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Had brain aneurysm coiled 3 months ago. Have tumor on pituitary gland and postural hypertension! What are my chances of a long life? Thanks.

Had brain aneurysm coiled 3 months ago. Have tumor on pituitary gland and postural hypertension! What are my chances of a long life? Thanks.

Pituitary tumor: At this point it is important to follow up with your doctor about both of these issues. Your doctor will do blood tests and follow up imaging and may have you see an endocrinologist and neurosurgeon for this. ...Read more

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Normal MRI 3 years ago having tingling on head pain weakness can a brain aneurysm or other life threatning illness be possible in that length of time?

Normal MRI 3 years ago having tingling on head pain weakness can a brain aneurysm or other life threatning illness be possible in that length of time?

No: The tingling over your head could be due to scalp irritation or even an issue with a cutaneous nerve, but is not indicative of an intracranial structural lesion. If you are very concerned about "life threatening conditions" might be worthwhile exploring this with your doctor. ...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?

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'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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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 you have more of a problem with severe anxiety & catastrophic ideation than with exercise. You may want to consider addressing that. ...Read more

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What can cause a brain aneurysm?

What can cause a brain aneurysm?

Mostly hereditary.: Nobody knows for 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?

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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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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Can a brain aneurysm lower your iq?

Can a brain aneurysm lower your iq?

No problem until: Aneurysmal rupture, which can cause a stroke or widespread brain injury, which eventuates in cognitive loss and or speech problems. Big issue is not iq, it is survival if rupture does occur. A good neurosurgeon can save lives. And over the years, risk of normal pressure hydrocephalus, which can cause dementia. ...Read more

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Can coughing rupture a brain aneurysm?

Can coughing rupture a brain aneurysm?

May be: Your question is of the form:

Can A cause B?

A question of this form is almost always answered may be, because in order to answer yes or no, one has to be certain of cause and effect, which is rare in medicine.

The real question is:

How likely is the Aneurysm to rupture? This has been studied, and you should be able to find information on the web. ...Read more

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How unusual is a brain aneurysm rupture?

How unusual is a brain aneurysm rupture?

Rare: The annual rate of rupture is approximately 8 – 10 per 100, 000 people or about 30, 000 people in the United States suffer a brain aneurysm rupture. Source: http://www. Bafound. Org/statistics_and_facts. ...Read more

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Brain aneurysm or headache how can I tell?

Brain aneurysm or headache how can I tell?

You can tell: If it is a ruptured aneurysm, headache is classically so severe, it is described as "worst in my life", and is associated with stiff neck, nausea and vomiting and perhaps rapid coma. Although rarely, we have found aneurysms in migraine pts, in my opinion these were co-morbidities unrelated to the headaches. Some nonruptured aneurysms will cause eye changes as they expand, especially double vision. ...Read more

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Possible side-effects of a brain aneurysm?

Bleeding most common: Other side- effects, along with bleeding risk, include possible milder headaches, and/or less commonly symptoms of mass effect from some larger and giant aneurysms. Mass effect symptoms can include double vision or even weakness on one side if the body in extreme cases. Lastly, and even less commonly, some partially clotted aneurysms can cause strokes. ...Read more

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Do you know are all brain aneurysm's fatal?

Do you know are all brain aneurysm's fatal?

No: The majority can be handled by medical therapy, and the bulk of the remaining can be treated by interventional techniques or surgery. While a rupture of a brain aneurysm can be fatal, a large number of these can handled medically or interventionally. ...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

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