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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 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'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 is brain aneurysm?

What is brain aneurysm?

Abnorml blood vessel: A brain aneurysm is an abnormal ballooning out of a blood vessel in the brain. The concern is that the aneurysm is weaker than normal blood vessels, and that it is of risk of bursting, something which could cause a stroke or even death. ...Read more

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What's a brain aneurysm?

What's a brain aneurysm?

Berry aneurysm: The most common and classic brain aneurysm is the berry or saccular aneurysm. These appear as a ballooning at the branchpoints of cerebral vessels typically at the base of the brain in the circle of willis. These are usually asymptomatic until there is a devastating hemorrhage from them. The treatment is to obliterate the aneurysm with surgery or endovascular (coiling techniques). ...Read more

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What causes a brain aneurysm?

What causes a brain aneurysm?

Cerebral aneurysm: Read this:

http://www. Ninds. Nih. Gov/disorders/cerebral_aneurysm/detail_cerebral_aneurysms. Htm

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Chances of surviving a brain aneurysm?

Chances of surviving a brain aneurysm?

No: Prognosis is bad if untreated, undetected. 25 % will die immediatly, 25 % later in hospital stay, 25 % will have severe neurological problems. Early detection early intervention had good prognosis add to w**f I am glad you survived, early intervention is the answer good luck. ...Read more

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Brain aneurysm -- what are the sypmtoms?

Brain aneurysm -- what are the sypmtoms?

Worst headache: The classic symptom is having "the worst headache of my life." sometimes there may be other symptoms like visual changes or pain in the head or dizziness. ...Read more

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Are there any brain aneurysm risk factors?

Are there any brain aneurysm risk factors?

Certainly: Heredity - have they occurred in other members of your family?
Smoking
high blood pressure
connective tissue disorders (ehlers danlos, etc.). ...Read more

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What are the sypmtoms of a brain aneurysm?

What are the sypmtoms of a brain aneurysm?

Most asymptomatic: Rupture with bleeding is most common symptom with severe headache. Other side- effects, 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 stroke. ...Read more

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Could you describe a brain aneurysm to me?

Vessel swelling: Aneurysms are swellings of arteries which cannot withstand the internal pressure. A brain aneurysm is such a thing in an artery of the brain. Some are inherited. The risk is that the swelling gets too big and pushes things around or breaks through the wall pouring blood under pressure into the brain and causing damage or death depending upon which vessel has the aneurysm. ...Read more

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What are the warning signs for a brain aneurysm?

What are the warning signs for a brain aneurysm?

NO SYMPTOMS/PAIN/HEA: An unruptured aneurysm may have no symptoms, if it is large it may press on the brain and cause pain behind the eyeas, double vision, weakness on one side of face, drooping eye lid and dilated pupil
leakin aneurysm may cause sudden severe headache. And ruptured aneurysm causes extremely severe headache, nausea and vomiting, stiff neck, seizures, confusion, stiff neck, ptosis, and loss of consciousness. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the causes of brain aneurysm?

I was wondering what are the causes of brain aneurysm?

Congenital: The classic teaching has been that there is a congenital defect in the walls of the blood vessels from which the aneurysm arises. This is at the juncture of the vessels usually at the base of the skull in what is called the circle of willis. This allows the growth of the aneurysm over time. This is exacerbated by hypertension or smoking. Persons with polycystic kidney disease have increased risk. ...Read more

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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

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