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Doctor insights on: Can I Still Fly On A Plane After Having A Major Stroke And Brain Surgery

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Can I still fly on a plane after having a major stroke and brain surgery?

Can I still fly on a plane after having a major stroke and brain surgery?

Yes: It is safe to resume commercial air travel about 4 weeks after a stroke or craniotomy. Earlier if absolutely required and approved by your treating physician. ...Read more

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Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more


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Does having brain surgery make it more likely that I will have a stroke later?

No: Having a craniotomy does not independently increase your risk of stroke later on. The risk factors for stroke are not influenced by surgery. If your reason for surgery was a stroke, a neurologist can counsel on risk modification strategies. ...Read more

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My father had got stroke and know he is okay after brain surgery.I heard that those who get first attack they will get second attack also.How to prev?

My father had got stroke and know he is okay after brain surgery.I heard that those who get first attack they will get second attack  also.How to prev?

See a neurologist: A neurologist can discuss your father's previous stroke and his modifiable risk factors in order to reduce his risk of a future stroke. ...Read more

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Should I still be having pains after brain surgery for trilgimal neugia he even did a partial nerve cut. I had a menigiomia tumor on the T nerve.. ?

Should I still be having pains after brain surgery for trilgimal neugia he even did a partial nerve cut. I had a menigiomia tumor on the T nerve.. ?

Pain: If you have pains similar to the pains before the surgery it may be that the surgery did not really help. If the pain has changed in nature it may be transient following surgery and it should resolve with healing. Regardless talk to the doctor at your follow- up visit. ...Read more

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I had brain surgery last year. When I started flying recently I've been getting head pressure. On the side of my surgery. It Dulled down after 3 weeks?

I had brain surgery last year. When I started flying recently I've been getting head pressure. On the side of my surgery. It Dulled down after 3 weeks?

Meningeal pain: Interventions done to the meninges, 3 layers of membranes around the brain and spine, can sensitize to painful stimuli, like decreased atmospheric pressure (as in flying) allowing slight brain volume increase and stretching of the meninges. Hopefully this will get better and go away with time. ...Read more

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I had brain surgery in 2009. Multiple seizures following but that ended by 2010. But I still have a hard time swallowing.

I had brain surgery in 2009. Multiple seizures following but that ended by 2010. But I still have a hard time swallowing.

Dysphagia: Seizures are not unusual after brain surgery or damage and thankfully you are doing well. As for the swallowing problem, your neurosurgeon is best qualified to advise you whether it's related to the brain surgery. A speech pathologist can evaluate and treat you for the dysphagia. ...Read more

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Had brain surgery in may.I'm still having the odd ache/discomfort in my groin where the catheter was inserted.Will this settle eventually? Thanks

Had brain surgery in may.I'm still having the odd ache/discomfort in my groin where the catheter was inserted.Will this settle eventually? Thanks

Give it time: So you had a coiling, not a "brain surgery, " right? Discomfort at the groin site should get better over time. However, significant pain or swelling can be due persistent injury to the blood vessel, such as a pseudoaneurysm. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more