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Doctor insights on: Can Shunt Malfunction Be Prevented Or Detected Beforehand

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Can shunt malfunction be prevented or detected beforehand?

Can shunt malfunction be prevented or detected beforehand?

No: Assuming ventricular shunts in the brain, proper placement is important to minimize chance of blockage. But there is no way to predict or prevent actual malfunction. Patients with shunts should be followed up regularly and discuss any symptoms of headaches, nausea, or vision problems immediately with their doctor. Surgical correction may be needed. (other shunts exist: e.g. Av dialysis ). ...Read more

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Shunt (Definition)

Device that allows the flow of usually a fluid between two places. Sometimes a shunt may be used during carotid endarterectomy surgery to maintain the blood flow to the brain while the carotid artery ...Read more


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Shunt is preventing sleep but doc wont listen what should i do ?

Shunt is preventing sleep but doc wont listen what should i do ?

Shunt: If your neurosurgeon has tested your shunt and believed it is working appropriately, you need to refocus your attention on a different cause of insomnia. Maybe consider a sleep study. Anxiety? Medication induced? ...Read more

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I'm 45 have LP shunt for 15 years.Blocks frequently. Had 12 revisions. Placed in abdomen. Is there a specific place or way to prevent blockage?

I'm 45 have LP shunt for 15 years.Blocks frequently. Had 12 revisions. Placed in abdomen. Is there a specific place or way to prevent blockage?

LP shunts: Lp shunts are problematic and prone to needing revision. I place multiple holes in the tubing and place the tubing in the bent down position. There are multiple problems with them and to a great extent there is some luck involved. What is the shunt treating? ...Read more

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Can death by anaphylaxis be prevented in hospital? My daughter had a head shunt revision and was immediately sitting up within an hour after surgery. She was visiting with family, texting her friends and professors to make up exams, six hours later she ha

See below: Anaphylaxis is a catastrophic event caused by a massive allergic reaction to something. What causes the reaction is sometimes never known. If it happens in a hospital, the patient has the best chance of surviving this event, but even that is not a guarantee. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is there a pill/medicine you can take daily to prevent a allergic reaction beforehand?

Can you tell me is there a pill/medicine you can take daily to prevent a allergic reaction beforehand?

Depends: if you want to control urticaria for exampl,e then your doctor would prescribe you a medicine to take to control the symptoms, but if you are allergic to a food or a medicine and want to take a medicine to prevent an allergic reaction due to such food or medicine you are allergic to, this is not advisable, see your doctor or your allergist and discuss your allergy problems with, take care ...Read more

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What are the signs of a vp shunt malfunction?

What are the signs of a vp shunt malfunction?

Many: Headaches, dizziness, vertigo, difficulty with balance, blurred vision, difficulty looking up, nausea and other symptoms as well. ...Read more

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Could a flu prevent you from waking up early?

Could a flu prevent you from waking up early?

Fatigue related to: Influenza could make it difficult to get up early in the morning. ...Read more

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How can I prevent myself from waking too early?

How can I prevent myself from waking too early?

Sleep hygeine: There can be many reasons for early arousal from sleep, including going to bed too early, problems with light exposure and levels of melatonin you secrete at night as well as aspects of depression that can cause early awakening. Discuss with your doctor whether a formal sleep evaluation would help improve this problem. ...Read more

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Quit masterbating will prevent early ejaculation?

Quit masterbating will prevent early ejaculation?

Here's the facts: Premature ejaculation is troublesome when you're in a relationship, and it can be managed scientifically. If a condom or a dab of anesthetic on your glans doesn't work, the squeeze technique (which is fun) will let you reprogram yourself, or a low dose of an ssri from your doctor. The only connection with what you do by yourself is if you have a habit of rushing for fear of being caught. ...Read more