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Can You Die From Pseudotumor Cerebri
Options: Treatment of pseudotumor cerebri can include serial spinal taps, medications, weight loss, treatment of medical conditions predisposing to pseudotumor, and ultimately if all else fails a shunt is placed to lower high pressure. The primary risk is damage to the optic nerves if left untreated. ...Read more
Pseudotumor cerebri: Pseudotumor cerebri is a relatively common neurologic illness and may be an important preventable cause of blindness in obese young women. As far as incidence I would imagine 1 per 100, 000 to as many as 13 in 100, 000 based on the abstracts. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pseudotumor: Pseudotumor cerebri or benign intracranial hypertension is a disorder characterized by elevation of intracranial pressure. Clinically, there is a vascular headache followed by blur rinses of vision. Diagnosis is based on clinical examination, neuroimaging and spinal tap. Usually is treated with medication, but sometimes surgical procedures need to be performed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pseudotumor cerebri: In most cases the cause of pc is not really known. There are however some drugs that have been know to induce the disorder but in most cases the cause is not often found. ...Read more
See below: There have been studies, and women with psuedotumor cerebri have no more complications than women without. Should discuss with your ob. ...Read more
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Variable: The headaches are due to an equally distributed increased intracranial pressure. For that reason, they are often on both sides of the head- either front or back. Patients will also often have visual complaints and headaches behind the eyes. The headaches are often worsened with bending over and with valsalva. The headaches can be positional better either lying or standing. ...Read more
Find cause: You'll be fine, but there needs to be a determination of causation for the pseudotumor. Most often it is drug related. The two most common reasons are overdose of vitamin a and use of tetracycline antibiotics. Since it is usually caused by a drug reaction, once its cleared, pregnancy is safe. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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