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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

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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What are the causes of brain aneurysm and how to prevent them?

What are the causes of brain aneurysm and how to prevent them?

Incompletely known: This is incompletely understood. It starts with a localized weakness in blood vessels, no known way to predict in whom. Risk factors include cigarette smoking, high blood pressure, increasing age, rare predisposing weaknesses of arteries known as "familial aneurysms" and some rare predisposing conditions, which your doctor should evaluate. If headaches are present, get screening with mri/mra. ...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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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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What ca cause an unruptured brain aneurysm?

What ca cause an unruptured brain aneurysm?

Cerebral aneurysm: Read this:

http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/cerebral_aneurysm/detail_cerebral_aneurysms.htm

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Please help me? What does a brain aneurysm cause?

Please help me? What does a brain aneurysm cause?

Brain aneurysm: If brain anuerysm grows it could cause headache, pressure effects on brain tissue leads to strokes, epilepsy, rupture could cause big hemorragic stroke or death. ...Read more

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What is the most common cause of a brain aneurysm?

What is the most common cause of a brain aneurysm?

Cause unknown: The vast majority of intracranial aneurysms occur sporadically and the cause is unknown. It is likely that there is a genetic predisposition of certain people that have a weakness in the construction of the arterial wall that overtime bulges out and forms an aneurysm. ...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

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What can cause sudden rupture in brain aneurysm?

What can cause sudden rupture in brain aneurysm?

High blood pressure: Although brain aneurysms can rupture spontaneously, high blood pressure increases the chances of rupture. People with known cerebral aneurysms, especially at a young age (19), should consult a brain surgeon. ...Read more

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Can stress cause brain aneurysm? Worried about it.

Can stress cause brain aneurysm? Worried about it.

No: Stress does not cause aneurysms. Stress can however cause high blood pressure, which may be prone to burst an aneurysm if it already exists. Headaches are also frequently caused by stress without any other underlying pathology. You can always discuss this with your doctor if you're worried about it. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can concussions cause a brain aneurysm??

Can concussions cause a brain aneurysm??

NO POSSIBILITY: Concussions NEVER cause brain aneurysms. Where did this idea originate? ...Read more

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Can you cause a brain aneurysm from a really bad headache?

No : It's usually the other way around; a brain aneurysm can cause a really bad headache. You still need to address the headache even if doesn't cause an aneurysm. Contact a neurologist or a pain physician. ...Read more

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Should young children be screened for brain aneurysm if there's a family history?

Should young children be screened for brain aneurysm if there's a family history?

Probably not: Brain aneurysms are usually acquired, and peak incidence for rupture is in the early 50s. Very unusual in the pediatric population, even with a family history. Perhaps by the time they are in their mid thirties, if there are two first degree relatives with brain aneurysms, would screening be recommended. Please refer to the brain aneurysm center for women for more details. Chicagoaneurysm. Com. ...Read more

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Can being angry and/or yelling cause a brain aneurysm to form? When I get upset it feels like there is pressure in my head.

Can being angry and/or yelling cause a brain aneurysm to form? When I get upset it feels like there is pressure in my head.

No correlation: Can anger and yelling be responsible for the formation of brain aneurysms?
No. Most aneurysms have a genetic component. Risk factors include :
Family history
Circulatory disorders, malformations Atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries)
High blood pressure
Smoking
Head injuries
Infections
Tumors ...Read more

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I got angry a lot over the last 2 months while recovering from a concussion. Could this raise bp and thus cause brain aneurysm/damage?? Thanks

I got angry a lot over the last 2 months while recovering from a concussion. Could this raise bp and thus cause brain aneurysm/damage?? Thanks

Very unlikely: Your emotional lability is common after a head injury, but the duration of 2 months, suggests need to evaluated for a mild traumatic brain injury or even PTSD. Check in with a neuropsychologist. ...Read more

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What causes a brain aneurysm to develop then rupture for people in their early 20s? Hereditary? Lifestyle choices like smoking? Please elaborate

What causes a brain aneurysm to develop then rupture for people in their early 20s? Hereditary? Lifestyle choices like smoking? Please elaborate

Brain aneurysm young: What causes a brain aneurysm to develop then rupture for people in their early 20s? Hereditary? Lifestyle choices like smoking? Please elaborate. ANS: 1 cause is inherited high BP called glucocorticoid remedial HTN. Also, rare families with short fingers. I specialize in these and happy to do 2nd opinion. Need pictures of hands. Others have inherited weak artery walls. BCPs increase risk. ...Read more

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Can a brain aneurysm be caused by a head injury?

Can a brain aneurysm be caused by a head injury?

No: Cerebral aneurysms are congenital weakening of the lining of blood vessels. They are present in about one in a hundred patients. The incidence seems to increase as we grow older. ...Read more

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Can an untreated brain tumor cause a brain aneurysm?

Can an untreated brain tumor cause a brain aneurysm?

Not usually: Strokes and brain issues can come with either but they are not very common together. ...Read more

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Can giving birth (pushing) cause a brain aneurysm or bleed on brain?

Can giving birth (pushing) cause a brain aneurysm or bleed on brain?

No: There has been no association between pushing and formation of brain aneurysms. There have been concerns of increased risks of pushing in patients with certain specific neurological conditions (shunts, strokes, etc). Patients with neurological conditions should ask their OB and neurologist about the safest mode of delivery. ...Read more

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Can holding your breath for extended periods of time cause a brain aneurysm?

Can holding your breath for extended periods of time cause a brain aneurysm?

Cerebral aneurysm: It is unlikely that breath holding could be a prominent cause of cerebral aneurysm. I doubt there are any controlled studies to verify the premise. ...Read more

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Can hitting your head cause brain aneurysm? Mild to severe head trauma with pain resolution after 4 minutes.

Can hitting your head cause brain aneurysm? Mild to severe head trauma with pain resolution after 4 minutes.

No, not possible.: No, trauma to the head cannot cause an aneurysm. But I want to make sure we are using the terms in a similar fashion. An aneurysm is an unstable blood vessel, a bleed in the brain is a different process. A hard enough trauma could cause bleeding in the brain or it could (rarely) cause rupture of an existing aneurysm. ...Read more

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If brain aneurysm caused partial ptosis, would it definitelybe obvious & severe? Even at earliest stage? Or can it be so subtle you don't notice? Why?

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Not likely aneurysm: If your ptosis is so subtle you do not notice it, then you do not have ptosis. Brain aneurysm can cause ptosis by compression of the 3rd cranial nerve by commonly aneurysm of the posterior communicating artery. The ptosis can be partial. This is because the size of the aneurysm and the duration of compression determines degree of ptosis. If it is partial, it would not be obvious and severe. ...Read more

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Can concussion cause brain aneurysm? And 4 months after would complications show up by now? Have headaches 2mon,I worry its complication from concussion

Can concussion cause brain aneurysm? And 4 months after would complications show up by now? Have headaches 2mon,I worry its complication from concussion

Concussion: Yes but a rare complication. After head trauma, an artery in the brain that is tethered or adjacent to the meninges can lead to tearing of an artery wall and formation of an aneurysm. The most common locations are the base of the skull and the pericallosal arteries along the falx cerebri. An MRI and MRA of the brain is used as a screening study to exclude a traumatic intracranial aneurysm. ...Read more

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Can concussions cause a brain aneurysm? I have had a couple and I'm worried. If they don't, then what does cause of cerebral aneurysm?

Can concussions cause a brain aneurysm? I have had a couple and I'm worried. If they don't, then what does cause of cerebral aneurysm?

Probably not: Concussions are not a common cause of brain aneurysms. These are believed to be more likely due to genetic factors and other "triggers" like high blood pressure. If there is family history of brain aneurysms you may be at higher risk. Other risk factors like smoking and excessive alcohol or drug use may put you at higher risk of aneurysms as well. ...Read more

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Does it cause problems if you have a blood clot inside a brain aneurysm? What should you worry about with this issue?

Does it cause problems if you have a blood clot inside a brain aneurysm?  What should you worry about with this issue?

Embolism: Blood clot inside the aneurysm can potentially travel somewhere else and cause a stroke. It is a delicate situation. You should consult your neurologist or neurosurgeon regarding this. ...Read more

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Can you be born with a brain aneurysm even if there is no recent history ruptured aneurysms in family? What causes it in a 20-year-old?

Can you be born with a brain aneurysm even if there is no recent history ruptured aneurysms in family? What causes it in a 20-year-old?

Aneurysms congenital: Brain aneurysms are thought to be congenital and vast majority of them occur without any familial tendencies. However, some families do show multiple family members with aneurysms. Aneurysms are likely weak spot in the artery and grow slowly over years. It is unlikely to show up by 20 but it can. ...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