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Having MRI to check pituitary tumor growth.Had coiling of aneurysm 3 months ago.Worried the coils could move because of vibration of the scan?Thanks.

Having MRI to check pituitary tumor growth.Had coiling of aneurysm 3 months ago.Worried the coils could move because of vibration of the scan?Thanks.

Should be ok: Mr scanning causes heating of some metals and movement of ferrous metals. Modern day coils are made from platinum etc that are mr compatible. Vibration is not an issue. Confirm with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
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Aneurysm (Definition)

An aneurysm is a condition where there is weakness in the wall of a blood vessel. A clot can form in the vessel as the vessel widens or expands. An artery with an aneurysm can ...Read more


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On waiting lis tin uk, to coil brain aneurysm 8mil very worried getting mild headaches now so afraid. Can i still walk my dog?

On waiting lis tin  uk, to coil brain aneurysm 8mil very worried getting mild headaches now so afraid. Can i still walk my dog?

Yes: Walking your dog at a mild pace will help relieve stress and calm you which can reduce blood pressure while you wait. There is no advantage to just lying there waiting to have the aneurysm coiled and mild exercise will be beneficial. You will want to avoid moderate and high intensity routines however. ...Read more

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Can I stop worrying if coiled brain aneurysm shows occlusion after 12 months? thanks

Can I stop worrying if coiled brain aneurysm shows occlusion after 12 months? thanks

Sort of.: That is a good sign that it has recurred. However, a small percentage of brain aneurysms can recur after a coiling procedure and so should be followed for some time. Speak to your surgeon if you have questions or concerns. ...Read more

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Migraine aura with no headache following coiling unruptured aneurysm 20 months ago. The Zig zags/spring shapes last 30-40 mins. What causes this ?

Migraine aura with no headache following coiling unruptured aneurysm 20 months ago. The Zig zags/spring shapes last 30-40 mins. What causes this ?

Aura: The visual, sensory, and motor phenomena vary in complexity. Common symptoms include visual disturbances during which the patient may describe homonymous visual changes (Zig zags/spring shapes) and last less than an hour. In fact, not every aura is followed by a migraine attack. ...Read more

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Coiled brain aneurysm year ago. Afraid to exercise gained 10 lbs due to different advice from neurosurgeon & neurologist.What exercise is safe for me?

Coiled brain aneurysm year ago. Afraid to exercise gained 10 lbs due to different advice from neurosurgeon & neurologist.What exercise is safe for me?

Cerebral aneurysm: If the aneurysm is completely occluded with coils after one year, then there are no limitations on exercise. In fact, the chance of forming a new aneurysm elsewhere over the next five years is less than 2%. Discuss and review the imaging studies with your neurosurgeon to clarify your limitations. ...Read more

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Coiled brain aneurysm year ago. Conflicting advice by neurosurgeon & neurologist.One says cardio excercise but no lifting other says no restrictions?

Coiled brain aneurysm year ago. Conflicting advice by neurosurgeon & neurologist.One says cardio excercise but no lifting  other says no restrictions?

Aneurysm : I would recommend following the more restrictive and conservative advice for now. You might also consider getting a second opinion or two by other qualified specialists. ...Read more

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20 months ago coiled aneurysm. I am worried about electrodes being placed on my head for retina angiogram test incase it affects my platinum coils. ?

20 months ago coiled aneurysm. I am worried about electrodes being placed on my head for retina angiogram test incase it affects my platinum coils. ?

No effect: I am guessing you are being tested for retinal function. This will involve flashing lights and electrodes to pick up the signal. An alternative test is for nerve transmission with flashing lights and electrodes on the back of the head. Neither of these tests will interact with your platinum coils. Enjoy the flashing lights. ...Read more

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After surgery to coil a brain aneurysm how long do I expect to have headaches and blurry vision?

After surgery to coil a brain aneurysm how long do I expect to have headaches and blurry vision?

Discuss with your MD: You should discuss this with the doctor who performed your procedure. If these symptoms are new and depending on the location and size of the aneurysm then they could indicate possible problems or unanticipated effects of the procedure and may require treatment. It is impossible to give a simple general answer though as this depends on a number of factors that your surgeon knows best. ...Read more

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Going into have further coiling on an existing coiled aneurysm. Please can you tell me the risk of not surviving.

Likely low: Your neurosurgeon and neuro intereventionalist will cover risks, benefits and options ( probably few) with you in the 'consent' stage. ...Read more

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