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Does a cyst 6mm in diameter in the left horn ventricle cause chronic migraines?

Does a cyst 6mm in diameter in the left horn ventricle cause chronic migraines?

Arachnoid cyst: I don't think so, this cyst is small and harmless ausually discovered accidentally when head ct scan or brain MRI is done as a work up for headache. ...Read more

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Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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I have an arachnoid cyst&get complex migraines very frequently past EEG has shown narrowing of the ventricles in my brain, are they caused by the cyst?

I have an arachnoid cyst&get complex migraines very frequently past EEG has shown narrowing of the ventricles in my brain, are they caused by the cyst?

Probably unrelated: Many normal people have arachnoid cysts. Many normal people have narrow ventricles on ct or mri. These are incidental and unrelated findings. Migraine is a physiological reaction to stress. It sounds that the cyst and ventricle issues are unrelated to your migraine. ...Read more

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Old lacunar infarcts or bilateral benign cysts found in basal ganglion. Seeing neuro soon. Possible cause of my migraine w/ stroke like symptoms?

Old lacunar infarcts or bilateral benign cysts found in basal ganglion. Seeing neuro soon. Possible cause of my migraine w/ stroke like symptoms?

Unlikely,: Not unique for an MRI to show white matter lesions in pts who have history of migraine, especially complex episodes, either classical or hemiplegic. Strokes with migraine, seems most associated with auras, cigarette smoking, and hormonal use. The root cause of your episodes is genetic, which changes your brain glutamate sensitivity. ...Read more

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I have a pineal gland cyst.Woke up with a migraine, stiff tension in neck and left back of head is swollen, blurry vision weak body. Aneurysm?

I have a pineal gland cyst.Woke up with a migraine, stiff tension in neck and left back of head is swollen, blurry vision weak body. Aneurysm?

Pineal cysts: Pineal cysts are incidental findings and have a benign natural history. Natural history studies show that these cysts do not grow. An aneurysm is an outpouching on the wall of an arterial wall. An MRI and MRA of the brain is a good screening test to exclude an aneurysm. Tension migraines often arise from tense neck muscles that insert on the back of the head. See a neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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Can my migraine be linked to a cervical cyst that i have?

Can my  migraine be linked to a cervical cyst that i have?

Hard to say,: Migraine is common, and affects one in every 5-8 people, but that being said, any condition aggravating pain in the region of the head or neck can provoke more headache. There are different types of cervical cysts, but in the spinal cord (syringomyelia) can sometimes cause neurologic symptoms. Headache would be uncommon. Surgery is rarely needed if leg, arm bowel or bladder symptoms worsen. ...Read more

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I have a cyst on my pineal gland and a lesion. What does this mean? I have severe headaches, migraine, fainting spells, and bad vision. What does this allmean?

I have a cyst on my pineal gland and a lesion. What does this mean? I have severe headaches, migraine, fainting spells, and bad vision. What does this allmean?

"water on the brain": Terminology--a cyst is a "lesion" as is any abnormality. Your symptoms sound as if you're having episodic rapid increases of pressure in your head due to blockage of spinal fluid pathways or compression of upper brainstem directly. This is serious. Get this check out soon by a neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Migraine (Definition)

A migraine is a type of headache that is associated with throbbing localized pain. It also usually causes light sensitivity, nausea, and vomiting. Migraines can ...Read more