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Headache After Brain Surgery
The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more
I'm still having bad headaches and swelling over 3 weeks after brain surgery(a temporal lobectomy for epilepsy). Is this unusual?
In some cases: It depends on the nature of the injury and specific symptoms. There are certain situations when patching one eye or using special prism glasses may be of benefit as well as other therapeutic techniques. However, it is always best to be evaluated by a specialist to best assess what makes the most clinical sense for each individual. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Migraine aura with no headache following coiling unruptured aneurysm 20 months ago. The Zig zags/spring shapes last 30-40 mins. What causes this ?
Car accident 10 years ago. Swelling on the brain. Being suffering from migraines and headaches ever since. Maxillo facial surgery. ?
Complex: Complex problem. With your set of symptoms, I'd see a neurologist and a TMJ expert. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is cause of a severe positional headache light sensitivity stiffness in neck after microdiscectomy?Small hairline anyerusm on CT scan post op.
Have it checked out: You should have this evaluated. Sometimes, there is some cerebrospinal fluid that leaks from the linings over the spine. This can lead to the symptoms of spinal headache that you describe. Not sure if the aneurysm is related to this-particularly if you are talking about a brain aneurysm. ...Read more
Possible to have CSF leak 3wks post ESI. L4-L5. Bad headache/foggy/no fever/ nauseated/no vomiting.How long does the headache last?4-5 days already.
Yes possible: Headache (HA) after epidural steroid injection (ESI) rarely occur this late but are possible. Is HA worse when standing/sitting up & less/gone if lying down? Can be associated with nausea, vomiting, dizziness, or visual disturbances. Treatment includes being flat in bed for least 24 hrs, hydration, & analgesics. Since already 4-5 days, I would call physician who did ESI right away. Drink!! ...Read more
Postdromal migraine or brain tumor? Mild pain on left side of head, ringing ears, ear fullness and dizziness for 4 days after week long migraine.
How about neither?: There seems to be an inexplicable epidemic of brain tumor anxiety among otherwise young healthy people. Like that furshlugginer ice bucket challenge that had the unintended consequence of an epidemic of ALS anxiety among otherwise healthy young people. - This may have been a viral infection that spread to your middle & inner ear. If it persists more than a few more days, see your doctor. ...Read more
Can partial muscle paralysis of eye from brain bleed&double vision be fixed?What specialist handles this?5.5 weeks since brain bleed from MVA, 29yo F
MVA 5/2, had small brain bleed. Head sore to touch, severe constant headache,left eye muscle prob/dbl vision. How long before symptoms go away?
Generally not: It depends on the specific situation, but if the brain has been deprived of oxygen for more than 12 to 14 minutes, the damage is (usually) at least partly irreversible. A relatively new technique called therapeutic hypothermia improves the statistics somewhat, but the outcomes for many patients are still poor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Five weeks post laminectomy to remove schwannoma tumor at L4 and CSF leak, now better, what causes intense pressure headache when bending forward?
Your Neurosurgeon ca: Ask your neurosurgeon to help you and guide you further. Spinal fluid(CSF) leaks are known to cause Headaches because of spinal fluid pressure changes. If the CSF leak stops completely, it is likely that your headaches will stop. Drink extra fluids in the meantime. ...Read more
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Yes: Yes. Post-operative scar tissue can become an irritative source in the brain leading to seizures and headaches. The only way to determine if this has happened is to obtain an eeg. This painless study can determine if you are having seizures which may be the cause of the headaches. It would also be helpful to have an MRI study to evaluate the surgical site. A copy of the old MRI is helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: This would depend on the nature of the headaches. If incisional pain or scalp pain, this is not unusual as there are many nerves that are cut as the scalp is incised. This may lead to scalp neuromas which most often subside over time. If there are severe headaches within-a pressure sensation, this suggests an intracranial process. For example, if a brain tumor, you need to worry about expansion. ...Read more
I had brain surgery and had a tumor removed and i still have a lot of headaches what is good for them.
I had brain surgery and dural patch about a year ago. Now I'm falling down and have a nonstop headache. What should I do?
Follow up with: a neurologist. Knowing the nature of your surgery would be helpful to better determine what is going on. ...Read more
Depends: You need to call and be seen by your physician. This is not something that can be managed without complete information of the problem and the treatment plan as well as a physical exam by your treating physician. ...Read more
I had right temporal lobectamy brain surgery in 1992, can scar tissue come back after it’s been removed? I ask for I have headaches since as there mor
Yes: In fact, every time, one removes scar, the process of removal could lead to more scar formation....Dr. Murray Wellner ...Read more
Been having headaches everyday for a year now & mood swings & tired all the time. I had brain surgery for aneursyms in 09. What could be causing this?
30 years ago I had experimental brain surgery to remove a blood clot and skull fused together with no plate- no constant headaches, could this be a cause?
Probably no: There are several causes of headaches. It is unlikely that they haedaches you are currently experiencing is as a result of the surgery you had to remove a blood clot 30 years ago. I will recommend that you see a neurologist, who will perform a detailed neurological examination and probably order several tests and imaging studies of the brain, to help better understand the cause of your headaches. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Each is different: Brain surgery is a very broad term in this era of immensely advanced brain surgery. Each brain surgery is its own entity and hence i can give you a better answer if you were to be more specific with regards to your question. Are you set up for brain surgery for a brain biopsy, brain tumor resection, aneurysm clipping, or another cause? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vague question: Well, why? If you have a condition you think warrants it, discuss the situation w/ your doc & seek a referral to a center of expertise on the subject. There are lots of research protocols out there, but patients rarely identify themselves. The need is generally recognized by their doc, who makes the appropriate referral. Hope this was helpful & good luck. ...Read more
Not Recomended: If you are asking about the intake of alcoholic beverages, the answer is generally no. Patients may be at increased risk for seizure around the time of brain surgery. Alcohol lowers the seizure threshold and may contribute to a post-operative seizure. Consult your doctor about your risk for seizure and a reasonable plan to enjoy a small amount of alcoholic beverages after surgical recovery. ...Read more
A space filled with: Cerebral spinal fluid.Get a more detailed answer ›
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