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What is the recovery time when you have a brain aneurysm clipped?

What is the recovery time when you have a brain aneurysm clipped?

Depends: If you had a ruptured aneurysm the recovery can be up to 18 months with variable level of disability. For unruptured aneurysms treated electively with no complications, 6-10 weeks. ...Read more

Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
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Brain Aneurysm (Definition)

Brain aneurysm is 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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Are narcotics dangerous if you have a brain aneurysm?

Are narcotics dangerous if you have a brain aneurysm?

See below: If taken under the supervision of a physician the risk is manageable. If taking them for recreation you are asking for trouble. ...Read more

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Can someone explain the importance and reason for needing to take aspirin when you have a brain aneurysm?

Can someone explain the importance and reason for needing to take aspirin when you have a brain aneurysm?

Correct information?: This concerns me a lot. If you possess an un-ruptured brain aneurysm, why are you taking aspirin? As if it were to rupture, you would have a tougher time stopping the bleeding, which would increase your mortality risk. I highly recommend a second opinion to get this clarified, as you do not list any rationale for use of aspirin. ...Read more

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I'm healthy, have low body fat, but otherwise healthy. how to know if I have a brain aneurysm?

I'm healthy, have low body fat, but otherwise healthy. how to know if I have a brain aneurysm?

MRA / Cerebral Angio: A diagnostic test is necessary. The least invasive would be the MRA if there are any questions the a Full Cerebral Angiogram is indicated ...Read more

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I'm 16 and have had a couple concussions, could I have a brain aneurysm?

I'm 16 and have had a couple concussions, could I have a brain aneurysm?

Response: Concussions do NOT cause brain aneurysms, and unless you have family hx of vascular malformations, signs of polycystic kidney disease, or abnormalities of your cranial nerves, would suggest not to be concerned regarding aneurysm, ...Read more

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How to know if I have a brain aneurysm?

How to know if I have a brain aneurysm?

You may not: A simple stable aneurysm of a cerebral artery can have no symptoms at all the rupture causing a " thunder clap" inyou head followed by intense headache and changes in consciousness. Occ siezures may occur and vomiting. If you are having frequent heaaches or trusl suspect something see a neurologist get a cat of the brain or cerebral angio depending on the neurologist. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a brain aneurysm?

How do I know if I have a brain aneurysm?

Evaluation: The only way to know is to be evaluated for it with an MRI or angiogram. We do not screen people unless they are at. High risk with a strong family history. Any person with a severe unusual and devastating headache should be evaluated emergent ly. ...Read more

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How could i know if I have a brain aneurysm?

How could i know if I have a brain aneurysm?

Brain vessel scan: You might be asking because of a family history. Most brain aneurysms are discovered after they have either ruptured or become large enough to push on important brain structures. Oftentimes, brain vessel scans, (cta, mra or catheter angiography) may show an aneurysm. Most aneurysms discovered by accident don't need treatment. Mra would be recommended for screening. ...Read more

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Is there a way to know if I have a brain aneurysm or not?

Is there a way to know if I have a brain aneurysm or not?

Usually asymptomatic: Brain aneurysms are usually asymptomatic. Autopsy studies suggest up to 10% of the population may have an unruptured brain aneurysm. These usually come to light when a patient presents with a devastating bleed and "the worst headache of their life".Routine screening(brain mri/mra) is not done unless there is a family history of brain aneurysms.Detailed doctor's exam may find some hints of aneurysm. ...Read more

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Do I have a brain aneurysm? I keep thinking I might die fast.

Do I have a brain aneurysm? I keep thinking I might die fast.

See physician: See your physician, if you have family history , episodes of head aches etc , will order tests like mra to rule out cerebral aneurysms and alleviate your fears, if you still have fears you may need psychological evaluation. ...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


Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more