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How long does a brain aneurysm take to develop?

How long does a brain aneurysm take to develop?

Unclear: Since we do not routinely scan people with MRI and ct scans of the head, aneurysm growth is a tough thing to measure. If an aneurysm is growing, it is best to treat it regardless of size. ...Read more

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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


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How fast does a brain aneurysm develop ?

How fast does a brain aneurysm develop ?

Weakness in artery: An aneurysm grows because of weakness in the muscle in an artery's wall. Smoking, uncontrolled high blood pressure and some genetic diseases can increase your likelihood of developing aneurysms. ...Read more

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How does a brain aneurysm differ from a stroke?

How does a brain aneurysm differ from a stroke?

A Future Stroke: An aneurysm is a ballooning of an artery with thinning of the wall. Such a ballooning is at high risk for leakage and rupture which, in the brain, will result in an intracranial bleed with a jet of blood causing actual damage to the brain (a stroke). ...Read more

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How does someone burst a brain vessel?

How does someone burst a brain vessel?

Variable: A congenital aneurysm can burst when it enlarges to a critical size. Coughing, sneezing, straining may add to risk. Hypertension can cause brain hemorrhages via stroke or Charcot-Bouchard aneurysm. If you have concerns regarding your risk factors, a Concierge visit could counsel you. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a brain aneurysm to develop?

Unknown: There is no good answer to this question because we have only limited data on exactly how, when and why brain aneurysms develop. Once an aneurysm is identified, if it is non-ruptured and small (<5mm in size), we often follow these with yearly tests to see if the aneurysm is enlarging. In these cases, they tend to grow at varying rates or not grow in size at all. ...Read more

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How long does it usually take for a brain aneurysm to develop?

How long does it usually take for a brain aneurysm to develop?

No on knows: The most common type of brain aneurysm is called saccular and it is unclear how long they take to develop. Another, less commin, type are called mycotic aneurysms. They are due to infections can develop in days to weeks. ...Read more

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How unusual is a brain aneurysm rupture?

How unusual is a brain aneurysm rupture?

Rare: The annual rate of rupture is approximately 8 – 10 per 100, 000 people or about 30, 000 people in the United States suffer a brain aneurysm rupture. Source: http://www.Bafound.Org/statistics_and_facts. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a brain aneurysm to rupture?

How long does it take for a brain aneurysm to rupture?

Anytime: Brain aneurysms can rupture without warning and instantly. If you have one, please see a medical professional so they can give you your personalized set of risks and benefits of treatment. ...Read more

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How long does one live with a a brain aneurysm?

How long does one live with a a brain aneurysm?

Potentially forever: The 25% fatality statistic etc, only applies to aneurysms that have bled. Those with unruptured aneurysms have the potential of living a normal life and may never have a bleeding episode. ...Read more

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How quickly do brain aneurysms develop?

How quickly do brain aneurysms develop?

Middle Age: Most occur in 30-60 year olds, seldom in children. Female > males. Run in family's and Increased in smokers and Cocaine abusers (Hypertension) ...Read more

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How long could you live with brain bleeding or a brain aneurysm untreated?

How long could you   live with brain bleeding or a brain aneurysm untreated?

Depends: Not sure what you mean by "brain bleeding". As for untreated aneurysm, if the aneurysm is small, regular, is in anterior circulation, if you don't smoke, and you have no family history of subarachnoid hemorrhage (aneurysm bleeding) - then chances are you can live long. But the aneurysm must be monitored: if it changes it probably needs treatment. Where is your aneurysm and how big is it? ...Read more

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How does a popliteal aneurysm affect sleep?

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How does a popliteal aneurysm affect sleep?

Two possibilities...: It could be large enough that the person is aware of a pulsing sensation that keeps him awake. Alternatively, if the aneurysm is thrombosed (clotted), there could be compromised blood flow to the foot which causes pain at night because the leg is elevated (the blood flow is so limited that the person needs the benefit of gravity to get blood to the foot). ...Read more

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How long does it take for a malignant brain tumor to develop?

How long does it take for a malignant brain tumor to develop?

Actually`: Some believe that it takes only the time for a SINGLE CELL which has MUTATED (or produced by an abnormal strand of RNA/DNA to START tumor formation. As to how long it takes for SYMPTOMS to occur THAT depends upon the LOCATION of the TUMOR and whether it IRRITATES surrounding tissue ("produces" a siezure) Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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How long does it usually take before a cerebral aneurysm to rupture?

Unknown: Average age of rupture of brain aneurysms is 52. It likely takes a few years but this is so variable. Aneurysms are rarely seen in kids or people less than 35 years of age. Additional factors such as uncontrolled hypertension, smoking, connective tissue disease may accelerate the process to an aneurysn rupturing. Using Cocaine is also known to accelerate rupture. ...Read more

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How likely is surviving a brain aneurysm?

Approximately 50%: If it ruptures. Unruptured aneurysms carry a .05-20% risk of bleeding per year. The wide variation in risk is due to aneurysm size, location, shape, and ongoing scientific controversies. ...Read more

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Can a brain aneurysm change someone?

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Can a brain aneurysm change someone?

Yes: An aneurysm can cause a change in personality if it leaks or puts pressure on nearby brain tissue in the frontal lobes. It should be treated since it could rupture any time and be fatal. Recovery from a leaking aneurysm usually causes some change in the person but many times this gets better over a few years. ...Read more

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How long can you live with a brain aneurysm untreated?

How long can you live with a brain aneurysm untreated?

It depends: It depends on the size, the location, and your blood pressure. This absolutely needs to be discussed with a neurologist and/or a neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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What can cause a brain aneurysm?

What can cause a brain aneurysm?

Mostly hereditary.: Nobody knows fo sure, but mostly hereditary factors. Connected to polycystic kidney disease. ...Read more

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Brain aneurysm or headache how can I tell?

Brain aneurysm or headache how can I tell?

You can tell: If it is a ruptured aneurysm, headache is classically so severe, it is described as "worst in my life", and is associated with stiff neck, nausea and vomiting and perhaps rapid coma. Although rarely, we have found aneurysms in migraine pts, in my opinion these were co-morbidities unrelated to the headaches. Some nonruptured aneurysms will cause eye changes as they expand, especially double vision. ...Read more

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How long after a concussion does a brain hemorrhage occur?

How long after a concussion does a brain hemorrhage occur?

Concussion: In the majority of cases the hemorrhage occurs at the time of injury, while later bleeding can occur it is quite uncommon but possible. ...Read more

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How fast does a brain aneurysm develop ?

Weakness in artery: An aneurysm grows because of weakness in the muscle in an artery's wall. Smoking, uncontrolled high blood pressure and some genetic diseases can increase your likelihood of developing aneurysms. ...Read more

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How long does a brain aneurysm take to develop?

Unclear: Since we do not routinely scan people with MRI and ct scans of the head, aneurysm growth is a tough thing to measure. If an aneurysm is growing, it is best to treat it regardless of size. ...Read more

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How long does a Brain Aneurysm take to develop? I had an MRA 7 years ago and it was normal. Could it develop this fast? I am 28.

How long does a Brain Aneurysm take to develop? I had an MRA 7 years ago and it was normal. Could  it develop this fast? I am 28.

Yes: Aneurysms often form in an area of focal weakness of the vessel wall, most commonly at a bifurcation of 2 vessel branches. Some people are more prone to have them, and some form for unknown reasons. They can develop at different rates for people depending on many factors including underlying connective tissue abnormalities, blood pressure, etc. I'd say 7 years is more than enough time to form. ...Read more

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How long does an brain aneurysm take to develop? I had an MRI done in 2010 and it everything was normal. I got a serve headache today, and I am 28.

Usually a few years: Brain aneurysms often take several years of slow growth before they would be clinically significant. There of course can be great variation between rates of growth in different people. Also, you should keep in mind that many small aneurysms can be easily missed on the average MRI or Ct scan. They often require a very focused exam, either traditional angiogram, or MR/CT angiogram to visualize. ...Read more

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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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Might it be possible that a a brain aneurysm develop over 3 month?

Might it be possible that a a brain aneurysm develop over 3 month?

Yes: Most brain aneurysms take years to develop. The ones which grow more rapidly are related to injury (traumatic aneurysms) or infections (mycotic aneurysms). Sometimes an aneurysm is not seen at first - and it pops up on a later scan. This does not mean it developed over night, but it escaped visualization initially. Several reasons for that, discuss with your neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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How big does a brain aneurysm have to be before they opperate on it?

5mm in most cases: It depends on the location and as well as if it has grown, but 5mm is a good cutoff that many people use while others use 7mm. ...Read more

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How does a brain aneurysm differ from a stroke?

A Future Stroke: An aneurysm is a ballooning of an artery with thinning of the wall. Such a ballooning is at high risk for leakage and rupture which, in the brain, will result in an intracranial bleed with a jet of blood causing actual damage to the brain (a stroke). ...Read more

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How fast can a brain aneurysm develop? Is a CT or MRI adequate diagnostic tools? What else could cause daily headaches.

How fast can a brain aneurysm develop? Is a CT or MRI adequate diagnostic tools? What else could cause daily headaches.

Depends on size: Ct or mr angiograms are good screening tools, and surgeons are using cta to plan surgery instead of angiograms. If you have an aneurysm, there is a certain chance that it will grow over time. How fast it grows is not predictable. If you don't have an aneurysm, you should have your doctor look for other reasons for headaches. ...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 don't want to pass out, I'm really worried about a brain aneurysm. can anyone shed some light on this for me?

I don't want to pass out, I'm really worried about a brain aneurysm. can anyone shed some light on this for me?

A brain aneurysm: is an out pouching of one of the vessels inside of the brain. The biggest concern is if this were to rupture. This in turn, could cause a person to loose consciousness. Monitoring and a discussion with a neurosurgeon about risks and potential for surgery would be warranted depending on size and severity. ...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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I had a brain aneurysm clipped last year and i'm still having headaches. Shouldn't they be gone?

I had a brain aneurysm clipped last year and i'm still having headaches. Shouldn't they be gone?

YOU MAY HAVE : Another cause for headaches other than the aneurysm. You need to see your doctor for proper diagnosis please. ...Read more

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What is brain aneurysm?

What is brain aneurysm?

Abnorml blood vessel: A brain aneurysm is an abnormal ballooning out of a blood vessel in the brain. The concern is that the aneurysm is weaker than normal blood vessels, and that it is of risk of bursting, something which could cause a stroke or even death. ...Read more

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What's a brain aneurysm?

Berry aneurysm: The most common and classic brain aneurysm is the berry or saccular aneurysm. These appear as a ballooning at the branchpoints of cerebral vessels typically at the base of the brain in the circle of willis. These are usually asymptomatic until there is a devastating hemorrhage from them. The treatment is to obliterate the aneurysm with surgery or endovascular (coiling techniques). ...Read more

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What is a brain aneurysm?

What is a brain aneurysm?

Artery wall bulge: Normally blood vessels are smooth and even like a sipping straw. Occasionally the wall weakens from age, trauma, atherosclerosis, plaque and the wall bulges out kind of like blowing bubblegum. The wall becomes thinner than normal thus is prone to rupture which allows for bleeding to occur. Aneurysms can occur on any artery cerebral ( brain) is common, renal, aortic size is important. ...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?

Mostly hereditary.: Nobody knows fo sure, but mostly hereditary factors. Connected to polycystic kidney disease. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of brain aneurysm?

What are symptoms of brain aneurysm?

Worst headache : Unfortunately, the most common symptom of aneurysms in the brain is when they rupture, which is often life threatening. Certain aneurysms can cause eye pain, for example, prior to rupture which can bring them to your attention sooner. ...Read more

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Brain Aneurysm (Definition)

A weakened blood vessel in the brain that balloons up ...Read more