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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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Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
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Brain Aneurysm (Definition)

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

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 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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And how often and how long do they come before a brain aneurysm ruptures?

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 long can it take between the symptoms and rupture of a brain aneurysm?

How long can it take between the symptoms and rupture of a brain aneurysm?

Inmediate: Patients have symptoms immediately after rupture that range from intense headache up to coma depending upon the severity of the rupture and involvement of the brain and location of aneurysm. ...Read more

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Can an untreated brain tumor cause a brain aneurysm?

Can an untreated brain tumor cause a brain aneurysm?

Not usually: Strokes and brain issues can come with either but they are not very common together. ...Read more

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I had successful brain aneurysm coiling 1 year ago. Is it safe for me to fly long distance? Can the pressure be a risk?

I had successful brain aneurysm coiling 1 year ago. Is it safe for me to fly long distance? Can the pressure be a risk?

You should be ok: Now to fly and the pressure and flow should be about normal now. The risk of flying would have been the surgery itself, but you are well healed now. ...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.

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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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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Should I be worried about neck pain lasting longer than a week and now causing headaches and what feels like sinus pain? Worried about brain aneurysm.

Should I be worried about neck pain lasting longer than a week and now causing headaches and what feels like sinus pain? Worried about brain aneurysm.

Not really: Brain aneurysm wouldn't cause such as the main diagnostic symptoms, you probably have neck sprain, try pain killers on regular basis, unless contraindicated, if no improvement, see your doctor, take care ...Read more

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Had brain aneurysm coiled 3 months ago. Have tumor on pituitary gland and postural hypertension! What are my chances of a long life? Thanks.

Had brain aneurysm coiled 3 months ago. Have tumor on pituitary gland and postural hypertension! What are my chances of a long life? Thanks.

Pituitary tumor: At this point it is important to follow up with your doctor about both of these issues. Your doctor will do blood tests and follow up imaging and may have you see an endocrinologist and neurosurgeon for this. ...Read more

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Cld mild preeclampsia cause brain aneurysm formation in someone with family history or does blood pressure have to remain high for a longer period of time?

Cld mild preeclampsia cause brain aneurysm formation in someone with family history or does blood pressure have to remain high for a longer period of time?

Not cause - rupture.: Preeclampsia cannot cause brain aneurysms, but can certainly make them rupture and cause massive strokes. Berry aneurysms in the brain vessels pre-date the pregnancy, but when it is complicated by pree they can leak or rupture with catastrophic consequences. The longer the preeclamptic hypertension goes untreated, the higher the risk of stroke (hemorrhagic, massive, occasionally lethal). ...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

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