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How Often Does A Shunt Have To Be Replaced
My vp shunt has been causing pain for 3 weeks havent slept more then 3 hrs a night i need it replaced but neuro says no it will go away ?
Having pain around vp shunt locale with neausea 29 years old last thing done to the shunt was it was replaced in 1995
Is marijuana an effective pain reliever for cfs headaches accompanying a failing (dr won't replace until it absolutely doesn't work) vp shunt?
I wanna get my vp shunt replaced bc it hurts and it is causing pain. the doc got xray and CT and it was fine. why could it be causing pain. ?
Shunt causing pain: When VP shunt bothers someone, it often causes headaches, trouble with vision, seizures, nausea and vomiting and sometimes fainting. It sounds like you have pain, why do you think it is the shunt that is causing it? It is not easy to take them out and put new ones in. In your case, it may be useful to have a shunt. Perhaps the pain could be managed differently? ...Read more
A hole in the heart: It is literally a hole in the heart. Normally the right side of the heart pumps blood to the lungs to get the oxygen where as the left side of the heart pumps blood to the body. A right to left shunt can cause some of the blood to bypass the lungs and not carry as much oxygen as it should. ...Read more