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Doctor insights on: How Often Does A Shunt Have To Be Replaced

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How often does a shunt have to be replaced ?

How often does a shunt have to be replaced ?

Depends: It depends on the growth of the child, if the shunt gets plugged or infected. ...Read more

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Shunt (Definition)

Device that allows the flow of usually a fluid between two places. Sometimes a shunt may be used during carotid endarterectomy surgery to maintain the blood flow to the brain while the carotid artery ...Read more


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Having pain around vp shunt locale with neausea 29 years old last thing done to the shunt was it was replaced in 1995

Having pain around vp shunt locale with neausea 29 years old last thing done to the shunt was it was replaced in 1995

Common: Many patients report tenderness around shunt tubing due to the calcifications and scarring that develop around old shunts. Infection can also be a cause but this is far less common in shunts that are several years old. That said, its worth having your neurosurgeon check it out. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the brain to replace CFS after a shunt drains it out?

How long does it take for the brain to replace CFS after a shunt drains it out?

Wrong question: shunts do not drain all csf fluid, only excess fluid. This allows pressure to be maintained throughout the system evenly. You never lost fluid, just re balanced it. This prevents the problem of pressure on brain tissue, and damage. ...Read more

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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. ?

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

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What is a shunt?

Shunt: A shunt is a structure or device that transfers body fluid or blood from one area of the body to another area. For example shunts are fashioned to relieve high pressure areas of cerebro spinal fluid by shunting the fluid away to low pressure areas. ...Read more

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How long do v-p shunts last?

Many years: Shunts placed in an infant usually must be revised at some point before adulthood. In adults, the shunt can last for many years, but may require revision at some point;. ...Read more

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Will a shunt disqualify me from the army?

Clarify please: Please advise us what type of shunt you are referring to. If you are 46 years old than it is unlikely that your age will be waived for regular Army. ...Read more