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What are symptoms of high intracranial pressure?

What are symptoms of high intracranial pressure?

Varied: In the non-trauma situation, symptoms of increased intracranial pressure include headache, nausea/vomiting, blurred or double vision, depressed level of consciousness. In the acute trauma situation or in cases of hemmorrhagic stroke, high intracranial pressure can lead to coma, high blood pressure and low heart rate. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of increased intracranial pressure?

What are the symptoms of increased intracranial pressure?

Intracranial pressur: Individual with increased intracranial pressure usually complain of headaches and may have vomiting, blurred vision, and horizontal diplopia. The headaches are diffuse, worse at night, and often aggravated by sudden movement. Less common complaints include irritability, transitory visual obscurations, dizziness, and tinnitus. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of mild increased intracranial pressure?

What are the symptoms of mild  increased intracranial pressure?

Mild????: There may be no symptoms of mild increased intracranial pressure. And how do you know it is mild? I'm not sure what mild increased intracranial pressure is because increased pressure is increased pressure. Increased pressure is not good. Symptoms may be headache, visual loss, dizziness, weakness, delerium, confusion, and many others. ...Read more

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Hi my dad has gone to the doctors and they said he has migraines but he has almost every symptom of intracranial pressure what doctor should I go to?

Hi  my dad has gone to the doctors and they said he has migraines but he has almost every symptom of  intracranial pressure what doctor should I go to?

Neurology/anesthesio: Migraines can often mimic increased intracranial pressure; diagnosis is done by spinal tap but there is a risk of the headaches getting worse. Consult a neurologist or anesthesiologist. ...Read more

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When someone has a brain tumor, is it the intracranial pressure that causes the symptoms?

When someone has a brain tumor, is it the intracranial pressure that causes the symptoms?

Headaches: The headaches from brain tumors are caused by the increased intracranial pressure. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of intercranial brain pressure? How can I relieve the slight pressure in my head from holding a sneeze? Pressure has lasted 1 wk.

What are symptoms of intercranial brain pressure? How can I relieve the slight pressure in my head from holding a sneeze? Pressure has lasted 1 wk.

Doubt you possess: If you do indeed have increased intracranial pressure, you will experience headache, nausea, vomiting, blurring and/or doubling of vision, associated with increased blood pressure, and slowing of pulse. All of this could be progressive, but if chronic, such as pseudo tumor cerebri, may periodically lose vision, obscurational spells. ...Read more

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Does prednisone respond to brain tumor symptoms even if there's no raised intracranial pressure?

Does prednisone respond to brain tumor symptoms even if there's no raised intracranial pressure?

Yes.: Prednisone descreases the swelling in the tissues surrounding the tumor and increases appetite, often suppressed in cancer patients. http://www.abta.org/brain-tumor-treatment/treatments/steroids.html ...Read more

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What is intracranial pressure?

What is intracranial pressure?

Pressure on brain: Intracranial pressure relates to the contents of the skull, including brain, spinal fluid and blood. The pressure will vary with posture and an increase in any of the contents, such as brain swelling from trauma, bleeding or an excessive build up of spinal fluid or blockage in the normal path from formation to exit from the skull. ...Read more

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Could intracranial pressure be treated?

Could intracranial pressure be treated?

High or low?: Low CSF pressure is treated differently than high. Treat the underlying cause (eg CSF leak following lumbar puncture) Raised ICP if due to an imbalance of CSF production vs resorption is typically treated with carbonic anhydrase inhibitors like Zonegran, Topamax (topiramate) or Diamox. Rarely is surgery (optic nerve fenestration or shunting done unless the increased ICP is due to a blockage of CSF flow ...Read more

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