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How soon after brain aneurysm "leak" will it re-bleed? Possible to re-bleed mos/yrs later? I.E. Had bad ha 2wks straight, then they stopped. Leak?

How soon after brain aneurysm "leak" will it re-bleed? Possible to re-bleed mos/yrs later? I.E. Had bad ha 2wks straight, then they stopped. Leak?

Possibly: Aneurysms can have a "sentinel" rupture where they leak some blood prior to sah. It is best to be evaluated immediately in the er if this is the case as the aneurysm could rupture anytime after this point. ...Read more

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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Can a symptomatic unruptured brain aneurysm stop showing symptoms headache symptoms and only show sinus symptoms?

Can a symptomatic unruptured brain aneurysm stop showing symptoms headache symptoms and only show sinus symptoms?

My interpretation: Not sure what you imply by "symptomatic", as most unruptured brain aneurysms cause no overt symptoms and are merely found when MRI is done looking for explanations of migraines. In my experience, the aneurysm does not cause headaches until rupture, which can be deadly. Aneurysm NEVER causes sinus symptoms. Can a Concierge visit help? ...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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What are the symptoms of brain aneurysm?

What are the symptoms of brain aneurysm?

Cerebral aneurysm: Cerebral aneurysm can lead to a sudden and unusually severe headache, nausea, vision impairment, vomiting, and loss of consciousness, or it can be asymptomatic. Ruptured aneurysm lead to severe headache, nausea, vomiting, drowsiness and headache. It can also cause stroke like weakness and sometimes seizures. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of a brain aneurysm?

What are common symptoms of a brain aneurysm?

Not good: 50 % of ruptured berry aneurysm patients do not make it alive to a hospital. Those that do well describe the "worst headache of their lives, " associated with a stiff neck, nausea and vomiting, severe malaise, confusion, delirium, and maybe visual problems depending on location of the aneurysm. This is a true medical emergency and requires intensive attention and perhaps surgery. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of brain aneurysm I should be looking for?

What are the symptoms of brain aneurysm I should be looking for?

Headache: Symptoms of a brain aneurysm include severe headache, neck stiffness, confusion, altered vision, and light sensitivity. If you have any of these symptoms, you should see a physician immediately. ...Read more

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Can you please explain brain aneurysm and what are the symptoms?

Can you please explain brain aneurysm and what are the symptoms?

Brain aneurysm: Brain aneurysm is an abnormal swelling of a brain blood vessel. Symptoms may be none, or caused by compression of adjacent brain wherever the lesion is located. If the aneurysm ruptures, headache is fairly universal and severe. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a brain aneurysm and what can be done for it?

What are symptoms of a brain aneurysm and what can be done for it?

NO SYMPTOMS/PAIN/HEA: Unruptured aneurysm may have no symptoms, if large it may press on the brain and cause pain behind the eyes, double vision, weakness on one side of face, drooping eye lid&dilated pupil
leaking aneurysm may cause sudden severe headache. And ruptured aneurysm causes extremely severe headache, nausea and vomiting, stiff neck, seizures, confusion, stiff neck, ptosis, and loss of consciousness
rx is surgical clip. ...Read more

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What to do if I have some symptoms of an unruptured brain aneurysm. I was wondering what I should do?

What to do if I have some symptoms of an unruptured brain aneurysm. I was wondering what I should do?

Call your doctor: If you were diagnosed with unruptured aneurysm and having neurological symptoms (bad headache, weakness, numbness, speech difficulty), then you should call your doctor or go to er. If there is no diagnosis of aneurysm and you are experiencing neurological symptoms, you should still ask your doctor if there may be a neurological diagnosis for that. ...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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For what length of time can it be between the symptoms and rupture of a brain aneurysm?

For what length of time can it be between the symptoms and rupture of a brain aneurysm?

No delay: Patients with an an aneurysm usually present acutely with a rupture. Once the rupture occurs, the blood spills out into the brain. The symptoms are instantaneous. There is the sudden severe headache (often described as a "thunderclap headache"), sensitivity to light, nausea/vomiting, and even coma. Seek immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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How rare is a brain aneurysm? Someone 53 yr old female just passed away. Any symptoms or health risks for this? Concerned.

How rare is a brain aneurysm? Someone 53 yr old female just passed away. Any symptoms or health risks for this? Concerned.

Not infrequent: Several million people in USA have aneurysm. The rupture frequency is about 1/10, 000 per year. Reasons for aneurysm: Family HX, Smoking, hypertension, hypercholesterol & age increase risk. To lessen risk of rupture stop smoking, get BP & Cholesterol under control. Very few symptoms of aneurysm until rupture. Aneurysms sometimes found by studies for other reasons & can be thrombosed. ...Read more

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What symptoms will help a doctor diagnose brain aneurysm?

What symptoms will help a doctor diagnose brain aneurysm?

Thunderclap headache: Very abrupt onset within a few seconds of a very very severe headache (so called "thunderclap headache") is the most suggestive sign since this is how bleeding into the subarachnoid space (in effect bleeding from annaneurysm) within the cranium announces itself. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a related diagnosis to symptoms of a brain aneurysm?

Anyone know what is a related diagnosis to symptoms of a brain aneurysm?

Adult: Polycystic kidney disease is related to brain aneurysm formation. Brain aneurysms are not usually symptomatic unless they bleed or are of sufficient size to push on adjacent nerves. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with a brain aneurysm last year and she has symptoms with an aneurysm?

I was diagnosed with a brain aneurysm last year and she has symptoms with an aneurysm?

Unclear question: Most aneurysms are not genetic but rather something you developed. Smoking and uncontrolled hypertension can increase your chance of developing a brain aneurysm. ...Read more

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Sister has brain aneurysm. If it raputres do symptoms occur immediatelly or after hours, days? What are the symptoms? Saw her lift a couch today.

Severe headache: Usually if an aneurysm ruptures patient will complain of worst headache of her life. May also have stiff neck and other neurologic sytmptoms. Symptoms are immediate. Treatment before rupture is advisable as after rupture stoke symptoms and death may result. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing head pain and once in a while my vision appears fuzzy and unclear. Are these symptoms of a brain aneurysm or tumor?

I have been experiencing head pain and once in a while my vision appears fuzzy and unclear. Are these symptoms of a brain aneurysm or tumor?

Nonspecific: Your description does not confirm a brain tumor or aneurysm and could be due to eye problems, migraine issues, blood sugar changes. Start with eye specialist and find an explanation. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing head pain everyday and once in a while my vision appears fuzzy and unclear. Are these symptoms of a brain aneurysm or tumor?

I have been experiencing head pain everyday and once in a while my vision appears fuzzy and unclear. Are these symptoms of a brain aneurysm or tumor?

MRI: These symptoms can be related to a serious problem, and I would suggest seeing the ED and calling your physician. A Brain MRI can be helpful. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing head pain everyday and once in a while my vision appears fuzzy and unclear. Are these symptoms of a brain aneurysm or tumor?

I have been experiencing head pain everyday and once in a while my vision appears fuzzy and unclear. Are these symptoms of a brain aneurysm or tumor?

Parental permission: Unfortunately, we can only give specific medical advice to minors through consent of their parents or guardians. If you ask to have your parents sign up for a FREE HEALTHTAP account then, they can not only ask questions on your behalf but even sign you up for a private consultation to try & figure things out. In the mean time tell your parents about your symptoms so they can take you to doctor. ...Read more

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Would brain aneurysm present with bad headache for several days? No other symptoms but cough and slight fever. Headache won't subside. Aneurysm?

Would brain aneurysm present with bad headache for several days? No other symptoms but cough and slight fever. Headache won't subside. Aneurysm?

Unlikely: In general, the percentage of people in the US who have a brain aneurysm is 1.5 to 5% according to the American Stroke Association. It's even less likely for it to be symptomatic. Symptoms usually occur if the aneurysm (think of a ballooned vessel) compresses on adjacent structures or if it ruptures (0.5% to 3% WITH aneurysm) so a really tiny %. If symptoms persist, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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I suffered s ruptured brain aneurysm I'm 2003 recently ive been suffering a add type symptom lack of communication unsble focus?

I suffered s ruptured brain aneurysm I'm 2003 recently ive been suffering a add type symptom lack of communication unsble focus?

See your neurologist: Congrats on being a survivor of a ruptured brain aneurysm and getting your health back. In cases like yours, any neurologic sign or symptom, that is new, and that you cannot easily attribute to something else, ought not to be ignored and evaluated. Trust you are in the care of a good neurologist, who knows your history, prior surgical particulars, who should see you, do a full neuro exam 1st. ...Read more

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Scared of developing a brain aneurysm at 23. No fam history, no smoking, no drinking, no symptoms (headache, blurry left dry eye). Should I worry?

Scared of developing a brain aneurysm at 23. No fam history, no smoking, no drinking, no symptoms (headache, blurry left dry eye). Should I worry?

Relax: The most common form of an aneurysm at your age is a congenital berry aneurysm, and it is highly unlikely you will acquire one under normal circumstances. ...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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Haven't exercised properly in 6 months, I'm terrified that if I work out I'll get a brain aneurysm or some sort of clot and die. But I need to get fit?

Haven't exercised properly in 6 months, I'm terrified that if I work out I'll get a brain aneurysm or some sort of clot and die. But I need to get fit?

Crikey, Juan!: Exercising doesn't cause brain aneurysms. NOT exercising also doesn't cause brain aneurysms. Sedentary people are MORE likely to get "clots" than active people. A healthy 18-y/o has nothing to fear from exercise. It sounds like you have more of a problem with severe anxiety & catastrophic ideation than with exercise. You may want to consider addressing that. ...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?

Have it evaluated: It is certainly possible that some of the headaches may be related to surgical healing. However, there are well known long term sequelae from brain aneurysms-particularly if there was a rupture. Delayed hydrocephalus is one of those where the fluid in the ventricles does not absorb as well. This can easily be evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

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Seen stats on risk of hving two 1st degree fam with brain aneurysm bt what aboutmy risk having one 2nd and one 3rd deg die frm ba early40's? Pater side

Seen stats on risk of hving two 1st degree fam with brain aneurysm bt what aboutmy risk having one 2nd and one 3rd deg die frm ba early40's? Pater side

MRA/CTA: If you are so concerned about a cerebral artery aneurysm, just cut to the chase, get a mra /cta brain circle of willis and know for a fact if you do have any aneurysm or not. If you do have one then go see neurosurgeon and see if there is anything that can be done instead of wasting time speculating. ...Read more

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I have a brain aneurysm 8ml, I'm terrified. I am afraid of surgery and afraid it may also burst anytime. I don't have bloodpressure, don't smoke?

I have a brain aneurysm 8ml, I'm terrified. I am afraid of surgery and afraid it may also burst anytime. I don't have bloodpressure, don't smoke?

Aneurysm: Certainly, an aneurysm can be terrifying. An 8mm aneurysm is large and should be treated at your age. It may be able to be treated endoscopically by placing little coils into it through a catheter threaded up through your groin. The other alternative is surgery which is what I do. It depends on the position of the aneurysm. Discuss this with an endovascular neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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What can cause a brain aneurysm?

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