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What are the tests for pseudotumor cerebri?

What are the tests for pseudotumor cerebri?

Lumbar Puncture/MRI: These two tests help diagnose pseudotumor cerebri. It is usually a type of high spinal fluid pressure in the brain. It can cause many problems and should be evaluated by your family md, a neurosurgeon, and probably a neuroopthalmologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Marvin Ott
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Do you have any suggestions for pseudotumor cerebri?

Pseudotumor: Pseudotumor cerebri or benign intracranial hypertension is a disorder characterized by elevation of intracranial pressure. Clinically, there is a vascular headache followed by blur rinses of vision. Diagnosis is based on clinical examination, neuroimaging and spinal tap. Usually is treated with medication, but sometimes surgical procedures need to be performed. ...Read more

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How come I have pseudotumor cerebri, but nobody else in the family has it?

It isn't hereditary: Not every thing is hereditary. And sometimes this is a complication from another illness. ...Read more

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Is pseudotumor cerebri genetic?

Pseudotumor cerebri: There are have some cases described where pseudotumor cerebri seems to run in the family and a genetic/hereditary basis is suspected. However that is the exception and most cases are not inherited. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a vp shunt for pseudotumor cerebri?

What to do if I have a vp shunt for pseudotumor cerebri?

Consult a neurosurgn: If you are having headaches or more importantly, changes in your vision, you need to see a neurosurgeon to have your shunt checked. Pseudotumor can be treated with a shunt, but if the shunt stops working, the symptoms may return. ...Read more

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Are there alternative treatments for pseudotumor cerebri?

Are there alternative treatments for pseudotumor cerebri?

No: Pseudotumor cerebri can occasionally result in visual loss and blindness in addition to severe headaches. Pseudotumor needs to be carefully followed by an eye doctor and sometimes a neurologist as well. 90% of people with pseudotumor are obese females and weight loss, sometimes modest amounts, can be a highly effective treatment. ...Read more

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Can sudden blindness be related to pseudotumor cerebri?

Can sudden blindness be related to  pseudotumor cerebri?

Explanation: The increased intracranial pressure does affect vision with periodic "obscurational" episodes, but sudden bilateral complete blindness does not occur. Instead the vision becomes very blurred with significant degradation which initially returns. If the pressure is not controlled, there is a steady worsening of vision that can lead to blindness. ...Read more

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Will pseudotumor cerebri kill me if I don't get treatment?

Will pseudotumor cerebri kill me if I don't get treatment?

See doctor: Pseudotumor cerebri is an acquired condition that mimics increased pressure on the brain, but is usually benign. The most common cause is excessive vitamin a & beta carotene intake. Also, some medications can cause it- most notably tetracycline antibiotics. It won't kill you if you see your doctor and identify the cause in your case. ...Read more

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I have a vp shunt for pseudotumor cerebri is there a special diet?

I have a vp shunt for pseudotumor cerebri is there a special diet?

Pseudotumor cerebri: There is no specific diet, but i would watch the salt and fluid intake. ...Read more

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Can you take provera (medroxyprogesterone) with pseudotumor cerebri?

See below: You can - but make sure you tell your ob/gyn first prior to taking it. So do not take until your own ob/gyn approves it. ...Read more

Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
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Pseudotumor Cerebri (Definition)

Pseudotumor cerebri is a condition in which the pressure inside your skull increases when there is no obvious cause. While symptoms may resemble those of a brain tumor, there is no actual tumor present. The condition occurs more commonly in obese women, especially those ...Read more