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Possibly: If you are having symptoms similar to those you had last time you had shunt malfunction, yes you could be having another one and should see your doctor ...Read more
No: Assuming ventricular shunts in the brain, proper placement is important to minimize chance of blockage. But there is no way to predict or prevent actual malfunction. Patients with shunts should be followed up regularly and discuss any symptoms of headaches, nausea, or vision problems immediately with their doctor. Surgical correction may be needed. (other shunts exist: e.g. Av dialysis ). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a vp shunt for Hydrocephalus and if I have shunt malfunction and if I don't get treated right away what would happen to me?
HEADACHE: will be the first thing you notice with a shunt malfunction. Then you will loose coordination, vomit, have visual problems, lose consciousness and if you continue to be untreated you will build up enough pressure for your brainstem to be pushed through the base of the skull and your breathing will stop. ...Read more
I seem to be having headaches and lower back pain everytime i bend down...
I wanted to know if there may be shunt malfunction due to hydrocephalus
Check with neuro: If you're having new onset headaches when bending at the waist and back pain which wasn't there before then, you could have several things...but with the presence of a shunt I wouldn't waste any time. Either get to your neurologist or neurosurgeon to get things looked at quickly. Don't hang out waiting for more to develop. If you'd like to talk 1-1 with me: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more
I havent been able to exercise without getting really bad headaches. Not a chairi and apparently not a shunt malfunction. Had shunt series,mri,ct.
Hi i've read few faq on here n I have all the malfunction problems that thre is a problem with my vp shunt, what should I do?
Neurosurgeon: If you think your vp shunt is malfunctioning or at the least needs some adjustment to the flow (possible for some models of vp shunts), i would immediately get in touch with the neurosurgeon who placed it. Vp shunt malfunctions can be life-threatening. It is better to be safe than sorry. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Female 31 and just had a vp shunt revision she has had it adjusted somewhat recently but starts to stutter every so often could it be malfunction?
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