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Doctor insights on: Side Effects After Brain Surgery

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Are there side effects from brain surgery?

Are there side effects from brain surgery?

Any surgery can: Any surgery, even minor surgery, can have side effects. Besides the obvious risks of anesthesia, bleeding and infection side effects of brain surgery are dependent on the area of the brain which needs attention. Discuss this with your surgeon. ...Read more

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My 26 year old brother has to go for brain surgery for uncontrolled epelpic seizures what are the side effects of it and what will exactly happen?

My 26 year old brother has to go for brain surgery for uncontrolled epelpic seizures what are the side effects of it and what will exactly happen?

Impossible: I am very sorry to hear of your brother's troubles. I am sure he is in good hands there. Unfortunately there are too many unknowns: the type of surgery, any complications, the medications he is on etc for us to give you any valid answers to your good questions. Please copy these questions and take them to the hospital so that they can be asked of those caring for him. ...Read more

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What to do if I have numbness on right side of body years after brain surgery to remove non cancerous tumor?

What to do if I have numbness on right side of body years after brain surgery to remove non cancerous tumor?

Brain surgery: If you still have numbness years after a removal of brain tumor then there is little that can be done at this point. The tumor affected your "sensory" area of the brain and that damage at this point is not repairable ...Read more

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I had brain surgery last year. When I started flying recently I've been getting head pressure. On the side of my surgery. It Dulled down after 3 weeks?

I had brain surgery last year. When I started flying recently I've been getting head pressure. On the side of my surgery. It Dulled down after 3 weeks?

Meningeal pain: Interventions done to the meninges, 3 layers of membranes around the brain and spine, can sensitize to painful stimuli, like decreased atmospheric pressure (as in flying) allowing slight brain volume increase and stretching of the meninges. Hopefully this will get better and go away with time. ...Read more

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I had brain surgery I had triligimal neuguia so dr cut my T nerve. Now I'm having sharp pains in my right eye same side. Could this be the T nerve?

I had brain surgery I had triligimal neuguia so dr cut my T nerve. Now I'm having sharp pains in my right eye same side. Could this be the T nerve?

Trigeminal: We or at least I do not have enough information to help you but the Dr who did the cutting must know all about your situation. ...Read more

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Hi my fathers left side of the tounge swollen just suddenly he had a brain surgery 5 months back and on morning levipil 250 stamlo neurobiion he had eaten some white grapes day before yesterday could you please tell us it this is beacaue of any allergy du

Hi my fathers left side of the tounge swollen just suddenly he had a brain surgery 5 months back and on morning levipil 250 stamlo neurobiion he had eaten some white grapes day before yesterday could you please tell us it this is beacaue of any allergy du

See below: If the swelling of the tongue is interfering with his ability to speak or interfering with his breathing even the slightest, go an emergency room immediately and let a doctor figure out the cause and treatment. ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed with brain cancer and following the brain surgery my lymph node on the left side of my neck has been swollen and painful any idea?

I've been diagnosed with brain cancer and following the brain surgery my lymph node on the left side of my neck has been swollen and painful any idea?

Inflammation?: Sorry for your diagnosis. Most primary brain tumors do not spread outside of the head. Since you've just had surgery it wouldn't be unusual for there to be some inflammatory changes or even infection which could cause lymph node enlargement. You should bring this to the attention of your doctor for possible treatment or further evaluation. ...Read more

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I got a buffalo nat bite on my eyelid it's all swollen I can't feel my eye I had brain surgery my right side is numb. What can I do for this bite?

I got a buffalo nat bite on my eyelid it's all swollen I can't feel my eye I had brain surgery my right side is numb. What can I do for this bite?

Apply ice: Apply ice today, heat tomorrow.
apply a topical antibiotic.

check with your doctor for any further instruction, specially your surgeon, that should be aware of what happen to you ...Read more

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I had 4 hour brain surgery. How long does take for all of the effects of anesthesia to go away?

I had 4 hour brain surgery. How long does take for all of the effects of anesthesia to go away?

See below: Usually the effects of anesthesia are gone within three days. There is a concern, with the extremes of age, that there may be some effects on cognitive ability with prolonged anesthesia. Talk to your anesthesiologist if you are continuing to have symptoms. Remember these may also be related to the type of surgery you had. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the most common type of brain surgery?

What is the most common type of brain surgery?

Trauma vs tumor: The two most common reasons patients need brain surgery are because of trauma or tumors. ...Read more

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I have to go in for brain surgery and I'm nervous. Is brain surgery safer now than it was from the past?

I have to go in for brain surgery and I'm nervous. Is brain surgery safer now than it was from the past?

Yes: Being anxious before major surgery is quite common -- but you can talk with your neurosurgeon about any questions or concerns you have, please set aside the time to do this. Before signing permission for the procedures, you should be given opportunity for such a discussion. Be well. ...Read more

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Can brain surgery help to fix dystonia?

Can brain surgery help to fix dystonia?

Dystonia: Deep brain stimulation, usually done in combination with neurosurgeons and neurologists has been shown to effectively treat some patients with dystonia. ...Read more

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Can someone who had brain surgery drink?

Can someone who had brain surgery drink?

Not Recomended: If you are asking about the intake of alcoholic beverages, the answer is generally no. Patients may be at increased risk for seizure around the time of brain surgery. Alcohol lowers the seizure threshold and may contribute to a post-operative seizure. Consult your doctor about your risk for seizure and a reasonable plan to enjoy a small amount of alcoholic beverages after surgical recovery. ...Read more

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How bad is brain surgery and is there rehab after?

Depends what type: In general brain surgery is complex, not considered as low risk procedure, complexity increases with type of surgery. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get headaches months after brain surgery?

Is it normal to get headaches months after brain surgery?

Depends: This would depend on the nature of the headaches. If incisional pain or scalp pain, this is not unusual as there are many nerves that are cut as the scalp is incised. This may lead to scalp neuromas which most often subside over time. If there are severe headaches within-a pressure sensation, this suggests an intracranial process. For example, if a brain tumor, you need to worry about expansion. ...Read more

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Is endoscopic brain surgery safer than open brain surgery?

Sometimes: Endoscopic brain surgery has both risks and benefits. In the correct hands, this type of surgery can make the previously unthinkable possible but like anything, if this type of surgery is not applied properly, it can have significant (even deadly) risks. In short, open brain surgery can be just as safe as endoscopic surgery but it depends on the comfort level of your surgeon. ...Read more

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Is your first brain surgery a lot of pressure and nerve racking?

Your: Who is the "your" in this question, the patient or the doctor. ...Read more

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What medicine do you use after brain surgery to bring the swelling down?

What medicine do you use after brain surgery to bring the swelling down?

Brain surgery: The two most common medications for brain swelling are steroids (decadron) or diuretic agents like mannitol. ...Read more

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Does having brain surgery make it more likely that I will have a stroke later?

Does having brain surgery make it more likely that I will have a stroke later?

No: Having a craniotomy does not independently increase your risk of stroke later on. The risk factors for stroke are not influenced by surgery. If your reason for surgery was a stroke, a neurologist can counsel on risk modification strategies. ...Read more

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Can you get anesthesia dolorosa with any brain surgery or just when the triligimal nerve is involved?

Can you get anesthesia dolorosa with any brain surgery or just when the triligimal nerve is involved?

Anesthesia dolorosa: Anesthesia dolorosa is a painful numbness of the face which is constant. It can be caused by damage to the trigeminal nerve including surgery, rhizotomy, or stereotactic radiation. The treatment is difficult and includes oral medications, compound face creams, nerve stimulation, cortical stimulation and deep brain stimulation. ...Read more

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A 27 year old friend of mine had a brain surgery. Removed a tumor 4 level, what are her chances of surviving?

A 27 year old friend of mine had a brain surgery. Removed a tumor 4 level, what are her chances of surviving?

Not specific enough: There are many types of brain tumors, each with very different survival risks. You need to be more specific in the type of tumor. ...Read more

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My 26 year old son has had brain surgery at Johns Hopkins, a VNS implanted (on his second battery) at Penn State Hershey and is prescribed handfuls of?

My 26 year old son has had brain surgery at Johns Hopkins, a VNS implanted (on his second battery) at Penn State Hershey and is prescribed handfuls of?

Wrong site: This is the public HT site and is designed to provide general medical information. Questions are sent out at random and never linked. HT prime is a sister site where you sign up and have access to physicians who may agree to provide a formal paid consult on a specific case. Please check with the HT prime site. The issues you present are complex and need appropriate review. ...Read more

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Is it common to have dementia after brain surgery?

Is it common to have dementia after brain surgery?

No: Underlying cognitive issues can be worsened following surgery, but to have new dementia following brain surgery would be unusual. Complications, such as stroke or infection, could lead to such problems. Consider what the surgery was for. Ruptured aneurysms in certain locations are one instance commonly associated with cognitive changes. ...Read more

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Is there a brain surgery to help with seizures?

Is there a brain surgery to help with seizures?

Surgery 4 seizures: Yes, brain surgery is done to help with certain types of epilepsy. Seizures that are very difficult to treat are one indicator for this treatment. Adults with seizures that originate in a small part of the brain (focal onset) are also candidates for this. ...Read more

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I had a brain surgery 3 yrs before lately my boady shake while im sleeping?

I had a brain surgery 3 yrs before lately my boady shake while im sleeping?

Seizure: See a doctor you probably have seizures from the scar tissue from the surgery. ...Read more

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Can someone die in a brain surgery?

Surgery: Every surgery has risks including death. Risks depend on general patient' health, type of surgery, equipment, skills and many other factors. There are no simple answer to your question. ...Read more