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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


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What are the signs and symptoms of brain hemorrhage?

What are the signs and symptoms of brain hemorrhage?

Brain hemorrhage: Depends on how large the hemorrhage and where it is located. Results could be death, coma, changes in mentation, confusion, tiredness, vertigo, nausea, dizziness needs to be evaluated and possible evacuated or treated immediately. ...Read more

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What are the warning signs for a brain aneurysm?

What are the warning signs for a brain aneurysm?

NO SYMPTOMS/PAIN/HEA: An unruptured aneurysm may have no symptoms, if it is large it may press on the brain and cause pain behind the eyeas, double vision, weakness on one side of face, drooping eye lid and dilated pupil leakin 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. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symtoms of a stroke?

What are the signs and symtoms of a stroke?

Some common ones: Vision changes, slurred speech, arm/leg weakness. Any neurological change that is sudden needs to be attended to immediately. Seek medicial attn asap if any questions. ...Read more

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What are the sypmtoms of a brain aneurysm?

What are the sypmtoms of a brain aneurysm?

Most asymptomatic: Rupture with bleeding is most common symptom with severe headache. Other side- effects, include possible milder headaches, and/or less commonly symptoms of mass effect from some larger and giant aneurysms. Mass effect symptoms can include double vision or even weakness on one side if the body in extreme cases. Lastly, and even less commonly, some partially clotted aneurysms can cause stroke. ...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 the symptoms of an unruptured brain or aneurysm?

What are the symptoms of an unruptured brain or aneurysm?

Cerebral aneurysm: The only symptom is usually headache unless the size of the unruptured aneurysm causes pressure phenomena against adjacent structures. Most of these aneurysms are without symptoms until they begin to cause trouble. ...Read more

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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 and signs of a febrile seizure?

What are the symptoms and signs of a febrile seizure?

See below: This is, normally a brief, less than 5 minutes, generalized seizure with loss of consciousness. They occur at the onset of a fever. And, sometimes the seizure happens before you know your child has a fever. They commonly occur between 6 months to 6 years of age. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a brain hemorrhage?

What are the symptoms of a brain hemorrhage?

Varies: The symptoms may vary depending on the type of bleed. The most dramatic are bleeds from aneurysms in which the classic symptom is the sudden severe "worst headache of one's life". These may be coma producing. The intracerebral hemorrhage or hemorrhagic stroke frequently presents with sudden onset of neurological deficits like weakness on one side, speech problems, or altered level of consciousness. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of an abdominal aortic aneurysm?

What are signs and symptoms of an abdominal aortic aneurysm?

Silent until rupture: Aaas are typically silent- no signs or symptoms until it starts to rupture. If you are thin and have a large aneurysm you may see it pulsating above the belly button. If you are male, >65yrs, and have ever smoked, an ultrasound can diagnose it. If you are female, a family history, age >65, and having ever smoked are the criteria for a screening ultrasound. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a brain tumor?

What are symptoms of a brain tumor?

Headache,nausea,visi: Symptoms of brain tumor depend on location and size of the tumor.Hradache more frequent and severe, nausea&vomiting, visual problems, seizures, weakness or loss of function in arm or leg, speech difficulty, hearing problem, confusion, personality and behaviour changes. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of a hiatal hernia migraine?

What are the signs and symptoms of a hiatal hernia migraine?

Many: Typical symptoms of a hiatal hernia include the sensation food is stuck in the chest, intermittent chest pain and/or pressure, and feeling full quickly after eating. This is typocall for a large hernia, and can be diagnosed with an upper GI contrast study and/or upper endoscopy. The only treatment for a hiatal hernia is a surgical procedure. Small hernias typically don't cause symptoms. ...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?

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 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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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 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?

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 could 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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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?

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 the warning signs for a brain aneurysm?

NO SYMPTOMS/PAIN/HEA: An unruptured aneurysm may have no symptoms, if it is large it may press on the brain and cause pain behind the eyeas, double vision, weakness on one side of face, drooping eye lid and dilated pupil leakin 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. ...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?

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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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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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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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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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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Please, can you describe the primary signs of a ruptured brain aneurysm?

Severe headache: The classic presentation of a ruptured cerebral aneurysm is a sudden severe onset headache. This can happen even in a patient that has a long history of headaches. But, the aneurysmal headache is distinctly different. This may be coma producing. Those that are awake may have stiff neck, sensitivity to light, lethargy, nausea and vomiting. If this happens to you or a loved one-call 911. ...Read more

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Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
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Brain Aneurysm (Definition)

A weakened blood vessel in the brain that balloons up ...Read more