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Do u often have people feeling a strong pulse in back or throat or somwhere else that turns out not to be an aneurysm?
Not all: Pulsations are aneurysms. But a work up is indicated if you are concerned ...Read more
Have u had patients with awareness of extremely strong pulse below and in throat that have not turned out to be an aneurysm?
Aneurysm or high risk of heart attack or stroke cause taste of blood in throat? Myocardial infraction, inflamed plaque, head pain, chest pain-symptoms!?
Was in school &got brief tightness on lower section of skull. Neck fluttered right underneath it. No pain, but scared it's a tumor/aneurysm. I'm 18 : (?
Expected 2B benign:
This kind of symptom would almost certainly be from a muscle. None of my patients with tumors or aneurysms ever mentioned this.
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Stiff upper neck for a few days coupled with tingling in fingertips. The hypochondriac in me fears aneurysm. (do have gad). Other possible causes?
Is a terrible condition. You might become convinced you have every disease you read about on the internet!
why not see your doctor for a check-up. There are so many causes, you can spend countless hours on the internet looking for something to worry about.
Hope this helps! ...Read more
I've had a constant headache on the left side and also neck pain. So afraid it can be an aneurysm? Been told 4 mo. Ago it was possible pinched nerve. How can you tell the difference?
Unlikely aneurysm: Could be due to dental or jaw, but maybe neck issue or thoracic outlet syndrome. Get this examined, just to be safe, and maybe your doctor will order testing to reassure you. Migraine is another possibility, and depending on cause, treatment should be quite successful. ...Read more
Small, hard lump on the back right side of my neck. Not painful but doesn't seem to be attached to the skin. I'm worried it could be an aneurysm?
Could this be an aneurysm? Cannot bend over due to severe, alarming throbbing in head & neck. Have to sleep with 3 pillows. SOB as well.
I have a non smooth brain wide neck aneurysm 4.7 x 5.4 cm. At the right MCA bifurcation. Inferior aspect is dysplastic. Does this require surgery?
You will need to: Consult with a neurosurgeon. It may be possible for a interventional radiologist to perform a non-invasive procedure using platinum coils, thus avoiding a craniotomy. Consult with a Neurosurgeon. Good Luck. ...Read more
Quick sharp headache on left side, lasts 3-5 seconds. I work on a computer 10hrs/day in constant neck pain. Sharp pain makes me worry about aneurysm.
Cervicogenic pain: Is a very common headache secondary to neck involvement. Cervicogenic headache is a unilateral pain provoked by neck movement or by pressure on the neck. These headache patients usually had a reduced cervical range of motion in association with the headache that was often radiated in the orbital and frontal areas. Rec.: see orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Pain localized to base of skull on right side. Painto turn neck, intermittent, with nausea. Quite intense. Massage no help aneurysm? Last question thanx
Unlikely: Spasmodic torticollis is more likely. Aneurysms don't hurt till they burst and then there are more symptoms than just pain. ...Read more
Is a brain aneurysm or bleed on the brain rare at 19? I get headaches, sharp shooting pains and dull tension pains. I sometimes get stiff neck.
Recently I was told I may have an aneurysm 8×11mm just above my left carotid terminus. Is that in my head or in my neck?
Head: Carotid passes through neck into head and ends ('terminates') ...Read more
For a while now ive been getting this sharp pain in my neck and head that comes and goes. Could it be a pinched nerve or aneurysm?
The potential: Diagnoses for this symptom are quite extensive and include pinched nerve or aneurysm. You should see a health care professional for a thorough review of the historical information and a physical exam along with additional testing to determine the correct diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
My girlfriend who is 27 has a brain aneurysm. It is 3mm big and can not be coiled because it has a wide neck...How safe is the pipeline procedure?
Proceed carefully: The majority of the patients I see with newly diagnosed aneurysms are managed conservatively, or without an interventional procedure. There are several pieces of information to consider before deciding on whether embolization, including the pipeline, is appropriate. Please look over the brain aneurysm center for women at www. Chicagoaneurysm. Com for more info. We usually watch 3mm aneurysms. ...Read more
My 10 y.o daughter has kawasaki disease and multiple giant aneurysms from her neck down, diagnosed at six weeks old. Is decompression an option at all?
Probably not: Giant aneurysms have been successfully decompressed by use of polyurethane endovascular stents. This has been done in cases where the aneurysm was pressing on adjacent structures causing complications. The procedure entails some risk and likely would not be feasible for multiple asymptomatic giant aneurysm. ...Read more
Explain this please? The ophthalmic artery comes off the neck of the aneurysm. There is a right posterior communicating artery infundibulum
Sorry: What's your question? Please rephrase and ask the question again. ...Read more
Slightly stiff neck & base of spine with headache. Had a nasal endoscopy two days ago. As a child, had an aneurysm with a craniotomy (15 yrs. Ago).?
Stiff neck & headac: You need to see a neurologist ASAP or go to ER. I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more
Diagnosis: The cornerstone of therapy is an accurate diagnosis. You need one! ...Read more
I am 27 years old and suffer from mild "health anxiety". Could my neck cause localized pain in my head? My anxiety think it is an unruptured aneurysm
Aneurysm fear can be: Very uncomfortable. You need to see your doc to rule out medical conditions and then have your anxiety treated by a mental health professional. Please don't use medication only. Learn some skills for coping w/anxiety such as meditation, clinical hypnosis, etc. See www. Relaxationresponse. Org for some self-help. We can't control much in life. Do what you can and let it go. Don't be Atlas. ...Read more
Have had constant dull constant headache and a shooting pain on left upper back of neck occasionally. Could I have an aneurysm? Doctor said I was fine
Trust your doctor!: You can always get a 2nd opinion from an osteopathic physician specialist in neuromusculoskeletal medicine (NMM), to assess and treat your entire spine, neck, and head to make sure it's not causing or continue causing shooting pain, and get it resolved quickly. He can order tests to prove you don't have an aneursym if need be (medically necessary). Good luck! ...Read more
Should I be worried about neck pain lasting longer than a week and now causing headaches and what feels like sinus pain? Worried about brain aneurysm.
Cardiologist said Aneurysm External and Internal Carotid very rare in Neck and rare inside Sternal Head andJugular Notch No Ultrasound Needed? True?
I assume there are no symptoms.
Aneurysms are rare but do occur. See: http://www. Sciencedirect. Com/science/article/pii/S0741521400498800
Why not instead worry about garden variety plaque/stenosis in a 49 yo and try for a screening carotid U/S? No harm in a screening U/S, but may not be so available in the UK.
Would advise if a signif. History of smoking or family history of vascular disease. ...Read more
I had a panic attack a year ago, and since then I've had bad anxiety. I often feel dizzy. I get temple headaches. Today I feel dizzy and have a stiff neck. I'm worried about aneurysms. Should I relax?
23 y.O. Female with left side headache (just started) mild left eye pressure felt in ear, jaw and back left side of neck. Aneurysm? I'm scared.
Unlikely: I am guessing you have a close friend or relative who actually had a diagnosed aneurysm. These are rare, especially at your age. You more likely have some viral process or some other cause like projected pain from arthritis, or a toothache. Wait a day or two and then see your family doctor if the symptoms persist. ...Read more
I'm having a lot of pain n my neck the left side kinda lower part of my head can this b aneurysms problem? Scared
Had a brain aneurysm coiled in may. November mra shows all ok. Will MRI or mra be best to check for an aneurysm in my neck? I am having funny turns.
Depends: It depends on the original anatomy of the aneurysm and the grade of occlusion (sealing) of the original treatment which often dictates the type (invasive vs. Noninvasive) and frequency of future surveillance imaging. Please see the brain aneurysm center for women for more information. Www. Chicagoaneurysm. Com. ...Read more
Pea sized lump on area of scm in neck, for 2 months Hard to move Could this be aneurysm of carotid artery? Will see doc next week, want to ease nerves
Easy does it: A firm palpable lump on the anterior neck is very unlikely to be related to the carotid. If it is pulsating, that would be more worrisome. ...Read more
Frequent headaches, neck pain and dizziness had a normal CT scan a few months ago. Worried about aneurysms. Should my headaches be further looked into?
Aneurysms: Would not be a cause of your symptoms. Check with a neurologist about ways to control headaches and to get a thorough neurological exam. ...Read more
Stiff neck, weird numb feeling in forehead right at eyebrows and temples for a month. Doesn't actually hurt. Bloodtests and 2 CT normal. Aneurysm? Stroke
Anxiety: Anxiety symptoms are not a sign of illness, they are the mind's ability to produce the "flight or fight" response which gives rise to many physiological changes include chest pains, insomnia, dry mouth, aphasia, tremor and sweating. Depending on the cause of your anxiety symptoms, your health care provider can recommend appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Just diagnosed 6mm basilar artery aneurysm, mra done lastnight top of neck is swollen severe headache one of the worst entire head pounding what shoul
What would cause paresthesia in right face/arm when massaging ache in top neck/skull base? No news back from spine X-ray last week. Should I worry about aneurysm/tumors? Always achy. Dr says anxiety.
Likely but maybe not: Neurologically, it wouldn't happen. A rare form of thoracic outlet syndrome could cause the hand symptoms. This can be tested for in the office by your doctor. Nerves to the right face do not run through the neck. Spine xrays will not be helpful. A careful neurologic exam of the affected hand and face during the symptoms will tell the tale clear enough. ...Read more
Having aneurysm symptoms, except no seizures, blackouts, or neck pain. Constant nausea and photophobia. Severe headaches for days. Should I call 911?
If you can't drive.: It sounds like a severe migraine. Headaches from an aneurysm in your head would also be very severe, but usually much worse symptoms after one day. Since this has gone on several days I think you're safe with respect to any ruptured aneurysm. And urgent care or ER visits with an MRI would be recommended. ...Read more
I have vision loss in the left eye, severe migraines, stiffness in the neck, and staring spells. Why could this be? I do not have a tumor or aneurysm.
Loss of vision: What is your age? Is the vision loss constant or intermittent? Read the book, hypothyroidism, by broda barnes, from amazon. Com. He says 95% of migraines are caused by this. I had migraines for 30 years everyday, but not one since was started on Armour Thyroid 5 years ago. Try iodoral, an iodine pill that stimulates the thyroid. It is not a rx product. ...Read more
Noticed a pulsating lump in neck, feels like it is directly to the side of carotid artery. Aneurysm or not likely? Clean cervical MRI 6 months ago.
I have a pineal gland cyst. Woke up with a migraine, stiff tension in neck and left back of head is swollen, blurry vision weak body. Aneurysm?
Pineal cysts: Pineal cysts are incidental findings and have a benign natural history. Natural history studies show that these cysts do not grow. An aneurysm is an outpouching on the wall of an arterial wall. An MRI and MRA of the brain is a good screening test to exclude an aneurysm. Tension migraines often arise from tense neck muscles that insert on the back of the head. See a neurosurgeon. ...Read more