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What Are The Chances Of A 21 Yr Old Having A Avm Or Vessels Narrowing In Brain
<1% for brain AVM: Cerebral avms occur in less than 1% of the general population. These are congenital lesions that are often found incidentally when a ct or MRI scan is done for other reasons. If there is a family history of a brain avm, the chances are higher for having one. If there are symptoms such as seizures, headaches, motor weakness, tingling, an evaluation is warranted. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Relatively low not 0: I do not have complete information about your symptoms, but in general, the chances of headaches in someone 23yo being the result of a brain tumor are VERY low--particularly given the huge number of causes for headaches that ARE common in your age group. Consider discussing with your primary doctor or seeing a neurologist for evaluation. Take care, and stay well! ...Read more
Incredibly Low: Unless there is a familial aortic aneurysm which refers to a genetic predisposition to aortic aneurysm or dissection, or other syndromes such as marfan's or loeys-dietz, this would be almost unheard of. These hereditary conditions are related to connective tissue disorders that leads to weak arteries and predisoses one to anuersym formation. If you/family do not have these problems then no aaa. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not much: Aneurysms usually don't become symptomatic until the fourth or fifth decade of life. Exceptions include strong family history, especially multiple cerebral aneurysms. Other conditions can be associated with early onset of aneurysm such as congenital polycystic kidney disease and marfan's syndrome, amongst others. ...Read more
Very low: Cancer takes time to develop. Most cancers develop over 10 years or more, which is why most forms of cancer are quite rare in young people. To prevent cancer from developing you can: 1) avoid smoking, 2) eat a healthy diet with a variety of fruits and vegetables, 3) maintain an active lifestyle and healthy body weight. If you are doing these things, you are doing just about all you can. ...Read more
After coiling of an uruptured 8mm brain aneurysm, what chance is there of it bleeding in the future?Every twinge or pain in my head concerns me now.
I am a healthy 32 years old. I have a history of two misscarriages and one premature infant at 32 weeks whodied from complications of congenital hemangioma at the base of skull and ruptured vasa previa. What are the odds of me having a healthy baby?
Don't Give Up!: You should get the advice of 2 specialists: a fertility specialist to check if you have any antibodies, coagulation disorders, hormone problems, fibroids, etc that are complicating your pregnancies. Just in case, you should consider consulting with a geneticist (it would really help if the miscarriages were genetically tested). ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Two questions: Out of a million people, about 25 will get a primary bone cancer in any particular year. This means it's common enough to consider if you have symptoms. I see you are on the oral contraceptive pill, which offers several health advantages. Your personal history -- especially if you're a smoker -- determines the risk of blood clots, which are uncommon but very dangerous. ...Read more
Wht are the symptoms of narrowing arteries in the brain, or tias? I have a angiogram coming up next month.
Mini-Strokes: Tia's or transient ischemic attacks are stoke-like symptoms which resolve within 24hrs. Temporary unilateral visual loss described as a curtain coming down (amaurosis fugax), temporary difficulty with speech, unilateral facial drooping, or weakness are common mini-stroke or TIA like symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the chances of having a hysterectomy with endometriosis? One has formed into a tumor about 5.6cm.
ZERO!: You don't need a hysterectomy for endometriosis of the ovary (endometrioma). This can be: 1. Followed closely with serial ultrasounds if asyptomatic 2. Trial of ocps if marginally symptomatic 3. If having pain, then removal of the encometrioma alone (cystectomy) can be done and use Lupron (leuprolide) post-operatively 4. For fertility, debate if removal is indicated, but if 4-5cm- then would remove. ...Read more
What is the survival chance of a woman of 72years old with the disease of degenerative calcific av of heart artery?Does open heart surgery help her ?
Generally excellent: It is quite common place for patients over age 65 to undergo aortic valve replacement surgery for calcific degenerative disease with or without coronary bypass. The outcomes are quite good, particularly in the hands of trained surgeons that focus primarily on heart surgery, i.e. Cardiac surgeons. http://goo.gl/kawno. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very low odds: Unusual for a brain tumor to present initially in 20's, but some congenital lesion could have been present for years and then discovered by chance on an MRI study. A variety of problems could be considered, most quite benign. If lesion present, get consult from reputable neurosurgeon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
As Low As 1%: Jama (1/26/11) reported a cleveland clinic study showing a stroke rate of 0.91% from 2005-2010, a steady decline from 1982 due to better preoperative assessment, anesthetic and surgical technique, and post-op care. About 60% of those strokes happened after surgery (2 days) and 40% during the operation. This number is low, though slightly higher than for pci percutaneous coronary intervention. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Friend of mine had a brain aneurysm and is not coherent. I have chiari 7mm and a nuerofibroma at c6&c7, what are the chances of me having an aneursym ?
Not related: The constellation of symptoms from your bio suggests neurofibromatosis. If this is true then the answer is controversial in that it is higher than the average population but the numbers are unknown between 0 & 5%. If you do not have nf1 then the risk is the same as the normal population ...Read more
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