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What are typical symptoms of hydrocephalus?

What are typical symptoms of hydrocephalus?

Which type?: Acute high pressure hydrocephalus can bring headache, vomiting, nausea, papilledema (retinal swelling), sleepiness or coma (unarousable unresponsiveness). Chronic "normal pressure hydrocephalus" occurs over years and brings "magnetic" gait disturbance, then cognitive impairment (inattentive, slowed thinking) and finally bladder incontinence associated with lack of concern or embarrassment. ...Read more

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Hydrocephalus (Definition)

Hydrocephalus is a medical condition in which there is swelling of the brain and fluid build up in the skull. Symptoms include headache, nausea, vomiting, altered ...Read more


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What are the main symptoms of hydrocephalus?

Headache: There is usually headache, vision problems, balance difficulty and cognitive difficulty. There can be other symptoms but these are some of the most common. ...Read more

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What are the findings, symptoms of hydrocephalus?

Headache: As well as enlarged ventricles in the brain. Difficulty with vision, blurred vision, gait and ambulation difficulty, balance problems, memory and cognitive problems are all symptoms of hydrocephalus. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hydrocephalus in a previously normal adult?

What are the symptoms of hydrocephalus in a previously normal adult?

Variable: Hydrocephalus in a previously normal adult can present with headaches, memory problems, imbalance or visual symptoms. Acute hydrocephalus can cause lethargy and coma if severe and untreated. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with arrested hydrocephalus last year. I had an evt in august. My symptoms have returned. What's going on?

I  was diagnosed with arrested hydrocephalus last year. I had an evt in august. My symptoms have returned. What's going on?

Needs re-evaluation: Evts can close up. If the symptoms return, this should be re-evaluated by your neurosurgeon. Possible considerations include re-doing the evt or placing a ventriculo-peritoneal shunt. Imaging with an MRI scan is helpful in guiding the treatment. ...Read more

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Please What are the symptoms in details for hydrocephalus in 10 months due to IVH grade 2-3. Head is always 95%+ .

Please What are the symptoms in details  for hydrocephalus in 10 months due to IVH grade 2-3. Head is always 95%+ .

Hydrocephalus : The signs and symptoms of hydrocephalus in a child in the first year of life is a failure to meet developmental milestones (sitting up, crawling, rolling over, or pulling up to a standing position) and head growth that is increasing faster than the normal percentile curve. 95% is ok if the head-size is consistently that percentile at 3-6-9-12 months. Discuss with a neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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In newborn what is the main symptom of hydrocephalus?

In newborn what is the main symptom of hydrocephalus?

Usually asymptomatic: Large head or faster than usual growth of head is often the only sign of hydrocephalus noticed in newborn period. ...Read more

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Are numbing of the hands and feet symptoms of hydrocephalus?

not typically: Common symptoms include headache, nausea/vomiting, altered mental status, and difficulty with upward gaze. ...Read more

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Normal pressure hydrocephalus: are there many symptoms?

NPH: Though the classic triad includes cognitive deficits, urinary incontinence, and gait problems, many patients do not present with all 3. Because other conditions can cause similar problems, most neurosurgeons perform additional testing prior to offering ventriculoperitoneal shunting, which is the conventional treatment of choice. ...Read more

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