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What Does A Brain Aneurysm Feel Like
5mm in most cases: It depends on the location and as well as if it has grown, but 5mm is a good cutoff that many people use while others use 7mm. ...Read more
How long does a Brain Aneurysm take to develop? I had an MRA 7 years ago and it was normal. Could it develop this fast? I am 28.
Yes: Aneurysms often form in an area of focal weakness of the vessel wall, most commonly at a bifurcation of 2 vessel branches. Some people are more prone to have them, and some form for unknown reasons. They can develop at different rates for people depending on many factors including underlying connective tissue abnormalities, blood pressure, etc. I'd say 7 years is more than enough time to form. ...Read more
I don't want to pass out, I'm really worried about a brain aneurysm. Can anyone shed some light on this for me?
A brain aneurysm: Is an out pouching of one of the vessels inside of the brain. The biggest concern is if this were to rupture. This in turn, could cause a person to loose consciousness. Monitoring and a discussion with a neurosurgeon about risks and potential for surgery would be warranted depending on size and severity. ...Read more
Have it evaluated: It is certainly possible that some of the headaches may be related to surgical healing. However, there are well known long term sequelae from brain aneurysms-particularly if there was a rupture. Delayed hydrocephalus is one of those where the fluid in the ventricles does not absorb as well. This can easily be evaluated by your physician. ...Read more
Berry aneurysm: The most common and classic brain aneurysm is the berry or saccular aneurysm. These appear as a ballooning at the branchpoints of cerebral vessels typically at the base of the brain in the circle of willis. These are usually asymptomatic until there is a devastating hemorrhage from them. The treatment is to obliterate the aneurysm with surgery or endovascular (coiling techniques). ...Read more
Artery wall bulge:
Normally blood vessels are smooth and even like a sipping straw. Occasionally the wall weakens from age, trauma, atherosclerosis, plaque and the wall bulges out kind of like blowing bubblegum. The wall becomes thinner than normal thus is prone to rupture which allows for bleeding to occur.
Aneurysms can occur on any artery cerebral (brain) is common, renal, aortic size is important. ...Read more
Yes: An aneurysm can cause a change in personality if it leaks or puts pressure on nearby brain tissue in the frontal lobes. It should be treated since it could rupture any time and be fatal. Recovery from a leaking aneurysm usually causes some change in the person but many times this gets better over a few years. ...Read more
No: Prognosis is bad if untreated, undetected. 25 % will die immediatly, 25 % later in hospital stay, 25 % will have severe neurological problems. Early detection early intervention had good prognosis add to w**f I am glad you survived, early intervention is the answer good luck. ...Read more
You may not: A simple stable aneurysm of a cerebral artery can have no symptoms at all the rupture causing a " thunder clap" inyou head followed by intense headache and changes in consciousness. Occ siezures may occur and vomiting. If you are having frequent heaaches or trusl suspect something see a neurologist get a cat of the brain or cerebral angio depending on the neurologist. ...Read more
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
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
Vessel swelling: Aneurysms are swellings of arteries which cannot withstand the internal pressure. A brain aneurysm is such a thing in an artery of the brain. Some are inherited. The risk is that the swelling gets too big and pushes things around or breaks through the wall pouring blood under pressure into the brain and causing damage or death depending upon which vessel has the aneurysm. ...Read more
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