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What symptoms will help a doctor diagnose brain aneurysm?

What symptoms will help a doctor diagnose brain aneurysm?

Thunderclap headache: Very abrupt onset within a few seconds of a very very severe headache (so called "thunderclap headache") is the most suggestive sign since this is how bleeding into the subarachnoid space (in effect bleeding from annaneurysm) within the cranium announces itself. ...Read more

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Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
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Brain Aneurysm (Definition)

Brain aneurysm is a medical condition in which there is an outpouching of the wall of the blood vessel that supplies the brain. The most serious consequence of this outpouching is that the wall is weakened and can rupture, leading to massive ...Read more


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My doctor did a physical exam on me to check for aneurysms, would that be good enough? I have health anxiety and have a fear of brain aneurysm

My doctor did a physical exam on me to check for aneurysms, would that be good enough? I have health anxiety and have a fear of brain aneurysm

More than enough: A person who has anxiety and has fear of brain aneurysms (without any normal reason to be fearing brain aneurysms) doesn't have an aneurysm problem, but instead has a phobia. The phobia (excessive, irrational fear) can be of one of many kinds, and in this case happens to be of brain aneurysms. The problem is a psychiatric one, and so are its exam and treatment. It has nothing to do with aneurysms. ...Read more

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Can I ask my doc to change my ct scan for my head to with contrast to alleviate my severe fear of brain aneurysm?

Can I ask my doc to change my ct scan for my head to with contrast to alleviate my severe fear of brain aneurysm?

Yes: You can certainly ask about it. Rather than specifically requesting contrast though, I'd suggest asking about the potential benefits vs risk of a contrast study as opposed to the non-contrast. The appropriateness of contrast depends on the reason the study is being ordered. Contrast helps enhance detection of many findings but can obscure others. ...Read more

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If brain aneurysm is asymptomatic how can I make an appointment to my doctor to order for test for possible aneurysm?Headache at the top of the head

If brain aneurysm is asymptomatic how can I make an appointment to my doctor to order for test for possible aneurysm?Headache at the top of the head

See below: Get an appointment with your primary care as a start. There are criterias to be met before radiology tests are requested. In depth history and physical exam can lead your dr to request these test, try you of first on mrdication or refer you to headache specialist. ...Read more

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How do doctors detect brain aneurysms?

How do doctors detect brain aneurysms?

Brain aneurysms: The two most common diagnostic techniques are via an MRI or cerebral angiogram;. A CT can also sometimes be used. ...Read more

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Nrmal mra 8 years ago. 2 of my 2nd degree paternl relatives had fatal brain aneurysms age 38 42. My doc says no repeat mra needed. What should I do?

Nrmal mra 8 years ago. 2 of my 2nd degree paternl relatives had fatal brain aneurysms age 38 42.  My doc says no repeat mra needed.  What should I do?

Difficult question: I think you should be screened - see: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/10648430 and: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/14752379 the fact that your relatives are 2nd degree relatives is reassuring. The fact is: no one knows the best screening frequency for this. I wish you well. ...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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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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Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
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Aneurysm (Definition)

An aneurysm is a condition where there is weakness in the wall of a blood vessel. A clot can form in the vessel as the vessel widens or expands. An artery with an aneurysm can ...Read more


Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more