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After surgery to coil a brain aneurysm how long do I expect to have headaches and blurry vision?

After surgery to coil a brain aneurysm how long do I expect to have headaches and blurry vision?

Discuss with your MD: You should discuss this with the doctor who performed your procedure. If these symptoms are new and depending on the location and size of the aneurysm then they could indicate possible problems or unanticipated effects of the procedure and may require treatment. It is impossible to give a simple general answer though as this depends on a number of factors that your surgeon knows best. ...Read more

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Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
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Brain Aneurysm (Definition)

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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Can you tell me the recovery time after having surgery for a popliteal aneurysm repair?

Can you tell me the recovery time after having surgery for a popliteal aneurysm repair?

Variable: If the popliteal aneurysm was thrombosed (completely blocked, causing loss of blood flow to the foot), recovery can be very prolonged (several weeks to months), compared with a relatively short recovery after an elective repair (several days to weeks). Recovery also depends a lot on other factors (open vs endovascular repair, wound healing issues, heart or lung problems, level of fitness prior). ...Read more

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What to expect after radiosurgery for an avm?

What to expect after radiosurgery for an avm?

Depends: Where the avm was, how large it was, and what problems it was causing you. In the lung, avms can result in large amounts of blood being shunted through the lung without oxygen. Embolization or radio surgery can close these shunts which might improve exercise tolerance. ...Read more

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After brain aneurysm surgery by coiling, will I be able to go back to normal life?

After brain aneurysm surgery by coiling,  will I be able to go back to normal life?

Yes: After the coiling the aneurysm is sealed off and will no longer be a threat to you. Your neurosurgeon and the radiologists will then release you to go back to a normal life. ...Read more

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What will I do after operation brain tumor 4years ago?

What will I do after operation brain tumor 4years ago?

Continued Follow-Up: Dependent on the type of brain tumor, there are usually guidelines for follow-up. Please discuss with your treating physicians. ...Read more

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What should we expect to happen after repair of aaa?

What should we expect to happen after repair of aaa?

Depend: Did you have traditional open AAA repair or the endoluminal stent graft repair through the groin incision only. With the stent graft repair, the recovery should be much faster and you should resume normal activity within a week or two. ...Read more

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3 years after a subarachnoid haemorrhage (coiled) and a vp shunt for hydrocephalus complications. What can I do to improve memory/cognition?

3 years after a subarachnoid haemorrhage (coiled)  and a vp shunt for hydrocephalus complications. What can I do to improve memory/cognition?

Short term memory : Unfortunately, a majority of patients suffer short term memory problems related to sah. Long term memory usually remains intact. No good solution to problem. ...Read more

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Will i need surgery for a brain aneurysm? What's the typical method of treatment for brain aneurysms?

Will i need surgery for a brain aneurysm? What's the typical method of treatment for brain aneurysms?

Check with Surgeon: Some aneurysms can be treated by interventional radiologists using coiling instead of surgery. Check with your neurosurgeon for alternatives and options in managing this disease. ...Read more

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What can I expect after the operation for a chiari malformation?

What can I expect after the operation for a chiari malformation?

Post op: Some neck pain and stiffness. About 2-3 day hospital stay. Possibly a drain at surgical site for couple days. Comfortable by about 2.5 weeks. Resolution of symptoms. ...Read more

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How to exercise after brain surgery?

How to exercise after brain surgery?

Brain surgery: The amount and type of exercise after a brain surgery is based on what was done and how extensive the procedure was - I would speak to the neurosurgeon directly and see what limitations might be needed and how you can do. ...Read more

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I have brain tumor anaplastic astrocytoma, what to do after surgery, what to do?

I have brain tumor anaplastic astrocytoma, what to do after surgery, what to do?

Chemoradiation: I would recommend proceeding with a combination of chemotherapy and radiation. These tumors have a high likelihood of recurring. Chemoradiation gives the best chance to minimize that risk. Despite stories of how bad chemotherapy and radiation can be, these are 'life saving medicines' and 'healing beams.' I would recommend giving yourself the best chances you can. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to have an EEG two weeks after coiling of brain aneurysm coiling of brain aneurysm ?Also an MRI thanks

Is it safe for me to have an EEG two weeks after coiling of brain  aneurysm coiling of brain aneurysm ?Also an MRI thanks

Probably yes BUT: I would discuss this with the doctor who performed the coiling. He needs to assure that the coils used are MRI compatible. Similarly for an eeg, although this does not interact with coils usually. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery period after the surgery to fix a chiari malformation?

How long is the recovery period after the surgery to fix a chiari malformation?

7 days: The in-hospital stay after a decompression is anywhere from 1-5 days. The patient may need a period of up to 1 month to be 100%. Most do quite well with 7-10 days of rest before resuming most activities. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time after surgery to for pituitary adenoma?

What is the recovery time after surgery to for pituitary adenoma?

It depends?: In most cases, no. Patients often report immediate relief from symptoms after transphenoidal hypophysectomy and little pain. Some leave the hospital the same day. This all depend on the surgery, possible complicatios. ...Read more

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How do I perform vision rehabilitation after a stroke or brain injury?

How do I perform vision rehabilitation after a stroke or brain injury?

Specialist: You usually should see an optometrist or opthalmologist who has special interest and training in this area. They can recommend and fit you for special glasses that may help as well as recommend other types of rehabilitation programs usually in conjunction with an occupational therapist. These specialist are usually affiliated with rehabilitation hospitals although they also may be independent. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time when you have a brain aneurysm clipped?

What is the recovery time when you have a brain aneurysm clipped?

Depends: If you had a ruptured aneurysm the recovery can be up to 18 months with variable level of disability. For unruptured aneurysms treated electively with no complications, 6-10 weeks. ...Read more

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Having ACL surgery tomorrow. How long is the recovery? When will I be able to play soccer? What to expect after surgery?

Having ACL surgery tomorrow. How long is the recovery? When will I be able to play soccer? What to expect after surgery?

Varies: It varies somewhat, based in part on the specifics of the graft and also surgeons preference. Most can resume rehn early with goal of returning to sports by 12 weeks. ...Read more

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How exactly is double jaw surgery done? And what can I expect during recovery?

How exactly is double jaw surgery done? And what can I expect during recovery?

Crazy detail: Orthognathic surgery is extremely complex. Sit down with your local board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon to discuss specifics. Each surgery is unique based on the patients treatment plan. ...Read more

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Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
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Aneurysm (Definition)

An aneurysm is an abnormally dilated blood vessel, usually defined as a diameter 2x normal or larger. As weakened vessels get larger, there is risk of potential ...Read more