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Will A Pseudotumor Kill You
See doctor: Pseudotumor cerebri is an acquired condition that mimics increased pressure on the brain, but is usually benign. The most common cause is excessive vitamin a & beta carotene intake. Also, some medications can cause it- most notably tetracycline antibiotics. It won't kill you if you see your doctor and identify the cause in your case. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: Depends on the severity. Most will be fine during pregnancy some can be more symptomatic. Some of the early symptoms of pregnancy can be similar to pseudotumor cerebri. A team approach is needed with neurology, opthamology and ob. Some patient will need a cesarean to avoid pushing and aggravating the condition. ...Read more
Options: Treatment of pseudotumor cerebri can include serial spinal taps, medications, weight loss, treatment of medical conditions predisposing to pseudotumor, and ultimately if all else fails a shunt is placed to lower high pressure. The primary risk is damage to the optic nerves if left untreated. ...Read more
Pseudotumor cerebri: Pseudotumor cerebri is a relatively common neurologic illness and may be an important preventable cause of blindness in obese young women. As far as incidence i would imagine 1 per 100, 000 to as many as 13 in 100, 000 based on the abstracts. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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