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What symptoms will help a doctor diagnose brain aneurysm?

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Dr. Anthony Mosley
Neurology
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Anthony Mosley
Dr. Anthony Mosley
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Dr. Michael Chen
Neurology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Many

An ususual, severe headache unlike anything you've experienced before would suggest a rupture, and a ct scan is the way to diagnose this.
Otherwise, if the aneurysm enlarges sufficiently, it may compress other brain structures and cause a variety of symptoms. A cta or mra would be the test to further evaluate those symptoms.

In brief: Many

An ususual, severe headache unlike anything you've experienced before would suggest a rupture, and a ct scan is the way to diagnose this.
Otherwise, if the aneurysm enlarges sufficiently, it may compress other brain structures and cause a variety of symptoms. A cta or mra would be the test to further evaluate those symptoms.
Dr. Michael Chen
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional

In brief: Headache

Or visual symptoms. Family history.

In brief: Headache

Or visual symptoms. Family history.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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