What are the signs of a ruptured cerebral aneurysm?

The worst headache. Almost all patients who present with a ruptured cerebral aneurysm describe a severe headaches, or "the worst headache of my life" and that is the least severe presentation. In more severe cases patients can have depressed levels of consciousness all the way up to a coma. A specific aneurysm location can also cause a enlarged pupil.
Varies. Nothing asymptomatic and found at death from anything else. Leak, and rupture and sudden death can occur. More commonly, severe headache when leaks are limited and survival.
Typically. A severe headache. See brainaneurysm. Com and taafonline. Org for complete discussion of symptoms.

Related Questions

How long could you go with a ruptured cerebral aneurysm before you started seeing severe symptoms and ultimately die?

COULD BE BRIEF. A ruptured aneurysm can be rapidly devastating within a few hrs. In fact, about 50% of patients do not live to be hospitalized. Symptoms are instantaneous and severe, there is no equivocation about this. The only hope is to immediately go to ER and hope there is time for surgical clipping.
Depends. It depends. Sometimes it is a small rupture and it can go unnoticed. Other times, it is a large rupture and people die on the spot.

Wife had a stroke resulting from ruptured cerebral aneurysm in 2000. Rupture was coiled and recovery was complete. In 2010 she lost sense of taste.?

No relationship. The loss of taste may relate to loss of smell, and does not relate to her aneurysm. There is a nearby clinic that is dedicated to evaluation of smell and taste, and would advise further evaluation there.

How long would it take a cerebral aneurysm to rupture?

Dont know. I dont think anybody without an 'eye' (like a crystal ball) for the future can date this.
Unknown. Average age of rupture of brain aneurysms is 52. It likely takes a few years but this is so variable. Aneurysms are rarely seen in kids or people less than 35 years of age. Additional factors such as uncontrolled hypertension, smoking, connective tissue disease may accelerate the process to an aneurysn rupturing. Using Cocaine is also known to accelerate rupture.

How long does it usually take before a cerebral aneurysm to rupture?

No one knows. Once the diagnosis of a cerebral aneurysm is made, it is best to fix it soon as no one knows when it will rupture. Most cerebral aneurysms cause no symptoms until they rupture. However, it is unknown how long the aneurysm was there prior to rupturing. It is usually by accident that cerebral aneurysms are diagnosed before rupturing.
Unknown. Average age of rupture of brain aneurysms is 52. It likely takes a few years but this is so variable. Aneurysms are rarely seen in kids or people less than 35 years of age. Additional factors such as uncontrolled hypertension, smoking, connective tissue disease may accelerate the process to an aneurysn rupturing. Using Cocaine is also known to accelerate rupture.