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How long does it take for an adult to recover from shunt surgery for hydrocephalus?
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
2 doctors agree
In brief: Week
If the shunt is working appropritely then the intial symptoms , ie headache, ataxia, bladder issues will resolve quickly.
The obdominal incision whether open or laparoscopic will become increasingly pain free over that same week.

In brief: Week
If the shunt is working appropritely then the intial symptoms , ie headache, ataxia, bladder issues will resolve quickly.
The obdominal incision whether open or laparoscopic will become increasingly pain free over that same week.
Dr. Troy Reyna
Dr. Troy Reyna
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Dr. Soren Singel
Neurosurgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Variable
Surgical recovery - wound healing and such - a few weeks.
The elderly with normal pressure hydrocephalus (nph) often have co-morbidities such as diabetes, heart disease, inactivity and poor eating habits which means they usually take a couple of months to get back on track and feel entirely well.

In brief: Variable
Surgical recovery - wound healing and such - a few weeks.
The elderly with normal pressure hydrocephalus (nph) often have co-morbidities such as diabetes, heart disease, inactivity and poor eating habits which means they usually take a couple of months to get back on track and feel entirely well.
Dr. Soren Singel
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