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My shunt valve feels heavy is this normal? It doesn't normally feel like this and I've had headaches twice now my shunt side head is very tight why?

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Dr. Charles Harvey
Neurosurgery

In brief: Headache

Shunts are too subtle and complex to diagnose with online questions and answers! If you have a shunt for hydrocephalus and a change in your headaches, seek medical attention.
Headaches, nausea, vomiting, excessive sleepiness, neck pain, or even coma or death can result from shunt malfunction. Significant symptoms may require a CT or MRI, or a trip to the hospital!!

In brief: Headache

Shunts are too subtle and complex to diagnose with online questions and answers! If you have a shunt for hydrocephalus and a change in your headaches, seek medical attention.
Headaches, nausea, vomiting, excessive sleepiness, neck pain, or even coma or death can result from shunt malfunction. Significant symptoms may require a CT or MRI, or a trip to the hospital!!
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