Could you have venous sinus thrombosis coming and going for 3 years without treatment?

More information. were you diagnosed with it? if you have any symptoms, you will need to be seen by a physician and get the appropriate imaging.
Doubtful. Cavernous sinus thrombosis is a very serious acute condition which causes progressive and severe headache along with eye and other neurological abnormalities. It is usually fatal without emergency and very intensive specialized treatment.

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Venous sinus thrombosis after whiplash possible?

Unlikely. Trauma can lead to vascular injuries but thrombosis do the sinus would be unlikely after a minor injury classified as "whiplash". Read more...
Unlikely. This is unlikely in an isolated whiplash injury. However, if there is a skull base fracture at the back of the head, it is possible to have a thrombosis of the transverse sinus(a large venous structure). The likelihood of this is greater, the larger the fracture is. With the fracture, there is injury to the underlying transverse sinus which can lead it to clot-ie. Thrombose. Read more...
If just whiplash, Virtually impossible to occur. But if head trauma open or closed head injury, may be a consequence. Read more...

What are those conditions that can mimic Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis?

A stroke,SOL. Stroke from arterial side by blockage of an artery by a small blood clot of fatty plaque , rupture of a small artery or from a dilatation of an artery , infection of the brain - from its coverings infection -meningitis or brain substance itself like brain abscess,cerebritis,cerebral abscess subarachnoid hemorrhage, SOL-space occupying lesions like tumors can mimic cerebral venous thrombosis. Read more...
See below. Typically, presentation similar to stroke with focal weakness, numbness, imbalance, but on occasion such a problem is associated with increased intracranial pressure due to pseudo tumor cerebri. If you have such issues, you do need expert neurological care. Read more...

I would like to know about cerebral vein thrombosis venous sinus thrombosis?

Cerebral vein thromb. It is formation of blood clots in cerebral veins/venous sinuses in brain. It could cause altered mental status or hemiplegia or stroke. In severe cases it needs open thrombectomy or thrombolytic therapy. If there are any seizures then it needs anticonvulsant medications. Read more...

I had shingles on the back of my head and then 2 weeks later, I spent 2 weeks in intensive care with cerebral venous sinus thrombosis. Connection?

Hard to say. There may in fact be an underlying causation creating susceptibility to both, and one might consider an immune mediated process or even, something like one of the antiphospholipid antibody syndromes. However, the shingles did not cause the venous thrombosis. Yet, the two items signal some general pathology, and worthwhile to fully evaluate. Read more...

The MRI detected the venous sinus thrombosis however the CT scan did not? Why not? The MRI did not detect the swollen optic nerves, why not? Thanks

Different techniques. Mri are better at seeing some soft tissue features; ct is better at bones and other soft tissue features like edema (swelling). The 2 techniques are complementary. That's why you got both. The fact that it isn't seen on one doesn't negate the fact that it was seen on the other. Example: if you misplace your keys and can't find them with sunglasses but do with bifocals, are they found? Read more...
PERHAPS THIS . Mri probably is far better with brain lesions and cat superior for bone pathology. That said, likely without ct-angio or venogram, MRI better shot for venous thrombosis, and should have imaged optic nerves also more better. Maybe depends on whether read by neuroradiologist. Long and short, MRI is best choice for evaluation of specific brain lesions of all kinds. Read more...