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Post 5 yrs craniotomy for l frontal lobe avm & LP shunt. Lost 60lbs by gbp. Got 100lbs to go. Back pain that goes down right thigh. Any corealation?

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
7 doctors agree

In brief: Not to brain

I don't think they are related to your brain (avm or shunt) but definitively exacerbated by overweight.
Likely you have sciatica or radicular pain.

In brief: Not to brain

I don't think they are related to your brain (avm or shunt) but definitively exacerbated by overweight.
Likely you have sciatica or radicular pain.
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
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Dr. Jefferson Chen
Neurosurgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Possibly

It sounds like you are losing weight intentionally.
This may suggest back and disc disease which leads to the symptoms. With respect to the lumbar drain, there are rare cases where the catheter tip may be embedded again a nerve root. This irritates the nerve root and can lead to the radiating pain into the thigh.

In brief: Possibly

It sounds like you are losing weight intentionally.
This may suggest back and disc disease which leads to the symptoms. With respect to the lumbar drain, there are rare cases where the catheter tip may be embedded again a nerve root. This irritates the nerve root and can lead to the radiating pain into the thigh.
Dr. Jefferson Chen
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Mri If ok with shunt

Get a MRI look for cause of leg pain disc herniation at lowest two levels not related to cramial issues.

In brief: Mri If ok with shunt

Get a MRI look for cause of leg pain disc herniation at lowest two levels not related to cramial issues.
Dr. Mark Weston
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