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Since everybody has headaches, what are some unique brain aneurysm risk factors?

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Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Sudden & severe

Headache that is sudden and severe can indicate a leak from a brain aneurysm.
If previously undiagnosed such headaches need immediate evaluation. Smoking, high blood pressure, excess alcohol use and Cocaine are avoidable risk factors. Screening may be recommended if two family members have brain aneurysm.

In brief: Sudden & severe

Headache that is sudden and severe can indicate a leak from a brain aneurysm.
If previously undiagnosed such headaches need immediate evaluation. Smoking, high blood pressure, excess alcohol use and Cocaine are avoidable risk factors. Screening may be recommended if two family members have brain aneurysm.
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
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Dr. Tracy Berg
Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Severe and recurrant

Like most vascular diagnoses, brain aneurysms are not easy to diagnose.
Family history, progressive severe and recurrant headaches should prompt a visit to your doc. A brain scan with IV contrast is usually the test that makes the brian aneurysm diagnosis.

In brief: Severe and recurrant

Like most vascular diagnoses, brain aneurysms are not easy to diagnose.
Family history, progressive severe and recurrant headaches should prompt a visit to your doc. A brain scan with IV contrast is usually the test that makes the brian aneurysm diagnosis.
Dr. Tracy Berg
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