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Ventriculomegaly and glaucoma connection - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   is there any connection b/n ventriculomegaly and glaucoma
Doctor :   hello
User :   here
Doctor :   may i know your age please ?
User :   48
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   well there is no known connection between the two conditions
User :   ok
User :   why would this problem arise
Doctor :   In most cases, ventriculomegaly is an isolated condition, so it is not linked to other health problems.
Doctor :   its basically most common related to a genetic disorder
Doctor :   Ventriculomegaly caused by an abnormal gene
Doctor :   ventriculomegaly usually occurs spontaneously, not by anything that the mother has done.
User :   is this why I keep loosing train of thought, forgetting where I am in a conversation
Doctor :   when were you diagnosed with it ? and what diagnostic tests were done
User :   so this could have been what my Father had instead of Alzhiemers
User :   just been dignosed
User :   CT scan and MRI (just done)
Doctor :   well it can cause pressure on the brain
Doctor :   but its not a sudden cause
User :   haver suffered with vertigo and nausea when my head id down for any amount of time
Doctor :   in majority of cases the size does not increase further
Doctor :   were you diagnosed by your neurologist ?
User :   ENT
User :   still need to see a neurologist
User :   was waiting for MRI results to take with me
Doctor :   ok well a neurologist is the only one who can diagnose it
User :   ok
Doctor :   you should wait for his evaluation
User :   so the sooner the better then
Doctor :   yes thats correct
User :   Thank-you for your time and insight
Doctor :   your most welcome
Doctor :   take care
Doctor :   good bye
User :   you too
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