Thank you for posting your query.
The advice sounds correct. In your case, the most likely cause of headaches could be migraines, which can be treated with appropriate medications.
However, it is important to exclude shunt infection
, which can cause meningitis
leading to fever, headache and vomiting. A spinal tap
can help us diagnose shunt infection, by showing increased WBCs and protein in the cerebrospinal fluid
and low sugar. Appropriate antibiotics can help cure this condition. In addition, the shunt tube would also need to be replaced.
I hope it helps.
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist