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Vp shunt problems in adults

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What causes severe chronic headache with history of VP shunt surgery?

Hi, my name is XXXXXX. I'm 39 years old. In 1998 I had a vp shunt because the brain ventricles were ... convinced! The problem is that I suffer from severe daily chronic headache that I believe is related ...
 

Have chronic intractable migraine. Diagnosed with pseudotumor cerebri. VP shunt placed. Possibility of shunt infection?

/2008 with Pseudo Tumor Cerebri, VP shunt placed 12/2008 & revised 12/2009 due to blockage & 12/2010 due to faulty ... & recent surgery & lack of vision problems associated with a shunt blockage? Or would my unusual ...
 

TB meningitis. Infected VP shunt. On medication. Prescribed to replace VP shunt. Will there be any side-effects?

Hi, My sister in law is suffering from TB meningitis . VP shunt was inserted in November last year and now Doctor suggests to replace the VP shunt as it is infected. She is regularly taking medicines ...
 

What causes headache , nausea and photosensitivity after a VP shunt procedure?

My husband had a VP shunt on Monday of this week. He is 78. Hearing tests prior to procedure were normal. He had the shunt and then developed nausea . headache, pain behind his eyes, photo sensitivity ...
 

Have chronic migraine and pseudotumor cerebri. VP shunt placed. Is it possible of shunt to be infected?

I have chronic migraine (nearly a daily occurence) as well as pseudo tumor cerebri. I have a VP shunt (placed 12/2008, revised 12/09 due to blockage & 12/2010 due to faulty valve) and am pretty good ...
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Exploratory brain surgery for a vp shunt. What are the reasons for surgery? Results?

and visual problems. In the process of the exploring, they suddenly saw something that sent him into surgery for a vp shunt. He was in surgery for 9 hours, and is now in ICU . They said that the next 72 hours ...
 

Does smoking effects VP shunt?

choice and can be more dangerous than cigarettes/ CDC report. Anyway, she has VP shunt. Aside from ... shunt. She is 19...help! ...
 

VP shunt put in, taken out. Continuous vomiting, rashes in neck, face, moody. Possible reason?

My son had vp shunt put in at 3 months old had it taken out 1month later went without one for 6 months then put back in and and no problems and is now 13 yrs but in the last 9 days he has vomited 4 ...
 

Headache at the shunt site of the head, pain ranges from mild to intense, has programmable VP shunt due to congenital hydocephalus, no relief with medicines. Treatment?

Hi! I am 31 years old and have a programmable VP shunt due to congenital hydrocephalus ... and vertigo if I bend over and straighten up. Just curious if there is a known problem with shunt aches ...
 

I have hydrocephalus and a vp shunt in head. Is that a sign of shunt malfunctioning ?

i have hydrocephalus i have a vp shunt in my head for it i I have a vp shunt and I have numbness on the right side on my temple is that a sign of my shunt malfunctioning? ...
 

Is it advisable to visit doctor when VP shunt stop working?

was removed & we were told she would not need a VP shunt. 6 mts later she developed hydrocephalus and a shunt was placed. The tip of the shunt has always been very bouncy to the touch. Tonight when I pushed on it ...
 

Has VP shunt. Suffering from headache. Suggest

Hi my name is Teresa I have a son who has a VP shunt he has had it since he was 2 weeks old. He ... it s his shunt but these dr s dont want to listen to me. He never get s headaches unless it s his shunt. He ...
 

What is the reasons of severe headache & eye pain after VP shunt replacing ?

What is the reasons of severe headache & eye pain after VP shunt replacing? Dear Dr. Recently my younger brother aged 13 yrs has got VP shunt replacing, which was first introduced when he was 2 yrs ...
 

Severe pain around the eye and vomiting after VP shunt replacement

Severe pain around the eye & vomiting after VP shunt replacing Dear Dr. Recently my younger brother aged 13 yrs has got VP shunt replacing, which was first introduced when he was 2 yrs . But he ...
 

Congenital hydro with a vp shunt inserted, complain of headache, petechia in the eye. Reasons ?

My daughter has congenital hydro with a vp shunt inserted at 4 months of age. We have never had to go back in for a repair yet either. She was complaining of a headache yesterday on the shunt side ...
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I have a vp shunt. Lately the valve area has been a weird sensation sibce i had a eeg. Whats wrong?
You have to get it examine without this difficult to say anything, your query is inadequate
 
I used to have hidrocefaulus and i got surgery aproximately 6 years ago. I would like to know if i can have a liposection done in my abdominal area?
Hi, Thanks for writing in. If you have got VP shunting done for hydrocephalus 6 years back then you must discuss the procedure with your doctor who will perform liposuction.
 
Drinking water while being fully lying down on back can cause ears problem like in babies or adults no?
Drinking water in supine or lying down position can cause ear problems in children not in adults. But have other serious problems like aspirations leading lung infections.
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