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Vp shunt problems in adults

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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 soreness and swelling between shoulder and neck while having a VP shunt?

I have a VP shunt which hasn't been bothering me in the few years since my last revision. Today ... and is swelling. No redness , no fever . It's the exact track my shunt tube takes, the muscle it has been on ...
 

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 ...
 

Have vp shunt. Got hit on top of shunt on head. Getting headache. Is this serious?

I have vp shunt, and a few days ago my aunt accidently hit me RIGHT at the resevoir at the top of the shunt on my head.. and i have had a constant annoying head ache since.. I was experiencing ear aches ...
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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 ...
 

MRI done to check VP shunt functioning. What does the report indicate?

Recently had an MRI done that was to check that my vp shunt is functioning correctly and not over shunting. My question is it says slit like lateral and third ventricle and I ve had others who have Chiari ...
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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
 
My 6 month old was given adult nasal spray. It was the equate brand. Do i need to take her to the er?
hello! could you please tell which spray was given and what was your child's health problem! thanks
 
Can scalp itching be indicative of a shunt malfunction?? My daughters current shunt was implanted on 09Aug1979 with one revision in Jun1998.
No this may not be because of the shunt but could be nonspecific complain
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