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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 ...
 

Suggest remedies for severe pain in left-sided abdomen post a VP shunt revision

Hello, Thank you. My son had a VP Shunt revision 8 days ago but now has severe pain in LEFT side ... neurosurgeon did a shunt tap did they in fact believe him (and us) - he's a very bright man and in HINF systems ...
 

What are the after effects of a VP shunting in an infant?

shunt around 3 months old. The shunt has never been replaced, but was checked every year until 2013 ... symptoms occur when this type of shunt begins to fail. Thank you in advance for your time and knowledge. ...
 

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 ...
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Can gastrointestinal problems be related to the VP stunt?

I have a VP shunt that was placed in 1998 and is now nonfunctioning and calcified at the distal end ... that my GI problems are related to the shunt? If so do I have to have the entire catheter removed or just ...
 

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! ...
 

Where should the VP shunt position be?

Hi, I had a VP shunt revision early this year, since then I have been having pains in my abdominal ... that my tubing of my shunt is going in to my pouch of Douglas and I have a considerable amount of fluid ...
 

Is it safe to replace the strata valve VP shunt?

I have a strata valve VP shunt and just had readjusted on the 28th of May, it s now the 21st of June and the headaches are back. I keep reading that there is a huge incidence of malfunctions ...
 

Is swelling at VP shunt site in a child normal?

My 4 year old had a VP shunt placed in her head last month. Tonight, I noticed her left side (where shunt is) is spongy and swollen. She has no other symptoms - no fever, good appetite, good spirits ...
 

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? ...
 

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 ...
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Is it possible to get a csf leak after insertion of a vp shunt?
It is possible. But VP shunt itself is for draining excess CSF from brain to peritoneum
 
I have a vp shunt. I just had a loud pop in my neck and i have alot of pain and pressure feeling.
Hello, Pain and pop in neck is due to muscle strain and muscle pull of neck muscles and has no connection with the VP shunt. Thanks
 
I had a VP shunt placement for the first time in Jan of this yr and I want to know if I can get pregnant?
You should atleast wait for shunt maturity. It takes almost 3-4 months. So try to plan pregnancy after april. Hope i have solved your query. Please hit thanks.
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