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Cures for brain aneurysm - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi there
Doctor :  
How can i help you?
User :   I suffer from really bad anxiety and Im consumed with the fear of a brain anerysum... is this a legit fear? im only 21 years old
Doctor :  
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why did you get this doubt of brain aneurysm?
User :   well I had a headache for a few days...and looked up symptoms online and just got paranoid about them
Doctor :   headache occurs in many conditions

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and brain aneurysm do not cause head ache as usual symptom
User :   are they rare?
Doctor :  
yes they are XXXXXXXX
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and if they are they run in family
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meaning they have family history
User :   ok well thats good to know. I have no family history. I just got so worried...
User :   meaning I could just drop dead at anytime from one of them
Doctor :  
yeah the only time the aneurysm shows up itself is weakness of any part of the body
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or visual loss
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or all of a sudden stroke
User :   ok so do you think I should be worried about one?
Doctor :  
no you should not be worried
User :   do they happen in young adults or more in older people
Doctor :   mostly in young adults
User :   like my age?
Doctor :   but you dont have family history no
User :   ok and you said they are very rare correct?
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User :   ok thank you.. you made me feel much better! i guess i need to stop reading stuff on the internet
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User :   so any other advice for this problem
Doctor :   you mean for aneurysm
User :   yeah just to get over this fear
Doctor :  
you can get a contrast Ct scan of brain done
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it will show you have the aneurysm or not
User :   do you think thats neccesary
Doctor :  
thats the only way to confirm the aneurysm in brain
User :   ok will a doctor give that to me? just because of anxiety
Doctor :  
yes you can approach any physician and express your concern he may help you in this
User :   ok but you dont think i should be worried for the mean time? i mean i just need to know this is an irrational fear
Doctor :  
yes it is irrational fear
User :   ok thank you!
User :   i just got freaked out
Doctor :   not to worry
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thanks for consulting healthcare magic
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we are available 24/7
User :   thank u
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