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What causes feeling of fluid filled in brain?

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Posted on Mon, 14 Jul 2014
Question: l feel fluid in my brain and have huge veins on the left and right side of my head. Help! What is wrong? What should i do?
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Answered by Dr. Shailja Puri (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Vasculitis is suspected.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Thanks for posting your query on HealthcareMagic.
Feeling of fluid in brain warrants an examination of the head and neck region.
Imaging studies especially CT scan will help.
However, before getting a CT scan done, you need to consult your primary healthcare provider.
A clinical assessment is required at first hand.
If any abnormal sign is found you may be referred to a neurologist.

Feeling prominent veins on both right and left side of the head can be due to dilated and thickened veins.
Veins can become prominent in diseases of veins like vasculitis.
Giant cell arteritis is the commonest vasculitis which leads to prominent, throbbing, pulsating veins on either side of forehead.
A clinical examination is required.
Along with clinical examination, ESR needs to be done.
ESR is invariably raised in cases of giant cell arteritis.
It may be possible that both the symptoms i.e. huge veins on either side of forehead as well as strange feeling in the head are due to common disease process.

Thus, consultation with your primary healthcare provider is necessary followed by
relevant investigations and then management.

If you have more queries, I will be glad to answer.
Dr Shailja P Wahal





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What causes feeling of fluid filled in brain?

Brief Answer: Vasculitis is suspected. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for posting your query on HealthcareMagic. Feeling of fluid in brain warrants an examination of the head and neck region. Imaging studies especially CT scan will help. However, before getting a CT scan done, you need to consult your primary healthcare provider. A clinical assessment is required at first hand. If any abnormal sign is found you may be referred to a neurologist. Feeling prominent veins on both right and left side of the head can be due to dilated and thickened veins. Veins can become prominent in diseases of veins like vasculitis. Giant cell arteritis is the commonest vasculitis which leads to prominent, throbbing, pulsating veins on either side of forehead. A clinical examination is required. Along with clinical examination, ESR needs to be done. ESR is invariably raised in cases of giant cell arteritis. It may be possible that both the symptoms i.e. huge veins on either side of forehead as well as strange feeling in the head are due to common disease process. Thus, consultation with your primary healthcare provider is necessary followed by relevant investigations and then management. If you have more queries, I will be glad to answer. Dr Shailja P Wahal