Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
169 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

What causes vomiting and drowsiness in a child after having programmable shunt?

i have a 2n half yr daughter with hydrocephalus who got a programmable vp shunt at 5 months of age , past 4 mths she has had 3-4 days phases of vomitting and drowsiness , her ctscan n mri seem to be fine n the doctors hve tried first reducing n the increasing the pressure to 90 . need to know what could be troubling her.
Wed, 9 Oct 2019
Report Abuse
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Procedures
Lab Tests ,  
Pediatrician 's  Response

Is vomiting early in the morning? If so it could indicate an increase in intracranial pressure. Please get a ct redone and check for the tube block.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Dr Prasanna Lakshmi, Pediatrician
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

My one year old hit her head before bed . She did not cry. She fell asleep and about 20 min later she woke up crying. I ran upstairs and she threw...

Recent questions on  Cerebral shunt

doctor1 MD

i have a 2n half yr daughter with hydrocephalus who got a programmable vp shunt at 5 months of age , past 4 mths she has had 3-4 days phases of...

doctor1 MD

My friend underwent a right retromastoid suboccipital craniectomy for right acoustic neuroma in Jan 2010 followed by a Left VP shunt reexploration...

doctor1 MD

i am a 39 yr old female that has a programmable vp shunt due to pseudotumer cerebri as well as a tumor . started out with a lp shunt witch keep...

doctor1 MD

My son has congenital hydrocephlus with 1 year old va shunt replacing previous vp shunt due to enormous abdominal pseudocyst.He has chiari...

doctor1 MD

My father has been diagnosed with tb meningitis .medication is on for last 1.5 months.VP shunt was also done for hydrocephalus .not showing any...

doctor1 MD

I have a brain shunt where the tubing is irritating my lower back nerve area. Is there anything they can do to fix this with laprascopic? What...

doctor1 MD

Dear Physicians: I believe that I should present the issue of hydrocephalus that had developed because the colliod cyst blocked the third ventricle...