Should Family Members of Brain Aneurysm Patient Have MRI?

If you just learned a family member has a brain aneurysm, you definitely should schedule an MRI scan of your brain, as there is a familial link to this condition. This genetic link was shown Read more...

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Exercise Guidelines after Brain Aneurysm Coiling or Clipping

Are you a weightlifter or runner with an unruptured, newly coiled aneurysm? Just what does “return to full activities” really mean? Exercise is encouraged by surgeons who clip or coil brain aneurysms, but the term “exercise” needs to be defined. Read more…

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Can an Aneurysm Cause Very Brief Stabbing Head Pain?

Can your “jabs and jolts” stabbing head pain be caused by an aneurysm that’s about to rupture? Aneurysm pain from rupture is classically a “thunderclap” headache: sudden in onset, and excruciating, the worst head pain ever. Read more…

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TIA Headache vs. Ruptured Brain Aneurysm Headache

The problem with comparing a TIA headache with a ruptured brain aneurysm is if the sudden headache is a burst aneurysm, you don’t have minutes to wait around and see what happens. Read more…

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What Is Ptosis and Miosis?

Ptosis, as it pertains to symptom of a leaking aneurysm, refers to a drooping eyelid. The drooping, or ptosis, can have a variety of causes, including a brain aneurysm that has begun to leak. Another Read more...

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Ruptured Aneurysm Headache vs. Acute Subdural Hematoma

A headache expert describes the difference between ruptured aneurysm head pain and that from an acute subdural hematoma. “Headaches related to ruptured aneurysm can be difficult to distinguish from that of a subdural hematoma,” says Read more...

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Sudden Blurred Vision: Brain Aneurysm or What Else?

Sudden blurred vision that doesn’t go away can be caused by a brain aneurysm or a few other serious problems. “Visual impairment may be a result of a retinal detachment, which can present with a Read more...

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Sudden Temporary Blurry Vision: When to See Doctor

See a doctor ASAP if you have sudden but temporary blurred vision, as this can be a harbinger of an awful outcome. There are many causes of blurry vision, but let’s get more specific: Your Read more...

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Sudden Onset Headache with Last Bench Press Rep: Causes?

A sudden severe headache with that last bench press rep can have one of several possible causes. There’s a difference between having a history of a sudden headache as you complete your bench press set, Read more...

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Does Bad Headache from Lifting Weights = Aneurysm?

Sometimes heavy weight lifting (squats, deadlift, etc.) can cause a headache, and make you think this is an aneurysm. I'm a certified personal trainer, and I do know for certain that a headache, while doing Read more...

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Head Pain While Lifting Weights: Causes & Solutions

A sudden severe headache with that last bench press rep can have one of several possible causes. There’s a difference between having a history of a sudden headache as you complete your bench press set, Read more...

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Can Heavy Lifting, Squatting, Deadlifting Cause Aneurysm?

Does that nasty headache from heavy weight lifting mean you might have an aneurysm? Sometimes heavy weight lifting (squats, deadlift, etc.) can cause a headache, and make you think this is an aneurysm. I’m a Read more...

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Brain Aneurysm: Surviving a Rupture with Fast Treatment

Often, a ruptured brain aneurysm means quick death, and if not, permanent brain damage. But these burst blood vessels do not always have to be lethal. Surviving a Ruptured Brain Aneurysm “The sooner the presence Read more...

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How Long Can Brain Aneurysm Leak or Bleed Before Bursting?

Could a brain aneurysm slowly leak or bleed for a few weeks before rupturing? To find out if a brain aneurysm could slowly bleed or leak over a period of up to three weeks before Read more...

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When a Headache Means Serious Trouble vs. Benign

Pain in the head, or a sudden bad headache or even a medium one that won't go away, is one of the most frightening symptoms. That's because the head contains the brain! And anything involving Read more...

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Sphenoid Sinusitis Headache Symptoms vs. Aneurysm Headache

. A most severe headache can be caused by a ruptured aneurysm, as well as from sinusitis, particularly the sphenoid type. A ruptured aneurysm, and sinusitis, are unrelated medical conditions, though a person by sheer Read more...

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Aneurysm Headache vs. Normal Headache Recognizing the Difference

. How can you tell if that sudden, alarming headache is an aneurysm headache? Can a headache hurt really bad and still be normal? Does an aneurysm headache feel different than a normal, regular headache? Read more...

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Stabbing Pain Behind Eye Possible Causes

. It can be quite frightening to suddenly feel stabbing pain behind your eye.  For this article I interviewed Dr. Ravish Patwardhan, MD, nationally-renowned neurosurgeon and founder of Comprehensive Neurosurgery Network. Dr. Patwardhan says: “Pain behind Read more...

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