About Me: Female, 56, Southlake, TX, member since Sep 2008
I am a registered nurse. I have not worked in 12 years. I am a stay at home mom. I have three boys.. I have been married for 25 years. I had a stroke a little over a year ago. I had a VP shunt placed and have been having sharp pains in my back, and abdomen. I have
[More] had an abdominal ultrasound, Abd. and Pelvic CT a vaginal CT and an upper GI all have been normal. I would like to have the shunt removed but don't know if this is something that is ever done. My doctor said that he could clamp the shunt in my neck to see if I develop symptoms of increased intracranial pressure. This seems like such a backwards approach. I am convinced that my discomfort is caused by the Shunt. I am finding very little information on this on the Web. When I search VP shunt/ abdominal pain I do find and article about April Hughes who had similar problems. She lives in California and had her shunt removed. I have tried to contact her with not response. Can you help me.
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