ive had a VP shunt fitted since i was 14 months old. i then had a revision at 4 years which lasted me up til 3 weeks old. it lasted me 12/13 years before it decided to pack in and give up!
[More] 5 days after my latest shunt revision i had my tubing reinserted due to it migrating from my peritoneal cavity. this didnt work and was reinserted the next day into a different incision. since ive been strong shotting stabbing pains thourgh my lower abdomen, i suggest its my tube poking me...but does anyone have any ideas? thank you x
Hi, thanks for getting intouch. I was with the National Brain Hospital, and my Gp has asked them to do a shunt series, but in the past week my shunt at the top has become horrible. It vibrates all the way down to my ear. This goes on for hours and hours. It feels to me like it is overdrainign. Like you, I have had many revisions. A lot of mine were because it was either over draining or under draining. When it over drains my wound at the back of my head gets sunken in and my shunt goes all crazy. I hope someday I will be able to have a programmable valve.
I hope your next surgery goes well.
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