I am a 32 year old male that was diagnosed with a Cavernous Angioma located between the Hippocampus and the internal capsule. My first MRI revealed 2x1.4 cm hemorrage and my symptoms then were bad pressure headaches for over a week, slight vision blurriness, confusion, fatigue, and irritability. The past few years before my diagnosis, I remember having headaches for days but just figured I was a headache type of person. In the past year I have had 2 more confirmed bleeds that were smaller and without the vision problems. I recently had the same symptoms without vision problems but had a really stiff neck. I have not gone to the doctor yet and don't know if I need to. The headaches have been going on for almost a week along with the stiff neck. In the past year I would estimate that I have a headache about a third of the time with varying degrees of pain. I have numbness and tingling down my left arm and leg sometimes but I do have a bad back. Is it possible to have 4 to 5 hemorrages this close together and what are the concerns with having them so often? My neurosurgeon told me after the third hemorrage that he was 50/50 about proceding with surgery. Does this area have a successful rate of surgery? My memory has been horrible since having these hemmorages. If I do not have surgery and the angioma continues to bleed; can I expect my memory to worsen? Should I continue playing the waiting game and if I do will I develop any neurological deficiencies? Thanks for any help!
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