I know a woman who died recently in her mid 40's from a brain aneurysm. She had a headache for a week and then died in her sleep. It makes you think! I had a workup for headaches 5 1/2 years ago which included an MRI with contrast dye and a CT with contrast dye. Would an aneurysm show on those tests if I had one at that time? (I've seen MRA's mentioned and don't know the difference between that and an MRI.) Also, are aneurysms generally slow growing/forming?
i think some people can be born with that defect and i'm pretty sure u need an mra which means an angiogram instead of imaging.if u are worried about it than i would request an mra instead cause u don't wasnt to miss something.
My mom had an aneurism and it didn't show up on the scan...we requested that they do a sample of her spinal fluid, which showed that she needed immediate brain surgery. She would have died if we didn't do the spinal fluid test.
I know for a fact that they do not always show up on MRI's or CAT scans because I had one that clotted itself off and it does not show up on any tests but yet they know positively that it happened because it happened while I was in the hospital after having child birth, I suffer to this day from the effects of that anuerysm and many doctors and pain management doctors and neurologist give me a hard time for wanting medication to help me with pain and seizures that I have since that day, they think it is all fake because narcotics won't stop the pain completely unless they knock me out, I don't want to be knocked out I just want my pain to be at a reasonable level to live with.
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