Brain/Pituitary Tumors Community
What should I do about an arachnoid cyst?
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to Brain Tumors and Pituitary Tumors.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

What should I do about an arachnoid cyst?

I went to the emergency room because I had a "migrane (migraine)" for 4 days.  At the ER they did a CT and found what I was told is an arachnoid cyst.  The doctor told me it is very common and nothing to worry about, but after doing research online I have found that it is not that common and can't be diagnosed with just a CT.  She told me this cyst was present in more than fifty percent of the population and not causing my headaches, just making them more intense.  She referred me to an internal medicine specialist.  Should I go ahead and contact this doctor or do I need to go to a Neurologist?  Everything I have read says I need a Neurosurgeon, I do not have insurance and can't afford more bills than needed. Should I skip her advice and go directly to a Neurologist?  
Related Discussions
657231_tn?1421251398
I think the doctor overstated how common they are and you need to find a specialist. You may need to be treated, or be followed - all that depends on size and location.

Yes, you need a neurologist. Call around and find one that treats many.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
MedHelp Health Answers
Blank
Pain Tracker
Pain
Start Tracking Now
Recent Activity
296076_tn?1371338074
Blank
melimeli commented on krichar's status
Apr 30
296076_tn?1371338074
Blank
melimeli everyday is a new start! Comment
Apr 29
657231_tn?1421251398
Blank
rumpled Is enjoying spring flowers! Comment
Apr 29
Top Cancer Answerers
657231_tn?1421251398
Blank
rumpled
Northern, NJ
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
sickandtired456
Brain/Pituitary Tumors Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Cancer Answerers
657231_tn?1421251398
Blank
rumpled
Northern, NJ
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
sickandtired456