My mother died from a brain aneurysm. I have migraine headaches that seem to be centered in the exact area that her aneurysm was located - the right side of the head in the "temple area." Should I be concerned that I may also have an aneurysm in the same spot? The reason I know exactly where her's was located is that she lived long enough to have surgery to repair it but then things went horribly bad with a major stroke after surgery. With this history and my headache location should I ask for an MRI to either confirm or relieve my concern? I'm a 53 year old female. She also had several TIAs before the aneurysm rupture - should we have looked at those as warning signs? The doctor's then downplayed the significance of the TIAs but in hindsight and for my future benefit, should I be concerned if I experience TIAs?
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