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ICA aneurysm (canvernous portion)

i have an aneurysm 1.5mm in the canvernous portion of my ICA. I have been getting horrible headaches, pain behind my eye, and difficulty with my vision, hard to focus on something. really lightheaded when i do.  could this be my aneurysm or just typical headaches....any insight would be appreciated :) thank you
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Dear Amymarie, welcome to the medhelp forum. The dictum is that unruptured aneurysm is usually asymptomatic unless they grow large or press vital structures in the brain.  Otherwise, ruptured aneurysms can cause subarachnoid hemorrhage with symptoms of sudden onset severe headaches, brief loss of vision or consciousness, stiff neck. Unruptured aneurysm manifests as double vision, new unexplained headaches and pain above and behind the eyes. I would strongly suggest an urgent neurosurgical evaluation. You would need a CT/MRI brain and angiogram to confirm the diagnosis. Surgical clipping and coiling are the proposed surgeries. Wish you all the best and take care.


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sorry, im not sure if it matters or not, but I was diagnosed over a year ago. I worry it might have grown
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Dear Amymarie, welcome to the medhelp forum. The dictum is that unruptured aneurysm is usually asymptomatic unless they grow large or press vital structures in the brain.  Otherwise, ruptured aneurysms can cause subarachnoid hemorrhage with symptoms of sudden onset severe headaches, brief loss of vision or consciousness, stiff neck. Unruptured aneurysm manifests as double vision, new unexplained headaches and pain above and behind the eyes. I would strongly suggest an urgent neurosurgical evaluation. You would need a CT/MRI brain and angiogram to confirm the diagnosis. Surgical clipping and coiling are the proposed surgeries. Wish you all the best and take care.


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thank you for responding. I will make an appointment first thing tomorrow. Have a wonderful night :)
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