I have had a VP Shunt for a little over 10 years with nearly constant headaches. Finally figuring out a potential cause. Brain pressure is supposedly around 140 but my peritoneal cavity pressure is 170 so the shunt is draining very slowly. Has anyone heard of such a thing? Do I need to see a belly doctor...lose weight...poke a hole in my gut? Any suggestions...my neurosurgeon seems to be stuck.
I appreciate your response. I am 6'4" around 235 lbs...could stand to lose 5 or 10 lbs but definitely not obese. What type of doctor or surgeon should I see regarding my peritoneal cavity pressure? An abdominal or general surgeon? I need to figure this out and my neurosurgeon is not helping. He is real good at replacing my shunts but not good at following through.
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