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Could i have possibly had a brain aneurysm rupture?

By Anonymous May 21, 2010 - 5:59am
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In like March of 2009 I experienced a pain in my brain. It felt like an explosion. My body took over in shock and became numb. I was diroreinted and do not now how long this occured. I thought i got shot in the head but was to confused to really know what was happening. I panicked and looked for blood but there was none. However, time passed and I never really understood the situation. Could this have been an anuerysm?

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Hi Anonymous-

It is possible, but there are other things that can cause those sensations as well. Sometimes even a migraine. Have you been to a doctor? If you had a ruptured aneurysm, they could probably see evidence of that on a CT or MRI, even now. There would be hints of it on the films.

Do you have any lasting symptoms? For instance, a facial droop or difficulty speaking or anything like that? You don't mention your age or any other medical issues. It is also possible you had something like a TIA or mini-stroke. We have a page on subarachnoid hemorrhage which is similar to what would happen with a ruptured aneurysm: http://www.empowher.com/media/reference/subarachnoid-hemorrhage

Any of these possibilities should really be checked out by a physician, because if it was a TIA, for instance, it can be followed by a stroke. So anytime something is going on in your head it is a good idea to get some medical care. I suggest you see your primary provider to discuss this, and then possibly a neurologist just to make sure you don't have anything going on that needs treatment.

You only get one brain, so take care of it! I would follow up with a doctor just to be sure everything is okay. Good luck, and thanks for writing.

May 21, 2010 - 9:14am
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