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Is having an aneurysm hereditary

By Anonymous April 30, 2009 - 5:26am
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My Uncle died of an aneurysm and ny borther had one removed, I'm a bit worried in case its likely to happen to me, I'm a 61 year old femail.

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please check out hht.org...having HHT can put you at higher risk for brain aneurysm (you didn't say what kind you had) because of the presence of malformed blood vessels. 9 out of 10 people who have this disorder have not been diagnosed yet...the most common symptom is nosebleeds that appear to run in families...

December 13, 2009 - 5:39pm
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I am a 43 year old female and 10 days ago I had the most severe headache come on within minutes. The headache seemed to crawl up the back of my head and then just throbbed severly. I tried to lay down in a dark place, but that did not help. A co-worker called the ambulance and they took me to the emergency room. I explained that I had a sister and my grandmother that had brain aneurysms and both passed from them. The CT scan did not show anything but minor swelling of my sinus. The Dr. sent me home with Zyrteck and pain meds. I continued to have a headache - not as severe, but pretty bad, so I went to my regular doctor. He insisted that it was muscular. The on going pain in to the back of my head more on the right hand side. At times I get a burning sensation along with the pain. I also had infiltration basal cell cancer removed from the same location about 2 months ago. I don't know if I should just keep taking the muscle relaxer pills that I have or get another opinion. If I had another spot of cancer, could that wrap around a nerve or something to cause this.
Please help ~ I need relief from this pain.

July 9, 2009 - 9:49am
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Have you spoken with your oncologist regarding the pain and burning sensation, that is in the exact location as the cancer you had removed just 2 month ago? This sounds like an important person to make an appointment with, and I'm wondering if you have any scheduled follow-ups regarding this procedure?

December 13, 2009 - 7:25pm

Hello anon, Great question. According to emedicinehealth.com, some evidence points to genetic factors that make people more likely to develop brain aneuryms. Here’s what they found out:

* According to several studies, up to 20% of people with bleeding from an aneurysm have a first- or second-degree relative with a brain aneurysm.

* These relatives are at higher risk for bleeding in the brain.

• In most families with brain aneurysms, the condition affects only 2-3 members of the extended family, and the method of inheritance is not apparent. (Source: emedicinehealth.com)

Right now, medical professionals do not recommend screenings for those with genetic dispositions.

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