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What are the dangers of flying with an arachnoid cyst?

By Anonymous November 21, 2015 - 9:55pm
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My fiancé needs to go on an important flight but his health comes first. His cyst isn't near his spine but I don't know the size. We need to know about the dangers.

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It is not dangerous to fly with an arachnoid cyst unless it causes seizures. Other than that, there are no other dangers.

November 22, 2015 - 3:41pm
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Anonymous (reply to fchacon)

He already has seizures. Stress causes most of them

November 22, 2015 - 4:51pm
Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Do you mean that he had seizures before he had the arachnoid cyst? If so, then the cyst may increase them and I highly recommend that he not take the flight. However, I do not know all the details of his condition. So you should consult a doctor as well.

November 22, 2015 - 6:52pm
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Anonymous (reply to fchacon)

He has had the cyst since birth. His seizures started at age 13 and he is 45 now..He says he can deal with the headaches that may come from flying but I'm worried about something worse happening. Usually its just the stress that causes the seizures.

November 22, 2015 - 9:13pm
Guide (reply to Anonymous)

Is this his first time flying? If not, he may already know what to do if a seizure happens on the plane. There is always that risk of a seizure happening. However, if he has handled it in the past with success, then he will most likely choose to go regardless.

November 23, 2015 - 5:44pm
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Anonymous (reply to fchacon)

Thank you

November 24, 2015 - 1:58pm
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