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headache with papilledema

By Anonymous May 23, 2017 - 1:28am
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I have been having headaches for the past 4years and have been going to a neurologist but the cause is still unknown,I did ctscan and it's normal.was also diagnosed with papillodema,and for 2years it's still there.what might be the cause or what to do?

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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER. I am glad you reached out to us.

Papilledema is a condition in which increased pressure in or around the brain causes the part of the optic nerve inside the eye to swell.

Papilledema is usually caused by the following:

Brain tumor or abscess

Head injury

Bleeding in the brain

Inflammation of the brain (encephalitis) or its tissue coverings (meningitis)

Idiopathic intracranial hypertension

Uncontrolled, life-threatening hypertension

These conditions typically result in papilledema in both eyes.

Time for a second opinion,

May 23, 2017 - 9:33am
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