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today - had tests - heart, blood pressure, lungs, eyes, reflexes etc

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been to docs today - had tests - heart, blood pressure, lungs, eyes, reflexes etc - all seemed ok. This is because I have had sudden sharp pain at left side of head- which lasts about a minute then subsides and has happened on 3 occasions over past 2 weeks after country walk (the first was a long walk , the 2nd was a short walk). i am very worried that it could be brain aneurysm (although no other symptoms). My doc says keep record of symptoms and come back if recurring. What do u think it could be??thnx
I live in UK
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Jef Burk replied 4 years ago.
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Jef Burk :

Have you any other symptoms other than the pain in your head?

Jef Burk :

No associated double vision , dizziness , nausea?

Jef Burk :

Any family history of aneurysm?

Jef Burk :

How old are you?

Jef Burk :

Why are you so worried about an aneurysm?

Jef Burk :

Hello????

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Hi

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Not sure if you are able to reply to my questions.

Jef Burk :

A subarachnoid bleed - is usually a very dramatic event - acute onset of very severe headache often with associated symptoms - vomiting , impaired conciousness etc

Jef Burk :

There can be small warning bleeds before hand - however this would usually cause a headache lasting for several hours.

Jef Burk :

I expect your own dr suspects that your symptoms re caused by muscle spasm - I would agree with that

Jef Burk :

If there is any suspicion of a bleed then you would need a CT scan and lumbar puncture.

Jef Burk :

Please get back to me if you need to.

Customer :

hi - no other symptoms / no family history/ aged 51 female/

Jef Burk :

Hi

Jef Burk :

Have you read my posts above?

Customer :

yes - very reassuring - My doc said it could be Neuralgia

Customer :

or it could be a rare form of Brain Aneurysm with preliminary pains

Jef Burk :

Hi

Customer :

anyway I shall keep a note of symptoms

Jef Burk :

Your symptoms are not remotely consistent with any type of bled

Jef Burk :

I would not refer a patient with your symptoms to hospital

Jef Burk :

I had a bleed myself in 2001 so I have a low threshold for making a referal !

Customer :

yes - My doc was not willing to do an x-ray at this stage

Jef Burk :

seems entirely reasonable............

Customer :

neuralgia or muscle spasms or similar - seems likely as u say

Jef Burk :

i do not think that you need to worry about this

Customer :

thank you very much for putting my mind at ease

Customer :

Thanks again

Jef Burk :

you are very welcome!

Customer :

not sure how to log out of this chat

Jef Burk :

Me neither !

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Not done one of these before!

Customer :

ok - Many Thanks - Bye

Customer :

Hello - what do u think about the twinges of pain down left side of body that have started off over past couple of days?

Jef Burk :

Can you tell me about them in some more detail?

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