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Story: 34 yo female, story of pseudo tumor. (Lumbar shunt in

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History: 34 yo female, history of pseudo tumor. (Lumbar shunt in place) Around 6-8 weeks ago had a sudden headache during sex ( forehead location) that headache went away and was fine for a few weeks. Then began getting severe headaches that last days.
Start on one temple and spread after several minutes to the top of my head, lower area of back of head and neck pain. During headache I feel dizzy, unbalanced, and almost drunk. I went to the er this morning. Was given Benadryl, steroid and fenergan and it
didn't help. Ct scan was normal. I'm worried now about a brain need caused by the initial headache during sex?!? And I'm really worried.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

any other medical issues?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No, but I am worried that the intial Headache after sex caused a sentinel bleed and this is a result? I had a CT scan today...butstill worried.
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

It can't be a bleed if the CT was normal

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
ISnt there a chance a bleed can be missed on a CT scan?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

No not likely at all

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

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