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I have hydrocephalus and chiari malformation. I've noticed

I have hydrocephalus and arnold chiari malformation. I've noticed signs that my ACM is getting worse. it seems like today is worse than yesterday. I've found myself getting confused with breathing and swallowing. I would want to do one but do the other instead. how urgently do i need to be seen for this? the progression to this stage has been gradual but it is noticeably worse today

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I have hydrocephalus and chiari malformation. the ACM is

I have hydrocephalus and arnold chiari malformation. the ACM is gradually getting worse. I've noticed lately that I have been short of breath and wheezing a lot. could that be due to worsening of ACM or is it more likely something else?

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I have a 4 mm fat-containing lesion noted by CT in the

I have a 4 mm fat-containing lesion noted by CT in the anterior aspect of the falx representing a falx lipoma. I have almost complete hearing loss that started with extreme tinnitus. the CT showed this and I need to know if this could be causing the hearing loss and tinnitus.I would also like to know if removal of this lipoma would help...the tinnitus is almost unbearable!

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Dr. Muneeb Ali

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I recently developed a lump on the parietal area of my skull

I recently developed a lump on the parietal area of my skull that when palpated would cause me to exhibit dizziness, light-headedness, pressure, light-sensitivity and blurred vision. These symptoms would persist all day but would be exacerbated when that lump was pressed. I went to an urgent care clinic who immediately sent me to the ER for neuro eval. EKG and blood work were normal. BP was 167/110 and CT showed just some mild fluid build up in the that area of the lump but was told it was not emergent and should be eventually absorbed? I was sent home and told to take excedrin for relief from the pressure. I am still exhibiting the sx currently, excedrin is not providing relief. Should I make an appointment with a nearo for further evaluation or could this all just possibly be stress related? Some additional info: I just started PA school (increased amount of stress) about 3 weeks ago and have had to stare at a computer screen to study/read books about 2/3 of my day every day.

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Top Expert ONLY Please.. (NOT people like Rick/Phil/etc) My

Top Expert ONLY Please.. (NOT people like Rick/Phil/etc)My Father is 74 years old.The past month I've been noticing a substantial increase in confusion/slow thinking.What might be causing this besides age?What can we do to turn it around?THANK YOU!!!!

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23 year old Female lumbar puncture today. I guess 15cm is

23 year old Female lumbar puncture today. I guess 15cm is normal, the tube overflowed beyond 60cm. She went to the neurologist due to ongoing bad headaches (maybe including some migraines) which she's never had before. He referred to surgeon for puncture.See neurologist again tomorrow. What questions should we ask?What causes this? They say it's not related, but in January she had 2 surgeries to remove each lobe of her thyroid. Hard to believe this has no relationship; otherwise healthy. 5'10" 195 lbs

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This is not a new question, since my first question was not

This is not a new question, since my first question was not yet answered, through no fault of yours. I didn't realize there was more than one kind of hydrocephalus. I have the so-called NPH variety, for which I had surgery, with some improvement to my reasoning but none to my memory. How can I tell when the surgeon left town only months later, and my improvement has been so slight?

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Dr. Frank

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About a year ago, an MRI/CT scan revealed an "incidental

About a year ago, an MRI/CT scan revealed an "incidental finding" of a large (11mm) "benign pineal growth" - they say it's probably a cyst but to have follow up scans to monitor.Since the cyst was found, I have continued to struggle with some cognitive issues (memory problems I never had before, difficulty comprehending certain convos/writing, major major issues with sleeping/fatigue, vertigo, vision disturbances). While none of these symptoms (aside from the overwhelming fatigue and sleep problems) are significantly impacting my quality of life - they just concern me because I think the cyst may be growing.I know in cases where there is growth and hydrocephalus surgery is almost always indicated.What if there is growth but no hydrocephalus (bearing in mind, it's already large, as most are 5mm or less)? Continue to monitor?

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Does Mayo have physical therapy specifically patients?

Does Mayo have physical therapy specifically for NPH patients? My wife was diagnosed with NPH in'10; she was treated at UCSF and a shunt was implanted in '11 after all types of tests. She has never recovered her balance or gait; PT helps, but we think she needs it daily and in a specialized PT clinic. Could Mayo provide this?

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