WARNING SIGNS & SYMPTOMS OF BRAIN ANEURYSMS

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If you suffer from any of the following symptoms of a ruptured aneurysm it is important that you do not hesitate to call 911. It is better to do this instead of other trasportation to the ER because time is of the essence and you may require lifesaving procedures in route to the hospital.

RUPTURED ANEURYSMS

 

Common signs and symptoms of a ruptured aneurysm include:

  • Sudden, extremely severe headache

  • Nausea and vomiting

  • Neck pain and/or stiffness 

  • Blurred or double vision

  • Sensitivity to light 

  • Seizure

  • A drooping eyelid

  • Trouble walking or dizziness

  • Confusion or mental impairment

  • Loss of consciousness

UNRUPTURED ANEURYSMS

 

Brain aneurysms may not cause any signs or symptoms before a rupture. However, there are times depending on the size and area involved you can experience symptoms such as: 

  • Headache

  • Neck pain

  • Blurred or double vision 

  • A drooping eyelid

  • A dilated pupil

  • Speech changes

  • Pain above and/or behind one eye

  • Weakness and/or numbness of face

Many who develop a brain aneurysm have no idea they have one. This is due to having no symptoms until the aneurysm ruptures which causes bleeding or the size or location of the aneurysm starts to cause pressure on part of the brain.  You may not experience all of these symptoms but it is important that you are aware of the symptoms you are having and not dismiss them. 

 

It is not uncommon to discover an unruptured aneurysm at the time a ruptured aneurysm is diagnosed.

Twenty percent of those diagnosed with a brain aneurysm have more than one aneurysm.