What are the signs/symptoms of a brain aneurysm? 

Most people with aneurysm often have no symptoms unless it ruptures. However some patients have a large or giant aneurysm that can compress to the nerve or part of the brain, they may experience symptoms such as:

  • Localized Headache

  • Pain above or behind the eye

  • Blurred vision or double vision

  • Drooping of eyelid

  • Dilated pupil

  • Face Numbness 

  • Stroke symptoms: BEFAST (The blood clot could form inside the big aneurysm and can travel to the artery of the brain and causes a stroke)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If an aneurysm ruptures, it causes the bleeding into the space around the surface of the brain. This condition called a subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). This is an EMERGENCY condition. Call 911 immediately. About 15% of patients with SAH passed away before reaching the hospital.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The patient will experience the following symptoms: 

  • Sudden severe headache (The worst headache of life!!!)

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Stiff neck or severe neck pain

  • Severe light sensitivity (photophobia)

  • Loss of consciousness

  • Seizure

  • Loss of balance or dizziness

  • Sudden blurred vision or double vision

  • Sudden face uneven

  • Sudden weakness or numbness on one side of the body

  • Sudden difficulty speaking

  • Drooping eye lid.

What are the signs of a brain aneurysm ruptures?

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