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Question: mother with previous hydrocephalus
|moore - Fri Nov 06, 2009 7:12 pm||
What are the major symptoms of "water on the brain"?
|Dr.M.Aroon kamath - Fri Dec 04, 2009 9:12 am||
The symptoms of hydrocephalus are determined by the following factors:
- Underlying condition
- Rate of hydrocephalus development
- Degree of ventricular enlargement
- Type of hydrocephalus.
Symptoms of Hydrocephalus in infants:
- prominent scalp veins
- vomiting; drowsiness; irritability
- Abnormal enlargement of the head
- tense and bulging fontanel
- bones separated in baby's head
- scalp can appear thin
- downward deviation of baby's eyes
- seizures; or
- poor appetite.
Symptoms of Hydrocephalus in toddlers/children;
- Abnormal enlargement of baby's head
- headache; nausea; vomiting; fever
- blurred or double vision
- unstable balance
- irritability; sleepiness
- delayed progress in walking or talking
- change in personality; inability to concentrate
- seizures; or poor appetite
- poor coordination
- loss of sensory motor functions
- Older children may experience difficulty in remaining awake or waking up.
Symptoms of Hydrocephalus in young and middle-aged adults;
- difficulty in remaining awake or waking up
- impaired vision and cognitive skills that may affect
- job performance and personal skills.
- loss of coordination or balance
- Impaired bladder control
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