My sister has been having severe headaches, on the left side of her head AND face, for the last month...she was originally told it was allergies but was finally sent for a CT Scan. They said it was either a meningioma or a very large aneurysm. The MRI showed aneurysm...
BUT the doctor said the aneurysm must've been there for a while because the artery had apparently sealed itself and blood from the right hemisphere was rerouted to the left. Said that's the best possible scenario someone could be in and that it didn't appear to be leaking. It's possible this has been there for 8 years, when she developed a problem with her 6th cranial nerve (lateral eye muscle) that was diagnosed as a type of strabismus. We asked why she would have headaches all of a sudden then and why her 7th cranial nerve would be affected (the one that controls facial pain) unless the aneurysm was growing...dr. didn't answer. He wants to do the thing where they shoot dye in and look at the flow (angiogram?).
The headaches developed the same time she was vomiting for hours, put down to the flu. However, I've read that vomiting and sudden severe pain are symptoms of an aneurysm rupture. So, does anyone have a clue what could be going on or any experience with this? Dr. said they'd leave it alone if it wasn't leaking, but we're like, "what about the pain??!" Could the bulging part of the artery still grow without blood going through it? What are possible treatments...can any type of medicine be used instead of surgery?
Thanks if anyone takes time to answer