A cerebral or brain aneurysm is a weak area in the blood vessel that enlarges. It is usually referred to as the ballooning of the blood vessel. About 1.5 to 5 percent of the general population is said to have or develop cerebral aneurysm.
Most brain aneurysms are asymptomatic and therefore, get discovered during tests for another, unrelated medical condition. An unruptured aneurysm in other cases can lead to problems by pressing on the areas in the brain. When this happens, the patient may have severe headaches, changes in speech, blurred vision and neck pain, depending on the affected areas of the brain and how severe the aneurysm is.
The symptoms of a ruptured brain aneurysm can come on all of a sudden. If you experience any of the following symptoms, make sure that you speak with your doctor at the earliest.
• Neck pain
• Sudden, severe headache that is different from the headaches you have had in the past.
• Sensitivity to light
• Nausea and vomiting
• Loss of consciousness or faintness.
The symptoms of ruptured aneurysm usually start with an agonizing headache and it has been associated with what one feels when he/she is hit on the head. It results in a sort of binding pain that is not anything like the ones experienced before.
Some other symptoms of ruptured aneurysm include enlarged pupils, confusion, etc.
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