- Q What are the symptoms of hydrocephalus?
Symptoms of hydrocephalus will vary based on the age of the affected person, the extent of injury to the brain tissue, and the cause of the pooled cerebrospinal fluid. In infants, the two most identifiable symptoms include swelling of the soft spot on... Full Answer
- Q How is dementia related to hydrocephalus?
Dementia can be the result of damage to the brain tissue caused by hydrocephalus. Once hydrocephalus-induced dementia is suspected, your doctor will take an image of the brain to confirm the diagnosis. A shunt can be inserted into the affected area of... Full Answer
- Q Should I talk to a doctor about my acquired hydrocephalus symptoms?
The symptoms of acquired hydrocephalus vary, depending on age. If your baby is vomiting frequently, doesn't want to move their head or neck around, or is having seizures, take them to the doctor or emergency room right away. If your baby's head... Full Answer
- Q What should I know about headaches and acquired hydrocephalus?
Headaches are a very common symptom reported by people with acquired hydrocephalus. If there are any problems with your shunt, the most common treatment for hydrocephalus, this can cause complications that lead to headaches. Headaches are also caused by... Full Answer
- Q What eye problems are associated with acquired hydrocephalus?
Older children and adults with acquired hydrocephalus experience eye problems as a result of acquired hydrocephalus, but these problems usually disappear after treatment. One of these symptoms is referred to as "sunsetting," in which the eyes are fixed... Full Answer
- Q How does acquired hydrocephalus affect the body?
In acquired hydrocephalus, a blockage caused by a tumor, stroke, or other condition prevents a fluid in the brain called cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) from being absorbed. Therefore, CSF builds up in the brain. This causes pressure and swelling of the... Full Answer
- Q How does congenital hydrocephalus affect the body?
When a baby is born with congenital hydrocephalus, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), which is a fluid that is necessary for the normal functioning of the brain and spinal cord, builds up in the baby's brain because it is not flowing normally or is being... Full Answer
- Q What are the symptoms of acquired hydrocephalus?
Symptoms of acquired hydrocephalus vary, depending on age, the severity of the disease, and your tolerance level for this condition. In infants, the most pronounced sign of acquired hydrocephalus is an abnormally large head. In older children, symptoms... Full Answer
- Q What are the symptoms of congenital hydrocephalus?
The most noticeable symptom in babies born with congenital hydrocephalus is a head that is unusually large. Sometimes a baby's head will appear normal at first but rapidly increase in size, growing faster than the rest of the body. There might be a bulge... Full Answer