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How do I prepare for my appointment to diagnose acquired hydrocephalus?

If you are an adult and experiencing symptoms related to acquired hydrocephalus, you should see a doctor to be tested for acquired hydrocephalus. Before you go, write down a list of the symptoms that you have been having, as well as any conditions you are currently being treated for and related medications. Your doctor will conduct a thorough physical and neurological exam to rule out acquired hydrocephalus and other conditions. After your exam, you may be referred to a specialist such as a neurologist for further testing.

You should make a detailed list of symptoms such as headache, visual difficulties, and walking problems, how long they've been present, and any surgeries you may have had.  You should also get a copy of any and all brain scans you have undergone.

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