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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 suddenly gets larger or they seem to change in appearance, call your doctor about what to do. Symptoms in older children vary, but can include vision problems, headache, difficulty walking or balancing, and downward deviation of the eyes, also referred to as sunsetting. If an older child is exhibiting these symptoms, call your doctor right immediately.

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