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Heidi
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PostSubject: Common symptoms of a blocked shunt   Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:31 pm

How do I know if my shunt is blocked?

Complications of cerebral spinal fluid shunts are common, the most common complication being a shunt blockage. If this happens the symptoms are usually;



Headache
Vomiting
Visual disturbance
Drowsiness
You could also experience a stiff neck and shoulders.

If you have any of these symptoms you should contact your doctor or Neurosurgeon as soon as you can.


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PostSubject: Re: Common symptoms of a blocked shunt   Tue Jul 13, 2010 12:08 am

Thanks for posting this heidi as i have been experiencing these for a few weeks now, but i dont think my shunt has ever worked Rolling Eyes or if it has not very good lol.
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PostSubject: Re: Common symptoms of a blocked shunt   Tue Jul 13, 2010 7:40 pm

I think there are many of us who have had problems with our shunts. We pin so much hope on them being successful straight away, so I know it's disheartening when they aren't. Sometimes, it's just that the setting needs adjusting, or it might have some loose, or become blocked. Like everything else I suppose it's hit and miss, but when there are no problems like these they really do work well.
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