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PostSubject: shunt in my head?   Sat May 12, 2012 4:38 am

im really sorry to keep asking stupid questions ive had the shunt put in ok so ive scar on the top of my head sort of a c shape (its raised) i can feel the tube or what ever its called running down the side of my head to my ear where theres another scar and lump not sure what shape and then then tube thing running down the side of my head and neck again and then then scar on my tummy why is there two scars on my head? just when reading one of the other topics it read as if there should have only have been the one scar on your head or am i just being really thick im so so sorry about asking all these silly questions is it ok to wear an underwire bra with it as i can feel the tube thing if im wearing an underwire bra the wire part seems to sit right on top of it which in turn is right on top of a very boney part of my body will it block it ih my god have i gone insane lol right i must try to sleep please ignore all my crazy "i need a smoke" questions i have stopped now for 8 or 9 weeks and its nearly killing me
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PostSubject: Re: shunt in my head?   Sat May 12, 2012 5:15 pm

Claire they aren't silly questions, and if you need answers you are always right to ask us to get them. It is usual for the Neurosurgeon to make 2 or 3 small incisions so that he can place the shunt valve, so please don't be alarmed. It depends where the valve is being place that determines how many incisions are made.

Y:es you can still wear an underwire bra as normal, I myself have a Vp shunt and I wear underwired bras. It's a perfectly reasonable question to ask. We encourage you to ask them no matter if you think they are stupid questions so never apologise for any you ask. These are the kind of things that you need to know for your own peace of mind, and by asking them and having them answered, other members who have the same questions will see them.

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PostSubject: Re: shunt in my head?   Sat May 12, 2012 5:53 pm

thanks i think he has placed the shunt on the top of my head as theres a raised lump there about the size of a 50p its above my right eye4 fingers back from my hair line still dont have a clue what the lumps and bumps behind my ear are all about but thanks for all your help again
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PostSubject: Re: shunt in my head?   Mon May 14, 2012 12:06 am

i was wondering does any one else that has a shunt in have the strange feeling i can only describe it as if i where being choked the tight feeling around my throat and pressure in my neck and eyes ive noticed today its very bad to the point where its leaving my nose funny as if theres a very faint tin smell always there if you know what i meen sorry im not very good at describing things
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PostSubject: Re: shunt in my head?   Mon May 14, 2012 12:42 am

I haven't experienced anything like that since having a shunt. It might be an idea to get checked out with your doctor as it could be a virus or bug, and he will be able to tell you if it is and put your mind at rest. Keep us updated hug
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PostSubject: Re: shunt in my head?   Sun May 20, 2012 11:13 am

I myself had a shunt put in just under 3 months ago. Since then I can feel two lumps at the back of my head and my shunt is visable under the skin of my neck and head. I wear a underwire bra with no problems. If my lumps get bigger and tender its a sign the shunt is blocking which it has done three times since the op x thats not the case with everyone. You should get checked out if anything is worrying you hun , no question is stupid on here x
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