Know The Signs Of – Brain Aneurysm

Take a Deep Breath, Then Take Action If Needed
You’re likely visiting this page because you or your loved one has been experiencing symptoms that concern you – symptoms that you think may indicate a brain aneurysm. Take a deep breath, read on, and take recommended actions, if needed.

Unlike unruptured brain aneurysms, ruptured brain aneurysms – which require immediate attention – often cause sudden serious symptoms due to bleeding into the space around the brain. Such bleeding into the space around the brain is called a subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH)
Bleeding into the space around the brain (the subarachnoid space).

Symptoms* of a ruptured brain aneurysm requiring emergency room trip via ambulance

Sudden and severe headache, often described as “the worst headache of my life”
Stiff neck
Blurred or double vision
Sensitivity to light
Drooping eyelid
A dilated pupil
Pain above and behind the eye
Loss of consciousness
Weakness and/or numbness
*The first symptom above – sudden and severe headache – is the most common ruptured brain aneurysm symptom.
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