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”
Blurred or double vision
Sensitivity to light
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.
— Read on bafound.org/about-brain-aneurysms/brain-aneurysm-basics/for-those-with-brain-aneurysm-symptoms/