Q. Does presence of fluid in brain require a surgery?

Answered by
Dr. Anshul Varshney
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Mar 22, 2016 and last reviewed on: Jan 25, 2020

Hello doctor,

My sister is suffering from head pain since one month. She usually have head pain when she wakes up from bed, which gradually gets alright after a while. She is taking Dynapar for pain. The reports of CT scan and MRI shows everything normal. She consulted a few doctors, some suggested surgery of her brain has to be done and some say it can be cured with medicine. Doctors say that there is a fluid in her brain. I want to know, is there an alternate way to cure this with a medicine? If yes, then will it get cured completely? Or will it recur? Pain is on the backside of her head. I am attaching her x-ray, MRI and CT scan reports for your reference. Please provide the best way to cure this. Thank you.

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Critical Care Physician Diabetology General Medicine Internal Medicine Medical Gastroenterology Nephrology Pulmonology (Asthma Doctors) Rheumatology
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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

We are here to help you. I have gone through your sister's reports (attachments removed to protect patient identity).

  • I understand your pain for your sister. But, your doctors are guiding you in the right way.
  • Your sister needs surgery for the same that too shunt surgery.
  • I know it is difficult to accept. But, yes you have to accept and work on this. I hope it helps you.

For further clarifications consult a neurologist online -->https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/neurologist


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Hello doctor,

Is the surgery risky? I would like to know, what is meant by shunt surgery?

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Critical Care Physician Diabetology General Medicine Internal Medicine Medical Gastroenterology Nephrology Pulmonology (Asthma Doctors) Rheumatology
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Hi,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

  • Yes, every surgery is a risk. We need to accept the challenge as we have no other option.
  • The shunt surgery means a placement of shunt that would make the collected cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) flow through that way.

For further information consult a neurologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/neurologist


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