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Probable NPH...new & frightening frontier

Brain & Nervous System | Last Active: Aug 8, 2019 | Replies (21)

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Hello @mcwoodham761

I appreciate you posting about this topic. I can certainly understand your concern. All of us are concerned when we have been told there is a problem with our brain. I can understand that you want to get the best specialist on your side as you seek treatment. While I'm not familiar with NPH, I did find a link to some information provided by Cleveland Clinic.
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/15849-normal-pressure-hydrocephalus-nph
As you read this information you will see that a fall (like you described) can cause a brain bleed which can lead to NPH. I would encourage you to read this article and see how it might apply to your current situation. Do you have any other symptoms, like problems walking, balance, speech, incontinence, etc.?

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I had no success locally, but did find several doctors through the National Hydrocephalus Association @ Emory in Atlanta, a little over 100 miles away. I have a consultation 21 AUG. Thanks to all the encouragement from this site. I will post my results.

No, I have no symptoms other than short-term memory frustration. I credit the ER doctor's attention to my ear pressure & feeling of my head being 'full' that prompted the CT, which showed 2 enlarged ventricles. I am hopeful NPH has been identified early, and can be treated before the debilitating symptoms occur.

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