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Increased intracranial pressure

Increased intracranial pressure: Introduction

Increased intracranial pressure: Increased pressure inside the skull due to brain swelling or fluid accumulation. See detailed information below for a list of 71 causes of Increased intracranial pressure, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Increased intracranial pressure:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Increased intracranial pressure. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Increased intracranial pressure

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Causes of Types of Increased intracranial pressure:

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Increased intracranial pressure: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Increased intracranial pressure, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Increased intracranial pressure Treatments

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Stories from Users for Increased intracranial pressure

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Message Boards for Increased intracranial pressure

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Diagnostic tests for Increased intracranial pressure:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Increased intracranial pressure. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination
    • Blood pressure
    • Temperature (if elevated must consider brain abscess or encephalitis)
    • Examine for neck stiffness which may indicate subarachnoid hemorrhage but may also indicate cerebral abscess or encephalitis
  • more tests...»

Increased intracranial pressure: Animations

Medications or substances causing Increased intracranial pressure:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Increased intracranial pressure as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Increased intracranial pressure: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Increased intracranial pressure may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Increased intracranial pressure

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Increased intracranial pressure. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

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Increased intracranial pressure: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Increased intracranial pressure

Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness because he suffered from sudden inability to speak. This was initially misdiagnosed as a "nervous...read more »

Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for a patient to show mental decline to dementia. Whereas this can, of course, occur due...read more »

Mild traumatic brain injury often remains undiagnosed: Although the symptoms of severe brain injury are hard to miss, it is less clear for milder injuries, or even those causing a mild concussion diagnosis. The condition goes...read more »

MTBI misdiagnosed as balance problem: When a person has symptoms such as vertigo or dizziness, a diagnosis of brain injury may go overlooked. This is particularly true of mild traumatic brain injury ...read more »

Brain pressure condition often misdiagnosed as dementia: A condition that results from an excessive pressure of CSF within the brain is often misdiagnosed. It may be misdiagnosed...read more »

Post-concussive brain injury often misdiagnosed: A study found that soldiers who had suffered a concussive injury in battle often were misdiagnosed on their return. A variety of symptoms can occur in post-concussion...read more »

Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients. These patients are not the typical migraine sufferers, but migraines can also occur...read more »

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Increased intracranial pressure: Related Rare Diseases

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Increased intracranial pressure: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Causes of Increased intracranial pressure listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Increased intracranial pressure as a symptom include:

Definitions of Increased intracranial pressure:

Increased pressure within the cranial vault. This may result from several conditions, including HYDROCEPHALUS; BRAIN EDEMA; intracranial masses; severe systemic HYPERTENSION; PSEUDOTUMOR CEREBRI; and other disorders.
- (Source - Diseases Database)

Organs affected by Increased intracranial pressure:

The list of organs typically affected by Increased intracranial pressure may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Increased intracranial pressure

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How Common are these Causes of Increased intracranial pressure?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Increased intracranial pressure. Of the 71 causes of Increased intracranial pressure that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 3 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 69 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Increased intracranial pressure:

The following list of conditions have 'Increased intracranial pressure' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Increased intracranial pressure:

The following list of medical conditions have Increased intracranial pressure or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Increased intracranial pressure Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Increased intracranial pressure based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Increased intracranial pressure?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Increased intracranial pressure, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    What are the alternative names for Increased intracranial pressure:

    Intracranial hypertension, RICP
    - (Source - Diseases Database)

    Classifications of Increased intracranial pressure:

    Medical Conditions associated with Increased intracranial pressure:

    Brain swelling (387 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Swelling symptoms (3730 causes), Swollen head (607 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes)

    Symptoms related to Increased intracranial pressure:

    Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Brain injury, Arnold-Chiari malformation, Cerebral oedema (17 causes), Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis, Craniosynostosis, Crouzon craniofacial dysostosis, Dandy-Walker syndrome, Diffuse sclerosis of Schilder, Epidural haemorrhage, Hepatic failure (83 causes), Idiopathic intracranial hypertension

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