Symptoms

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Did You Know?

cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)
fluid produced in the brain containing proteins, electrolytes, and nutrients that cushions the brain and spinal cord from injury

Signs That You May Need A Shunt Replacement


  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Abdominal pain or cramps
  • Changes in mood, including being irritable
  • Frequent or persistent headaches with increased severity
  • Difficulty walking
  • Numbness on one side of the body
  • Muscle tension
  • Sudden, constant, or extreme tiredness
  • Difficulty thinking clearly or remembering
  • Difficulty seeing or speaking
  • Persistent fever
  • Redness, swelling, or tenderness where the shunt is under the skin
  • Coma
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Abnormal heart rate