Symptoms

After that, my doctor used the orange shunt, saying that it would help against the bacteria, and als

more...

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