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possible swelling of the optic nerve leads to c.t scan results show fluid on brain

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 28, 2010
  • 01:56 AM

Can anyone tell me the probability of the two symptoms being connected or two seperate problems. I ask in relation to my partner who is as i write, awaiting an MRI scan first thing in morning after receiving the report of the C.T scan done earlier today showed fluid on the brain, needless to say my shell-shocked partner was admitted almost immediately. we found ourselves in A&E early Wednesday morning after a doctor from the nearby eye unit strongly suggested a neurologist explore the swelling on the optic nerve more throughly.eye field tests come back fine.vision isn't impaired, in fact almost 20/20 vision. My partner's medical history relating to this post gave the doctor great concern which prompted the neurology referral. 14 years ago ny partner suffered a severe fracture to the skull resulting in several weeks stay in hospital, most of that spent semi-conscious and had 3 blood clots which thankfully dispersed on their own. Just before xmas 2009 whilst playing a football match which got very out of hand my partner was knocked to the ground and repeatedly kicked in the side of the head. he was adamant a hospital visit wasn't necessary.considering the severity of the injury i agreed with him that he was extremely lucky, only suffering a few days feeling slightly concussed. until about 3 weeks ago when he started complaining of heartbeat-like pains regularly in his head. that then went on to complaints of an irritation/awareness of something behind his eye, together with an intense pain whenever he movesd his head suddenly or looked down. after visiting his optician he was advised to go eye unit attached to our nearby hospital which we did tuesday this week, which has lead us to this quite possible life-threatening situation. I urge and plead to anyone with medical experience whether it be profession-based or similar patient stories. i would be grateful any assistance in this matter. thank you.

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