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URGENT MEDICAL ADVICE NEEDED:Swelling of optic nerve/ct scan shows fluid on brain

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 28, 2010
  • 01:00 AM

my partner suffered several hard kicks to the side of the head a few months ago during a football match and even though he felt slightly concussed the next day or so the injury itself didn't affect him until about a month ago when he complained of a shooting pain i his head which he described to travelling down to behind the left eye.since then he is constantly aware of an irritation behind the eye and suffering a throbbing pain regularly in his head. last week his optician referred him to the eye unit at our local hospital(today) where a thorough field test was done, an eye test and examination.consultant said vision was near on perfect,no problems with the eye itself,however there was a slight swelling on the optic nerve which he strongly suggested needed further exploration from a neurologist referred by his GP. Because my partner isn't registered with a GP anymore due to alot of relocating in the past it was suggested we visited A&E as an outpatient to identify the problem. this afternoon(4pm) results came back from CT scan showing there is fluid on the brain. he was admitted straight away and told he would be having an MRI scan first thing in tomorrow morning.when asked if surgery was necessary, without a conclusive diagonosis we were told that surgery was probable to drain the fluid.i still cannot take it all in and would appreciate any expert advice on the serious of my partners condition and possible outcomes to the surgery aswell as the likelihood of any permanent damage. I eagerly await a response and hope it is met with the appreciation of my absolute panic-stricken request. yours faithfully, Abigail Thompson, age 31

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