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Find out the symptoms of a ruptured aneurysm

A ruptured brain aneurysm happens when blood vessels bleed or leak in to the brain and is a very serious event.

Symptoms of a ruptured aneurysm include but are not limited to: 

  • Sudden severe headache, the worst headache of your life
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Nausea/Vomiting
  • Stiff Neck
  • Sudden blurred or double vision
  • Sudden pain above/behind the eye or difficulty seeing
  • Sudden change in mental status/awareness
  • Sudden trouble walking or dizziness
  • Sudden weakness and numbness
  • Sensitivity to light (photophobia)
  • Seizure
  • Drooping eyelid

Are You at Risk for a Brain Aneurysm?

Any individual experiencing some or all of the following symptoms, regardless of age, should go to the nearest Emergency Room.  If needed, medical professionals can arrange for an emergency transfer to UI Health.