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Learn more about an unruptured aneurysm

Most unruptured brain aneurysms cause no symptoms, unless they bleed. The symptoms of an unruptured aneurysm can occasionally include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Severe headache (worst headache of your life)
  • Dilated pupil on one side
  • Blurred or double vision
  • Pain above and behind eye

Most unruptured aneurysms are discovered during imaging of the brain, such as an MRI or CT scan. A person with a family history of brain aneurysms would be encouraged to have screening performed, at which point an unruptured aneurysm might be found. Cigarette smoking and high blood pressure also can contribute to a brain aneurysm.

Are You at Risk for a Brain Aneurysm?

The symptoms of an unruptured aneurysm may resemble other medical conditions or problems. Consult your primary care physician if you are experiencing one or more of these symptoms.  Testing may reveal an unruptured aneurysm.