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An aneurysm occurs when a blood vessel in the brain begins to balloon and bulge. These large obstructions can leak and lead to a rupture causing bleeding in the brain. Once an aneurysm has burst or broken, it becomes life-threatening. However, they can be present without rupture for some time unnoticed. As an aneurysm grows, it can show some symptoms that your brain and body are telling you something is wrong. Learn the signs you need to look out for either in your body or someone else’s.

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1. An Extreme Headache

This symptom of a severe and sudden headache would be your first sign of an upcoming rupture in the brain. This kind of pain is caused by leaking of blood, otherwise known as a sentinel bleed. In most cases, an aneurysm will create a small leak of blood. When the leak is more severe, then it will almost always lead to a rupture. The pain will be incredibly intense and come on suddenly, as if out of nowhere. These two factors will tell you it is no ordinary headache and you should seek medical assistance.

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