I had an MRI done about 4 wks ago and the results stated that I had a Capillary Telangiectasia?

I had an MRI done about 4 wks ago and the results stated that I had a Capillary Telangiectasia thats about 6mm in size. My neurologist stated that its something that’s usually not treated and that the worst that could happen is that it could hemorrhage, cause a stroke and/or death, but that is very very very rare. Is that true? Do I have anything to worry about? I am very scared. How would I know if it has ruptured? What can cause it to rupture?

Age: 52
Female
Medications: Gabapentin tramadol
General Information: I have my forehead moving forward. Headaches bad body sweat at times. I’m very very emotional.

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Capillary Telangiectasia usually produces or shows no symptoms. In fact most people who have Capillary Telangiectasia don’t know they have it. And yes, it is rare for the lesions to rupture. If there are symptoms, symptoms will depend on where the lesions are located. Symptoms can include migraine headaches, arm and leg weakness, dizziness. The fact that you now know you have Capillary Telangiectasia means that should you experience any symptoms you will be able to let your doctor know you have this condition and should these be due to Capillary Telangiectasia, medications can then be prescribed to alleviate the… Read more »

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Hi.. Yes it is true that Capillary Telangiectesia is not commonly treated and it is generally symptom free. Yes, it is true that there are rare chances of hemorrhage or stroke. So just relax as fear and stress can further cause certain symptoms that you can mistakenly think to be due to Capillary Telangiectesia. For any symptoms your Physician can prescribe you medicine. As you said you are an emotional person the headache and body sweats can be due to severe anxiety also. So for this doing meditation and breathing exercises can be very helpful.. Thanks.

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I have Capillary Telangiectasia I’m using a Walker to get around. I have headaches, bad body sweat, Migraines, My skull is pushing to my Frontal Lobe very painful condition and I experience anger and emotions really bad. I see my Nuerolgist. HUGS its awful.

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Hydrocephalus (fluid build-up in the skull, pushing the brain tissue towards the skull) I have Capillary Telangiectasia too, migraines, using a Walker headaches bad body sweat very emotional anger issues and I’m using a walker to get around now because my knees sting so bad in my hands and my feet Gabapentin, zorlovex if new experience any stinging pain you can drink tart cherry juice that helps