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Unread 05-13-2009, 04:06 PM   #1
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Confused BUZZING shunt.

Ive read once on a forum, that a guy had experienced a buzzing shunt valve and it always puzzled me to think that a valve could 'buzz' as after all its just a piece of plastic.

I hit my head just over a week ago whilst in rolling over in bed, since ive woke up each morning with a headache.

Now get this, today each time i had ran either up or down the stairs, my shunt has made a quiet tinging, buzzing sound!!
At first i took no notice as i believed maybe its just a tinging in my ears, but each time ive ran, i get the same noise and it deffinately sounds like its coming from my shunt.

Has anyone experienced it?
in the 17 years ive had a shunt, never have i experienced any noise coming from it!!
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Unread 05-26-2009, 02:48 PM   #2
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I am a 62 year old female who was diagnosed with hydrocephalus at the age of 55. I was shunted several months later and have recently been bothered by a buzzing in the shunt area. When I asked my neurosurgeon about this he informed that it was not due to the shunt and suggested that I contact and eye ears nose and throat doctor. I have made an appoinment with another Neurosurgeon and will post the results of this visit. It is very difficult at times dealing with this disease and trying to get answers. All I want is an explanation that is visible.
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Unread 05-27-2009, 06:53 PM   #3
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Hi hharriet

I have heard of quite a few people i have spoke to now, all experiencing buzzing shunt valves, but they all seem to be programmable valves.
Mine is not however. Mine is a fixed high pressure valve.

What is yours??

I hate it when neurosurgeons bum things off as 'not the shunt' it seems to be their answer to everything when something is going wrong.
It is for sure the shunt valve, as when i put my fingertips to the valve the buzzing becomes more prominent.
I am able to stand in a quiet room, look up to the ceiling (within minutes of standing up from lying down)...have my parents stand beside me with their ears by a cupped hand by my valve and for them to actually hear it themselves.
If it were inside my ears buzzing, then they wouldnt be able to hear it!

Has you NS ever tried listening to it through a stethoscope?
As im sure it would be VERY clear if they tried to, of course whilst its buzzing.

Mine also buzzes more prominently when i take a very deep breathe it and hold for a few seconds.

I have an appointment with my NS on monday, he is unaware of any buzzing so far as i didnt want to be told over the phone that its not my shunt when i may be able to have the opportunity for him to hear it himself when i see him.

I hope you are well and thank you for replying to my post =)
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Unread 01-18-2011, 11:27 AM   #4
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I was recently installed a hakim medos programmable shunt and it started buzzing right away...my ns said that it is normal and that i will have to get used to it....buzzing is still here and I have learned to ignore it...........or at least try to
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Default buzzing ProGAV VP shunt

Same here, but no one understood what i was saying. I am glad somebody does!

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Ive read once on a forum, that a guy had experienced a buzzing shunt valve and it always puzzled me to think that a valve could 'buzz' as after all its just a piece of plastic.

I hit my head just over a week ago whilst in rolling over in bed, since ive woke up each morning with a headache.

Now get this, today each time i had ran either up or down the stairs, my shunt has made a quiet tinging, buzzing sound!!
At first i took no notice as i believed maybe its just a tinging in my ears, but each time ive ran, i get the same noise and it deffinately sounds like its coming from my shunt.

Has anyone experienced it?
in the 17 years ive had a shunt, never have i experienced any noise coming from it!!
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