Hydrocephalus - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic - long term symptoms hydrocephalus adult

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Adult-onset Hydrocephalus – Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatments long term symptoms hydrocephalus adult


Loss of bladder control or a frequent urge to urinate.

Progressive loss of other thinking or reasoning skills.

Difficulty walking, often described as a shuffling gait or the feeling of the feet being stuck.

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The term hydrocephalus is derived from two words: "hydro," meaning water, and "​cephalus," referring to the head. Hydrocephalus is a chronic condition. It affects adult males and females, as well as people of different races, about equally.