82457acb1a Very mild forms (spinal bifida occulta), in which there are no symptoms, may never be detected.Before birthThe most common screening methods used to look for spina bifida during pregnancy are the blood test for alpha-fetoprotein and ultrasound scan, which are routinely performed at 16-18 weeks of pregnancy. Neurol Res 2004;26(7):735-40. My father has the worse type of spina bifida and my parents made sure that I was screened as a child for spina bifida. Please do not use your full name when posting comments. Symptoms of Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus are similar to Alzheimer's, Parkinson's disease or simply increasing age.
I did pt once every 2 weeks with 1-2 hour sessions and when I kept up with my exercises I did notice a difference. If in doubt, refer to the community guidelines By posting on this website you are agreeing to abide by our community guidelines . There may also be problems with passing wee (urine) and poo (faeces, stools or motions).What are the signs of spina bifida?Spina bifida occulta does not cause any defect of the skin over the spine and may go unnoticed. Reply to this Discussion . Possible signs of chronic shunt blockage include: fatigue, general malaise or behavioural changes. Hydrocephalus comes from the Greek "hydro" meaning water and "cephalie", meaning brain. I am 33 years old. Dept.