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A 36-year-old member asked:

Is it possible to cause a brain bleed by shaking my head too hard?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Igor Yusupov
Specializes in Neurosurgery
Not likely: In a healthy adult, it is not likely to cause a brain bleed. This is not the case in an infant as in the shaken baby syndrome, where vigorous shaking causes a brain bleed.
Dr. Soren Singel
Neurosurgery 30 years experience
Not likely: Difficult to cause brain bleed without a significant impact. Do not keep shaking hard.
Last updated Oct 2, 2020

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