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Can you feel the bleeding from a chronic subdural hematoma?

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Dr. David Lundin
Neurosurgery 27 years experience
Headache: Most patients with symptomatic subdural hematoma report headaches. Other symptoms are related to the location and size of the bleeding.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Not always: Close to 90% of pts with sdh's experience headaches, but in some cases, these are very nonspecific, and in older pts, may not occur at all. May be tough to diagnose early on, and may even seem like a stroke, but then sudden catastrophic herniation seemingly out of blue. So, if head injury, headache, nausea and vomiting, dizziness, and especially focal weakness, numbness, get examined.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

Could you feel the bleed from a chronic subdural hematoma?

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Dr. Robert Cerciello
Pediatric Neurology 53 years experience
Feel bleed: 0nly way to feel bleed is through symptoms it causes. A chronic subdural is not acute and rarely if ever causes new s or old symptoms to recur. I use rarely s very very remote possibility. Keep in check with surgeon until discharged.
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A 24-year-old member asked:

What exactly is chronic subdural hematoma?

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Dr. Richard Simmons
Pediatric Neurology 18 years experience
Blood around brain: There are three layers of tissue that surround the brain, known collectively as the "meninges." the outermost layer is the dura mater, the middle layer the arachnoid mater, and the layer closest to the brain the pia mater. When veins that go between these layers rupture - often because of trauma - blood can start to pool between the dura mater and arachnoid mater causing a subdural hematoma.

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