A 25-year-old female asked:
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cause of death: subdural haematoma, fall exasperated by anticoagulants. father fell - brain bleeding caused brain squashing = death explain please?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
It pushes on brain: A subdural hematoma, as a result of a head injury, is a collection of blood between the covering of the brain and the surface of the brain. The bleeding after an injury fills the brain area very rapidly, compressing the brain with the pressure from the enlarging glob of blood (the hematoma). Our brains do not tolerate compression, which stops some of the normal brain functions, and then we die.
Answered on Jun 28, 2018
Dr. Mark Fisher
33 years experience Neurology
Explain what!: It sounds like you already understand what happened. Not clear what additional information you're after. A FULL explanation would require a lot more than the 400-character limit of these reply posts. What happened to your father is a well-known and feared complication of anticoagulant use. It's a delicate balance between risks and benefits.
Answered on Aug 24, 2018

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May be: All depends on other medical problems. If his heart is ok he may tolerate this low hgb. Talk to his doctors.
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No: usually , one needs to lose 800-1000ml of blood to cause a significant change in hgb/crit.
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