A 23-year-old female asked:
my dad had a hemmoragic stroke, he is seeing his neuro now but they think he just has a tia, he has had this blood clot for 3 months, when willitbegon?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Kevin Yoo answered
28 years experience Neurosurgery
3 months: Brain hemorrhage typically gets absorbed around 3 months. A TIA by definition is an ischemic stroke where there is no hemorrhage and is completely reversible. Therefore, your Dad's hemorrhagic stroke cannot also be called a TIA. It is possible that he has had a hemorrhagic stroke and now has TIAs as well. The clot absorption does not mean your Dad will recover from his stroke. They are unrelated.
Answered on Mar 15, 2016
Dr. Bennett Machanic answered
52 years experience Neurology
This is tough: A hemorrhagic stroke can be very critical, and one year survival rate is about 40%, but that said, proper management with careful interventions may be miraculous. Need to pay strict attention to blood coagulation status, and cardiovascular stability, besides the rehabilitation programs. This is a balancing act, so, communicate closely with the doctors. You can provide emotional support.
Answered on May 21, 2016
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