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My father had hemorrhagic bleeding post tpa therapy. he under went brain surgery to drain and lessen swelling. we are worried about prognosis?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 53 years experience
See details: You do not provide enough details to give an answer. You should address your questions to your father's neurosurgeon.
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Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 26 years experience
Very sorry to hear : TPA has been a miracle for stroke patients often saving patients who in the past would be crippled for life. But the same blood thinning that can save a stroke can also cause bleeding. The neurosurgeon is best suited to Discuss prognosis. Much will depend on how much damage was done before the TPA. Wishing you the best for your father.
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Last updated Mar 10, 2018

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