A 37-year-old member asked:
Ever since the pediatrician diagnosed brain bleeding in my son, i have been a nervous wreck. what does it mean?
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Neurosurgery 54 years experience
Brain bleed in kids: Brain bleeding in children or adults is always serious. Depending on the location and speed at which bleeding occurs will determine outcome to a great degree, ultimately the cause of bleeding must be discovered for this often determines long term prognosis. Surgery is necessary if there are progressive signs of neurologic deterioration.
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Pediatrics 46 years experience
Hard to say: Early in the development of CT,I recall a report that up to 3 % of otherwise normal vaginal newborns had small areas of bleed suggested by the study.Today's studies are more accurate and I suspect your doc is describing a more worrisome event. I have patients that grew up to be intellectually normal with minor motor problems & some that did poorly.Treatment in early childhood helps improve outcome
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Last updated Jul 20, 2014
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