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What Are The Causes Of Bleeding In The Brain
High blood pressure: Most commonly high blood pressure (hypertension), which puts a toll on small brain blood vessels which can rupture and bleed, usually at older age. Other causes include brain aneurysms, vascular malformations, tumors, head injury, amyloid angiopathy, use of stimulants including street drugs, medications such as blood thinners, brain surgery, cerebral venous thrombosis etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Certainly, bleeds from aneurysms or avms or strokes can lead to death days to weeks after the initial event. The patient may survive the initial bleed, for example, or their condition may be stabilized surgically, but they may have a rebleed or they may die from other causes. For example, they are frequently in a debilitated state and die from pneumonia, or bed sores. ...Read more
Does ginkgo biloba cause any bleeding? I’ve been taking ginkgo biloba was wondering if this will/can cause any bleeding in the brain or internally?
Ginkl Biloba: See: " Is there a risk of bleeding associated with standardized Ginkgo biloba extract therapy? A systematic review and meta-analysis." It is usually not a problem if dosage is correct and there are not drug interactions. REF: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21923430 ...Read more
AVM: A 2mm avm is an extremely small size avm and impressed they were able to find it on radiologic studies. An avm always has a risk of bleeding but if only 2mm in size this would be a low flow avm and the risks on the lower size. I would recommend followup in the future to make sure there is no growth in the avm as that would change the treatment. ...Read more
Many causes: hemorrhagic stroke can happen from severe elevation in blood pressure (most common), or from an ischemic stroke transforming into a hemorrhagic, or a subarachnoid hemorrhage from a ruptured aneurysm, or from an AVM (arteriovenous malformation), or a large cortical brain hemorrhage from an amyloid angiopathy (in elderly with dementia) etc etc ...Read more
Can co-exist: The skull is separated from the brain by a few tissue layers, & bleeding from the fracture can get between the skull and these layers and cause a problem called an epidural. Epidurals can become large & press on the brain.The event/trauma that caused the fracture can also cause tissue damage in the brain with bleeding & swelling. ...Read more
Blood vessel disease: Defects of blood vessels in the brain can result in brain bleeding. The most common is avm, then aneurysms. These can be congenital or acquired. Some bleeding can be caused by high blood pressure. Bleeding disorders including homophilia and sickle cell can cause brain bleeding. Trauma and shaking will result in bleeding over or into the brain. Severe infections may cause bleeding as well. ...Read more
Depends on cause: Brain bleeding can be caused by a variety of conditions. Some are sudden. Such as those from aneurysms, avms or hemorrhagic strokes, and produce severe headaches. Chronic bleeding into a subdural hematoma can cause constant pain. After a bleed, the breakdown products of blood can cause a chemical irritation and produce headaches chronically. Brain bleeding requires urgent attention. ...Read more
Brain hemorrhage: Bleeding in the brain can cause speech problems, either problems forming speech and/or understanding it. Additionally, one could have problems with articulating. A true "stutter, " however, would be unusual. ...Read more
Wouldn't significant internal bleeding such as a brain Hematoma cause a decreased hematocrit and hémaglobin on CBC? Would the MPV be elevated?
Low blood count: Significant internal bleeding could cause a decreased hematocrit, as would any bleeding in sufficient amounts. A brain hematoma could never be of such magnitude. Mean platelet volume (MPV) and platelet distribution width (PDW) are calculations performed by automated blood analyzers. MPV reflects the average size of platelets and can change with bleeding disorders. The numbers require MD review. ...Read more
Cause of death: subdural haematoma, fall exasperated by anticoagulants. Father fell - brain bleeding caused brain squashing = death Explain please?
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If i got hit by keys to my head can it cause brain damage or internal bleeding or problems later I have laceration on right side of my head one staple?
Probably not, but. .: Jelly, given the information provided, unless it was a really large cluster of keys (heavy) or fell from a great distance, it shouldn't be enough to cause brain damage or internal bleeding. If you have persistent severe headaches, cognitive issues or just are worried i would discuss with your primary doctor whether an MRI or a neurology referral would make sense. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can sinusitis, meningitis, intracranial bleeding, hypertension, and tumors in the brain cause headaches?
My daughter had a head trauma during birth which led to bleeding in some parts in brain which caused paralysis in the right limbs, what can be done?
Physical Therapy: There are no cures for traumatic brain injury. The only option is to work with physical and occupational therapists in an attempt to accommodate for the neurological deficits. Young children can overcome such injury more than adults due to the plasticity of the nervous system at a young age. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mom fell caused brain bleed 2+ months ago. Now has DVT distal peroneal. Treatment options? Blood thinners cause more brain bleeding? Mom is 79 yrs
IVC filter? I don't: know if ur mom is prone to falling & brain bleeds; if so, anticoagulants (blood thinners) r not a good idea - it increases the risk of a fatal brain bleed shd she fall again in the future. A better option may be an IVC filter (Greenfield filter) which will trap DVTs & keep it from getting to the lungs; however it tends to cause swelling in the legs (side effect may be wrse than cure). TTYD 4 advic ...Read more
Would a mild head injury cause brain bleeding? Saw my doctor and have a mild concussion, said no CT scan is needed. Could this still happen?
Curious as to what would cause: brain fog, hand tremor, eye twitch, joint pain, acid reflux, lightly bleeding gums, anxiety and impending doom?
Too many symptoms: A symptom diary is helpful in such cases. One can write down the symptoms that happen each day, along with the activities that day, the foods eaten (including drinks), and medications taken. Write on a big calendar. Include whether or not the medications help the symptoms. Then a doctor can START with the most bothersome symptoms, as multiple symptoms usually means several visits to the doctor. ...Read more
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