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Acute Subdural Hematoma Treatment
A scalp hematoma is a condition in which there has been bleeding between the scalp and the skull, and the blood is trapped under the scalp, forming a blood-filled bulge. Scalp hematomas usually resolve without treatment. They are more common in babies who needed vacuum-assisted deliveries, because vacuum on a baby's scalp can cause ...Read more
Can you have facial filler like juvaderm if you have had an acute subdural hematoma due to a hit on your head?
Yes: Unless you are on medication to decrease blood clotting. The bleeding caused by trauma is not a contraindication to facial fillers. I am assuming this bleed is resolved and there are no current neurological complications . If they are complications hold off anything as non essential as fillers until everything is stable ...Read more
My mother had a surgery for acute subdural hematoma. She suffered stroke years ago. How do I care for her now after this surgery?
Additive effects: An acute subdural hematoma is a form of a stroke and for the purpose of recovery you might want to think of it as one. Did the previous stroke and the hematoma now affect different areas of the brain or roughly the same. Depending on that and on which areas were affected (speech/language/motor) the recovery may depend on this and also the severity of the stroke and the hematoma. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I bumped my temple 72 hours ago. No headache, pupils fine, and not dizzy. Should I still worry about subdural hematoma:acute, subacute and chronic?
Subdural hematoma: If small and not causing a shift of brain structures in the skull, observation may be all that is necessary. If there is indication that the subdural hematoma is growing or causing symptoms due to increased pressure in the head, surgical drainage is the treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It can: If left untreated. Small subdural can be left alone, particularly if they do not cause pressure on the brain or cause symptoms such as a headache. Larger subdurals need to be drained because of pressure on the brain. They should also be monitored to make sure they are not groing. Prevention of the primary cause should be undertaken too. ...Read more
Stop hitting head: A subdural hematoma is usually a result of trauma. There is rupture of blood vessels just beneath the dura that causes a blood clot. This can dissolve to a fluid collection with a membrane. Usually this resolves and is of no significance. Rare cases rebleed or even grow, particularly if there is repeated trauma. ...Read more
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