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Can newborn die from internal bleeding in the brain?

Can newborn die from internal bleeding in the brain?

Yes: Newborns can have internal bleeding in the brain by the same mechanisms as adults, but most commonly, especially if premature, from an interventricular hemorrhage (ivh). Not all cerebral hemorrhages or ivh are fatal-it depends on the amount of brain tissue involved and the patients general health. ...Read more

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Can a baby have a small retinal hemorrhage and small bleed in the frontal lobe if the point of impact after fall from couch was the eyes and forehead?

Can a baby have a small retinal hemorrhage and small bleed in the frontal lobe if the point of impact after fall from couch was the eyes and forehead?

Yes: A baby might get both a ret hemm a small red mark will go away , if there is a frontal lobe bleed there will be symptoms , in fact anywhere can be a bleed that's why u call a dr and they will tell u what to look for ie vomiting irritability lethargy etc in my practice I am amazed at se falls that babies take and are fine, that fontanelle sure helps them but any fall u think is bad just call ur dr. ...Read more

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What goes on in the brain during fainting?

What goes on in the brain during fainting?

Lost of blood flow: The most common cause of fainting is a reduction in blood flow to the brain that leads to the sensation of blacking out and fainting. Contributors to this include anything that could inhibit blood flow, including: heart arrhythmias, dehydration/low blood pressure (followed by standing up quickly), narrowing of blood vessels in the neck. ...Read more

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My grandmother is in the hospital with a massive brain bleed that the surgeons will not operate on due to age. What are her chances of waking up?

My grandmother is in the hospital with a massive brain bleed that the surgeons will not operate on due to age. What are her chances of waking up?

Guarded prognosis: Sorry to inform you that one year mortality is about 60%, and her age and size of bleed make prognosis even worse. She has a low probability of surviving, but would not give up hope, and provide supportive care. An EEG might provide further guidance. ...Read more

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In what week of pregnancy do the cerebrum and frontal lobe formed? Will bleeding in pregnancy affect the baby's IQ?

In what week of pregnancy do the cerebrum and frontal lobe formed? Will bleeding in pregnancy affect the baby's IQ?

About week 5: The fetal brain begins to develop about week 5. The various parts of the brain develop in the weeks that follow. There is no evidence that maternal bleeding affects the baby's IQ ...Read more

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Where at in the head does a brain tumor cause pressure?

Where at in the head does a brain tumor cause pressure?

Any place: A large enough tumour can cause increased pressure in skull cavity no matter where it is located. However even relatively small tumors in posterior fossa cavity of skull can lead to high intra cranial pressure. ...Read more

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Is it possible to crack the skull and preserve the brain at low temperatures? Without brain dying and the whole spinal cord.

Is it possible to crack the skull and preserve the brain at low temperatures? Without brain dying and the whole spinal cord.

Hmmmm..: Not sure how to answer. Many an unfortunate individual has actually cracked their head in the snow and been preserved for several hours with complete recovery. How long were you proposing to preserve things? There is no way to remove the brain from the body without detaching the spinal cord - this would be a major stumbling block to preserving anything of use.... ...Read more

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I'm wondering why are subdural hematomas found in the frontal section of the brain?

I'm wondering why are subdural hematomas found in the frontal section of the brain?

Depends on injury: Subdural hematomas can be found over any part of the brain. If the patient had injuries over the frontal region, the force of the injury is more likely to lead to tearing of the subdural veins in this region, thus leading to the subdural hematoma. You may see more subdurals in the frontal region because this is an area that is likely to suffer an injury (ie. Fall or assault). ...Read more

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When damage is found in the left centrum semiovale area, what type of systems or effects can it have on the body or brain? { car wreck-hit head on l.S

When damage is found in the left centrum semiovale area, what type of systems or effects can it have on the body or brain? { car wreck-hit head on l.S

Depends: "damage" is no more helpful in medicine than in car repair. The centrum semiovale is in white matter. What exactly does it look like, exactly where is the damage, how big is it, etc. Wreck may not have been the cause: true + true not necessarily related. Damage seen on MRI or ct ordered by doctor, yes? What does (s)he say & why aren't you satisfied with answer (since you're posting here)? ...Read more

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Have studies been done on the effect of maternal stress on infants in the womb?

Have studies been done on the effect of maternal stress on infants in the womb?

MATERNAL STRESS: When mom is stress out, she neglects herself, forgetting to eat, worry a lot, depressed and causes the baby to feel it by not growing good. They sometimes come out as small for gestational age or mom will have premature delivery or other complications. ...Read more

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If the emberical cord is covering the genital area can we detect the gender of the baby using ultrasound in week 14?

If the emberical cord is covering the genital area can we detect the gender of the baby  using  ultrasound in week 14?

Hard to say : Most are more comfortable with gender assignment after 18-20 weeks although earlier studies may suggest the proper result. The parts are there at 14 wks but the baby must cooperate for the ultrasound to produce clear results. A cord in the way makes it difficult. ...Read more

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Is fluid on or around the brain hydrocephalus?

Is fluid on or around the brain hydrocephalus?

Hydrocephalus: Hydrocephalus is the buildup of fluid in the cavities (ventricles) deep within the brain. The excess fluid increases the size of the ventricles and puts pressure on the brain. So, to answer your question - fluid is normal --- excess CSF fluid would be hydrocephalus. Now from trauma, stroke, aneurysm you can get blood (a fluid) pooling in parts of the brain and that would NOT be hydrocephalus. ...Read more

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Why the overpressure on the anterior fontanelle by neonatal brain ultrasound cause bradycardia of the neonate?

Why the overpressure on the anterior fontanelle by neonatal brain ultrasound cause bradycardia of the neonate?

Cushing reflex : Increased intracranial pressure from any cause at any age & decreased blood flow to certain parts of the brain can cause Cushing's triad: increased blood pressure, irregular breathing, & bradycardia. Since a neonate's skull bones aren't fused, increased pressure causes the fontanelle to bulge. Doctors will determine the cause - hydrocephalus, bleeding, infection, etc. & reduce the pressure ASAP. ...Read more

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Can giving birth (pushing) cause a brain aneurysm or bleed on brain?

Can giving birth (pushing) cause a brain aneurysm or bleed on brain?

No: There has been no association between pushing and formation of brain aneurysms. There have been concerns of increased risks of pushing in patients with certain specific neurological conditions (shunts, strokes, etc). Patients with neurological conditions should ask their OB and neurologist about the safest mode of delivery. ...Read more

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How likely is someone to grow new brain cells, especially near the back of the brain?

How likely is someone to grow new brain cells, especially near the back of the brain?

No: There are several types of brain cells but if you mean the neurons themselves, then no (not naturally at least). Perhaps with stem cell therapy in the future. ...Read more

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To get a concussion, does the brain have to hit the inside of the skull?

Mechanistics: Concussion by definition is loss of consciousness, loss of memory, or combination of both. Caused by transient impact on base of brain, brainstem, but any additional brain trauma might cause post-traumatic encephalopathy. ...Read more