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If my premature baby has a grade 3 bleed on the left side of his brain, and a grade 1 bleed on the right..Could he still lead a normal, healthy life?

If my premature baby has a grade 3 bleed on the left side of his brain, and a grade 1 bleed on the right..Could he still lead a normal, healthy life?

Yes: Over the past 3 decades I have seen this have a variable outcome.I have seen these babies recover with minimal if any problems and go on to be healthy,productive young adults.I have also had some with significant movement or developmental problems.The variation is quite large. Early childhood programs with PT,OT and regular developmental surveillance helps improve outcome.Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Patterson
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Bleeding (Definition)

Bleeding is a term describing the loss of blood. It can occur inside the body due to damage to blood vessels or organs or outside the body during menstruation or when there is a ...Read more


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Can accidental brain bleeding be diagnosed in one day old baby?

Can accidental brain bleeding be diagnosed in one day old baby?

Yes: An ultrasound through the fontanel (soft spot) can often show an intracranial bleed. ...Read more

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Could a baby get a fraxtured skull and swelling/bleeding on the brain from falling off a bed?

Could a baby get a fraxtured skull and swelling/bleeding on the brain from falling off a bed?

Yes: Most infant skull fractures in the us are unfortunately due to either child abuse or road traffic accidents. But yes, falling from a bed onto a hard surface can cause what you describe. ...Read more

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Friends baby had a 2mm brain bleed in the frontal lobe. Will this cause any developmental delays?

Friends baby had a 2mm brain bleed in the frontal lobe. Will this cause any developmental delays?

Not necessarily: Many years ago when ct scans first came out they spent considerable time studying otherwise normal infants to get a sense of what would normally appear on scans. At the time they reported up to 3% of normal infants had evidence of microscopic bleeds when delivered vaginally. Babies have much better recovery than adults to such events. I would look at this finding as unlikely to create problems. ...Read more

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Baby w/ helmet rolled out of laundry basket onto the tile floor, landed on her face, has fat lip, bleeding lip stopped she seems ok. Brain injury? Er?

Baby w/ helmet rolled out of laundry basket onto the tile floor, landed on her face, has fat lip, bleeding lip stopped she seems ok. Brain injury? Er?

Difficult question: Difficult question due to knot enough facts known. It is always safest to have a baby with concern of a head injury to be assessed at er. That being said, no loss of consciousness, no vomiting, did not hit head, more than likely okay. However, if prior bleed or head injury, this increases chances of further injury. Difficult for us to say from this side of the computer, but safe is better. ...Read more

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27 weeks pregnant, went down a water slide, could it harm my baby's brain? P.S. No bleeding or pain

27 weeks pregnant, went down a water slide, could it harm my baby's brain? 
P.S. No bleeding or pain

Oh No U Don't!: Any activity where you're traveling at high speed with a sudden STOP (eg WATERSLIDE) can cause injuries in the fetus not to mention possible collisions of others coming down the slide while you're trying to get out of the way. Here's a link you need to read. Wanna talk some more- www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi http://www.babycenter.com/404_what-activities-should-i-avoid-during-pregnancy_7229.bc ...Read more

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How can I tell if my 2 month baby has brain damage from a recent fall and concussion with subdural bleeding. He acts normal, eats well, cooing etc?

How can I tell if my 2 month baby has brain damage from a recent fall and concussion with subdural bleeding. He acts normal, eats well, cooing etc?

Would have symptoms: If your infant has a concussion, symptoms would include altered alertness and responsiveness, a bulging fontanel, decreased eating, vomiting and excessive sleeping. ...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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When I give birth im worried that I'm gonna push to much and give my self a bleed on the brain from the straining. Is this unlikely to happen?

When I give birth im worried that I'm gonna push to much and give my self a bleed on the brain from the straining. Is this unlikely to happen?

Unlikely to happen: If on the news there are weekly reports of women dying from exploding blood vessels during childbirth, it's time to worry. Until then, dying is childbirth in a developed country is very unlikely... and is just one of the risks of living on planet Earth. As they say, "Don't sweat the small stuff." One may feel safer by delivering in a hospital that has an intensive care nursery for babies. ...Read more

Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more