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How does bleeding on the brain happen after a fall?

How does bleeding on the brain happen after a fall?

Multiple ways: During the fall, if the brain is thrust against the boney skull, it can be injured producing a small hemorrhage. A second mechanism, the bridging veins between the dura and the brain are torn producing a subdural hematoma. With lateral skull fracture, the middle meningeal artery can be torn producing an epidural hematoma. With violent falls, traumatic subarachnoid hemorrhages due to arterial tears. ...Read more

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Bleeding (Definition)

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Cause of death: subdural haematoma, fall exasperated by anticoagulants. Father fell - brain bleeding caused brain squashing = death Explain please?

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 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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Can a bleed in the brain develop days after injury from fall?

Can a bleed in the brain develop days after injury from fall?

Yes: Sub-acute bleeding by definition is bleeding that occurs 3 -21 days after the injury or fall. I do not know the frequency of these types of bleeds but they do occur. Thus, after any head injury, even if rhe acute ct or MRI scan is negative, the patient needs to be watched for a few weeks afterward by family and friends and follow up with their primary doctor for rechecks. ...Read more

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Bad fall 4+ wks ago. Brain bleed, both sides, brain off center, on CT 3 weeks after fall. Steriods given, not worse but not better. Next step? meds?

Bad fall 4+ wks ago. Brain bleed, both sides, brain off center,  on CT 3 weeks after fall. Steriods given, not worse but not better. Next step? meds?

Neurosurgery: Has a neurosurgeon seen the patient ? Your description sounds that of a subdural hematoma. Based on the cause and the patient risk NS can intervene. Steroid use is puzzling. ...Read more

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Bad fall, brain bleed. In hospital. Dr put on Decadron (dexamethasone) and Seraquel. Low BP because of seraquel. Would this cause buzzing sound in head? Pain in head?

Bad fall, brain bleed. In hospital. Dr put on Decadron (dexamethasone) and Seraquel. Low BP because of seraquel. Would this cause buzzing sound in head? Pain in head?

Is that you? : Or asking on someone else's behalf? After a fall several strange symptoms would start to appear, in the hospital frequent exams would be done to assess status, Decadron (dexamethasone) is given to help shrink swollen tissues in the head after trauma or surgery, let it take its course, trust the treating team, ...Read more

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Dr say 5-10% chance of brain bleed from blood thinner meds is high risk? Mom has blood clots from fall in brain and DVT 1 dr says meds, 1, 1 not sure

Filter: It does appear that anticoagulant therapy would be risky in this situation. An alternative is to insert an IVC filter to prevent the blood clot from traveling from the leg to the lungs. Of course the attending physicians ,who know all the findings, are best qualified to give advice in this case. ...Read more

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Which is it called when there's bleeding on the brain?

Which is it called when there's bleeding on the brain?

Hemorrhage : Several types: intraparenchymal, epidural, sub dural, and subarachnoid. These can be caused either by trauma (most common) or can be spontaneous. Treatment varies depending on location, type, and etiology. ...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