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Bleeding On The Brain 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
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
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?
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
How many days after a fall and suffering a possible concussion are you at risk of complications, like brain bleed or swelling?
Concussion.: It depends on the severity of the head injury. Most of the time, the risk is there within 1 week. ...Read more
How quick would symptoms of brain bleed show after fall, would it be very obvious? 4 days since son fell. Small bump/cranky. Bump gone. Am I in the clear? Fever today & stuffy. Any association?
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, 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
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
What are brain contusions? How severe are they? What effects can they have on a person? I had bleeding on the brain and two contusions from an mva.
Traumatic injury: A contusion is a bruise so these can range from mild to very severe, depending on the type of injury and the location. They can lead to long-term brain damage if they are not treated appropriately, specifically reducing any pressure inside the head and locating and stopping any associated bleeds. ...Read more
My husband is in ticu after falling off a ladder and hit his head on concrete. He has some bleeding on the brain. When neurosurgeon comes in what questions should I ask?
A lot depends on what the surgeon recommends. Not all bleeding requires surgery. Much depends on the severity of the bleeding and the condition of the patient. I would start with:
How bad is the injury? What are his chances for a good recovery? What can be done to improve the chances?
Good luck. ...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
Premature?: Premature infants are subject to bleeding into their brains. These bleeds are given grades 1, 2, 3, 4. Grade 2 intraventricular hemorrhage (ivh) is blood into the ventricle but without dilation and without extension into the brain. Grade 3 is major blood throughout the ventricles with dilation. Grade 4 is bleeding into the substance of the brain. ...Read more
Bleeding in brain: Bleeding in the brain from a ruptured aneurysm, trauma, hypertensiou or intrusion can cause spasm of blood vessels cutting off blood to parts of the brain. It is often associated with brain swelling or an increase in intracranial pressure which can cause pressure on structures that control breathing and heart beat. ...Read more
Location and degree: Tiny "lacunar" strokes which are pinpoint bleeds due to high blood pressure may go undetected whereas bleeding into the subarachnoid space from trauma, ruptured aneurysm, or congenital malformation may cause intense headache, seizure, coma and death. Depending on amount and location, a variety of stroke syndromes may occur. ...Read more
Hematoma: Blood can accumulate between the inside layer of the skull and the outside layer of the brain. This is a subdural or epidural hematoma depending on where it is located in the space between the brain and the skull. If large enough, these bleeds will press on the brain and will need a neurosurgeon to remove them in the operating room to prevent brain damage or death. Is that straight enough? ...Read more
Close monitoring: Any bleeding in the brain is extremely serious and potentially life threatening. She needs close monitoring and vigilant followup with a neurologist or neurosurgeon. ...Read more
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