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Doctor insights on: Blood Clot On Brain After Stroke

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What does it mean when someone has a blood clot on their brain & incubated after a stroke?

What does it mean when someone has a blood clot on their brain & incubated after a stroke?

Not good news: There is bleeding and clot in the brain will lead to major problems and will need all kind of care. Prognosis in my experience is not good ...Read more

Blood Clot (Definition)

A blood clot or thrombus is the final step of the coagulation cascade. It is a good thing when your body is trying to stop blood loss, however a blood clot can form in the veins after prolonged periods of immobility. This type of like ...Read more


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A 37 yr old has suffered a stroke'/ has blood clot on brain, two surgeries to relieve pressure. On ventilator, unresponsive, is there hope of recovery?

A 37 yr old has suffered a stroke'/ has blood clot on brain, two surgeries to relieve pressure. On ventilator, unresponsive, is there hope of recovery?

Stroke: Prognosis depends upon the extent of brain damage so impossible to tell. Hang in there. Brain is complicated but more plasticity at a young age. Prognosis has to do with both clinical course and findings on brain scans. ...Read more

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Could it be possible for a blood clot from the wound to travel to his brain and cause a stroke?

Could it be possible for a blood clot from the wound to travel to his brain and cause a stroke?

Unlikely: A blood clot in a wound is unlikely to travel at all. If it did it would go to the lung except in the case of a heart defect called a patent foramen ovale. ...Read more

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How to recover from brain stroke due to blood clot?

How to recover from brain stroke due to blood clot?

Close F/up: After a stroke due to a blood clot aka-embolic stroke, one should be carefully followed by a doctor. This includes blood thinning medication and monitoring, physical and occupational therapy and in cases of speech impairment - speech and swallow therapy. The severity and the amount of total recovery or lack of recovery from the stroke dictates the length and time of follow up and treatment. ...Read more

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Am I gonna have a stroke? I believe smoking weed has caused a blood clot in my brain.

Am I gonna have a stroke? I believe smoking weed has caused a blood clot in my brain.

Stroke risk: The research doesn't prove that smoking weed will cause a stroke. However, it provides the strongest evidence that smoking or cannabis use is closely associated with a doubling of stroke risk. Quit smoking for good with help from your PCP. ...Read more

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Could you tell me if there is a blood clot in the brain, how can you prevent a stroke from happening?

Could you tell me if there is a blood clot in the brain, how can you prevent a stroke from happening?

New technology: Depending on how and when the blood clot formed, newer technologies (suction aspirators and stentreiver devices) allow endovascular neurosurgeons to enter the brain arteries and remove the clots. Generally speaking, the earlier the better and most artery territories are best treated before t6 hours. ...Read more

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Would an MRI or mra of the brain show a blood clot forming, or stroke risk?

Would an MRI or mra of the brain show a blood clot forming, or stroke risk?

No: It is not a useful test for looking at the caliber of the artery to assess for risk of stroke or forming a blood clot.
Ct angiography or cerebral angiography would be better tests for this problem. ...Read more

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Elderly lady had stroke due to blood clot. Has brain swelling. In a coma. Stroke induced. Chances of survival?

Elderly lady had stroke due to blood clot. Has brain swelling. In a coma. Stroke induced. Chances of survival?

Hard to say: The pre-illness health, speed of recognition and early care all play into this status. The physicians at the bedside have a better access to the information needed to answer this question. ...Read more

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How long after a cardiac ablation can someone have a stroke?? Could my vertigo episodes that I started experiencing after be a blood clot in brain?

How long after a cardiac ablation can someone have a stroke?? Could my vertigo episodes that I started experiencing after be a blood clot in brain?

Ablation /vertigo: Please follow up with your cardiologist today. May be a heart rate issue, versus clot. Call you cardiologist today and get a EKG possibly Holter/ echocardiogram and assessment ...Read more

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Had a cerebral stroke 2yrs back. Doesn't hav physical disability. Now often sudden blood clots appear on body and wipe away automatically?

Had a cerebral stroke 2yrs back. Doesn't hav physical disability. Now often sudden blood clots appear on body and wipe away automatically?

Minimize stroke risk: About 7% of women ages 60-79 have an ischemic stroke, with a. 2 to. 5% risk of a new stroke per year. Having had a stroke or another type of blood clot does increase the risk of having another stroke. Other risk factors for persistent clots include high cholesterol, hypertension, smoking, obesity, diabetes, drug use, and lack of exercise: thankfully all of these can be treated or addressed! ...Read more

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Are most strokes in pregnancy due to high blood pressure conditions or blood clot somehow going to brain? I'm terrified of pregnancy because of this

Are most strokes in pregnancy due to high blood pressure conditions or blood clot somehow going to brain? I'm terrified of pregnancy because of this

Clotting disorder: Most strokes, in pregnancy occur when the patient has an underlying thrombophilia, or clotting disorder. Often this is not known until after the fsct. If you have a strong family history of blood clots, strokes or heart attacks, you might want to be evaluated for your risk. If there is no history, I would not worry about it, as the risk would be extremely rare. Also, not smoking can decrease risk. ...Read more

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33 yo woman, drug addict, had a stroke, has 3 blood clots in the brain and some kind of brain lining deterioration. Dr advised no treatment. Hope?

33 yo woman, drug addict, had a stroke, has 3 blood clots in the brain and some kind of brain lining deterioration. Dr advised no treatment. Hope?

How sad!: What a tough time for you! You don't say what her condition is at present, but it sounds dire. Talk to the doctor and your family, and a second opinion and even a third is always a good idea. It helps to write things down so you remember better what was said and to have your questions written down, too, so you don't forgot them when you are talking with the docs. Best wishes to you! ...Read more

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Blood clot on brain now showing small bleed around it on MRI scan?

Blood clot on brain now showing small bleed around it on MRI scan?

Unclear: Is this a new bleed or change in the appearance of the old bleed? The answer to this is important. New bleeding made need to be addressed but an old bleed changing its composition as it ages is to be expected. ...Read more

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How can a (brain) blood clot be caused?

How can a (brain) blood clot be caused?

Cerebral thrombosis.: Blood clots in the brain obstruct vessels and cause stroke. Blood clots can develop at a local regional vessel in the head or they can come from a distant vessel, commonly the carotid, or from the heart, especially when the heart beats irregularly. The most common mechanism for a clot developing is rupture of a atherotic plaque on the blood vessel which stimulates the blood to clot. ...Read more

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How likely is that a blood clot on a leg causes a stroke?

How likely is that a blood clot on a leg causes a stroke?

Rare: A blood clot affecting a leg rarely causes a stroke. It tends to occur when there is a small hole in the heart, such as a patent foramen ovale, this is something people are born with. It also tends to occur when there is a somewhat large clot in the leg, such as in the femoral vein.

Blood clots in leg veins are not a major cause of stroke, like smoking, diabetes and high blood pressure are. ...Read more

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If I have a blood clot in my leg, is it possible for a stroke?

If I have a blood clot in my leg, is it possible for a stroke?

Yes possible: Either you can have hypercoag unable status which means u form clots more than usual or in some patients with a condition called pfo/ patent foramen ovale where right and left heart chambers/ the atriums can connect directly and clots from leg can travel through veins from right to left side of heart and can cause a stroke in a condition called paradoxical embolism. ...Read more

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What possible causes of brain blood clot and the corresponding symptoms are there?

What possible causes of brain blood clot and the corresponding symptoms are there?

Vascular Neurology: Trauma can cause bleeding in the brain sometimes referred as a clot. Dehydration and infections may increase risk of venous clots in the brain. A clotting disorder, hypertension, diabetes smoking, high cholesterol, cardiac rhythm/mechanical problems may increase a risk of clot formation. We call them strokes and symptoms can vary from headaches to weakness, numbness, speech and gait difficulties. ...Read more

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Can a blood clot in the brain be cured?

Can a blood clot in the brain be cured?

Possibly: If the blood clot is over the coverings of the brain, such as a subdural hematoma, or epidural hematoma, surgery to decompress and extract is often vital. A blood clot intracranially is a much more difficult process with a 60% mortality by one year. An aneurysmal rupture is a clearcut medical emergency and can kill 50% prior to reaching hospital. ...Read more

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Could a blood clot in the brain be fixed?

Could a blood clot in the brain be fixed?

Require more info: Further information is required to give you an answer.
Blood clot meaning stroke which is a clot in the blood vessel. Or blood clot on surface of brain or within the brain.
Regardless if damage was done to the brain the degree of damage would determine any permanent effects. ...Read more

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How can a blood clot cause a heart stroke?

How can a blood clot cause a heart stroke?

Heart stroke: A heart stroke is also known as a myocardial infarction or heart attack. A blood clot forms in a heart blood vessel. This cuts off flow to a part of the heart and that part dies. This can cause pain, rhythm and pumping disturbances. These things can result in disability or death. ...Read more

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What could a blood clot in the brain cause?

What could a blood clot in the brain cause?

Stroke: This can cause stroke and lead to death due to lack of oxygen to the brain. If it's very small then altered mental status, headaches as well. ...Read more

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What is the cause of blood clots in the brain?

What is the cause of blood clots in the brain?

Many causes.: There are many causes. Atherosclerosis is one. Vascultis can do it also, which has many forms, like polyarteritis nodosa. Hematologic diseases, such as thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura can cause it, as can drugs, like cocaine. Embolism, and vasoconstriction are other major causes. ...Read more

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Why do blood clots often lead to heart strokes?

Why do blood clots often lead to heart strokes?

By: Impairing the circulation of blood to the heart.

Btw, usually the word "stroke" is used when it is brain and "infarction" is used for heart. In reality, they are the basically the same thing. ...Read more

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How is a blood clot inside a brain aneursym treated?

How is a blood clot inside a brain aneursym treated?

Radiologic-surgical: Brain aneurysms that are susceptible to form thrombosis, meaning blood clots, can be treated by either neurosurgical clipping or neuroradiologic coiling depending on the associated neurological symptoms, location of aneurysm, and size of the aneurysm. Various radiologic techniques can be used to further evaluate these aneurysms and thus will dictate treatment options. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of having a blood clot in your brain?

What are the symptoms of having a blood clot in your brain?

Brain hemorrhage: A brain hemorrhage usually is associated with a bad headache, and loss of neurologic function, like weakness in one limb or another. Seizures can also occur. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of really really tiny blood clots in the brain?

What are symptoms of really really tiny blood clots in the brain?

Small strokes: The symptoms from 1-2 mm infarcts or hemorrhages vary from none to temporary disability which clear in a few days. They can cause cumulative damage also if the cause is not found and treated. ...Read more

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What is the survival rate for removing a blood clot from the brain?

What is the survival rate for removing a blood clot from the brain?

Depends: Several factors have bearing on the survival rate of evacuation of a hematoma - including size, location and age of the person as well as other co-morbid conditions (hypertension, diabetes, etc.). ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens when you have blood clots in your brain?

More info needed: It would depend on the size and location of the clot. It would also depend on its cause. Trauma, stroke or the use of blood thinners are just some of the potential causes. It is usually a very serious conditon. ...Read more

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What happens if there are blood clots in your brain? Do you pass out and die?

What happens if there are blood clots in your brain? Do you pass out and die?

Location matters: Strokes can cause a great variety of symptoms. They certainly can cause death or disability, from mild to severe in nature. Your neurologist or family doctor can discuss the exact nature of a particular case. ...Read more