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Dr. Anna Flor Salcedo
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Is it possible not to be able to see a small brain bleed?

Is it possible not to be able to see a small brain bleed?

Yes: This can be seen in ct scans or mris , however, sometimes you can't see them right away, so thar drs oftrn inform you to watch out for signs of increased intracranial pressure such as worsening headaches, vomitting, loss of vision, etc as there can be a small bleed, this will need ffup scans right away. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Jefferson Chen
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I had a brain bleed but no anerysum or abnormalities found , so why did I have a bleed ? .

I had a brain bleed but no anerysum or abnormalities found , so why did I have a bleed ? .

Depends on location: The location of the bleed may give you some hints as to the possible cause. Intracerebral bleeds tend to come from small weakening in the vessels inside the brain. Subarachnoid bleeds tend to come from aneurysms. Bleeds associated with a tangle of vessels may come from an arteriovenous malformation. There are also cavernous malformations which are sinusoidal dilations of vessels that can bleed. ...Read more

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Dr. Igor Yusupov
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Is it possible for getting too excited to cause a brain bleed?

Is it possible for getting too excited to cause a brain bleed?

Not likely: Severe high blood pressure may cause a bleed but usually that is not likely to happen due to excitement. ...Read more

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
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If i had a bleed n my brain would i feel it?

Not always: No, it's not always sensed. That's why it is so dangerous. It can bleed and then when it reaches a critical point, it can lead to loss of consciousness or death. Any possible head injury should be checked out right away. Remember the oxi-clean advertisement guy? He hit his head on the overhead bin in a plane and thought nothing of it. Within 48 hrs, he was dead from a brain bleed. ...Read more

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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
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How do you treat a brain bleed ?

How do you treat a brain bleed ?

brain bleed: This really depends on where it is and what the findings on exam are. Treatment may be conservative medical or surgical. ...Read more

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Dr. Larry Armstrong
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Would I know if I had a brain bleed?

Would I know if I had a brain bleed?

Maybe: Brain hemorrhages have multiple causes but usually have a significant headache associated with them. There can also be neurological deficits like weakness or tingling. If you have any thoughts that a hemorrhage is possible, you should seek medical attention for evaluation immediately! ...Read more

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Dr. Sumeet Kumar
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For what length of time could you brain bleed for without symptoms?

For what length of time could you brain bleed for without symptoms?

Varies: Small bleeds that occur near the 'edges' of your brain may cause minimal symptoms, if any. Hemorrhages that occur near more vital structures and pathways will typically cause symptoms almost immediately. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Replogle
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What do they do for a small brain bleed?

What do they do for a small brain bleed?

Blood vessel study: Usually a small bleed in the brain by itself is not dangerous. The main concern is what caused the bleed. Sources can be trauma, aneurysm, avm, tumors, coagulopathies, infections, and inflammatory diseases. Usually a test to look at the blood vessels such as a ct angiogram and/or catheter angiogram are performed along with a series of blood tests to evaluate. Occasionally MRI as well. ...Read more

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Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
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If I had brain bleed from stroke would I know it?

If I had brain bleed from stroke would I know it?

Usually yes: Most people who have hemorrhagic bleeds in their brains know by either severe headaches and/or weakness, numbness, or trouble speaking. Very rarely, people will simply have a severe headache without any neurologic problems. ...Read more

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Dr. Chukwuka Okafor
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How hard does someone have to hit their head for it to cause a brain bleed?

Depends on various: Factors. For example if one is on blood thinners, what part of head makes impact, how weak the bone is. If there is any concern, go get an urgent evaluation. If there is severe headaches, persisting disorientation, nausea, vomiting, confusion, delirium, go right away to get evaluated. ...Read more

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Cerebrum (Definition)

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


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