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Brain Bleed In Elderly
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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