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My question is whether grade 4 brain bleed is the same as pvl are they used interchangeably? My preemie son has grade but no pvl was found

My question is whether grade 4 brain bleed is the same as pvl are they used interchangeably? My preemie son has grade but no pvl was found

No: Pvl relates to the degradation of the white matter in the brain layers near the cerebral ventricles.A kid may or may not develop pvl after a bleed but it may take time for it to become evident. A kid can also develop leukomalacia without a well defined cause. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Patterson
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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


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If you have a brain bleed, and took toradol, would it take the pain away?

If you have a brain bleed, and took toradol, would it take the pain away?

Contraindicated: toradol will relieve the pain but in a case of a brain bleed is contraindicated as it inhibits platelet function which can worsen your bleeding ...Read more

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Had MRI found I have inlarged ventrolies in brain. Told I should be developmentely delayed. I'm not I was a 31 week preemie why did dr say this.

Had MRI found I have inlarged ventrolies in brain. Told I should  be developmentely delayed. I'm not I was a 31 week preemie why did dr say this.

Best to: ask the doctor who said this. Regardless of what was said, the fact that you are a healthy and bright 19 year old is a testament to the excellent care you must have received as a 31 week preemie. ...Read more

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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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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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What predisposes someone to bleeding in brain?

What predisposes someone to bleeding in brain?

Hypertension: Hypertension is the most frequent cause but there are many others. Blood thinners, trauma, tumors, aneurysms and other diseases of the blood vessels. ...Read more

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Bleeding at lower brain stem?

Bleeding at lower brain stem?

Bad event: Brain stem hemorrhage is not great, as relatively small area with critical nerves and connections. Hard to control once started, and often pts left with chronic disability. I know this is not good news, but hopefully careful inpatient medical care will lead to survival and rehabilitation measures to restoration. ...Read more

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If bleeding in brain of thrombocytopenia?

Possible: Severe thromboctytopenia may cause bleeding anywhere. If you have thrombocytopenia and feeling pressure in your head, dizziness , blurred vision go to hospital now. If not discuss with your doctor about causes and treatment of your disease. ...Read more

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Is a brain attack from ischemia or bleed?

Is a brain attack from ischemia or bleed?

Brain attack?: By brain attack, i'm assuming you mean a stroke? It can be due to ischemia or bleed from thrombosis, aneurysm, av malformation or embolism. ...Read more

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How to know if I have cancer or a brain bleed?

How to know if I have cancer or a brain bleed?

Scan: You would need a scan. Both of those are serious problems so if you have such concerns, i would hope you go see a doctor asap rather than waiting for an online consultation. ...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


Dr. Creighton Wright
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Cerebral Hemorrhage (Definition)

Brain hemorrhage is a form of stroke usually caused by ...Read more