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Brain Bleed In Premature Babies
Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more
Do premature babies get Brain MRI's done to make sure no AVM or anything wrong? i was born in 89 and born in Toronto Canada.
Depends: On what decade they were born and their course. Extremely premature infants born these days DO get MRIs to look for white matter damage related to their prematurity. They do not need sedation for such tests. In 1989, however, it is unlikely one was done. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Are premature babies who suffered retinopathy of prematurity and went blind ever going to have any chance of seeing?
Very Unlikely: Prematurity is a risk factor that can lead to blindness. One important risk factor is birth weight, 1251 grams or less (2 lbs 12 ounces). A landmark study called the early treatment for retinopathy of prematurity, laser decreased incidence of blindness http://www.Nei.Nih.Gov/neitrials/static/study83.Asp the patient will need lifelong eye care for glaucoma, cataracts, strabismus, amblyopia, etc. ...Read more
Yes: Babies with retinopathy of prematurity (rop) have a good chance of seeing in societies where advanced medical care exists. About 500 children per year in the us are reported to develop blindness due to rop. Ongoing follow up for babies with rop is important because other vision issues can also occur in these children over time. ...Read more
If my premature baby has a grade 3 bleed on the left side of his brain, and a grade 1 bleed on the right..Could he still lead a normal, healthy life?
Yes: Over the past 3 decades I have seen this have a variable outcome.I have seen these babies recover with minimal if any problems and go on to be healthy,productive young adults.I have also had some with significant movement or developmental problems.The variation is quite large. Early childhood programs with PT,OT and regular developmental surveillance helps improve outcome.Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does heavy bleeding in early pregnancy affect the baby's intelligence remembering the brain is develop in early pregnancy?
Yes: An ultrasound through the fontanel (soft spot) can often show an intracranial bleed. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Many years ago when ct scans first came out they spent considerable time studying otherwise normal infants to get a sense of what would normally appear on scans. At the time they reported up to 3% of normal infants had evidence of microscopic bleeds when delivered vaginally. Babies have much better recovery than adults to such events. I would look at this finding as unlikely to create problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Baby w/ helmet rolled out of laundry basket onto the tile floor, landed on her face, has fat lip, bleeding lip stopped she seems ok. Brain injury? Er?
Difficult question: Difficult question due to knot enough facts known. It is always safest to have a baby with concern of a head injury to be assessed at er. That being said, no loss of consciousness, no vomiting, did not hit head, more than likely okay. However, if prior bleed or head injury, this increases chances of further injury. Difficult for us to say from this side of the computer, but safe is better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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