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Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

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


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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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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

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Can a brain bleed show up on MRI with contrast ?

Can a brain bleed show up on MRI with contrast ?

Yes: Mri is the most sensitive test for imaging the brain/head. Most are done with and without contrast. ...Read more

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Could giving birth have caused me to have a brain bleed?

Could giving birth have caused me to have a brain bleed?

It's possible: Though it is extremely rare, childbirth can be associated with hemorrhages in the brain. ...Read more

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Is it possible to cause a brain bleed by shaking my head too hard?

Is it possible to cause a brain bleed by shaking my head too hard?

Not likely: Difficult to cause brain bleed without a significant impact. Do not keep shaking hard. ...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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Can a toddler shake them self to much to cause a brain bleed? My toddler rocks back and forth hitting his back hard on the couch repeatedly.

Can a toddler shake them self  to much to cause a brain bleed? My toddler rocks back and forth hitting his back hard on the couch repeatedly.

Unlikely: A baby can not causes any significant brain damage by their own movements. Now if they fall or hit their head on something, them the fall could cause damage. If a toddler is have a tantrum, for example, and they are kicking and screaming on a hard floor, they can cause at the extreme some local cuts or bruising but very unlikely to cause actual brain damage. ...Read more

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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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Do magic mushrooms make your brain bleed?

Do magic mushrooms make your brain bleed?

No: Psilocybin, unlike some of the other recreational drugs, has little in the way of physical side effects. However, if you are hallucinating or just silly, you may do something dangerous. If you are picking your own out in the wild, please be sure you are not choosing a poisonous species instead. ...Read more

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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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Does your brain bleed from doing the drug shrooms?

Does your brain bleed from doing the drug shrooms?

Not generally: Psilocybin mushrooms can cause hallucinations via affecting serotonin receptors in your brain, but stroke or "brain bleed" is not likely. It is much more likely with Cocaine and amphetamine-type drugs. ...Read more

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I was told that acid makes the brain bleed onto your spine. Is this true?

I was told that acid makes the brain bleed onto your spine. Is this true?

Brain bleed: I am really not sure what you mean with this... What kind of acid are we talking? Drugs, or a poison? And the brain doesn't typically bleed onto your spine... Are you asking about the risk for a stroke of some sort? Or a neurologic deficit from the spinal cord due to a brain issue? Please explain if you want... Sorry! ...Read more

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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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How long can a slow brain bleed last before you die or go into a coma or something?

How long can a slow brain bleed last before you die or go into a coma or something?

More info: there are too many factors involved in brain bleeding to answer your question, too many variables. Why are you asking did you or someone you know have a "brain bleed"? If so you should be followed closely by a Neurosurgeon. Some can be instantaneously deadly and some can take weeks. Many bleeds get better on their own. See you doctor quickly or go to ER if you think you have a bleed ...Read more

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I just asked about is it was possible to walk around with a brain bleed. I lost the responds. How do I get them back?

I just asked about  is it was possible to walk around with a brain bleed. I lost the responds. How do I get them back?

On your HealthTap...: On your healthtap home page, click on your health activity on the menu list at the left. All your questions and answers should be there. When your question gets answered, you should get an email message to alert you. Thanks for using healthtap! ...Read more

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My nana has a massive brain bleed on the left side of her brain. They will not operate or give her any medications besides pain medications. She is 90?

My nana has a massive brain bleed on the left side of her brain. They will not operate or give her any medications besides pain medications. She is 90?

Comfort care: Yes, at any age massive brain hemorrhage is deadly tragic kind of stroke( CVA). There is much damage to brain done to operate and in your nanna's age 90! Bless her heart but all she nedds to be pain free, not feeling that she cant breath. Comfort care is a protocol in such cases. She will pass without any discomfort. Family can spent ladt moment at her side . ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Cerebral Hemorrhage (Definition)

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


Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
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Premature Delivery (Definition)

Premature delivery is birth prior to the 37th ...Read more