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Doctor insights on: Brain Bleed In Premature Babies

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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

Dr. Eric Weisman
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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