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Dr. Robert Replogle
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Brain Bleeding (Overview)

Brain bleeding is a serious medical condition that can lead to coma and death. Since the brain is in a hard, non-expandable skull, excess blood from a rupture blood vessel can quickly occupy a lot of space and compress the brain tissue itself. Symptoms include headache, nausea, vomiting, and changes in pupils and mental status.


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Are there official recommendations for treating brain bleeding?

Are there official recommendations for treating brain bleeding?

Yes: There are many different kinds of brain bleeding and there are guidelines out there for many of them. The american heart/stroke association has guidelines for intracerebral hemorrhage and subarachnoid hemorrhage. The neurocritical care society also has subarachnoid hemorrhage guidelines. The brain trauma foundation has guidelines for traumatic brain bleeds. Do you have a specific question? ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Replogle
55 doctors shared insights

Brain Bleeding (Overview)

Brain bleeding is a serious medical condition that can lead to coma and death. Since the brain is in a hard, non-expandable skull, excess blood from a rupture blood vessel can quickly occupy a lot of space and compress the brain tissue itself. Symptoms include headache, nausea, vomiting, and changes in pupils and mental status.


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What symptoms of brain bleeding are the most common?

What symptoms of brain bleeding are the most common?

Brain bleeding: This is entirely dependent upon the location of the bleeding and the site of the bleeding. For example, you can have quite a large bleeding in the front of the brain on one side and the only symptom might be headache (or even no symptoms). A very small hemorrhage in certain locations deep in the brain can cause paralysis on one side of the body or even coma. ...Read more

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Living with a Brain Tumor (Checklist)

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Last year my husband had brain bleeding after falling backwards. We had planned our usual trips abroad this summer. Who should sign off?

Last year my husband had brain bleeding after falling backwards. We had planned our usual trips abroad this summer. Who should sign off?

HIs Neurologist: He should see his neurologist before a major trip, but presuming that the bleed has been treated, he should be able to do whatever he wants. ...Read more

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Ever since the pediatrician diagnosed brain bleeding in my son, I have been a nervous wreck. What does it mean?

Ever since the pediatrician diagnosed brain bleeding in my son, I have been a nervous wreck. What does it mean?

Hard to say: Early in the development of CT,I recall a report that up to 3 % of otherwise normal vaginal newborns had small areas of bleed suggested by the study.Today's studies are more accurate and I suspect your doc is describing a more worrisome event. I have patients that grew up to be intellectually normal with minor motor problems & some that did poorly.Treatment in early childhood helps improve outcome ...Read more

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What are the tests for brain bleeding?

What are the tests for brain bleeding?

Imaging and CSF: Depending on the clinical circumstances, imaging by ct scan or MRI is the usual test for bleeds in the brain. A spinal tap will disclose the bleed if it has reached the cerebrospinal fluid. ...Read more

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What could cause brain bleeding?

What could cause brain bleeding?

Blood vessel disease: Defects of blood vessels in the brain can result in brain bleeding. The most common is avm, then aneurysms. These can be congenital or acquired. Some bleeding can be caused by high blood pressure. Bleeding disorders including homophilia and sickle cell can cause brain bleeding. Trauma and shaking will result in bleeding over or into the brain. Severe infections may cause bleeding as well. ...Read more

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Hit head getting out of car last night. I hit the back/top kinda hard. Tender to touch and some headache. Should I go to doctor? Brain bleeding?

Hit head getting out of car last night. I hit the back/top kinda hard. Tender to touch and some headache. Should I go to doctor? Brain bleeding?

You must have hit: your head pretty hard Jonathan if it still hurts. Brain bleeding is unlikely (as is pregnancy which you list next to your gender (male). Sometimes people injury their neck, scalp and the tissues between the skull and scalp. If you have dizziness, change in sleep, attention, speech, vision or other neurological symptom. by all means go get checked out. ...Read more

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I just started taking 1 ginkgo biloba pill for 3 days but also been taking 2-3 ibuprofen a day should I be worried about brain bleeding?

I just started taking 1 ginkgo biloba pill for 3 days but also been taking 2-3 ibuprofen a day should I be worried about brain bleeding?

Why the gingko??: Yes, one of the adverse effects is poor clotting, and the two together would likely affect coagulation to a minor extent. But who convinced you to waste your money on gingko, which has been extensively studied, and has no value in treating any medical conditions? Furthermore, consumers union surveyed 10 bottles labeled for gingko, and most had zero herb contents. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Patterson
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Bleeding (Definition)

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Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more