Doctor insights on:
Brain Bleeding In Children
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
Premature?: Premature infants are subject to bleeding into their brains. These bleeds are given grades 1, 2, 3, 4. Grade 2 intraventricular hemorrhage (ivh) is blood into the ventricle but without dilation and without extension into the brain. Grade 3 is major blood throughout the ventricles with dilation. Grade 4 is bleeding into the substance of the brain. ...Read more
Location and degree: Tiny "lacunar" strokes which are pinpoint bleeds due to high blood pressure may go undetected whereas bleeding into the subarachnoid space from trauma, ruptured aneurysm, or congenital malformation may cause intense headache, seizure, coma and death. Depending on amount and location, a variety of stroke syndromes may occur. ...Read more
Depends on cause: Brain bleeding can be caused by a variety of conditions. Some are sudden. Such as those from aneurysms, avms or hemorrhagic strokes, and produce severe headaches. Chronic bleeding into a subdural hematoma can cause constant pain. After a bleed, the breakdown products of blood can cause a chemical irritation and produce headaches chronically. Brain bleeding requires urgent attention. ...Read more
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
Blood out of bounds: Brain bleeding exists whenever blood is present within the skull outside of the blood vessels (vein, artery, capillary). Blood can be in brain, in CSF spaces including ventricles, subarachnoid, subdural, or epidural. Damage is a function of volume, speed of accumulation and location of brain structures affected. Surgery is often needed. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: First, what compartment was the blood in - subarachnoid, subdural, intraparenchymal (in the brain itself), intraventricular? Second, how much blood and what was the cause and what level or care did the child receive? Answers to these predict a range of lt effects from none to seizures to cognitive and/or comportmental abnormalities to hydrocephalus. And any of these issues can range in severity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not at all: Progressive intracranial bleeding can cause a diffuse and severe headache associated with nausea and vomiting, and can be very life threatening. A focal constant localized head pain is very uncharacteristic and would more likely represent migraine or other benign conditions. ...Read more
Please ask: As question. I can't help you with just a statement. ...Read more
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
Following an accident to my head I suffered from small brain bleeding & edemata. I am feeling okay again but why is it necessary to have anotherCTdone?
Healing is good: It is great to hear your symptoms have improved. Many medical providers will obtain a follow up imaging test to be certain the bleeding has resolved. Sometimes bleeding does not resolve and in such a case it needs to be monitored more carefully. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Be evaluated by Dr.: Not all head injuries are concussions. Not all concussions have brain bleeds. The only way to "see" a brain bleed is to have a ct scan, and this only shows larger bleeds (relatively). Start by getting a physical exam by your doctor. If indicated, he or she may order a ct or if it has been a longer period of time, maybe mri. ...Read more
Not likely: Concussion is often associated with micro bleeds in the brain that do not produce a mass or reach the csf. In fact diagnosis of concussion includes no evidence of bleed. Bleeding in the brain raises the finding to more than concussion. The person suffering the "concussion" is usually not in a position to know if there is bleeding in the brain. ...Read more
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- What is bleeding in the brain?
- Brain stem bleeding cause
- Bleeding brain aneurysm
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- What are the causes of bleeding in the brain?
- Bleeding in brain after fall
- Bleeding from brain stem
- Bleeding in the brain after a concussion
- Brain bleeding