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Can accidental brain bleeding be diagnosed in one day old baby?

Can accidental brain bleeding be diagnosed in one day old baby?

Yes: In the early years of CT scans they scanned hundreds of "normal" newborns only to find as many as 3% showed some evidence of a small hemorrhage. This was often attributed to labor & delivery related trauma. It is usually now located by ultrasound through the soft spot to avoid radiation exposure. ...Read more

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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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Are there long-term effects of brain bleeding on my child's health?

Are there long-term effects of brain bleeding on my child's health?

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 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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What's a level 2 brain bleeding?

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

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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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Describe the features of brain bleeding.?

Describe the features of brain bleeding.?

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

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If I had brain bleeding, would I know it?

If I had brain bleeding, would I know it?

Probably: Severe headache, neck stiffness, arm or leg weakness, difficulty speaking to name a few. See stroke. Org. ...Read more

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How to know if I have a concussion or brain bleeding?

How to know if I have a concussion or brain bleeding?

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

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If I had brain bleeding after a concussion, would I know it?

If I had brain bleeding after a concussion, would I know it?

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

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What to do if I have a subdural brain bleeding, the doctors are lost?

How severe?: You must see a neurosurgeon. Not all subdurals require surgery. Do you have symptoms, like difficulty walking, with speech, seizures?
If you don't need brain surgery, count yourself lucky. ...Read more

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With a stroke, is brain bleeding on one or more than one part of your head?

With a stroke, is brain bleeding on one or more than one part of your head?

Hemorragic Stroke is: Hemorrhagic stroke is caused by hemorrhage in a weakened blood vessel which ruptures, in anurysm or arteriovenous malformation and it usually happens on one part of the brain. ...Read more

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He had brain bleeding and now (years later) still can not smell or taste. Is there a surgery that can make that comeback?

He had brain bleeding and now (years later) still can not smell or taste. Is there a surgery that can make that comeback?

Probably not: Although this is really a question for a neurologist, my thoughts are that if you do not have any nasal obstruction or major nasal congestion, the hemorrhage in the brain may have destroyed the olfactory nerve, the nerve of smell in the frontal lobe base. If this is the case, then it is unlikely that anything can be done to restore this function. Lack of smell is accompanied by lack of taste. ...Read more

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What can be done for brain bleeding?

What can be done for brain bleeding?

Intensive care: Bleeding into the brain is serious. The cause must be found quickly. Emergency surgery may be necessary to save life. Then careful recovery with rehabilitation needs to be planned and initiated. Careful and appropriate medical follow up is very important. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Brain bleeding?

What is the definition or description of: Brain bleeding?

Brain bleeding=: Bleeding inside the the tissues of the brain, due to a variety of causes such as tumor, trauma, stroke, aneurysm rupture, hypertension. Potentially life-threatening. ...Read more

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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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Need expert help here. What are the symptoms of your brain bleeding?

Need expert help here. What are the symptoms of your brain bleeding?

Brain bleeding: The most common initial complaint is "this is the worst headache of my life". The headache is sudden in onset and severe. ...Read more

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Could this sound like brain bleeding or anything really bad?

Could this sound like brain bleeding or anything really bad?

Brain Bleed: It is usually acute and cause severe headache, requires immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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Could brain bleeding stay a constant pain and does it stay in one place?

Could brain bleeding stay a constant pain and does it stay in one place?

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

Dr. Robert Replogle
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Brain Bleeding (Definition)

Bleeding inside the the tissues of the brain, due to a variety of causes such as tumor, trauma, stroke, aneurysm ...Read more


Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
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Premature Delivery (Definition)

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