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Doctor insights on: Brain Bleeding In Premature Babies

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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: An ultrasound through the fontanel (soft spot) can often show an intracranial bleed. ...Read more

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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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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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

Dr. Robert Replogle
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Brain Bleeding (Definition)

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 ...Read more


Dr. Alan Patterson
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Bleeding (Definition)

Bleeding is a term describing the loss of blood. It can occur inside the body due to damage to blood vessels or organs or outside the body during menstruation or when there is a ...Read more