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Brain Hemorrhage Coma
Varies: The symptoms may vary depending on the type of bleed. The most dramatic are bleeds from aneurysms in which the classic symptom is the sudden severe "worst headache of one's life". These may be coma producing. The intracerebral hemorrhage or hemorrhagic stroke frequently presents with sudden onset of neurological deficits like weakness on one side, speech problems, or altered level of consciousness. ...Read more
Most likely: Odds are this was due to the rupture of a congenital berry aneurysm, but other vascular malformations might be a cause. Hypertension can do this, usually in older folks, factor S and C, sickle cell anemia, hereditary coagulopathies, medication reactions, BUT, another growing cause is drug abuse with cocaine, and or methamphetamines. ...Read more
Any age: Stroke from interrupted blood flow (ischemic stroke) or bleeding (hemorrhagic stroke) can happen at any age. However, it is more frequent in older age groups, and in people with certain predisposing conditions, including clot-forming conditions, some heart conditions and blood vessel conditions. ...Read more
Aneurysm: The most likely cause is a ruptured aneurysm. Brain aneurysms are generally inherited, but some can be acquired due to trauma or prolonged hypertension. Other causes for brain hemorrhage would include trauma, drug use (cocaine or methamphetamine), arteriovenous malformations, and hemorrhagic tumors. CT scan is the best way to look for intracranial hemorrhage. ...Read more
A few: A brain attack or stroke maybe from lack of blood flow(ischemic) or a bleed(either clot/embolism or aneurysm) in the brain(intraparenchemal). Both results in death of brain tissue. Other sources of hemorrhage can be in the surrounding tissues such as subdural(around the brain) or subarachnoid(around brain or spinal cord). ...Read more
Sounds positive: Since survival rate of brain hemorrhage is 60% at one year, you are doing well, and suspect that your surgery was competently completed. You may now be "home free", but do not take any meds or herbals which could promote bleeding. Avoid aspirin, NSAID's, vitamin E, gingko biloba, ...Read more
Low: Unless there is a bleeding disorder, vascular malformation, or other factor present, the risk is much lower than in an adult. ...Read more
Response: Most likely at age 30 would be a rupture of a congenital berry aneurysm or even an arteriovenous malformation. Other causes might include acute bacterial endocarditis, due to septic aneurysm, use of cocaine or amphetamines, arteritis. Sometimes, due to the level of local damage to blood vessel, imaging may not detect the offending aneurysm. ...Read more
Brain hemorrhage: Yes. There is a syndrome called terson syndrome where a type of brain bleed called a subarachnoid hemorrhage occurs in conjunction with retinal and vitreous hemorrhage. Also, if a brain bleed leads to elevated intracranial pressure this can lead to optic nerve swelling (papilledema) which can be detected on an eye exam. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my uncle has got stroke and suffering from brain hemorrhage. this stroke affect his half body right side?
Hemorrhagic stroke is often caused by high blood pressure. Keeping the blood pressure healthy is very important for healing and preventing future damage.
If there are any other causes of bleeding (low platelets, abnormal blood vessels) they should also be addressed.
Triple therapy (physical, occupational and speech) is also very important for making a good recovery. ...Read more
Generally once the a:
Generally once the acute phase of the stoke is stabilized in the first day or two of admission, there is a risk for subsequent bleed that does need to be monitored. If stabilized the neurologic consequences of the stroke needs to be addressed along with assuring general medical stability and appropriate control of a patients blood pressure.
We then need to enter the rehab phase. ...Read more
Unfortunately, : This is not rare. When an aneurysm bursts, causing a subarachnoid hemorrhage, about 50% die before reaching hospital. An acute subdural hematoma may cause brain herniation, but epidural hematoma, and intracranial bleeding could likewise cause irreversible problems if grow too large and cause deterioration. Some hemorrhages move from brain to ventricle, and these too can cause havoc. ...Read more
Size dependent: If you are referring to how long will it take for the body to clear a brain hemorrhage, that is primarily related to the size of the hemorrhage. Smaller hemorrhages will be reabsorbed quicker than larger ones. Hemorrhages only several cubic mls in volume will be reabsorbed in a couple of weeks, whereas large 35+cubic ml hemorrhages can take months to completely reabsorb the blood products. ...Read more
The one that kills: Obvious answer....well, it is the only answer based upon your question. There is no such thing as a "worst" type of brain hemorrhage. Each and every type can have A REALLY BAD CONSEQUENCE occurring upon its owner depending on circumstances and severity of the bleed. I think the worst is probably the EPIDURAL. That one's a doozy. Questions? www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR for appt. ...Read more
Around 50%: Bleeding within the brain, an intracerebral hemorrhage, either from trauma or a type of stroke, results in survival of about 50% often with disability. The other big category is hemorrhage outside the brain substance-a subarachnoid hemorrhage-due to ruptured aneurysm. Similarly, 40% of these cases are fatal, with permanent neurological damage in 66% of survivors. It is a super serious condition:( ...Read more
Not a lot: In fact, we see many patients who have intracranial bleeding from simple falls from a standing position. ...Read more
Increasing: Increase risk for brain hemorrhage can result from many conditions and life styles, such as diabetes, hypertension, obesity, smoking, & inheritance. Over time our blood vessels become stiff unable to withstand the constant intraluminal pressure and they leak or break. The older you get the more likely this is to occur. To mitigate these, eat well, don't smoke (or stop), exercise regularly see doc. ...Read more
Depends: Need to be specific, is like how long does it take to die if you're bleeding somewhere else. What part of the brain, and how big? It can be a tiny unnoticable bleed that causes no problem and gets better on its own, or a big giant bleed could take a few seconds. ...Read more
Brain bleed: Brain hemorrhage is bleeding inside the head. This could be blood surrounding the brain (subdural or epidural hematoma) or blood inside the brain tissue. A few of the possible causes include trauma, thin blood (patients on anticoagulation drugs, eg coumadin), hypertension, brain tumors (cancer, vascular malformation). ...Read more
Very serious: The seriousness of a brain hemorrhage depends on the size, location and cause. Invariably, there are neurological issues. The degree of recovery is also affected by the age, co-morbidities, and if surgery was done. In dealing with the family member, you need to be not only supportive, but also an advocate as often the patient may be incapable of advocating for themselves, . ...Read more