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Doctor insights on: Brain Hemorrhage In Premature Babies

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What could cause a brain hemorrhage in a full term baby?

What could cause a brain hemorrhage in a full term baby?

Many causes: Trauma is the most common cause, but there are some genetic abnormalities of clotting and vasculature formation that can contribute. ...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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How long can baby live with an intracerebral hemorrhage, or brain hemorrhage?

How long can baby live with an intracerebral hemorrhage, or brain hemorrhage?

For a lifetime: Outcome relates more to the extent of the bleed than it's existence.In the early years of the first ct scans, many studies of normal newborns were done to sort out the "normal" from the less so. In those early studies up to 3% of newborns had some evidence of a bleed, most small & asymptomatic. Infant brains have better healing qualities than adults, some do well.Larger bleeds have more problems. ...Read more

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How long can a baby live with an intracerebral hemorrhage, or brain hemorrhage?

How long can a baby live with an intracerebral hemorrhage, or brain hemorrhage?

Depends: Intracranial hemorrhages in babies can range in severity from exceedingly minor to very severe. In the case of a very minor hemorrhage, the baby would be expected to have the same life expectancy and quality of life as if there were no hemorrhage. The impact a hemorrhage has will be affected by its size, location, and any other issues the baby may be facing. ...Read more

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What is a brain hemorrhage?

What is a brain hemorrhage?

Blood vessel bursts: Or leaks in brain tissue. Can be associate with high blood pressure, aneurysm, tumors. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a brain hemorrhage?

What are the symptoms of a brain hemorrhage?

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

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When after concussions do brain hemorrhage occur?

Not direct: There is not a direct correlation between concussions and brain hemorrhages. In people sustaining bruising or hemorrhage into the brain with a significant brain injury, the highest risk for expansion is generally within the first 24 to 48 hours. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get treatment for a brain hemorrhage?

Is it possible to get treatment for a brain hemorrhage?

Absolutely : It depends on type of hemorrhage and size and the effects to the patient. ...Read more

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How long after a concussion does a brain hemorrhage occur?

How long after a concussion does a brain hemorrhage occur?

Concussion: In the majority of cases the hemorrhage occurs at the time of injury, while later bleeding can occur it is quite uncommon but possible. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of brain hemorrhage caused by a concussion?

What are the symptoms of brain hemorrhage caused by a concussion?

Weakness/Seizures: Having neurological symptoms after a severe concussion are normal. These include headaches, short-term memory loss and blurry vision to name a few. If you have persistent symptoms, you should see a provider immediately. If you have any loss of consciousness with the intial event, you should also have a head ct to make sure you do not have bleeding. ...Read more

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Is there any increased risk for brain hemorrhage if a person has factor V disease?

Is there any increased risk for brain hemorrhage if a person has factor V disease?

Yes.Factor V Leiden?: By "Factor V disease", you've either Factor V Leiden or Factor V deficiency. Either way, you can be at risk for brain bleeds. Factor V Leiden predisposes you to clots in the brain, but the vessels distal to (further downstream) from the artery where the clot forms can degenerate; then, if/when blood flow is restored thru other arteries, that part of the brain can hemorrhage. (Clotting & bleeding) ...Read more

Dr. Bryan Treacy
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Heavy Bleeding (Definition)

Usually described by physicians as having to change a pad more than every 1-2 hours, passing large clots, change from your previous pattern, needing overnight protection, ...Read more


Cerebrum (Definition)

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