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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

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Might it be possible that a a brain hemorrhage or the beginning of one be detected though a test by the ophthalmologist?

Yes: Changes in your peripheral vision the health of you optic nerve the status of you eye movements can all help indicate the location and seriousness of a "brain hemorrhage". ...Read more

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My wife was affected by brain hemorrhage 1.5 years back. Now she is having speech difficulty unable to recollect the names of things and persons?

My wife was affected by brain hemorrhage 1.5 years back. Now she is having speech difficulty unable to recollect the names of things and persons?

Speech difficulty: Your wife should be seen by her doctor or a neurologist to evaluate this problem. There are a lot of possibilities. ...Read more

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Can you please explain a brain hemorrhage to me?

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Can you please explain a brain hemorrhage to me?

Brain Hemorrhage: This is a form of Stroke where a blood vessel bursts & causes bleeding within the brain tissue. ...Read more

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How might you have an untreatable brain hemorrhage?

How might you have an untreatable brain hemorrhage?

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

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What are the chances of surviving from Brain Hemorrhage?

What are the chances of surviving from Brain Hemorrhage?

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

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What are the signs and symptoms of brain hemorrhage?

What are the signs and symptoms of brain hemorrhage?

Brain hemorrhage: Depends on how large the hemorrhage and where it is located. Results could be death, coma, changes in mentation, confusion, tiredness, vertigo, nausea, dizziness needs to be evaluated and possible evacuated or treated immediately. ...Read more

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Will a patient have decompensation from brain hemorrhage?

Depends: Brain hemorrhage can cause death, permanent damage, or minimal deficiency. The outcome depends not only on extent of bleeding, but also after effects on brain during healing, including brain swelling, artery constriction, blood pressure changes, & repsonse to physical therapy. ...Read more

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Difference between "brain hemorrhage" and "brain attack" ?

Difference between "brain hemorrhage" and "brain attack" ?

Bleeding vs ischemia: Hemorrhage refers to bleeding which can happen due to trauma, hypertension, aneurysm, tumor or stroke. Brain attack refers to a transient ischemic attack in which blood flow decreases to the brain without causing a stroke. ...Read more

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What can cause a near fatal brain hemorrhage at 30 years old?

What can cause a near fatal brain hemorrhage at 30 years old?

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

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


Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
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Premature Delivery (Definition)

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