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Can septic shock in a child cause a subdural hematoma?

Can septic shock in a child cause a subdural hematoma?

Sort of..: Septic shock can have as a complication, difficulty clotting, a tendency to bleed. Thus if there is head trauma, bleeding is definitely at higher risk. Such as a subdural hematoma. ...Read more

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Dr. William Walsh
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Shock (Definition)

A condition in which a person cannot circulate enough blood (carrying oxygen and nutrients) to the vital organs in the body. If shock persists, various parts of the body will stop working, and the person will die. Causes of shock include injuries, excessive bleeding, heart failure, infections, chemical imbalances, ...Read more


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Could a person who suffers a severe stroke or an aneurysm fall into a deep coma?

Could a person who suffers a severe stroke or an aneurysm fall into a deep coma?

Yes: It is indeed possible. A stroke or an aneurysm causing damage to critical parts of the brain (brainstem, thalamus, large bilateral damage) that are responsible for arousal and sustaining consciousness can cause deep coma. ...Read more

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Docs, could a person who suffers a severe stroke or an aneurysm fall into a deep coma?

Docs, could a person who suffers a severe stroke or an aneurysm fall into a deep coma?

Yes: It is indeed possible. A stroke or an aneurysm causing damage to critical parts of the brain (brainstem, thalamus, large bilateral damage) that are responsible for arousal and sustaining consciousness can cause deep coma. ...Read more

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Does getting punched in the mouth often cause a subdural hematoma..And can that bring on a manic episode?

Does getting punched in the mouth often cause a subdural hematoma..And can that bring on a manic episode?

Brain Stress>Mania: Any significant brain stress can trigger mood instability in a susceptible individual, e.g. Mania. See your md for an evaluation! seek the help you deserve and get to "well"! ...Read more

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How dangerous is a subdural hematoma in the brain?

How dangerous is a subdural hematoma in the brain?

It depends: Blood can collect just beneath the thick covering of the brain. This covering is called dura, and blood under this is called subdural hematoma. In acute trauma there can be a large collection of blood with swelling and severe brain damage. In minor trauma just a small thin layer of blood collects without much effect. Chronic blood can dissolve to clear fluid and leave a chronic subdural. ...Read more

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I had a spontaneous subdural hematoma resulting in a successful crani and evacuation of the hematoma. How common is it to have a reocurrance ?

I had a spontaneous subdural hematoma resulting in a successful  crani and evacuation of the hematoma.  How common is it to have a reocurrance ?

Depends on cause: Trauma is the more common cause for subdurals. Bleeding disorders are another common cause. Anticoagulant use may lead to subdurals. In rare cases no cause can be found. Recurrence depends on the cause and the awareness of risks. ...Read more

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Can a subdural hematoma cause a person to have abnormal EKG readings?

Can a subdural hematoma cause a person to have abnormal EKG readings?

Yes: A large subdural hematoma with a lot of pressure can lead to effects on the heart which are manifest in the ekg. This has to do with changes in sympathetic tone as a result of the head injury. These usually resolve when the patient improves and the pressure has been removed. ...Read more

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What causes a sudden cerebral hemorrhage, that leads to a coma or death?

What causes a sudden cerebral hemorrhage, that leads to a coma or death?

Multiple causes: High blood pressure is the most common cause of intracerebral hemorrhage. Also if an aneurysm ruptures, it leaks blood into the space around the brain. Ruptured brain aneurysms are fatal in about 40% of cases. Amyloid angiopathy, head trauma and liver disease just to name a few. ...Read more

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What can cause a subdural hematoma on an infant if he did not fall or suffer a blow to the head?

What can cause a subdural hematoma on an infant if he did not fall or suffer a blow to the head?

Yes , can happen: Subdural hematoma can develop in infants with out injury or due is due to very minor injury when infant has benign enlargement of sub arachnoid spaces (BESS) This always a consideration in assessing child abuse . ...Read more

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Can you feel the bleeding from a chronic subdural hematoma?

Can you feel the bleeding from a chronic subdural hematoma?

Not always: Close to 90% of pts with sdh's experience headaches, but in some cases, these are very nonspecific, and in older pts, may not occur at all. May be tough to diagnose early on, and may even seem like a stroke, but then sudden catastrophic herniation seemingly out of blue. So, if head injury, headache, nausea and vomiting, dizziness, and especially focal weakness, numbness, get examined. ...Read more

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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

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Which type of a head injury would be instantly fatal?

Which type of a head injury would be instantly fatal?

Brain Injury : The severity of head injury is related to the amount of energy transmitted to the brain at the time of impact. Secondary injury to blood vessels causing bleeding in the brain causes further damage. If injury is severe enough to cause swelling or bleeding and increase the pressure in the brain greater than blood pressure, no blood flow in the brain will be allowed and death will occur. ...Read more

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What injury can result in having fluid drained from a swollen joint such as a knee?

What injury can result in having fluid drained from a swollen joint such as a knee?

Arthritis.: Arthritis or an acute injury to the ACL, or other structures of the knee, can cause a fluid buildup that may need to be drained. ...Read more

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Can someone get a stroke from a severe laceration to the head?

Can someone get a stroke from a severe laceration to the head?

Yes, in at least : 2 ways. First, if the blood loss is severe enough, the brain could not get enough blood for a period of time. Second, the laceration could cause a flap or a dissection of the vessel wall, resulting in reduction or obstruction of blood flow, again resulting in a stroke. ...Read more

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Is it possible for injuries from a seizure (overdose)be seen as a beating severe trauma to the face ,

Is it possible for injuries from a seizure  (overdose)be seen as a beating severe trauma to the face ,

Yes, sometimes: Generalized tonic-clonic convulsions can result in a variety of injuries including biting of tongue and/or cheek, and even fracturing a vertebral body or other bones. If you fell forwards onto your face you could of course cause diffuse local injuries and bruises, even a broken nose. ...Read more

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How long after a head injury does a chronic subdural hematoma typically present in terms of symptoms? Can it present up to 1 year later?

How long after a head injury does a chronic subdural hematoma typically present in terms of symptoms? Can it present up to 1 year later?

Unpredictable: Usually most of the time immediately in couple of hrs some times few few days , epidural takes more time , will have lucid interval , some times dormant for months , the reason head injury needs evaluation by trained physician and CT scans are required most of the time , clear instructions from ER at the time of discharge ...Read more

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What kind of injuries can be fatal for an infant in a car accident vs. a child or adult? What makes the infant more likely to have fatal injuries?

What kind of injuries can be fatal for an infant in a car accident vs. a child or adult? What makes the infant more likely to have fatal injuries?

Poor restraint use: Failure to use the correct safety seat or it use it properly can lead to preventable loss.An infant's neck & spinal cord is prone to injury fro crash forces.Forward facing infants can paralyzed or die when the cord is overstretched by the head snapping forward. Kids under 12, are too short for the adult belt to anchor their pelvis in a crash and are prone to abdominal injury. ...Read more

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Dr. William Walsh
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Septic Shock (Definition)

Septic shock. Sepsis occurs when an infections enters & is spread through the bloodstream, potentially causing a marked drop in blood pressure with potential for stroke, heart or ...Read more


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Hematoma (Definition)

A condition in which there has been bleeding between the scalp and the skull, and the blood is trapped under the scalp, forming a blood-filled bulge. Can usually ...Read more