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Dr. Marvin Ott
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Cerebral Hemorrhage (Definition)

Brain hemorrhage is a form of stroke usually caused by ...Read more


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Would I know if I had a brain bleed?

Would I know if I had a brain bleed?

Maybe: Brain hemorrhages have multiple causes but usually have a significant headache associated with them. There can also be neurological deficits like weakness or tingling. If you have any thoughts that a hemorrhage is possible, you should seek medical attention for evaluation immediately! ...Read more

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I had a brain bleed but no anerysum or abnormalities found, so why did I have a bleed? .

I had a brain bleed but no anerysum or abnormalities found, so why did I have a bleed? .

Depends on location: The location of the bleed may give you some hints as to the possible cause. Intracerebral bleeds tend to come from small weakening in the vessels inside the brain. Subarachnoid bleeds tend to come from aneurysms. Bleeds associated with a tangle of vessels may come from an arteriovenous malformation. There are also cavernous malformations which are sinusoidal dilations of vessels that can bleed. ...Read more

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Do magic mushrooms make your brain bleed?

Do magic mushrooms make your brain bleed?

No: Psilocybin, unlike some other recreational drugs, has little in the way of physical side effects. However, if you are hallucinating or just silly, you may do something dangerous. If you are picking your own out in the wild, please be sure you are not choosing a poisonous species instead. ...Read more

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If I had brain bleed from stroke would I know it?

If I had brain bleed from stroke would I know it?

Usually yes: Most people who have hemorrhagic bleeds in their brains know by either severe headaches and/or weakness, numbness, or trouble speaking. Very rarely, people will simply have a severe headache without any neurologic problems. ...Read more

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Does your brain bleed from doing the drug shrooms?

Does your brain bleed from doing the drug shrooms?

Not generally: Psilocybin mushrooms can cause hallucinations via affecting serotonin receptors in your brain, but stroke or "brain bleed" is not likely. It is much more likely with Cocaine and amphetamine-type drugs. ...Read more

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I was told that acid makes the brain bleed onto your spine. Is this true?

I was told that acid makes the brain bleed onto your spine. Is this true?

Brain bleed: I am really not sure what you mean with this... What kind of acid are we talking? Drugs, or a poison? And the brain doesn't typically bleed onto your spine... Are you asking about the risk for a stroke of some sort? Or a neurologic deficit from the spinal cord due to a brain issue? Please explain if you want... Sorry! ...Read more

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How hard does someone have to hit their head for it to cause a brain bleed?

How hard does someone have to hit their head for it to cause a brain bleed?

Depends on various: Factors. For example if one is on blood thinners, what part of head makes impact, how weak the bone is.

If there is any concern, go get an urgent evaluation. If there are severe headaches, persisting disorientation, nausea, vomiting, confusion, delirium, go right away to get evaluated. ...Read more

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How long can a slow brain bleed last before you die or go into a coma or something?

How long can a slow brain bleed last before you die or go into a coma or something?

More info: There are too many factors involved in brain bleeding to answer your question, too many variables. Why are you asking did you or someone you know have a "brain bleed"? If so you should be followed closely by a Neurosurgeon. Some can be instantaneously deadly and some can take weeks. Many bleeds get better on their own. See you doctor quickly or go to ER if you think you have a bleed ...Read more

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I just asked about is it was possible to walk around with a brain bleed. I lost the response. How do I get them back?

I just asked about is it was possible to walk around with a brain bleed. I lost the response. How do I get them back?

On your HealthTap...: On your healthtap home page, click on your health activity on the menu list at the left. All your questions and answers should be there. When your question gets answered, you should get an email message to alert you. Thanks for using healthtap! ...Read more

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My nana has a massive brain bleed on the left side of her brain. They will not operate or give her any medications besides pain medications. She is 90?

My nana has a massive brain bleed on the left side of her brain. They will not operate or give her any medications besides pain medications. She is 90?

Comfort care: Yes, at any age massive brain hemorrhage is deadly tragic kind of stroke(CVA). There is much damage to brain done to operate and in your nanna's age 90! Bless her heart but all she nedds to be pain free, not feeling that she can't breath. Comfort care is a protocol in such cases. She will pass without any discomfort. Family can spent ladt moment at her side. ...Read more

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How do you treat a brain bleed?

brain bleed: This really depends on where it is and what the findings on exam are. Treatment may be conservative medical or surgical. ...Read more

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What do they do for a small brain bleed?

What do they do for a small brain bleed?

Blood vessel study: Usually a small bleed in the brain by itself is not dangerous. The main concern is what caused the bleed. Sources can be trauma, aneurysm, avm, tumors, coagulopathies, infections, and inflammatory diseases. Usually a test to look at the blood vessels such as a ct angiogram and/or catheter angiogram are performed along with a series of blood tests to evaluate. Occasionally MRI as well. ...Read more

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Is it possible not to be able to see a small brain bleed?

Is it possible not to be able to see a small brain bleed?

Maybe: We have very sensitive MRI equipment and it would be very unlikely to miss any brain bleeding causing clinical symptoms, but on occasion, if cat scan is used, one might miss an "isodense subdural hematoma". ...Read more

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Is it possible for getting too excited to cause a brain bleed?

Is it possible for getting too excited to cause a brain bleed?

Not likely: Severe high blood pressure may cause a bleed but usually that is not likely to happen due to excitement. ...Read more

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For what length of time could you brain bleed for without symptoms?

For what length of time could you brain bleed for without symptoms?

Varies: Small bleeds that occur near the 'edges' of your brain may cause minimal symptoms, if any. Hemorrhages that occur near more vital structures and pathways will typically cause symptoms almost immediately. ...Read more

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How to know if I have cancer or a brain bleed?

How to know if I have cancer or a brain bleed?

Scan: You would need a scan. Both of those are serious problems so if you have such concerns, I would hope you go see a doctor asap rather than waiting for an online consultation. ...Read more

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Can a brain bleed show up on MRI with contrast?

Can a brain bleed show up on MRI with contrast?

Yes: Mri is the most sensitive test for imaging the brain/head. Most are done with and without contrast. ...Read more

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Could giving birth have caused me to have a brain bleed?

Could giving birth have caused me to have a brain bleed?

It's possible: Though it is extremely rare, childbirth can be associated with hemorrhages in the brain. ...Read more

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Is it possible to cause a brain bleed by shaking my head too hard?

Is it possible to cause a brain bleed by shaking my head too hard?

Not likely: Difficult to cause brain bleed without a significant impact. Do not keep shaking hard. ...Read more

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If you have a brain bleed, and took toradol, would it take the pain away?

If you have a brain bleed, and took toradol, would it take the pain away?

Contraindicated: Toradol will relieve the pain but in a case of a brain bleed is contraindicated as it inhibits platelet function which can worsen your bleeding ...Read more

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Can a toddler shake them self too much to cause a brain bleed? My toddler rocks back and forth hitting his back hard on the couch repeatedly.

Can a toddler shake them self too much to cause a brain bleed? My toddler rocks back and forth hitting his back hard on the couch repeatedly.

Unlikely: A baby can not causes any significant brain damage by their own movements. Now if they fall or hit their head on something, them the fall could cause damage. If a toddler is have a tantrum, for example, and they are kicking and screaming on a hard floor, they can cause at the extreme some local cuts or bruising but very unlikely to cause actual brain damage. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get brain bleed/hemorrhage from thinking too hard?

Is it possible to get brain bleed/hemorrhage from thinking too hard?

Brain bleeding: For the most part, no. If someone with hypertension or other risk factor for bleeding was stressed by thinking, and the pressure rose too high, there is a very remote risk that a hemorrhage could occur, but it is not caused by the thinking too hard, but the physiological changes that could accompany that. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a brain bleed and an aneurysm or stroke?

What is the difference between a brain bleed and an aneurysm or stroke?

Brain bled. : Aneurysm is local ballooning of artery.
Brain bleed happens from rupture of artery.
Bleed in the brain causes stroke or paralysis.
Stroke can also happen from lack of blood supply to brain. ...Read more

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Can a slow brain bleed show up days after an initial cat scanafter head injury?

Can a slow brain bleed show up days after an initial cat scanafter head injury?

Possible: Delayed expansion of hemorrhage after an initial head injury is not unusual. In addition, some may evolve a subacute to chronic blood collection (called a subdural hematoma) days to weeks after an initial injury. ...Read more

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Friend hit me in the head. Not hard, more like a joke. Could that cause a concussion or brain bleed?

Friend hit me in the head. Not hard, more like a joke. Could that cause a concussion or brain bleed?

Unlikely: It does take certain momentum and force causing concussion.
Brain bleed take even more trauma than trivial hits.
Loss of consciousness often is associated with significant concussion. ...Read more

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Would there be any sign of a slow brain bleed on initial cat scan if bleeding starts later, would i haveany symptoms?

Consider followup: Not all intracranial bleeds are seen with the first ct. If you have signs, symptoms, or history to suggest that possibility you should see a doctor and possibly get another ct scan. The history you provide is not specific enough to give you more information. ...Read more

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My question is whether grade 4 brain bleed is the same as pvl are they used interchangeably? My preemie son has grade but no pvl was found

My question is whether grade 4 brain bleed is the same as pvl are they used interchangeably? My preemie son has grade but no pvl was found

No: Pvl relates to the degradation of the white matter in the brain layers near the cerebral ventricles. A kid may or may not develop pvl after a bleed but it may take time for it to become evident. A kid can also develop leukomalacia without a well-defined cause. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Patterson
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Bleeding (Definition)

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