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How Do I Know If My Brain Is Bleeding
My questions: 1. Why do you ask this question? What symptoms are concerning you? 2. Have you seen your physician, if you have these concerns? 3. If this is important to you, should you schedule Concierge visit to evaluate this in more detail? ...Read more
Why shouldn't i worry bout a tumor or bleed to the brain after having a mri&ct 5mths ago? I'm scared for this so bad nobody understands my head feels
Head Scans: Don't worry! imaging studies of the brain do not cause bleeding or tumor growth! I am not aware of a single report in the literature of any such association. The more compelling question is why were the studies performed? Did you have an episode of head trauma? Some other reason? If thes matters were put to rest, relax! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blood vessel disease: Defects of blood vessels in the brain can result in brain bleeding. The most common is avm, then aneurysms. These can be congenital or acquired. Some bleeding can be caused by high blood pressure. Bleeding disorders including homophilia and sickle cell can cause brain bleeding. Trauma and shaking will result in bleeding over or into the brain. Severe infections may cause bleeding as well. ...Read more
Premature?: Premature infants are subject to bleeding into their brains. These bleeds are given grades 1, 2, 3, 4. Grade 2 intraventricular hemorrhage (ivh) is blood into the ventricle but without dilation and without extension into the brain. Grade 3 is major blood throughout the ventricles with dilation. Grade 4 is bleeding into the substance of the brain. ...Read more
Bleeding in brain: Bleeding in the brain from a ruptured aneurysm, trauma, hypertensiou or intrusion can cause spasm of blood vessels cutting off blood to parts of the brain. It is often associated with brain swelling or an increase in intracranial pressure which can cause pressure on structures that control breathing and heart beat. ...Read more
Location and degree: Tiny "lacunar" strokes which are pinpoint bleeds due to high blood pressure may go undetected whereas bleeding into the subarachnoid space from trauma, ruptured aneurysm, or congenital malformation may cause intense headache, seizure, coma and death. Depending on amount and location, a variety of stroke syndromes may occur. ...Read more
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