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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 is severe headaches, persisting disorientation, nausea, vomiting, confusion, delirium, go right away to get evaluated.

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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 to cause concussion. Brain bleed take even more trauma than trivial hits. Loss of consciousness often is associated with significant concussion.

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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.

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I hit my head really hard on the sharp edge of a concrete wall and felt stunned for a few seconds. I am panicking I have a brain bleed.?

I hit my head really hard on the sharp edge of a concrete wall and felt stunned for a few seconds. I am panicking I have a brain bleed.?

Chill: First off it is a good sign you are able to get on the internet and send a message. Although you hit your head and you were stunned you were not knocked out. So if you were not knocked out, you do not have skull fracture and you are not on anticoagulants it puts you at low risk for head bleed. Follow these guidelines athttp://familydoctor. Org/familydoctor/en/diseases-conditions/concussion.html,

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Hit myself in temple with knuckle hard 4 month ago last two weeks keep feeling lightheaded And dizzy could it be related? Brain bleed? Stress?

Hit myself in temple with knuckle hard 4 month ago last two weeks keep feeling lightheaded And dizzy could it be related? Brain bleed? Stress?

Post concussive: Trauma to the head can incur an internal shaking of the brain, resulting in microtrauma to cells and supporting structures. These can all combine into the "post-concussive syndrome". It does not require actual loss of consciousness. Symptoms can persist for weeks and can include dizziness and loss of concentration ability. A good quality brain MRI scan is helpful for diagnosis and evaluation.

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I have a nervous tic where I shake my head, sometimes constantly. Can this cause a brain bleed? I have a lot of anxiety.

I have a nervous tic where I shake my head, sometimes constantly. Can this cause a brain bleed? I have a lot of anxiety.

No: Your habit will not cause a bleed in the brain. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine.

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Could an iPad falling 2 ft onto the top of your head cause a slow brain bleed? Happened last week. Diagnosed w vertigo today. Didn't know if related

Could an iPad falling 2 ft onto the top of your head cause a slow brain bleed? Happened last week. Diagnosed w vertigo today. Didn't know if related

Yes.: Head trauma can produce a slow bleed, but symptoms are progressive and unlikely to consist of vertigo alone. Vertigo is not a diagnosis. It is a symptom which may represent any one of a number of underlying problems (problems in the inner ear, vestibular nerve or in brain itself.). Best to check with your doc so that you understand the cause and specific treatment of your vertigo.

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How long can a brain bleed last? I hit my head 3months ago and felt fine till I started to experience mild headaches from time to time. I'm scared

How long can a brain bleed last? I hit my head 3months ago and felt fine till I started to experience mild headaches from time to time. I'm scared

Brain bleed?: The chances of a healthy 20-year-old having a "brain bleed" from an ordinary head bump are extremely remote. I think you can safely find something else to be scared about. Just read the newspaper.

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Bad fall, brain bleed. In hospital. Dr put on Decadron (dexamethasone) and Seraquel. Low BP because of seraquel. Would this cause buzzing sound in head? Pain in head?

Bad fall, brain bleed. In hospital. Dr put on Decadron (dexamethasone) and Seraquel. Low BP because of seraquel. Would this cause buzzing sound in head? Pain in head?

Is that you?: Or asking on someone else's behalf? After a fall several strange symptoms would start to appear, in the hospital frequent exams would be done to assess status, Decadron (dexamethasone) is given to help shrink swollen tissues in the head after trauma or surgery, let it take its course, trust the treating team,

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I'm on coumadin (warfarin) with stable INR. Hit my head on the handle above car door. No bruise, bump, or selling. Some soreness. Could I have brain bleed?

I'm on coumadin (warfarin) with stable INR. Hit my head on the handle above car door. No bruise, bump, or selling. Some soreness. Could I have brain bleed?

Good Question: Procedures that were performed our presume that CAT scan in them or I would've picked up a blame brain bleed. While there is reports of a delay bring a lead within 24 to 48 hours this would be unusual. A careful history with attention to changes in cognitive status would be helpful and will determine whether a further evaluation is needed. Good luck ismy wishes.

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Hit head 5weeks ago while standing CT scan normal 3weeks later MRI was normal constant temple pain&jaw clicking with mild headache. No brain bleed?

Hit head 5weeks ago while standing CT scan normal 3weeks later MRI was normal constant temple pain&jaw clicking with mild headache. No brain bleed?

Possible TMJ problem: Or post-concussion symptoms. I would recommend being evaluated by your doctor or dentist. Tmj problems or headaches may not show up on scans.

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I keep coughing and sometimes I'll cough so bad I throw up just a little bit. Can this cause brain bleed? Also gives me head aches. Think it's just cold or allergies always tickle in my throat

I keep coughing and sometimes I'll cough so bad I throw up just a little bit. Can this cause brain bleed? Also gives me head aches. Think it's just cold or allergies always tickle in my throat

Bad cough: As the type you described need to be treated, you most probably have an airways problem, so you will need a medicine to relax your airways, and a medicine to treat the inflammation. Better see your doctor who may refer you to an allergist/immunologist

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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.

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If I had a brain bleed would the pain get worse and lessen? Would a spot in the back of my skull be tender to the touch? I've had no head trama.

If I had a brain bleed would the pain get worse and lessen? Would a spot in the back of my skull be tender to the touch? I've had no head trama.

If you have had no: Head trauma, than you fear a hemorrhagic stroke or an aneurysm? Most likely, if you had either of these, you would not feel it on the outside of your head and you would have neurologic signs ie limb weakness, problems speaking, confusion or any other neuro signs associated with damage. If you are having any other neuro signs, get checked out, but otherwise it does not sound like an active bleed.

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Heads been sore on and off for few days. Not dizzy but head does feel weird and unsteady/wavy. Scared I'm going to have a brain bleed! Had scan 5 y ago?

Heads been sore on and off for few days. Not dizzy but head does feel weird and unsteady/wavy. Scared I'm going to have a brain bleed! Had scan 5 y ago?

Bleed unlikely: A hemorrhagic stroke is dramatic to the point of not being questionable at all. You will lose use of limbs on one side or become extremely weak on one side, or loose consciousness altogether. If you're truly worried and have risk factors (fam. History, blood thinning,), talk to your PCP and ask for imaging for re-assurance.

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Can a toddler shake them self to 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 to 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.

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What kind type or how hard of a trama to the head would cause u to bleed from brain?

What kind type or how hard of a trama to the head would cause u to bleed from brain?

Depends: That my friend is the million dollar question. Sometimes the trauma is great and sometimes very little trauma will cause a bleed. Bleeds are increased with persons that take blood thinners. Most of the time the trauma is easily to discern, but sometime the bleed is latent and no cause can be found.

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Head injury getting hit with keys to my head not heavy keys but at close range lasceration & 1staple what can cause brain swelling or internal bleed?

Head injury getting hit with keys to my head not heavy keys but at close range lasceration & 1staple what can cause brain swelling or internal bleed?

See your doctor: What you describe is a scalp not a brain injury. Only your doctor can answer this question. If he or she is considering a more serious injury imaging studies may be indicated.

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If I got hit by keys to my head can it cause brain damage or internal bleeding or problems later I have laceration on right side of my head one staple?

Probably not, but..: Jelly, given the information provided, unless it was a really large cluster of keys (heavy) or fell from a great distance, it shouldn't be enough to cause brain damage or internal bleeding. If you have persistent severe headaches, cognitive issues or just are worried I would discuss with your primary doctor whether an MRI or a neurology referral would make sense.

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