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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. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Patterson
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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. ...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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Hit head getting out of car last night. I hit the back/top kinda hard. Tender to touch and some headache. Should I go to doctor? Brain bleeding?

Hit head getting out of car last night. I hit the back/top kinda hard. Tender to touch and some headache. Should I go to doctor? Brain bleeding?

You must have hit: your head pretty hard Jonathan if it still hurts. Brain bleeding is unlikely (as is pregnancy which you list next to your gender (male). Sometimes people injury their neck, scalp and the tissues between the skull and scalp. If you have dizziness, change in sleep, attention, speech, vision or other neurological symptom. by all means go get checked out. ...Read more

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Hit the back of my head hard. On call neuro said tylenol (acetaminophen) only less chance of bleeding brain. Should I stop my 3000mg fish oil a day for a while?

Hit the back of my head hard. On call neuro said tylenol (acetaminophen) only less chance of bleeding brain. Should I stop my 3000mg fish oil a day for a while?

Medication effects: Thank you for informing about Depression, Xanax (alprazolam), (alprazolam) Omeprazole and Nadolol. It is likely that you had Medication side effects of drowsiness, dizziness, vertigo, confusion, and impaired coordination due to Xanax (alprazolam), (alprazolam) Omeprazole and Nadolol which led to ‘hitting back of your head” See Internist for side effects, Medication interaction, fish oil and treatment. See Psychiatrist for Xanax (alprazolam) effects and Therapy. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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