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How Long Should Brain Bleeding Last
It depends: First, what compartment was the blood in - subarachnoid, subdural, intraparenchymal (in the brain itself), intraventricular? Second, how much blood and what was the cause and what level or care did the child receive? Answers to these predict a range of lt effects from none to seizures to cognitive and/or comportmental abnormalities to hydrocephalus. And any of these issues can range in severity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Brain bleeding is a serious medical condition that can lead to coma and death. Since the brain is in a hard, non-expandable skull, excess blood from a rupture blood vessel can quickly occupy a lot of space and compress the brain tissue itself. Symptoms include headache, nausea, vomiting, and changes in ...Read more
Last year my husband had brain bleeding after falling backwards. We had planned our usual trips abroad this summer. Who should sign off?
HIs Neurologist: He should see his neurologist before a major trip, but presuming that the bleed has been treated, he should be able to do whatever he wants. ...Read more
I last year had a TBI in a car crash and I have developed this thing that whenever I get hot I begin to itch. How can I fix this. I had brain bleeding?
Details: It's hard to know; more details would be necessary. If the itching is localized (on the scalp, for example) then damage to a nerve in that area could be the cause. If it is generalized itching, then damage to central circuits in the base of the brain of in the brainstem could be the cause. ...Read more
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?
Yes: There are many different kinds of brain bleeding and there are guidelines out there for many of them. The american heart/stroke association has guidelines for intracerebral hemorrhage and subarachnoid hemorrhage. The neurocritical care society also has subarachnoid hemorrhage guidelines. The brain trauma foundation has guidelines for traumatic brain bleeds. Do you have a specific question? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Brain bleeding: This is entirely dependent upon the location of the bleeding and the site of the bleeding. For example, you can have quite a large bleeding in the front of the brain on one side and the only symptom might be headache (or even no symptoms). A very small hemorrhage in certain locations deep in the brain can cause paralysis on one side of the body or even coma. ...Read more
Blood out of bounds: Brain bleeding exists whenever blood is present within the skull outside of the blood vessels (vein, artery, capillary). Blood can be in brain, in CSF spaces including ventricles, subarachnoid, subdural, or epidural. Damage is a function of volume, speed of accumulation and location of brain structures affected. Surgery is often needed. ...Read more
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