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Are there long-term effects of brain bleeding on my child's health?

Are there long-term effects of brain bleeding on my child's health?

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 more

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Dr. Robert Replogle
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Brain Bleeding (Definition)

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


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Last year my husband had brain bleeding after falling backwards. We had planned our usual trips abroad this summer. Who should sign off?

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

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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?

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

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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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What could cause brain bleeding?

What could cause brain bleeding?

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

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What's a level 2 brain bleeding?

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

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What can be done for brain bleeding?

What can be done for brain bleeding?

Intensive care: Bleeding into the brain is serious. The cause must be found quickly. Emergency surgery may be necessary to save life. Then careful recovery with rehabilitation needs to be planned and initiated. Careful and appropriate medical follow up is very important. ...Read more

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What are the tests for brain bleeding?

What are the tests for brain bleeding?

Imaging and CSF: Depending on the clinical circumstances, imaging by ct scan or MRI is the usual test for bleeds in the brain. A spinal tap will disclose the bleed if it has reached the cerebrospinal fluid. ...Read more

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Describe the features of brain bleeding.?

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

Dr. Alan Patterson
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Bleeding (Definition)

Bleeding is a term describing the loss of blood. It can occur inside the body due to damage to blood vessels or organs or outside the body during menstruation or when there is a ...Read more


Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more