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How serious is a subdural hematoma? Can it be very mild?

How serious is a subdural hematoma?  Can it be very mild?

Brain Bleed: An epidural hematoma is a brain bleed occurring outside of the brain but within the skull. This accumulation of blood can cause an increase in pressure within the skull leading to brain herniation if untreated. ...Read more

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Hematoma (Definition)

A condition in which there has been bleeding between the scalp and the skull, and the blood is trapped under the scalp, forming a blood-filled bulge. Can usually ...Read more


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Is a subcapsular hematoma common after liver biospy? What would cause it to occur and how serious is it if it does occur?

Is a subcapsular hematoma common after liver biospy? What would cause it to occur and how serious is it if it does occur?

Not common: Hemorrhage from the needle biopsy can cause a clot to form under the surface capsule of the liver, it usually responds to expectant treatment without surgery. patients are advised to stay away of contact sports and stay close to an acute care hospital and follow up with their physician if not observed in a hospital setting ...Read more

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How easy is it to get a ruptured spleen? Is it dangerous?

How easy is it to get a ruptured spleen? Is it dangerous?

Splenic Trauma: The spleen is a relatively fragile organ but it is tucked away & protected by the left lower rib cage in the abdominal cavity. It takes a pretty strong force to rupture a normal spleen, typically due the ribs breaking in that area (car crash, bad fall). The spleen is very well-vascularized--if the trauma is significant, life-threatening bleeding can occur, requiring emergency rx. ...Read more

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What is a hematoma and how serious is this?

What is a hematoma and how serious is this?

A collection of: Blood from injury or other reasons. Depend on the reason of that hematoma sometimes could serious. ...Read more

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Might it be possible that a a simple operation cause serious and fatal illness in the elderly?

Might it be possible that a a simple operation cause serious and fatal illness in the elderly?

It's possible: The overall health of the patient is important in the risk/benefit analysis for surgery. Surgery in general makes a patient worse before the healing process catches up to the surgery insult. If the elderly patient had more organ failure/damage and less ability to recover, then yes a small surgery could overwhelm. Okay to talk to the surgery team about organ function. ...Read more

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How serious is it or can it be (claudication)?

How serious is it or can it be (claudication)?

It varies: Claudication is leg pain with walking. It can come from blocked arteries (vascular claudication). If the block is severe, the health of the leg can be compromised. Neurogenic claudication comes from narrowed space for the nerves in the low back. If that tightness (stenosis) is severe, nerve function can be permanently damaged. Milder cases of both types of claudication may not threaten tissues. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to have vein collapse during blood work? What could it be from? Could it be a vascular problem?

Is it dangerous to have vein collapse during blood work? What could it be from? Could it be a vascular problem?

No: Vasospasm (vein shrinking) during blood work is commonly seen and not dangerous. It is the result of anxiety, anticipation of the potential pain with the needle stick, which activates the sympathetic nervous system resulting in vasospasm. It does not imply vascular problem. ...Read more

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Generally speaking, is a fusiform abdominal aortic aneurysm considered to be a potentially serious problem? If so, in what way? Can it cause severe pain even if it doesn't "burst"?

Generally speaking, is a fusiform abdominal aortic aneurysm considered to be a potentially serious problem? If so, in what way? Can it cause severe pain even if it doesn't "burst"?

Potentially serious: An aneurysm's risk is related to leak or rupture. The chance of that happening is related to the size (diameter) of the largest cross section. The size is monitored and intervention is usually not suggested until it's >5cm. The other possible reason to intervene would be rapid growth of the aneurysm. In the WORST case, a free bleed from a rupture, you can bleed out all your blood into the abdomen. ...Read more

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How serious is a subdural hematoma? Can I return to tennis if falling then caused it?

It's possible.: Assuming the subdural blood clot has been removed or has resorbed, you may be able to return to play. Your surgeon will take into consideration what risks you have for getting another one such as the use of blood thinners or a balance disorder. ...Read more

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I have mild headaches, could it be a brain tumor, or is it just stress? How can you tell?

I have mild headaches, could it be a brain tumor, or is it just stress? How can you tell?

Medical evaluation: Headaches necessitate a medical evalutation. They usually are combination of medical and stress related issues. Family mds, internal mds, neurologists or psychiatrists can take a detailed history, evaluate medicines you take, perform a physical and neurological exam, order appropriate tests, and make a diagnosis. . They will refer you to a md or non-md depending on their findings. ...Read more

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There is blood block in brain, what treatment s d best? Is it a very serious problem or a small problem which can be solved?

There is blood block in brain, what treatment s d best? Is it a very serious problem or a small problem which can be solved?

Worrisome: Blocks are strokes - is this the cause of your weakness?You may recover and never have another, but this could also be a warning of another stroke and that could cause loss of function that might not recover. Control your high BP and you may be started on aspirin. At the time of a stroke, you may start on blood thinners and tpa (alteplase). Post stroke rehab activities are valuable but may take effort. ...Read more

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Hemangioma under eye very hot. Why? What happens if a deep hemangioma is bumped qith quite a force. Can it trigger growth even during steroid treatmen

Hemangioma under eye very hot. Why? What happens if a deep hemangioma is bumped qith quite a force. Can it trigger growth even during steroid treatmen

Yes, Possibly: Hemangiomas by definition are irregular collections of blood vessels, in this case beneath the skin. Warmth or redness of skin may be a sign of infection or inflammation. While steroids are used to reduce inflammation, they can increase risk of infection. In addition, steroids can thin in the lining of certain tissues and blood vessels, increasing the risk of bleeding in the setting of trauma. ...Read more

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What makes a person bruise easily and can it be addressed?

What makes a person bruise easily and can it be addressed?

Many reasons: The are a host of reasons why someone might bruise easily and they are too extensive to simply explain here. See your physician for a full evaluation. ...Read more

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Is subarachnoid hemorrhage always a very serious problem?

Is subarachnoid hemorrhage always a very serious problem?

Yes: It can be, so we never take a chance and look for aneurism by doing an angiogram on everybody with subarachnoid. Bleed. The most common cause is actually head trauma, which has a better prognosis and requires less aggressive workup.. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have epididymitis without uti, how long can it be left untreated and in its early stages can it be mild?

Is it possible to have epididymitis without uti, how long can it be left untreated and in its early stages can it be mild?

See below: Epididymitis can occur without uti. In the part of the world you live in, isolated epididymitis warrants that tubercular infection be ruled out. It is not a good idea to ignore it even if it seems mild. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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How worse can steatocystoma multiplex get? Is it deadly? Is there any chance it can be treated with a cream?

How worse can steatocystoma multiplex get? Is it deadly? Is there any chance it can be treated with a cream?

Not deadly..: This is a skin condition where sebaceous glands are encapsulated inside multiple cysts and can run in families as a hereditary condition. These lesions are not deadly but can cause cosmetic damage. Usually creams do not help much but instead removing or aspiration(of the inflamed ones) is the treatment of choice. Follow up with a Deramtologist for treatment of this condition. ...Read more

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Viral encephalitis vs meningitis which is more serious nd fatal and which can be cured to a good level after it happens? Usual recovery time?

Viral encephalitis vs meningitis which is more serious nd fatal and which can be cured to a good level after it happens? Usual recovery time?

CNS infection: This is dependent on the causative agents, the time therapy is begun, the immune status of the person infected, the therapy available and other factors. There is not a simple answer to this question. ...Read more

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How does it feels to have a lipoma intramuscular? what are the symptoms? Is it a serious thing?

How does it feels to have a lipoma intramuscular? what are the symptoms? Is it a serious thing?

Usually asymptomatic: Intramuscular lipomas are usually asymptomatic and are found incidentally. As such, they do not typically require treatment. If it is large enough, it may cause tenderness in the muscle involved (very uncommon). In that case, you should see an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Subdural Hematoma (Definition)

Occurs between the brain and the lining of the brain. It can accumulate and cause ...Read more