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I just started taking 1 ginkgo biloba pill for 3 days but also been taking 2-3 ibuprofen a day should I be worried about brain bleeding?

I just started taking 1 ginkgo biloba pill for 3 days but also been taking 2-3 ibuprofen a day should I be worried about brain bleeding?

Why the gingko??: Yes, one of the adverse effects is poor clotting, and the two together would likely affect coagulation to a minor extent. But who convinced you to waste your money on gingko, which has been extensively studied, and has no value in treating any medical conditions? Furthermore, consumers union surveyed 10 bottles labeled for gingko, and most had zero herb contents. ...Read more

Ibuprofen (Definition)

Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Ibuprofen is used to reduce fever and treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as headache, toothache, back pain, arthritis, menstrual ...Read more


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Would I know if I had a brain bleed?

Would I know if I had a brain bleed?

Maybe: Brain hemorrhages have multiple causes but usually have a significant headache associated with them. There can also be neurological deficits like weakness or tingling. If you have any thoughts that a hemorrhage is possible, you should seek medical attention for evaluation immediately! ...Read more

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I had a brain bleed but no anerysum or abnormalities found , so why did I have a bleed ? .

I had a brain bleed but no anerysum or abnormalities found , so why did I have a bleed ? .

Depends on location: The location of the bleed may give you some hints as to the possible cause. Intracerebral bleeds tend to come from small weakening in the vessels inside the brain. Subarachnoid bleeds tend to come from aneurysms. Bleeds associated with a tangle of vessels may come from an arteriovenous malformation. There are also cavernous malformations which are sinusoidal dilations of vessels that can bleed. ...Read more

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Can taking aspirin for back pain lead to a brain bleed if i've had one before?

Can taking aspirin for back pain lead to a brain bleed if i've had one before?

Maybe: Aspirin causes platelet dysfunction and may lead to brain bleed but mostly in some type of trauma. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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If I had brain bleed from stroke would I know it?

If I had brain bleed from stroke would I know it?

Usually yes: Most people who have hemorrhagic bleeds in their brains know by either severe headaches and/or weakness, numbness, or trouble speaking. Very rarely, people will simply have a severe headache without any neurologic problems. ...Read more

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How to know if I have cancer or a brain bleed?

How to know if I have cancer or a brain bleed?

Scan: You would need a scan. Both of those are serious problems so if you have such concerns, i would hope you go see a doctor asap rather than waiting for an online consultation. ...Read more

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Does having a brain bleed in the past mean I can't drink alcohol anymore?

Does having a brain bleed in the past mean I can't drink alcohol anymore?

No: Alcohol when consumed in moderation is fine after a brain bleed. Excessive alcohol intake can affect your liver and cause problems with forming clots. ...Read more

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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, ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Could fetal exposure at 37 weeks to an extremely loud jet flying really low overhead lead to a brain bleed? I was outside today and couldn't avoid

Could fetal exposure at 37 weeks to an extremely loud jet flying really low overhead lead to a brain bleed?  I was outside today and couldn't avoid

Your baby is: floating in amniotic fluid that helps to protect him or her. Would not anticipate that this would lead to fetal brain injury. Take care & congratulations. ...Read more

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What can happen from pushing a car by myself? Can I get brain bleed anyruism or stroke or heart attack? Or anything

What can happen from pushing a car by myself? Can I get brain bleed anyruism or stroke or heart attack? Or anything

Hernia most common: Abdominal strain can lead to an internal hernia (groin, navel). That is the most common problem & occurs even if you are otherwise healthy. If you have heart or lung problems, or high blood pressure or a previous stroke, then its best not to exert yourself in this way since a heart attack or stroke can happen from exertion / raised BP. A car weighs more than 1 ton; pushing it around isnt e ...Read more

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I was told that acid makes the brain bleed onto your spine. Is this true?

I was told that acid makes the brain bleed onto your spine. Is this true?

Brain bleed: I am really not sure what you mean with this... What kind of acid are we talking? Drugs, or a poison? And the brain doesn't typically bleed onto your spine... Are you asking about the risk for a stroke of some sort? Or a neurologic deficit from the spinal cord due to a brain issue? Please explain if you want... Sorry! ...Read more

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Would there be any sign of a slow brain bleed on initial cat scan if bleeding starts later, would i haveany symptoms?

Consider followup: Not all intracranial bleeds are seen with the first ct. If you have signs, symptoms, or history to suggest that possibility you should see a doctor and possibly get another ct scan. The history you provide is not specific enough to give you more information. ...Read more

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My grandmother is in the hospital with a massive brain bleed that the surgeons will not operate on due to age. What are her chances of waking up?

My grandmother is in the hospital with a massive brain bleed that the surgeons will not operate on due to age. What are her chances of waking up?

Guarded prognosis: Sorry to inform you that one year mortality is about 60%, and her age and size of bleed make prognosis even worse. She has a low probability of surviving, but would not give up hope, and provide supportive care. An EEG might provide further guidance. ...Read more

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71, man brain bleed 4days ago it's inoperable lost swallow and speech which is coming back BP very high had stroke 11mth ago no power lft side prognos?

Details: There are specific details that would be required in addition to what is included here to determine prognosis. The location of the bleed, time to be evaluated, his state when first seen, co-morbid factors etc are all important for determining potential outcome. Best to discuss with the caregiving team attending to the patient. ...Read more

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Can I take a Xanax (alprazolam) or Zoloft if I have a brain bleed? I feel an anxiety attack coming on

Can I take a Xanax (alprazolam) or Zoloft if I have a brain bleed? I feel  an anxiety attack coming on

Not Zoloft (sertraline): If you have an active brain bleed, i would not recommend taking zoloft at this time. Also, xanax (alprazolam) is better at calming an attack quickly. Please speak with your own physician about your anxiety and what would be the safest and most effective approach for you. ...Read more

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