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Intracranial Hematoma In Children
Intracranial hematom: Treatment is based on symptoms - in some cases the surgeon lets the hematoma resorb by itself if the symptoms are minimal. If there are neurological findings such as speech problems, weakness in the arms or legs, etc then surgery might be indicated to remove the clot. ...Read more
2 yr old with 5 or 6 tbi past 4 months last one 3wks ago mild to moderate headaches since 3 months continue worried about intracranial hematoma?
Have it evaluated: It is concerning to have that many tbis in a short period of time. There is a cumulative effect to the tbis so you want to avoid them particularly at an early age. If there are still symptoms, you need to have a physician evaluate. A neurologic evaluation may reveal findings that could suggest increased intracranial pressure. This would then prompt a ct or MRI to better clarify. ...Read more
Taking keppra (levetiracetam) 750 ml per day after one seizure resulting from intracranial bleeding and subdural hematomas. How long to taper off meds?
Depends on location: The time to begin tapering is somewhat dependent on the size and location of the hemorrhage. Hemorrhages located at the gray/white junction of brain tissue are more likely to be site of seizures than those hemorrhages confined to the white matter or basal ganglia and require longer treatment. Your neurosurgeon or neurologist would have the best estimate based on imaging studies. ...Read more
Seriously ill: Intracranial hemorrhages regardless of their location, subdural, epidural, subarachnoid or intraparenchymal are serious conditions. Epidural hemorrhages and subdural hematomas are addressed sugically. Aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage can be addressed surgically or by coiling. Intraparenchymal hemorrhage is usually treated medically, though complications may require neurosurgical assistance. ...Read more
Immature Vessels: Infants born before 30 weeks of pregnancy are at highest risk for such bleeding. The smaller and more premature the infant, the higher the risk for ivh. This is because blood vessels in the brain of premature infants are not yet fully developed and are extremely fragile. The blood vessels grow stronger after 30 weeks of pregnancy. ...Read more
Premi???: Your question states kid was born at 6m. If u mean 6m into a pregnancy, yes a kid born that prematurely is susceptable to to intracranial hemorrhage due to the weaker blood vessel walls in the fetal brain.Blood pressure shifts during the hours of intensive care can result in leaks (hemorrhage). ...Read more
I had an intracranial hemorrhage in April. I am a 48 y.o. African-American male. What is my life expectancy now? What can a neurologist help me with?
Can serratiopeptidase be given to children above 3 years old with a minor fall injury (bruise & swelling)? Reparil gel or arnica gel for children?
Hello! I want to know what this tender spot that looks like a light pink place/feels like a bruise is on my breast! I'm scared that it may be Mastitis, but im an overall healthy person, and I don't have children and I don't breastfeed and I haven't had any c
Possibly a cyst: A tender area on the breast with overlying redness could be many things. Fibrocystic disease is common, and depending on where you are in your cycle may have an effect. If it continues to worsen or if the redness is spreading I'd have a doctor take a look. A superficial skin infection can also be a possibility. ...Read more
It can take awhile: Hematomas are collections of blood underneath the skin that lie within the soft tissue. They can occur from trauma or happen spontaneously. They body will slowly reabsorb them with time in general and it can be difficult to estimate how long that can take depending on the size, extent and location of the hematoma. ...Read more
DependsOnLocation: Most hematomas do not need any treatment as the blood gets reabsorped in the body, It depends part of body is the hematoma is. Sometimes the hematomas get calcium in it (calcified) and leaves a firm lump. Depending on the location. Some are serious like1Subdural Hematoma which presses on brain2Epidural in back pressure on spinal chord 3Subungal under nails need drainage 4Splenic, Hepatic or in mesentry ...Read more
Apply warm soakes: It will go away in time. Hematomas are collection of blood in soft tissue due to injury, or result of invasive procedures most of the time they will resolve on their own, not the blood clots that cause embolism, need to drain & evacuate if they are pressing on a vital structures, or huge, drainage or even aspirations, has potential danger of getting infection. ...Read more
Yes: Symptomatic chronic (>30 days) subdural hematomas are often evacuated with two burr holes. Acute (. ...Read more
? Where: Most hematomas spontaneously resolve in time (gone within 3-5 weeks). On a rare occasion some hematomas are walled off and may need surgical removal. (hematomas in different areas, for example a more serious sdh (sub dural hematoma) needs to be cared for emergently as it can cause pressure on the brain, etc.) hope that helps answer your question. ...Read more
What's the question?: Yes it's possible to get a hematoma in a hysterectomy incision. If it's not enlarging, we usually leave it alone. It will "tamponade" itself off and stop growing, then slowly resorb. If it's enlarging, the incision would be opened and explored to tie off the bleeding vessel. ...Read more
Collection of blood: An epidural hematoma is a collection of blood between the brain and skull caused by arterial bleeding. The accumulation of blood can cause an increase in pressure within the skull leading to headache, seizures, decreased conciousness, and brain herniation if untreated. It is diagnosed by ct without contrast. ...Read more
Get it drained: This is one of the most satisfying treatments in a primary care office. Some doctors have a special drill to go through the nail. I have used a hemostat, a red hot paper clip and a lighter when in the field on a camping trip. The trick it to just go through the nail and not into the soft tissue below. The relief is instant. ...Read more
If injured, yes: Subungual hematoma is a blood clot under a nail, usually from a direct blow (hitting your fingertip with a hammer, stubbing your toe). If you seek medical attention within the first 24 hours, they can be drained with a hot probe thru the nail - generally almost painlessly, and by relieving the pressure it really helps the pain! Very small hematomas or older ones are not worth draining. ...Read more