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Is A Blood Clot In The Brain Serious
Probably not.: Blood clots are the result of hemorrhage or blood stasis, not the other way around. Minor trauma could theoretically cause a cerebral hemorrhage if there was a pre-existing aneurysmal weakness in the blood vessel wall. Sometimes these can be congenital, and sometimes these are due to vascular disease (e.g., atherosclerosis, diabetes type ii). ...Read more
Possibly: If the blood clot is over the coverings of the brain, such as a subdural hematoma, or epidural hematoma, surgery to decompress and extract is often vital. A blood clot intracranially is a much more difficult process with a 60% mortality by one year. An aneurysmal rupture is a clearcut medical emergency and can kill 50% prior to reaching hospital. ...Read more
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Blood clot meaning stroke which is a clot in the blood vessel. Or blood clot on surface of brain or within the brain.
Regardless if damage was done to the brain the degree of damage would determine any permanent effects. ...Read more
I'm sorry I mean like a blood clot in the brain. How would I know if I had one? What are the symptoms? Thank you.
Some symptoms are...: Some of the symptoms you could potentially have include weakness or numbness in half your face or limbs on one side, impairment of speech, difficulty swallowing, vision problems in one eye, drooping of lips, difficulty finding words, pain one side of body, loss of balance and tending to lean to one side (feel like a drunk), confusion/ disorientation, headaches. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Could you tell me if there is a blood clot in the brain, how can you prevent a stroke from happening?
New technology: Depending on how and when the blood clot formed, newer technologies (suction aspirators and stentreiver devices) allow endovascular neurosurgeons to enter the brain arteries and remove the clots. Generally speaking, the earlier the better and most artery territories are best treated before t6 hours. ...Read more
After head injury how long does it take before you can be sure there is no blood clot in the brain?
Depends: This depends on the mechanism of injury and age of the patient. Majority of head injuries lead to bleeding immediately after impact, due to disruption of blood vessels in the tissues. If an initial ct does not show any bleeding, risks are relatively low to have a delayed bleeding. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Both can be useful: MRI of the brain can be useful to demonstrate the territory of the brain affected by the stroke. MRI without contrast can indirectly show clot in the brain. MRA of the brain will potentially show clot. This is typically done in conjunction with MRA of the neck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cerebral thrombosis.: Blood clots in the brain obstruct vessels and cause stroke. Blood clots can develop at a local regional vessel in the head or they can come from a distant vessel, commonly the carotid, or from the heart, especially when the heart beats irregularly. The most common mechanism for a clot developing is rupture of a atherotic plaque on the blood vessel which stimulates the blood to clot. ...Read more
May be: It depends on what part of the brain is affected, how big the clot is, what caused the clot, and what treatment is being given? . ...Read more
Stroke: What is commonly referred as blood clots may represent two (totally different) serious categories: hemorrhage or ischemia. In hemorrhage the blood leaks out of the blood vessels and accumulates inside the brain or between the brain and the skull. In ischemia the blood flow is interrupted blocking the oxygen supply to the brain. The brain damage resulting from either ranges from mild to fatal. ...Read more
Artery/Fibrillation: Most strokes are due to clots to the brain. These occur due to clots from the heart in those with atrial fibrillatiion and those with plaque in the carotid arteries. Small clots form, travel up to the brain and occlude small arterioles and thus a small stroke. There are other causes but those are the most common. That is why Coumadin (warfarin) and Aspirin are used in prevention of clot formation. ...Read more
Vascular Neurology: Trauma can cause bleeding in the brain sometimes referred as a clot. Dehydration and infections may increase risk of venous clots in the brain. A clotting disorder, hypertension, diabetes smoking, high cholesterol, cardiac rhythm/mechanical problems may increase a risk of clot formation. We call them strokes and symptoms can vary from headaches to weakness, numbness, speech and gait difficulties. ...Read more
Many causes.: There are many causes. Atherosclerosis is one. Vascultis can do it also, which has many forms, like polyarteritis nodosa. Hematologic diseases, such as thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura can cause it, as can drugs, like cocaine. Embolism, and vasoconstriction are other major causes. ...Read more
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