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Severe cerebral hemorrhage after minor trauma. Is that due to blood clot?

Severe cerebral hemorrhage after minor trauma. Is that due to blood clot?

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

Blood Clot (Definition)

A blood clot or thrombus is the final step of the coagulation cascade. It is a good thing when your body is trying to stop blood loss, however a blood clot can form in the veins after prolonged periods of immobility. This type of like ...Read more


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Can a blood clot in the brain be cured?

Can a blood clot in the brain be cured?

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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Could a blood clot in the brain be fixed?

Could a blood clot in the brain be fixed?

Require more info: Further information is required to give you an answer.
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

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What could a blood clot in the brain cause?

What could a blood clot in the brain cause?

Stroke: This can cause stroke and lead to death due to lack of oxygen to the brain. If it's very small then altered mental status, headaches as well. ...Read more

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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.

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 more

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Could you tell me if there is a blood clot in the brain, how can you prevent a stroke from happening?

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

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After head injury how long does it take before you can be sure there is no blood clot in the brain?

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 more

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Would a Mri without contrast and a Mra show a blood clot in the brain?

Would a Mri without contrast and a Mra show a blood clot in the brain?

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 more

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'if someone has a blood clot in brain?

'if someone has a blood clot in brain?

Blood Clot: I am not certain what question you are asking. I would need more information to answer your question -- symptoms, treatment, prognosis? ...Read more

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How can a (brain) blood clot be caused?

How can a (brain) blood clot be caused?

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

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How much time a blood clot in brain will take to dissolve?

How much time a blood clot in brain will take to dissolve?

DEPENDS!: Depends on the site, the size and the cause Also on associated conditions such as blood pressure. most hematomas clear in about a month or so ...Read more

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A person with blood clot in brain can die with in 6 years????

A person with blood clot in brain can die with in 6 years????

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

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Could you tell me what happens if there are blood clots in brain?

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

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What are the likely causes of brain blood clots and what are their symptoms?

What are the likely causes of brain blood clots and what are their symptoms?

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

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What possible causes of brain blood clot and the corresponding symptoms are there?

What possible causes of brain blood clot and the corresponding symptoms are there?

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

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What is the cause of blood clots in the brain?

What is the cause of blood clots in the brain?

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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What are the symptoms of having a blood clot in your brain?

What are the symptoms of having a blood clot in your brain?

Brain hemorrhage: A brain hemorrhage usually is associated with a bad headache, and loss of neurologic function, like weakness in one limb or another. Seizures can also occur. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens when you have blood clots in your brain?

Could you tell me what happens when you have blood clots in your brain?

More info needed: It would depend on the size and location of the clot. It would also depend on its cause. Trauma, stroke or the use of blood thinners are just some of the potential causes. It is usually a very serious conditon. ...Read more