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What is a subarachnoid hemorrhage?

What is a subarachnoid hemorrhage?

Dangerous hemorrhage: Subaracnoid hemorrhages usually occur from rupture of aneurysms. Aneurysms are caused by defects in the vessel wall producing outpouching of the wall. With rupture of the aneuysm, patients complain of the worst headache of their life. The headache can rapidly progress to include altered consciousness, weakness or unresponsiveness. A percentage of patients never survive to reach medical care. ...Read more

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Heavy Bleeding (Definition)

Usually described by physicians as having to change a pad more than every 1-2 hours, passing large clots, change from your previous pattern, needing overnight protection, ...Read more


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What is a brain hemorrhage?

What is a brain hemorrhage?

Bleeding: Bleeding on or inside the brain. Locations can be either intraparenchymal, subarachnoid, sub dural, or epidural. Can be related to trauma or spontaneous. ...Read more

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What is a sub arachnoid haemorrhage and a subdural haemorrhage?

What is a sub arachnoid haemorrhage and a subdural haemorrhage?

Described below: A subarachnoid hemorrhage is an arterial bleed usually from the rupture of a saccular aneurysm, though it can be traumatic. Blood accumulates over the surface of the brain and a fine covering called the pia-arachnoid. A subdural hemorrhage is a venous bleed from bridging veins . It occurs between the inner lining of the skull and the tough covering of the brain called dura. Both a dangerous. ...Read more

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What is a cerebral hematoma?

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What is a cerebral hematoma?

Cerebral Hematoma: Blood clot in the brain following rupture of vessel in brain or between skull & brain. ...Read more

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What is a retinal hemorrhage?

What is a retinal hemorrhage?

Retinal hemorrhage: Retinal hemorrhages can occur in any of its layers: causes: diabetes, hypertension, macular degeneration, and retinal vein occlusion are most common. Vision loss is a not a typical complain at first-depends on the cause. There is no treatment recommended. Referral to the patient`s primary care doctor is recommended to rule out systemic disease. Retinal specialist or a good eye md to treat. ...Read more

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What is a sub cranial hemorrhage?

Subcranial bleeding: A "subcranial" hemorrhage means bleeding beneath the bony covering of the brain, the skull. Bleeding can occur just beneath the skull, on top of the brain, or within the brain itself. Depending on location, the signs and symptoms would be different. http://tinyurl.com/y7c7abf. ...Read more

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How unusual is a brain aneurysm rupture?

How unusual is a brain aneurysm rupture?

Rare: The annual rate of rupture is approximately 8 – 10 per 100, 000 people or about 30, 000 people in the United States suffer a brain aneurysm rupture. Source: http://www.Bafound.Org/statistics_and_facts. ...Read more

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What is a hemorrhagic stroke?

What is a hemorrhagic stroke?

Stroke: Bleeding in the brain is called hemorrhagic stroke. Blood vessels or brain aneurysm may rupture causing blood leakage, uncontrolled blood pressure, ruptured of aneurysm, cocain may cause hemorrhagic stroke. ...Read more

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What is a brain aneurysm?

What is a brain aneurysm?

Artery wall bulge: Normally blood vessels are smooth and even like a sipping straw. Occasionally the wall weakens from age, trauma, atherosclerosis, plaque and the wall bulges out kind of like blowing bubblegum. The wall becomes thinner than normal thus is prone to rupture which allows for bleeding to occur. Aneurysms can occur on any artery cerebral ( brain) is common, renal, aortic size is important. ...Read more

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Is a TIA or stroke hereditary?

Is a TIA or stroke hereditary?

TIA or STROKE: Tia or stroke are due to atherosclerosis of carotid arteries, or clot coming from heart. The majority of these processes happens in people with high blood pressure or diabetes. Both of these diseases has some genetical components. Several other reason people develop stroke like, smokers, in people with cancer, or autoimmune diseases. Most of those reasons has some genetic components. ...Read more

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What is a subdural hematoma?

What is a subdural hematoma?

Blood inside skull: Subdural hematomas are collections, usually venous blood, from a torn vein between the brain and the fibrous membrane surrounding the brain called the Dura Mater. ...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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How is a blood clot inside a brain aneursym treated?

How is a blood clot inside a brain aneursym treated?

Radiologic-surgical: Brain aneurysms that are susceptible to form thrombosis, meaning blood clots, can be treated by either neurosurgical clipping or neuroradiologic coiling depending on the associated neurological symptoms, location of aneurysm, and size of the aneurysm. Various radiologic techniques can be used to further evaluate these aneurysms and thus will dictate treatment options. ...Read more

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What is a lacuna stroke?

What is a lacuna stroke?

Lacunar Stroke: Lacunar stroke is a type of stroke that results from occlusion of one of the penetrating arteries that provides blood to the brain's deep structures. It is estimated that lacunar infarcts account for 25% of all ischemic strokes, with an annual incidence of approximately 15 per 100, 000 people. They may be more frequent in men and in people of african, mexican, and hong kong chinese descent. ...Read more

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What is a venous angioma and a petechial hemorrhage?

What is a venous angioma and a petechial hemorrhage?

Petechiae: Petechiae hemorrhage spots come from extremely small areas where you are bleeding into your skin. Many different things can cause petechiae. Some of the more common causes include: an injury, autoimmune disorder, reaction to medication, liver disorder, or bone marrow disorder. But it could also be something as simple as a nutritional deficiency. Try supplementing with vitamins b12, c, folic acid. ...Read more

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How dangerous is a subdural hematoma in the brain?

How dangerous is a subdural hematoma in the brain?

It depends: Blood can collect just beneath the thick covering of the brain. This covering is called dura, and blood under this is called subdural hematoma. In acute trauma there can be a large collection of blood with swelling and severe brain damage. In minor trauma just a small thin layer of blood collects without much effect. Chronic blood can dissolve to clear fluid and leave a chronic subdural. ...Read more

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What is a "cardiogenic embolic stroke"?

What is a "cardiogenic embolic stroke"?

Cardiac Stroke: A blood clot that starts in the heart (usually a bad valve, irregular heart beat causing pooling in the heart, or heart attack with damaged heart tissue) and travels to the brain causing a stroke (cerebral vascular accident). Treatment is based on thinning the blood to prevent another event and if caught soon enough (usually within 3-6 hours), blood clot dissolving therapy. ...Read more

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Is a brain attack from ischemia or bleed?

Brain attack?: By brain attack, i'm assuming you mean a stroke? It can be due to ischemia or bleed from thrombosis, aneurysm, av malformation or embolism. ...Read more

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Still unconscious after 2 days from subarachnoid hemorrhagic stroke but can move entire body and is responsive to some commands.?

Wait and see: Improvement is typical but extent of recovery is variable. Ask the neurologist who has examined this person as that doctor will have the best judgement of prognosis. ...Read more

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Subarachnoid Hemorrhage (Definition)

Bleeding in the space between the brain and the ...Read more