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Is Bleeding In The Brain Fatal
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
No, uncommon: Blood clots are uncommon after all surgeries. However, when they do occur they are usually filtered into the lungs and people can die if they are large enough to block enough of the lung. However, the risks of this are small, but how small depends on the surgery and how it is performed. For more information see your physician. In addition, there are many other risk factors to discuss with your md. ...Read more
Yes: Newborns can have internal bleeding in the brain by the same mechanisms as adults, but most commonly, especially if premature, from an interventricular hemorrhage (ivh). Not all cerebral hemorrhages or ivh are fatal-it depends on the amount of brain tissue involved and the patients general health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the chances of survival in fat embolism. If it has occurred in brain and blood is entering lungs.
Why's blood in lungs: Forget about the fat embolism here for a moment. This person has a bigger problem which is "blood ENTERING the lungs." What's that all about? Not from the fat embolism. So if we're talking major trauma and the lungs have blood in them....then, all hands on deck to stop that disaster first. The fat embolism will have to wait. ...Read more
Hmmm: Not sure panic attack is associated with abnormal blood flow... To either side of your brain. You might sense a flow or blood rushing sensation but I do not think there are any tests we can do to associate this with panic attacks. Ask your doctor who takes care of your panic attacks... Usually your pyschiatrist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The one that kills: Obvious answer....well, it is the only answer based upon your question. There is no such thing as a "worst" type of brain hemorrhage. Each and every type can have A REALLY BAD CONSEQUENCE occurring upon its owner depending on circumstances and severity of the bleed. I think the worst is probably the EPIDURAL. That one's a doozy. Questions? www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR for appt. ...Read more
Can a brain tumor cause problems in other parts of the body? (ex: stomach ulcers, sickness) if a brain tumor is present near the optical part of the brain, can it cause problems in the body such as sickness?
Yes: There is blood in all the tissues of the body contained in a closed circulatory system. This means that all the blood in the body is contained within vessels, such as arteries, veins, and capillaries. The circulatory system in the brain is unique, in that the capillaries possess specific tight junctions which form a blood-brain barrier. This restricts certain molecules from entering the brain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depression is a: Descriptive term for a set of symptoms. Although drugs that boost certain neurotransmitters are often helpful, there is little if any evidence that depression is caused by any neurotransmitter deficiency. Genetics, life circumstances & negative thinking patterns contribute to depression, but a precise cause is unknown. ...Read more
Can a stroke affect the part of the brain which controls our breathing? If so, can it be fatal? Thanks.
Yes: It depends on the location of stroke . Usually if stroke is in the brain stem( medula ) , can cause respiratory difficulty which could be fatal. Injury to this center may lead to center respiratory failure, which necessitates mechanical ventilation; usually the prognosis is grave. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mostly: Usually metastases to the brain herald a poor prognosis but they should be treated nonetheless to avoid seizures and headaches. There are a few cases in which a single or a couple of mets in the brain can be operated and radiated and the patient may do well long term if the cancer is under control elsewhere. Can't say it happens often, though. Best to you. ...Read more
Not severe: In general are not big deal...Get a more detailed answer ›
MRI finding?: You describe a lesion in the deep brain. The cause must be determined. It could be a minor finding of minor significance. It could be the sign of a serious neurological condition. It may be an incidental finding on MRI of no clinical significance. Your doctor should discuss the significance of this finding with you in detail. ...Read more
Many causes: hemorrhagic stroke can happen from severe elevation in blood pressure (most common), or from an ischemic stroke transforming into a hemorrhagic, or a subarachnoid hemorrhage from a ruptured aneurysm, or from an AVM (arteriovenous malformation), or a large cortical brain hemorrhage from an amyloid angiopathy (in elderly with dementia) etc etc ...Read more
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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