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Please What are the symptoms in details for hydrocephalus in 10 months due to IVH grade 2-3. Head is always 95%+ .

Please What are the symptoms in details  for hydrocephalus in 10 months due to IVH grade 2-3. Head is always 95%+ .

Hydrocephalus : The signs and symptoms of hydrocephalus in a child in the first year of life is a failure to meet developmental milestones (sitting up, crawling, rolling over, or pulling up to a standing position) and head growth that is increasing faster than the normal percentile curve. 95% is ok if the head-size is consistently that percentile at 3-6-9-12 months. Discuss with a neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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Is my sons clonus more likley to be related to his CP or grade 4 ivh with pvl. ?

Is my sons clonus more likley to be related to his CP or grade 4 ivh with pvl. ?

Cerebral palsy: Ivh occurs in prematures, then resolves. Pvl is the result of changes in the brain due to prematurity. Cerebral palsy is a clinical diagnosis which includes spasticity and the ability to elicit clonus. This is often the result of events associated with prematurity. Clonus is a clinical finding that can be seen in normal children, but is more common in children with cerebral palsy. ...Read more

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What are the outcomes for grade 2 ivh for normal weight full term infants ?

What are the outcomes for grade 2 ivh for normal weight full term infants ?

IVH grade-2: Usually not much. Early intervention ( with physical therapy) helps. However, long term consequences are not definitely clear. Some research links them to later on behavioral problems ( add etc) or learning disability ( dyslexia) however most importantly, every child is different and we cannot predict. ...Read more

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Can preterm IVH have long-tern effects on mental health?Had grade 4 IVH as infant, no apparent neurological damage but severe anxiety.Related?

Can preterm IVH have long-tern effects on mental health?Had grade 4 IVH as infant, no apparent neurological damage but severe anxiety.Related?

Maybe. Maybe not.: Severe intraventricular hemorrhage usually means many brain cells died off... and would affect everything in the life of that person from that point onward, for better or for worse, but we hope for better rather than for worse. The question is, whether one's anxiety level would have been worse, would have been better, or would have been the same, without the IVH. Nobody can tell with certainty. ...Read more

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Are there any long consequences to ivh if it is caught early?

Are there any long consequences to ivh if it is caught early?

Yes: Neurodevelopmental problems like cerebral palsy (mild, moderate or severe), delay in cognitive, speech, fine motor and gross motor areas, mental challenge etc, can result with 35 to 66 % of infants that had grade iii ivh and 90% of grade IV ivh. 10% of infants with birth weight of less than 3 lbs can have problems with co-ordination, muscle stiffness etc because of bleeding into the cerebellum. ...Read more

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What is ivh? How about pvm? How do babies get them?

Hemorrhage/softening: Ivh- intraventricular hemorrhage can be triggered by pressure shifts in the sensitive blood vessels of the brain that cause blood to leak into the ventricles (fluid spaces).Premi's experience various mechanical events of delivery, resuscitation&intensive care that may trigger the process. Pvm periventricular leukomalacia describes the softening of the brain mater around the ventricles after injury. ...Read more

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Does ivh only occur in preterm babies?

Does ivh only occur in preterm babies?

No, but more common: Intraventricular hemorrhage does not exclusively occur in preterm infants, although it is much more common in preterm infants as opposed to term infants. ...Read more

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What is the pathophysiology of the ivh?

See attached: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/intraventricular_hemorrhage.

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Why does ivh mainly happen in premature babies?

Why does ivh mainly happen in premature babies?

Uterus best incubatr: Premi babies are by definition not ready for the outside world. When they are delivered & staff scrambles to assist their breathing and support a weak blood pressure, shifts in blood flow & blood pressure strain the immature vessels of the brain & they may leak to form an ivh. As the baby "ripens"the vessels strengthen & their need for support also drops.Ivh can happen then but seldom does. ...Read more

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Am I dying?

Am I dying?

We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more