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Doctor insights on: Long Term Effects Of Subdural Hematoma

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How long will you have to stay in the hospital with a chronic subdural hematoma?

How long will you have to stay in the hospital with a chronic subdural hematoma?

Depends: Depends on symptoms and age of person.
Older with more weakness/confusion.
If surgically drained on somebody doing well, they may spend anywhere from 1-7 days in the hospital. If they need more assistance, getting around/safety around house etc. Would take more time. Good question to ask the team helping you. ...Read more

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How long after a head injury does a chronic subdural hematoma typically present in terms of symptoms? Can it present up to 1 year later?

How long after a head injury does a chronic subdural hematoma typically present in terms of symptoms? Can it present up to 1 year later?

Unpredictable: Usually most of the time immediately in couple of hrs some times few few days, epidural takes more time, will have lucid interval, some times dormant for months, the reason head injury needs evaluation by trained physician and CT scans are required most of the time, clear instructions from ER at the time of discharge ...Read more

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A friend suffered a subdural hematoma and a skull fracture three weeks ago. In terms of alcohol, marijuana, how long would it take until trying these?

A friend suffered a subdural hematoma and a skull fracture three weeks ago. In terms of alcohol, marijuana, how long would it take until trying these?

No time soon.: The intake of alcohol would not be advised until he has been cleared by his physician. This is important. Although some do not agree with me, I personally would not endorse the recreational use of marijuana. ...Read more

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I'm diagnosed with subdural hematoma, and needs surgery immediately. But could this surgery has any side effects later on or could it threaten my life?

I'm diagnosed with subdural hematoma, and needs surgery immediately. But could this surgery has any side effects later on or could it threaten my life?

This surgery is safe: Subdural hematoma may be minor, requiring no treatment, or large and life-threatening. Generally surgery is recommended if the hematoma is causing symptoms or is large on ct or mri. The primary risks of surgery are infection and rebleeding, possibly requiring reoperation. The risk of brain injury or long-term side effects is low. ...Read more

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What can I do if I had a subdural hematoma 3 years ago?

Forget it: Acute subdural is a serious event but resolves over time. Chronic subdural is possible but unlikely if you are otherwise healthy. Headaches and seizures may be long term sequelae, but are easy to manage. Follow up scans should be done. Periodic neurological follow up would be appropriate. ...Read more

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Will subdural hematoma kill me?

Depends: The mechanism of injury, size and location determine any consequences of a subdural hematoma. Neurosurgical consultation is strongly recommended. ...Read more

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Will a subdural hematoma kill me?

It can: If left untreated. Small subdural can be left alone, particularly if they do not cause pressure on the brain or cause symptoms such as a headache. Larger subdurals need to be drained because of pressure on the brain. They should also be monitored to make sure they are not groing. Prevention of the primary cause should be undertaken too. ...Read more

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How can I prevent a subdural hematoma from reoccuring?

Stop hitting head: A subdural hematoma is usually a result of trauma. There is rupture of blood vessels just beneath the dura that causes a blood clot. This can dissolve to a fluid collection with a membrane. Usually this resolves and is of no significance. Rare cases rebleed or even grow, particularly if there is repeated trauma. ...Read more

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Which type of surgery does a subdural hematoma require?

Which type of surgery does a subdural hematoma require?

Drainage: If a subdural is causing increased intracranial pressure and threatening herniation of brain structures, the surgical procedure is to drill a burr hole through the skull and drain the subdural blood. ...Read more

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What kind of doctors that can help with subdural hematoma?

Neurosurgeon: You should visit with a neurosurgeon. Treatment depends on the amount of blood, your symptoms, and length of time you have had the finding. ...Read more

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Could you feel the bleed from a chronic subdural hematoma?

Could you feel the bleed from a chronic subdural hematoma?

Feel bleed: 0nly way to feel bleed is through symptoms it causes. A chronic subdural is not acute and rarely if ever causes new s or old symptoms to recur. I use rarely s very very remote possibility. Keep in check with surgeon until discharged. ...Read more

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Can you feel the bleeding from a chronic subdural hematoma?

Can you feel the bleeding from a chronic subdural hematoma?

Not always: Close to 90% of pts with sdh's experience headaches, but in some cases, these are very nonspecific, and in older pts, may not occur at all. May be tough to diagnose early on, and may even seem like a stroke, but then sudden catastrophic herniation seemingly out of blue. So, if head injury, headache, nausea and vomiting, dizziness, and especially focal weakness, numbness, get examined. ...Read more

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I have burr hole : subdural hematoma can anyone help, what to do?

Subdural hematoma: I assume you have the bur hole as the subdural hematoma was treated? If your follow up CT scan was negative for hematoma then you are cleared. If there is still a hematoma causing pressure on the brain then you need to speak to the neurosurgeon that did the procedure about further treatment. ...Read more

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What is left parietal hematoma? Is parietal hematoma and subdural hematoma same?

What is left parietal hematoma? Is parietal hematoma and subdural hematoma same?

Different: A hematoma is like a bruise or collection of blood from a trauma. In parietal hematoma this is in the parietal lobe of the brain, so it is in the brain tissue itself. A subdural hematoma is just under the dura mater one of the coverings of the brain so it is up close to the skull. ...Read more

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What is left parietal hematoma? Is parietal hematoma and subdural hematoma same?

What is left parietal hematoma? Is parietal hematoma and subdural hematoma same?

Hematoma- blood coll: Hematoma is collection of blood somewhere in the body...anywhere in the body....it's called a hematoma. Parietal tells us the location (Parietal lobe of the brain) usually due to high blood pressure while Subdural hematoma means collection of blood below the level of the DURAL cover of the covering of the brain called the meninges...often times traumatic cause but also often can be spontaneous. ...Read more

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How serious is a subdural hematoma? Can I return to tennis if falling then caused it?

It's possible.: Assuming the subdural blood clot has been removed or has resorbed, you may be able to return to play. Your surgeon will take into consideration what risks you have for getting another one such as the use of blood thinners or a balance disorder. ...Read more

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What are classic symptoms of a subdural hematoma in a 2 year old and when should you worry.?

What are classic symptoms of a subdural hematoma in a 2 year old and when should you worry.?

Ex growing head: After head injury, a subdural hematoma in a 2 year old may cause an excessively rapid head circumference growth, irritability, poor feeding and developmental delay. Address this with your pediatrician who has been keeping track of your child's head circuference measurements and development ...Read more

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If you go to the emergency room with 6cm subdural hematoma, is this something that could have start forming a day or two prior to the trip to emergenc

Possibly: Usually a subdural hematoma starts after the head injury (ie. Fall). If the vessel that tears is small, it may slowly seep and the sdh grows over time, maybe over a day or two. Typically, sdh grows rather quickly, compressing the brain and causing a neurosurgical emergency. ...Read more

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Could you give yourself a epidural hematoma or subdural hematoma?

Could you give yourself a epidural hematoma or subdural hematoma?

Self inflicted: Yes if bang your head with force against wall or other hard object. Driving when you should not and getting into accident causing head injury and severe sports head injury. ...Read more

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Is it possible to I've yourself an epidural hematoma or subdural hematoma?

Is it possible to I've yourself an epidural hematoma or subdural hematoma?

Yes: If you hit your head forcefully from a fall or a collision with something you can have a skull fracture that leads to the epidural or you can tear a bridging vein that leads to the subdural. ...Read more

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How does hematoma differ from concussion. And how to know if someone have subdural hematoma?

How does hematoma differ from concussion. And how to know if someone have subdural hematoma?

Definitions: Concussion: "head injury resulting in loss of consciousness, loss or memory, or combination of both." hematoma: a localized area of bleeding within the brain, and can be above the outer covering, an "epidural hematoma", or below the dura, a "subdural hematoma". Hematoma can occur in absence of concussion. Mri films invariably reveal presence of such bleeding. ...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's a subdural hematoma?

Blood clot: A subdural hematoma is a blood clot that has formed on top of the brain and underneath the covering of the brain. It is usually due to a traumatic event or if the patient's blood is being thinned. It can be nonsurgical or surgical depending on how large it is and what the patient's neurological status is. ...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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What exactly is subdural hematoma?

What exactly is subdural hematoma?

Intracranial blood: A subdural hematoma is a blood clot that forms between the brain and the fibrous membrane covering the brain (subdural space). It is usually a result of trauma with the stretching and tearing of a vein in the subdural space as the brain deforms during an acceleration, deceleration situation.. ...Read more

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What exactly is a subdural hematoma?

Blod clot: Blod clot or collection under the dura on the surface of the brain. ...Read more

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What is a falcine subdural hematoma?

Falx Hemorrhage: A hemorrhage between the two sides of the brain (hemispheres) along the falx. The falx is a membrane that extends down from the skull and helps protect brain. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about subdural hematoma?

SDH: A subdural hematoma typically occurs from bridging cortical veins being torn causing blood to accumulate on the surface of the brain under the dural covering of the brain. Trauma is the most common cause. In the elderly, even relatively minor head trauma can cause a sdh. Surgery is often used to evacuate the hematoma. ...Read more

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What are the tests for subdural hematoma?

CT of the head: A ct scan of the head is the preferred study to rule out a subdural hematoma following a head trauma. In the subacute setting, a MRI of the brain can also be helpful. ...Read more

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What exactly is chronic subdural hematoma?

What exactly is chronic subdural hematoma?

Blood around brain: There are three layers of tissue that surround the brain, known collectively as the "meninges." the outermost layer is the dura mater, the middle layer the arachnoid mater, and the layer closest to the brain the pia mater. When veins that go between these layers rupture - often because of trauma - blood can start to pool between the dura mater and arachnoid mater causing a subdural hematoma. ...Read more

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What's the definition of subdural hematoma?

What's the definition of subdural hematoma?

SDH: A subdural hematoma typically occurs from bridging cortical veins being torn causing blood to accumulate on the surface of the brain under the dural covering of the brain. Trauma is the most common cause. In the elderly, even relatively minor head trauma can cause a sdh. Surgery is often used to evacuate the hematoma. ...Read more

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What are the warning signs of subdural hematoma?

What are the warning signs of subdural hematoma?

Many: Headache, focal weakness, numbness, speech problem, confusion papilledema etc to mention few. ...Read more

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What are techniques used to detect subdural hematoma?

What are techniques used to detect subdural hematoma?

CT scan of the head: Subdural hematoma is the development of a blood clot between the dura (lining of the brain) and the brain. These frequently can occur after trauma when a small vessel bleeds. Clinical history and examination can lead one to suspect a subdural hematoma (sdh). Definitive diagnosis is with a ct scan or an MRI where the blood and its location can actually be visualized. ...Read more

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How serious is a subdural hematoma? Can it be very mild?

Brain Bleed: An epidural hematoma is a brain bleed occurring outside of the brain but within the skull. This accumulation of blood can cause an increase in pressure within the skull leading to brain herniation if untreated. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: subdural hematoma?

SDH: A subdural hematoma (sdh) occurs between the brain and the lining of the brain- the dura. It can accumulate and cause pressure on the brain. Surgery is frequently done to remove this blood. ...Read more

Subdural Hematoma (Definition)

Occurs between the brain and the lining of the brain. It can accumulate and cause ...Read more