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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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Subdural Hematoma (Definition)

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