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Medicine For Intraventricular Hemorrhage
Yes: Typically, a subarachnoid hemorrhage will circulate through the cerebrospinal fluid and gradually and steadily disappear on imaging studies, and eventually be undetectable in spinal fluid. However, a consequence of such blood degradation products might be low pressure hydrocephalus due to clustering and obstruction of outflow areas. Most pts recover, but a number may have this complication. ...Read more
IVH/PVH: Intraventricular/periventricular hemorrhage (ivh/pvh) is graded from grade I to iv. Grade i, is where is a tiny hemorrhage underneath the lining of the cavity in the brain called lateral ventricle. Most studies have shown that (provided there are no other insults to the brain) and not associated with significant neurological dificits. ...Read more
Blood: This refers to bleeding that has extended into the ventricles of the brain. ...Read more
Generically, the mortality rate, within one year, from an intracerebral hemorrhage is 60%, year in and year out.
When the blood enters the ventricle, there appears to be even a grimmer outcome. If survival does ensue, there is a risk of communicating hydrocephalus. Although poor prognosis here, would have family conference with your doctors and understand what they think. ...Read more
Multiple factors: Risk factors include high blood pressure, especially poorly controlled high blood pressure, blood clotting disorders, taking medication that interferes with blood clotting, and structural problems like avm, aneurism, contusion due to injury and less commonly tumor and infection. ...Read more
Fluid drainage: Intraventricular hemorrhage can block the flow of spinal fluid in the brain causing severe pressure build up. We put a tube into the ventricle temporarily and drain out the spinal fluid until the brain pressure goes down to normal. Occasionally there is a need to remove the hemorrhage surgically. ...Read more
Bleed into the brain: Ventricles are a=naturally occurring and necessary spaces within the brain substance which ordinarily are filled with spinal fluid. Bleeding within ventricles is always serious but can come a variety of causes such as prematurity, trauma, blood vessel abnormalities. Surgery may be necessary to relieve pressure build up due to the volume of blood or hydrocephalus (water on the brain). ...Read more
My son is one year old. He was born at 29 weeks' gestation, with a birth weight of 1390 gm. He did have a grade 1 intraventricular hemorrhage. Concern?
PREMATURITY: Most premature catch up with term babies. The fact that your son is now 1 year old and no problems with seizures or any other complications of prematurity he must be thriving well. Good luck! ...Read more
'time' or surgery:
If your baby has a small vsd, it may never cause any problems, and may even close up on its own.
'holes' in the heart (such as ventricular defects=vsd) may require a procedure to correct. However many non-invasive centers around the country can do the the procedure with a 'catheter device' and not require open heart surgery. ...Read more
I have been diagnosed with left ovary hemorrhagic cyst which is 6cm large. Can it dissolve by medicine? Weight reduction is helpful?
I have used mesopristol for abortion of 2 week, now heavy bleeding since last five days please suggest me medicines to stop heavy bleeding?
See an OB/GYN: This should not be dealt with long distance on the internet. Need individualistic approach after full examination. Good luck. ...Read more
Due date 15th May didn't started till 18th took medicine bleeding from 20th to 26th & again started on 31st May from today morning heavy bleeding Help
Seek care: If you're due date was May 15th.... then you are way over due to deliver a baby. Or do you mean your period was due on May 15th? If the latter, then you're having an abnormally long period. I would seek medical attention to make sure that you're okay. 3 weeks is a long time to bleed for and you need to make sure you're not anemic. In addition, could be polyp, fibroid, thyroid, weight as cause. ...Read more
I had mifepristone 200 as my reports came positive. Kindly suggest some drugs to minimise its side effects like heavy bleeding and pain and cramps atc?
Heavy bleeding (unusual). Pains in my side that feel like my stomach but no pain medicine is working. Period just came on at the end of the month.?
See your doctor.: If your pain is not being relieved see your doctor for a history and exam. ...Read more
My mother had intracerebral hemorrhage in 1996 (16 years ago. Her left side is getting stiff. Can you advise any medicine or treatment for her muscles?
Increased tone: She is likely experiencing increased tone and spasticity on the side that is opposite the intracerebral hemorrahage. Physical and occupational therapy and rehabilitation medicine are key to help to keep the muscles fluid and mobile. There are a host of medications that are designed to help with the muscle spasticity (ie. Valium, baclofen). ...Read more
I smoked heavily for 6 years. I had a diffuse alveolar hemorrhage in June. I cut down from 3 ppd to 1/2 ppd. However, I just started rehab for IV drugs after almost dying from sepsis. Rehab says not to stop smoking now; but what about my lung issue?
Depends: Sometimes in the elderly, only a small blow to the head, just a bump really, can set off subdural bleeding, which can grow slowly or quickly. For healthy young adults substantial force is required, blunt object, fall from height. However, the effects of a small amount of bleeding in the brain of young person can worse than in elderly, whose brains have shrunk & don't get the high pressures. ...Read more
TRUE!: It all depends on the state of your gut and what you are doing to make yourself vomit. Patients with bulemia are not going about weight loss in a rational manner, therefore they may come up with all kinds of ways to induce vomiting. It is possible to tear the esophagus at the gastric junction with violent retching... Look up 'mallory-weiss syndrome'; usually a complication of vomiting in alcoholic. ...Read more
See your provider:
This will need full provider evaluation. There are so many different causes from disorders affecting the womb, endocrine system disorders, bleeding disorders and liver disease to medication side effects, trauma, etc.
Most emergent condition is to rule out ectopic pregnancy which is fetal implanting outside the womb. This can be life threatening. If you believe you are pregnant go to ED ...Read more
See a GYN: Heavy vaginal bleeding can have multiple causes. You need to see a doctor for this. ...Read more
NOT GREAT: If subarachnoid hemorrhage from aneurysm, about 50% die within the first few days in hospital. If intracranial bleed, with/without stroke, the death rate within year one approaches 60%. Figures have remained constant for years. A generic suggestion, control blood pressure diligently. ...Read more