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Doctor insights on: Mild Hematoma

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Hematoma (Definition)

A scalp hematoma is a condition in which there has been bleeding between the scalp and the skull, and the blood is trapped under the scalp, forming a blood-filled bulge. Scalp hematomas usually resolve without treatment. They are more common in babies who needed vacuum-assisted deliveries, because vacuum on a baby's scalp can cause ...Read more


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When are you in the clear from life threatening complications after mild concussion like epidural hematoma, etc. My CT scan was normal. So was exam.

When are you in the clear from life threatening complications after mild concussion like epidural hematoma, etc. My CT scan was normal. So was exam.

You are!: With a mild concussion, a normal exam and a normal ct have ruled out a serious problem. As far as the concussion, take it easy until you are free of any residual symptoms. ...Read more

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

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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Lumbar puncture 3 weeks ago mild headache, 4 days ago a severe headache came on. Still hurts and feel flu ish. Could be leak or hematoma?

Lumbar puncture 3 weeks ago mild headache, 4 days ago a severe headache came on. Still hurts and feel flu ish. Could be leak or hematoma?

?post LP syndrome: Usually, there is less of delay for the leak associated with an lp, but you need to check this out, as if due to your lp, a blood patch should reverse your issues, and if due to something else, you need to find out what is occurring so that too can be handled. ...Read more

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2 yr old with 5 or 6 tbi past 4 months last one 3wks ago mild to moderate headaches since 3 months continue worried about intracranial hematoma?

2 yr old with 5 or 6 tbi  past 4 months last one 3wks ago mild to moderate headaches since 3 months continue worried about intracranial hematoma?

Have it evaluated: It is concerning to have that many tbis in a short period of time. There is a cumulative effect to the tbis so you want to avoid them particularly at an early age. If there are still symptoms, you need to have a physician evaluate. A neurologic evaluation may reveal findings that could suggest increased intracranial pressure. This would then prompt a ct or MRI to better clarify. ...Read more

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I am tired all the time, become winded with very mild exercise, and have begun to bruise easily. What is wrong with me?

I am tired all the time, become winded with very mild exercise, and have begun to bruise easily. What is wrong with me?

It is hard to : Say, but those are worrisome symptoms. I would recommend a thorough evaluation from your doctor including blood work, chest x-ray, and an ekg. Good luck. ...Read more

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Had a spinal tap 3 days ago.Mild bruise/pain on back.If something serious was wrong would i know by now?No fever.Thanks for your wisdom and care

Back pain and: Discomfort after a spinal tap is common. Keep in mind, there is a lot of muscles that needle has to pass through. Like any bruise, may take some time to improve. ...Read more