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Nursing care at home after epidural hematoma?

Nursing care at home after epidural hematoma?

Depends on how bad: This type of injury can be minor or severe. They may have trouble talking, walking swallowing and thinking. Or they might just have a bad headache. The problems that the epidural caused need to be dealt with. ...Read more

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Hematoma (Definition)

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. Can usually ...Read more


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Can you tell me about subdural hematoma?

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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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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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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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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Can you fall and get yourself a epidural hematoma or subdural hematoma?

Can you fall and get yourself a epidural hematoma or subdural hematoma?

Yes: Acceleration/deceleration injuries (like falling or a car accident) are typically associated with subdural hematomas. On impact, the brain shifts within the skull causing bridging veins to rupture leading to a slow accumulation of blood within the meningeal layers. ...Read more

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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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It possible to have a concussion or subdural hematoma without any sort pain?

Absolutely: Especially in older patients, many subdural hematomas show little to no symptoms depending on size of the hematoma, location, and how old it is. ...Read more

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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 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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What can cause a subdural hematoma on an infant if he did not fall or suffer a blow to the head?

What can cause a subdural hematoma on an infant if he did not fall or suffer a blow to the head?

Yes, can happen: Subdural hematoma can develop in infants with out injury or due is due to very minor injury when infant has benign enlargement of sub arachnoid spaces (BESS) This always a consideration in assessing child abuse. ...Read more

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Can a subdural hematoma accumulate to 6cm in less than one hour on a 3 yr. Old boy. After a fall?

6 cm in diameter...: ...Not thickness, right? Yes, it's possible; subdural is a venous bleed, lower pressure, but it can certainly spread fairly quickly around the subdural space. How the hemorrhage behaves over time is a better guide to when it occurred. Also, on ct scan, its density in hounsfield units varies with time from accumulation. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about subdural hematoma (like Natasha Richardson)? I know temporal injuries can be fatal.

Should I be concerned about subdural hematoma (like Natasha Richardson)? I know temporal injuries can be fatal.

Unlikely: Most subdural hematomas are caused by significant trauma. Have you had that recently? Are you on blood thinners? ...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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Could someone have a subdural hematoma even if he is bleeding from the scalp?

Could someone have a subdural hematoma even if he is bleeding from the scalp?

Yes: A subdural hematoma is caused by a tearing of a bridging vein, often from trauma. A scalp laceration would not exclude the possibility of a subdural hematoma. ...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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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

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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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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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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

Subdural Hematoma (Definition)

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