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Dr. Alan Patterson
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Would there be any sign of a slow brain bleed on initial cat scan if bleeding starts later, would i haveany symptoms?

Would there be any sign of a slow brain bleed on initial cat scan if bleeding starts later, would i haveany symptoms?

Consider followup: Not all intracranial bleeds are seen with the first ct. If you have signs, symptoms, or history to suggest that possibility you should see a doctor and possibly get another ct scan. The history you provide is not specific enough to give you more information. ...Read more

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What symptoms of brain bleeding are the most common?

What symptoms of brain bleeding are the most common?

Brain bleeding: This is entirely dependent upon the location of the bleeding and the site of the bleeding. For example, you can have quite a large bleeding in the front of the brain on one side and the only symptom might be headache (or even no symptoms). A very small hemorrhage in certain locations deep in the brain can cause paralysis on one side of the body or even coma. ...Read more

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Can a bleed in the brain develop symptoms a few days after injury?

Can a bleed in the brain develop symptoms a few days after injury?

Yes: Yes. Any head injury where there is the remotest suspicion for possible bleeding should be evaluated immediately in an emergency room or other appropriate urgent care facility. That is a no-brainer (which is what you might end up with if you don't follow this advice!). ...Read more

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For what length of time could you brain bleed for without symptoms?

For what length of time could you brain bleed for without symptoms?

Varies: Small bleeds that occur near the 'edges' of your brain may cause minimal symptoms, if any. Hemorrhages that occur near more vital structures and pathways will typically cause symptoms almost immediately. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are the symptoms of your brain bleeding?

Need expert help here. What are the symptoms of your brain bleeding?

Brain bleeding: The most common initial complaint is "this is the worst headache of my life". The headache is sudden in onset and severe. ...Read more

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How long can a slow brain bleed last before you die or go into a coma or something?

How long can a slow brain bleed last before you die or go into a coma or something?

More info: there are too many factors involved in brain bleeding to answer your question, too many variables. Why are you asking did you or someone you know have a "brain bleed"? If so you should be followed closely by a Neurosurgeon. Some can be instantaneously deadly and some can take weeks. Many bleeds get better on their own. See you doctor quickly or go to ER if you think you have a bleed ...Read more

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Will you have symptoms if you are bleeding in the brain when you are sleeping?

Will you have symptoms if you are bleeding in the brain when you are sleeping?

Maybe, maybe not: It is possible to have a slow venous bleed that will go unnoticed until the pressure builds up to the point that you have the worst headache of your life in the middle of the night. If it is a sudden arterial bleed, and you survive, you will be fortunate if you wake up, feel the sudden pain, the loss of nerve function, and live long enough to call the ambulance and get to the hospital for surgery. ...Read more

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Can a slow brain bleed show up days after an initial cat scanafter head injury?

Can a slow brain bleed show up days after an initial cat scanafter head injury?

Possible: Delayed expansion of hemorrhage after an initial head injury is not unusual. In addition, some may evolve a subacute to chronic blood collection (called a subdural hematoma) days to weeks after an initial injury. ...Read more

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Could an iPad falling 2 ft onto the top of your head cause a slow brain bleed? Happened last week. Diagnosed w vertigo today. Didn't know if related

Could an iPad falling 2 ft onto the top of your head cause a slow brain bleed? Happened last week. Diagnosed w vertigo today. Didn't know if related

Yes.: Head trauma can produce a slow bleed, but symptoms are progressive and unlikely to consist of vertigo alone. Vertigo is not a diagnosis. It is a symptom which may represent any one of a number of underlying problems ( problems in the inner ear, vestibular nerve or in brain itself.). Best to check with your doc so that you understand the cause and specific treatment of your vertigo. ...Read more

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My mother was being treated for a inter cranial bleed in july, she has almost cured from the same, From 3-4 days she is feeling very much sleepy, is this a symptom any further brain problems ????? HER BP REMAINS IN

My  mother  was  being  treated  for  a  inter  cranial bleed  in  july,  she  has  almost  cured  from  the  same,  From  3-4  days  she  is  feeling  very  much  sleepy,  is  this  a  symptom  any  further  brain  problems  ?????  HER  BP  REMAINS  IN

Contact Neurologist: The situation you R describing may be serious. I would contact the Neurologist who saw her for her bleed. This is important. Maybe she lost sleep, but just like in law, in medicine all is suspect and guilty until proven innocent. ...Read more

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My dad passed out hitting his head on tile floor couple of weeks ago. Er CT was neg. Mri this week showed 'nodule on brain'. Could it be a slow bleed?

My dad passed out hitting his head on tile floor couple of weeks ago. Er CT was neg. Mri this week showed 'nodule on brain'. Could it be a slow bleed?

Small contusion?: It's very difficult to say what this "nodule" is without seeing images, but it is possible this may represent a tiny brain contusion, which was better detected on the mri. Slow bleeds typically occur in the subdural space and assume a more lentiform shape, not nodular, so given the limited information i would say it is unlikely to represent slow, ongoing bleed. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of brain bleeding? Are headaches, ringing ears, red eye related? (I was in a car accident didn't hit my head,just back&forth)

What are the symptoms of brain bleeding? Are headaches, ringing ears, red eye related? (I was in a car accident didn't hit my head,just back&forth)

Closed head injury: To get brain bleeding from a car accident just by accelerate-decelerate motion of the head is possible if the person is on anticoagulant (blood thinner) and have a brain that is less then healthy, such as in cerebral atrophy. Usual sypmtoms are stiff neck and severe headaches, and confusion. I mean severe! There maybe bleeding from the ear. But ringing and red eye not so clearly related. ...Read more

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What is the severity if i had slight bleeding on the right hemisphere on the frontal lobe and have a quarter size bruise. No symptoms of head trauma.

What is the severity if i had slight bleeding on the right hemisphere on the frontal lobe and have a quarter size bruise.  No symptoms of head trauma.

By CT??: Confused about how you know you had bleeding on your frontal lobe? By ct? If so, why did you get the ct if no head trauma? Really hard to answer this question without more info. Good luck! ...Read more

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How can I tell if my brain is bleeding?

How can I tell if my brain is bleeding?

Brain Bleed: It is usually acute and cause severe headache, requires immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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If i had a bleed n my brain would i feel it?

If i had a bleed n my brain would i feel it?

Not always: No, it's not always sensed. That's why it is so dangerous. It can bleed and then when it reaches a critical point, it can lead to loss of consciousness or death. Any possible head injury should be checked out right away. Remember the oxi-clean advertisement guy? He hit his head on the overhead bin in a plane and thought nothing of it. Within 48 hrs, he was dead from a brain bleed. ...Read more

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How does bleeding on the brain happen after a fall?

How does bleeding on the brain happen after a fall?

Multiple ways: During the fall, if the brain is thrust against the boney skull, it can be injured producing a small hemorrhage. A second mechanism, the bridging veins between the dura and the brain are torn producing a subdural hematoma. With lateral skull fracture, the middle meningeal artery can be torn producing an epidural hematoma. With violent falls, traumatic subarachnoid hemorrhages due to arterial tears. ...Read more

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What things predispose someone to bleeding outside of the brain?

What things predispose someone to bleeding outside of the brain?

Epi or subdural blee: By far this is most commonly caused by a blow to the end. The only predisposing factor would be a bleeding or blood clotting problem, such as hemophilia, a patient on blood thinners, frequent Aspirin intake. ...Read more

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What to do if bleeding in brain?

What to do if bleeding in brain?

Intracranial bleedin: Bleeding into the brain is a serious situation which requires investigation by a neurologist or neurosurgeon to ascertain to the source of the bleed and correct it ...Read more

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How do you treat a brain bleed ?

How do you treat a brain bleed ?

brain bleed: This really depends on where it is and what the findings on exam are. Treatment may be conservative medical or surgical. ...Read more

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What are the causes of bleeding in the brain?

High blood pressure: Most commonly high blood pressure (hypertension), which puts a toll on small brain blood vessels which can rupture and bleed, usually at older age. Other causes include brain aneurysms, vascular malformations, tumors, head injury, amyloid angiopathy, use of stimulants including street drugs, medications such as blood thinners, brain surgery, cerebral venous thrombosis etc. ...Read more

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Which is it called when there's bleeding on the brain?

Which is it called when there's bleeding on the brain?

Hemorrhage : Several types: intraparenchymal, epidural, sub dural, and subarachnoid. These can be caused either by trauma (most common) or can be spontaneous. Treatment varies depending on location, type, and etiology. ...Read more

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Are there official recommendations for treating brain bleeding?

Are there official recommendations for treating brain bleeding?

Yes: There are many different kinds of brain bleeding and there are guidelines out there for many of them. The american heart/stroke association has guidelines for intracerebral hemorrhage and subarachnoid hemorrhage. The neurocritical care society also has subarachnoid hemorrhage guidelines. The brain trauma foundation has guidelines for traumatic brain bleeds. Do you have a specific question? ...Read more

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If bleeding in brain of thrombocytopenia?

Possible: Severe thromboctytopenia may cause bleeding anywhere. If you have thrombocytopenia and feeling pressure in your head, dizziness , blurred vision go to hospital now. If not discuss with your doctor about causes and treatment of your disease. ...Read more

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If I had brain bleed from stroke would I know it?

If I had brain bleed from stroke would I know it?

Usually yes: Most people who have hemorrhagic bleeds in their brains know by either severe headaches and/or weakness, numbness, or trouble speaking. Very rarely, people will simply have a severe headache without any neurologic problems. ...Read more

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Does your brain bleed from doing the drug shrooms?

Does your brain bleed from doing the drug shrooms?

Not generally: Psilocybin mushrooms can cause hallucinations via affecting serotonin receptors in your brain, but stroke or "brain bleed" is not likely. It is much more likely with Cocaine and amphetamine-type drugs. ...Read more

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How to know if I have cancer or a brain bleed?

How to know if I have cancer or a brain bleed?

Scan: You would need a scan. Both of those are serious problems so if you have such concerns, i would hope you go see a doctor asap rather than waiting for an online consultation. ...Read more

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Could giving birth have caused me to have a brain bleed?

It's possible: Though it is extremely rare, childbirth can be associated with hemorrhages in the brain. ...Read more

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My newborn has bleeding in brain. why would this happen?

My newborn has bleeding in brain. why would this happen?

Few possibilities: There are many reasons why newborns get intracranial hemorrhage (bleeding in the brain). If a baby is premature (usually less than 32 weeks or so), if the baby did not receive the vitamin K shot at birth, an underlying bleeding disorder, trauma (shaken baby) are a few of the possibilities to consider. A thorough evaluation should be undertaken with your Pediatrician and specialists. ...Read more