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Small Bleed In Brain
Blood vessel study: Usually a small bleed in the brain by itself is not dangerous. The main concern is what caused the bleed. Sources can be trauma, aneurysm, avm, tumors, coagulopathies, infections, and inflammatory diseases. Usually a test to look at the blood vessels such as a ct angiogram and/or catheter angiogram are performed along with a series of blood tests to evaluate. Occasionally MRI as well. ...Read more
How quick would symptoms of brain bleed show after fall, would it be very obvious? 4 days since son fell. Small bump/cranky. Bump gone. Am i in the clear? Fever today & stuffy. Any association?
Unclear: Is this a new bleed or change in the appearance of the old bleed? The answer to this is important. New bleeding made need to be addressed but an old bleed changing its composition as it ages is to be expected. ...Read more
Following an accident to my head I suffered from small brain bleeding & edemata. I am feeling okay again but why is it necessary to have anotherCTdone?
To check improvement: With intracranial bleeding and swelling, it is necessary to repeat a CT to make sure the bleeding has stopped and the edema (swelling) is resolving. One might expect to see less area of blood (or even resolution) and some encephalomalacia (scar tissue/softening) of the affected area as well. Glad you're ok. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
AVM: A 2mm avm is an extremely small size avm and impressed they were able to find it on radiologic studies. An avm always has a risk of bleeding but if only 2mm in size this would be a low flow avm and the risks on the lower size. I would recommend followup in the future to make sure there is no growth in the avm as that would change the treatment. ...Read more
Depends on location: The location of the bleed may give you some hints as to the possible cause. Intracerebral bleeds tend to come from small weakening in the vessels inside the brain. Subarachnoid bleeds tend to come from aneurysms. Bleeds associated with a tangle of vessels may come from an arteriovenous malformation. There are also cavernous malformations which are sinusoidal dilations of vessels that can bleed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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