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Dr. Alan Patterson
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What do they do for a small brain bleed?

What do they do for a small brain bleed?

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.

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Is it possible not to be able to see a small brain bleed?

Is it possible not to be able to see a small brain bleed?

Maybe: We have very sensitive MRI equipment and it would be very unlikely to miss any brain bleeding causing clinical symptoms, but on occasion, if cat scan is used, one might miss an "isodense subdural hematoma".

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MVA 5/2, had small brain bleed. Head sore to touch, severe constant headache, left eye muscle prob/dbl vision. How long before symptoms go away?

MVA 5/2, had small brain bleed. Head sore to touch, severe constant headache, left eye muscle prob/dbl vision. How long before symptoms go away?

That can only B-: -answered by Ur treating neurologist or neurosurgeon. In a 29 year old guy there is no minor bleed. It takes a lot of energy 2 bleed, & post concussion syndrome can not B predicted when it will stop.

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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?

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?

Healing is good: It is great to hear your symptoms have improved. Many medical providers will obtain a follow up imaging test to be certain the bleeding has resolved. Sometimes bleeding does not resolve and in such a case it needs to be monitored more carefully.

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Can a 2mm avm cause small bleeding in the brain?

Can a 2mm avm cause small bleeding in the brain?

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.

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Blood clot on brain now showing small bleed around it on MRI scan?

Blood clot on brain now showing small bleed around it on MRI scan?

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.

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Can a baby have a small retinal hemorrhage and small bleed in the frontal lobe if the point of impact after fall from couch was the eyes and forehead?

Can a baby have a small retinal hemorrhage and small bleed in the frontal lobe if the point of impact after fall from couch was the eyes and forehead?

Yes: A baby might get both a ret hemm a small red mark will go away, if there is a frontal lobe bleed there will be symptoms, in fact anywhere can be a bleed that's why u call a dr and they will tell u what to look for ie vomiting irritability lethargy etc in my practice I am amazed at se falls that babies take and are fine, that fontanelle sure helps them but any fall u think is bad just call ur dr.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Would I know if I had a brain bleed?

Would I know if I had a brain bleed?

Maybe: Brain hemorrhages have multiple causes but usually have a significant headache associated with them. There can also be neurological deficits like weakness or tingling. If you have any thoughts that a hemorrhage is possible, you should seek medical attention for evaluation immediately!

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What predisposes someone to bleeding in brain?

What predisposes someone to bleeding in brain?

Hypertension: Hypertension is the most frequent cause but there are many others. Blood thinners, trauma, tumors, aneurysms and other diseases of the blood vessels.

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I had a brain bleed but no anerysum or abnormalities found, so why did I have a bleed? .

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.

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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

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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.

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What could cause brain bleeding?

What could cause brain bleeding?

Blood vessel disease: Defects of blood vessels in the brain can result in brain bleeding. The most common is avm, then aneurysms. These can be congenital or acquired. Some bleeding can be caused by high blood pressure. Bleeding disorders including homophilia and sickle cell can cause brain bleeding. Trauma and shaking will result in bleeding over or into the brain. Severe infections may cause bleeding as well.

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What's a level 2 brain bleeding?

Premature?: Premature infants are subject to bleeding into their brains. These bleeds are given grades 1, 2, 3, 4. Grade 2 intraventricular hemorrhage (ivh) is blood into the ventricle but without dilation and without extension into the brain. Grade 3 is major blood throughout the ventricles with dilation. Grade 4 is bleeding into the substance of the brain.