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Is there a disease that can cause subarachnoid hemorrhage, followed by onset of rectal bleeding?

Is there a disease that can cause subarachnoid hemorrhage, followed by onset of rectal bleeding?

Coagulopathies: Blood disorders such as hemophilia, platelet abnormalities, anticoagulant usage, autoimmune blood disorders can & do cause bleeding episodes in different organs and in different sites, separately or simultaneously. See a hematologist. ...Read more

Dr. Jonathan Dissin
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Subarachnoid Hemorrhage (Definition)

Subarachnoid hemorrhage is a condition in which there is bleeding into the space between the two thin coverings immediately surrounding the brain. A bleeding disorder or a head injury can cause subarachnoid hemorrhage, or its cause may be unknown. It begins suddenly as a very severe headache before other symptoms such as drowsiness ...Read more


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TBI 6 mos ago,R cerebullar subarachnoid bleed.Severe headaches rear R side several x's daily,taking topomax.Arachnoid cyst on brainstem.Cause4concern?

TBI 6 mos ago,R cerebullar subarachnoid bleed.Severe headaches rear R side several x's daily,taking topomax.Arachnoid cyst on brainstem.Cause4concern?

TBI: Yes you should be concerned and careful. Make sure you have regular follow-ups with your doctor and if the symptoms gets worse or if something new is noted go right away for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What is a subarachnoid hemorrhage?

Dangerous hemorrhage: Subaracnoid hemorrhages usually occur from rupture of aneurysms. Aneurysms are caused by defects in the vessel wall producing outpouching of the wall. With rupture of the aneuysm, patients complain of the worst headache of their life. The headache can rapidly progress to include altered consciousness, weakness or unresponsiveness. A percentage of patients never survive to reach medical care. ...Read more

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What can cause subarachnoid hemorrhage?

What can cause subarachnoid hemorrhage?

Head trauma: Head trauma is the most common cause, although cerebral aneurism is the most common cause of spontaneous sah. Formal cerebral angiogram in my opinion is still the gold standard for diagnosing aneurism. ...Read more

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What are the tests for subarachnoid hemorrhage?

What are the tests for subarachnoid hemorrhage?

CT, LP: Start with the clinical symptoms which are usually headache. The classic symptom is the "worst headache" of one's life. Cat scans are very good for demonstrating acute blood in the subarachnoid spaces at the base of the skull. Spinal taps can also be done to demonstrate the blood in the cerebral spinal fluid. ...Read more

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Could people recover from subarachnoid hemorrhage?

Could people recover from subarachnoid hemorrhage?

SAH Recovery: Sah patients may recover and it is based on many clinical and imaging factors. The treating physician will be the best person to assess the individual's prognosis. ...Read more

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Is subarachnoid hemorrhage always a very serious problem?

Is subarachnoid hemorrhage always a very serious problem?

Yes: It can be, so we never take a chance and look for aneurism by doing an angiogram on everybody with subarachnoid. Bleed. The most common cause is actually head trauma, which has a better prognosis and requires less aggressive workup.. ...Read more

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What is the likelihood of having a second subarachnoid hemorrhage?

Etiology dependent: This depends on the cause of your first subarachnoid hemorrhage. If it was aneurysmal, and the aneurysm was clipped or coiled and there are no others--then unlikely. This assumes you manage your blood pressure and there are no genetic risk factors.If it was traumatic and you suffer no further trauma-- unlikely. There are occasional subarachnoid hemorrhages where no cause is found. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Patterson
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Bleeding (Definition)

Bleeding is a term describing the loss of blood. It can occur inside the body due to damage to blood vessels or organs or outside the body during menstruation or when there is a ...Read more