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Subdural Hematoma Nosebleed After Head Trauma
Can you have facial filler like juvaderm if you have had an acute subdural hematoma due to a hit on your head?
Yes: Unless you are on medication to decrease blood clotting. The bleeding caused by trauma is not a contraindication to facial fillers. I am assuming this bleed is resolved and there are no current neurological complications. If they are complications hold off anything as non essential as fillers until everything is stable ...Read more
A nosebleed is a symptom in which there is enough bleeding in the nose for a person to see it coming out of the nose or taste it going down the throat. Nosebleeds are often due to a broken small blood vessel, and stop when a clot forms at the break in the blood vessel. ...Read more
Unlikely in young: In a young person, it is unlikely. In an older person (>80 years), the patient may have a chronic subdural hematoma. As we get older, the brain "shrinks". There is more potential space between the brain and the dura. Thus, small, often times unnoticed bumps on the head can tear the bridging vessels, thus leading to the sdh. ...Read more
How long after a head injury does a chronic subdural hematoma typically present in terms of symptoms? Can it present up to 1 year later?
Unpredictable: Usually most of the time immediately in couple of hrs some times few few days, epidural takes more time, will have lucid interval, some times dormant for months, the reason head injury needs evaluation by trained physician and CT scans are required most of the time, clear instructions from ER at the time of discharge ...Read more
9 days ago I hit head ice skating. Didn't pass put. Now, only symptom headache when I use iPad too much. Subdural hematoma risk?
Is a chronic subdural hematoma detected by CT scan important or just a normal occurance in a 83 year old that hit head 3 days prior to scan?
Chronic > 3 days: "Chronic" means that the bleeding began a few wks after injury. Thus, it is less likely that the hit to the head 3 days prior to the head CT caused the "chronic" subdural hematoma (SDH). SDH and head trauma are risk factors for seizures and other conditions. The patient should be closely monitored and see a neurologist for evaluation. Http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000781.htm ...Read more
After head injury, if CT within 48 hours is normal, is it possible for a chronic subdural hematoma to develop later despite the normal initial CT scan?
Head injury when I was 20, had subdural hematoma, now 28 smell/taste is still not what it was but overall fully recovered great. Should I get a checkup with neuro even though I'm not having any issues? Only stayed 1 night in hospital and no seizures
Try zinc: Most common reason for this is that small nerves from the brain come through a bone with holes (Imagine a grater) at the top, of the nose (cribiform plate). If this moves suddenly it amputates these olfactory a sore and you lose smell and taste. See a neurologist so this can be tested, or you can get a q tip and some scents and test yourself. Cannot grow back. Zinc supplement trial in order. ...Read more
Bumped top of head hard 6 days ago still nauseous headache tired eyes lightheaded 4th day legs tired neuro test on 3rd day ok is it subdural hematoma
21 year old female with sharp stabbing pain right above my left ear out of nowhere and it goes into my left eye. Had a subdural hematoma on my right side of my head 4 years ago.
I had 6 head CT scans due to subdural hematoma. I would like to know my risk of brain cancer now?
No: The risk of radiation injury or side effects are minimal. I hope you make a complete and rapid recovery. ...Read more
Can a person have a subdural hematoma or skull fracture for a month with only symptoms being side headache and back head pain? Got black eye month ago
Opened car door into nose/face 12 hrs ago. Didn't lose consciousness. Recently started feeling lightheaded. Should I worry about a subdural hematoma?
Get checked.: Delayed lightheadedness after trauma is worrisome, and should be evaluated by a clinician, because even "minor" head trauma can lead to bleeding in the brain which can be fatal. I would go to your local doctor who will probably order a brain ct to rule out that possibility. Time is of the essence. ...Read more
Does getting punched in the mouth often cause a subdural hematoma. And can that bring on a manic episode?
I bumped my temple 72 hours ago. No headache, pupils fine, and not dizzy. Should I still worry about subdural hematoma:acute, subacute and chronic?
Hit forehead on car door 5 days ago. ER dr won't do CT since I had 2 for a concussion 2 yrs ago. So how can I tell if I develop subdural hematoma?
Can you see a Subdural Hematoma in a Ct facial scan? Got a black eye 3weeks ago. And have headache still. I got a ct facial scan done at ER weeks ago
Possibly, but: Only if the subdural is in the frontal region. The facial CT likely did not include most of the brain, and was performed with a bone detail technique which would not be optimal for looking at intracranial abnormalities. ...Read more
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
Yes: This is a common circumstance.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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
It depends: Blood can collect just beneath the thick covering of the brain. This covering is called dura, and blood under this is called subdural hematoma. In acute trauma there can be a large collection of blood with swelling and severe brain damage. In minor trauma just a small thin layer of blood collects without much effect. Chronic blood can dissolve to clear fluid and leave a chronic subdural. ...Read more
If normal symptoms post concussion are the same as delayed subdural hematoma symptoms-how are you to know if u should go to be evaluated?
Still need an Eval: Either way an accurate diagnosis should be made as these are still different entitities with different treatments. First we have to make a Diagnosis of a hematoma and that requires neuroimaging. Depending on the symptoms one is manifesting after concussion, addiional tests, monitoring and followup are critical. This may include neuroimaging. Thus I would recommend a ER or Neurology consult asap. ...Read more
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