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Can you have facial filler like juvaderm if you have had an acute subdural hematoma due to a hit on your head?

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

Dr. Franklyn Gergits
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Nosebleed (Definition)

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


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Is subdural hematoma possible after a head injury one year later?

Is subdural hematoma possible after a head injury one year later?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Low: Risk of subdural is low, if your only symptom is headache with too much I-Pad use. Reuce the periods of use and take breaks. This may help ...Read more

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What can cause a subdural hematoma on an infant if he did not fall or suffer a blow to the head?

What can cause a subdural hematoma on an infant if he did not fall or suffer a blow to the head?

Yes, can happen: Subdural hematoma can develop in infants with out injury or due is due to very minor injury when infant has benign enlargement of sub arachnoid spaces (BESS) This always a consideration in assessing child abuse. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Yes but: It is not likely to be subdural hematoma but the more worrisome would be epidural and if symptoms persist you should see your doctor. Concussion can present very similarly and MRI is best for evaluating these symptoms. However, don't det ...Read more

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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

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

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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.

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.

Get checked: Given your history seeing your doctor immediately or going to an urgent care is needed. Hydrate well and make sure blood test are done to figure out if there is a clotting defect. Check your blood pressure and get a through eye and neurological exam! ...Read more

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I had 6 head CT scans due to subdural hematoma. I would like to know my risk of brain cancer now?

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

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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

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

Yes: Yes, in part because the mental status of the person, and therefore their ability to report pain, may be altered as well. There is also a condition known as a delayed subdural hematoma which can occur after the original injury. Don't hesitate to be seen and thoroughly evaluated. ...Read more

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Opened car door into nose/face 12 hrs ago. Didn't lose consciousness. Recently started feeling lightheaded. Should I worry about a subdural hematoma?

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

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Does getting punched in the mouth often cause a subdural hematoma. And can that bring on a manic episode?

Does getting punched in the mouth often cause a subdural hematoma. And can that bring on a manic episode?

Brain Stress>Mania: Any significant brain stress can trigger mood instability in a susceptible individual, e.g. Mania. See your md for an evaluation! Seek the help you deserve and get to "well"! ...Read more

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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

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

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Can you tell me about subdural hematoma?

Can you tell me about subdural hematoma?

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

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Can you feel the bleeding from a chronic subdural hematoma?

Can you feel the bleeding from a chronic subdural hematoma?

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

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What is left parietal hematoma? Is parietal hematoma and subdural hematoma same?

What is left parietal hematoma? Is parietal hematoma and subdural hematoma same?

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

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What is left parietal hematoma? Is parietal hematoma and subdural hematoma same?

What is left parietal hematoma? Is parietal hematoma and subdural hematoma same?

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

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It possible to have a concussion or subdural hematoma without any sort pain?

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

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Could someone have a subdural hematoma even if he is bleeding from the scalp?

Could someone have a subdural hematoma even if he is bleeding from the scalp?

Yes: A subdural hematoma is caused by a tearing of a bridging vein, often from trauma. A scalp laceration would not exclude the possibility of a subdural hematoma. ...Read more

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How dangerous is a subdural hematoma in the brain?

How dangerous is a subdural hematoma in the brain?

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

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Is it a bad idea to have sex five days after a subdural hematoma?

Subdural hematoma: By the time you get this message reply it will be longer than 5 days. So long as there is no complication from the hematoma or from the therapy there should be no problem so long as it is not rough sex. ...Read more

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How soon after a subdural hematoma can you have sexual intercourse?

After treatment: If a subdural has been drained or is small enough that it does not require treatmentk you can resume relations after you have recovered from the effects of the head/brain injury that caused the subdural hemorrhage. ...Read more

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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?

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

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What can I do if I had a subdural hematoma 3 years ago?

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

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Hematoma (Definition)

A condition in which there has been bleeding between the scalp and the skull, and the blood is trapped under the scalp, forming a blood-filled bulge. Can usually ...Read more


Dr. Eric Weisman
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Head Trauma (Definition)

Any injury to the face, skull, or brain as a result of blunt force, or penetrating trauma. It can also occur due to rapid ...Read more