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

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

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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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


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How does hematoma differ from concussion. And how to know if someone have subdural hematoma?

How does hematoma differ from concussion. And how to know if someone have subdural hematoma?

Definitions: Concussion: "head injury resulting in loss of consciousness, loss or memory, or combination of both." hematoma: a localized area of bleeding within the brain, and can be above the outer covering, an "epidural hematoma", or below the dura, a "subdural hematoma". Hematoma can occur in absence of concussion. Mri films invariably reveal presence of such bleeding. ...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 is a subdural hematoma?

What is a subdural hematoma?

Blood inside skull: Subdural hematomas are collections, usually venous blood, from a torn vein between the brain and the fibrous membrane surrounding the brain called the Dura Mater. ...Read more

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What exactly is a subdural hematoma?

Blod clot: Blod clot or collection under the dura on the surface of the brain. ...Read more

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What is a falcine subdural hematoma?

Falx Hemorrhage: A hemorrhage between the two sides of the brain (hemispheres) along the falx. The falx is a membrane that extends down from the skull and helps protect brain. ...Read more

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What are the tests for subdural hematoma?

CT of the head: A ct scan of the head is the preferred study to rule out a subdural hematoma following a head trauma. In the subacute setting, a MRI of the brain can also be helpful. ...Read more

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What exactly is chronic subdural hematoma?

What exactly is chronic subdural hematoma?

Blood around brain: There are three layers of tissue that surround the brain, known collectively as the "meninges." the outermost layer is the dura mater, the middle layer the arachnoid mater, and the layer closest to the brain the pia mater. When veins that go between these layers rupture - often because of trauma - blood can start to pool between the dura mater and arachnoid mater causing a subdural hematoma. ...Read more

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What's the definition of subdural hematoma?

What's the definition of 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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Could you feel the bleed from a chronic subdural hematoma?

Could you feel the bleed from a chronic subdural hematoma?

Feel bleed: 0nly way to feel bleed is through symptoms it causes. A chronic subdural is not acute and rarely if ever causes new s or old symptoms to recur. I use rarely s very very remote possibility. Keep in check with surgeon until discharged. ...Read more

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Could you give yourself a epidural hematoma or subdural hematoma?

Could you give yourself a epidural hematoma or subdural hematoma?

Self inflicted : Yes if bang your head with force against wall or other hard object. Driving when you should not and getting into accident causing head injury and severe sports head injury. ...Read more

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Can you fall and get yourself a epidural hematoma or subdural hematoma?

Can you fall and get yourself a epidural hematoma or subdural hematoma?

Yes: Acceleration/deceleration injuries (like falling or a car accident) are typically associated with subdural hematomas. On impact, the brain shifts within the skull causing bridging veins to rupture leading to a slow accumulation of blood within the meningeal layers. ...Read more

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Is it possible to I've yourself an epidural hematoma or subdural hematoma?

Is it possible to I've yourself an epidural hematoma or subdural hematoma?

Yes: If you hit your head forcefully from a fall or a collision with something you can have a skull fracture that leads to the epidural or you can tear a bridging vein that leads to the subdural. ...Read more

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How long will you have to stay in the hospital with a chronic subdural hematoma?

How long will you have to stay in the hospital with a chronic subdural hematoma?

Depends : Depends on symptoms and age of person. Older with more weakness/confusion. If surgically drained on somebody doing well, they may spend anywhere from 1-7 days in the hospital. If they need more assistance, getting around/safety around house etc. Would take more time. Good question to ask the team helping you. ...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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Can a subdural hematoma accumulate to 6cm in less than one hour on a 3 yr. Old boy. After a fall?

6 cm in diameter...: ...Not thickness, right? Yes, it's possible; subdural is a venous bleed, lower pressure, but it can certainly spread fairly quickly around the subdural space. How the hemorrhage behaves over time is a better guide to when it occurred. Also, on ct scan, its density in hounsfield units varies with time from accumulation. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about subdural hematoma (like Natasha Richardson)? I know temporal injuries can be fatal.

Should I be concerned about subdural hematoma (like Natasha Richardson)? I know temporal injuries can be fatal.

Unlikely: Most subdural hematomas are caused by significant trauma. Have you had that recently? Are you on blood thinners? ...Read more

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I'm diagnosed with subdural hematoma, and needs surgery immediately.But could this surgery has any side effects later on or could it threaten my life?

I'm diagnosed with subdural hematoma, and needs surgery immediately.But could this surgery has any side effects later on or could it threaten my life?

This surgery is safe: Subdural hematoma may be minor, requiring no treatment, or large and life-threatening. Generally surgery is recommended if the hematoma is causing symptoms or is large on ct or mri. The primary risks of surgery are infection and rebleeding, possibly requiring reoperation. The risk of brain injury or long-term side effects is low. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Concussion (Definition)

An injury to the brain usually caused by trauma. Symptoms include loss of consciousness, altered ...Read more


Subdural Hematoma (Definition)

Occurs between the brain and the lining of the brain. It can accumulate and cause ...Read more