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I am really scared. I have symptoms of acute brain swelling. How long does it take to lose consciousness from that?

I am really scared. I have symptoms of acute brain swelling. How long does it take to lose consciousness from that?

Get seen now: Brains don't "just swell" unless it's the result of a blow, especially a second blow. I would not be surprised if you are siimply hyperventilating. If you still believe you are seriously ill, phone your physician's office or otherwise get seen. Acute cerebral edema announces itself as headache, impairment of consciousness, and nausea / vomiting. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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What's the medical name for the symptoms of swelling the brain and not beign able to see?

What's the medical name for the symptoms of swelling the brain and not beign able to see?

BIH: Originally the name was pseudotumor cerebri. The name was changed several years ago to more accurately reflect what is going on. It is now called benign intracranial hypertension (BIH). It causes headaches and vision loss. It's more common in women, especially who are overweight. Diagnosis is made by spinal tap. Best treatment is weight loss, but diuretics are used and rarely surgery is necessary ...Read more

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What causes brain swelling?

What causes brain swelling?

Bleeding ...: Head trauma, intracranial bleeding, infection, blockage of cerebrospinal fluid, tumors, inflammation. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have brain swelling?

How to tell if I have brain swelling?

See a neurologist: Brain swelling can manifest in different ways depending on the location and severity. You should first see a neurologist who can perform a detailed exam to detect for any neurological deficits that you might have. If your neurological exam is unremarkable and you don't have any preceding history that would suggest brain swelling, then there is no need for any further work-up to be performed. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are signs of brain swelling?

I was wondering what are signs of brain swelling?

Depress CNS function: In general swelling of the brain leads to depression of central nervous system function. This leads to drowsiness, dizziness, confusion, and headaches. With more severe swelling there can become focal neurologic symptoms depending on the type of herniation that occurs. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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How long does it approximately take to lose consciousness from acute brain swelling?

How long does it approximately take to lose consciousness  from acute brain swelling?

Impossible to answer: There are so many variables i doubt that any of us here can give you specific reliable information. Brain swelling is serious, of course. What prompts the question? Perhaps you can be more specific in why you are asking this. ...Read more

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Brain Swelling (Definition)

Swelling of the brain may be caused by excess fluid, ...Read more