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Doctor insights on: Treatment For Blood Clots In The Brain

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What is the treatment for a blood clot in mid brain and a blocked artery?

What is the treatment for a blood clot in mid brain and a blocked artery?

Depends on timing : If this stroke patient has no bleeding and got to the hospital early enough , then the patient may benefit from thrombolytic treatment as long as no contraindication for the lytics. If you are asking about blocked carotid artery then if stenosis is above 50% and is the source of clot (although unusual for midbrain) then surgery or stent ...Read more

Blood Clot (Definition)

A blood clot or thrombus is the final step of the coagulation cascade. It is a good thing when your body is trying to stop blood loss, however a blood clot can form in the veins after prolonged periods of immobility. This type of like ...Read more


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33 yo woman, drug addict, had a stroke, has 3 blood clots in the brain and some kind of brain lining deterioration. Dr advised no treatment. hope?

33 yo woman, drug addict, had a stroke, has 3 blood clots in the brain and some kind of brain lining deterioration. Dr advised no treatment. hope?

How sad!: What a tough time for you! You don't say what her condition is at present, but it sounds dire. Talk to the doctor and your family, and a second opinion and even a third is always a good idea. It helps to write things down so you remember better what was said and to have your questions written down, too, so you don't forgot them when you are talking with the docs. Best wishes to you! ...Read more

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Is there any treatment options available for last stage patients having blood clot in brain??

Is there any treatment options available for last stage patients having blood clot in brain??

Interventional rad: I dont completely follow your questiob but many centers have Interventional Radiologist and/or interventional neurology - these are specialist who through catheterizations (wires / lines placed in your artery and veins) can help non-surgically with many problems ...Read more

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Post major operation is it common to die from blood clots in the brain?

Post major operation is it common to die from blood clots in the brain?

No, uncommon: Blood clots are uncommon after all surgeries. However, when they do occur they are usually filtered into the lungs and people can die if they are large enough to block enough of the lung. However, the risks of this are small, but how small depends on the surgery and how it is performed. For more information see your physician. In addition, there are many other risk factors to discuss with your md. ...Read more

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What is the cause of blood clots in the brain?

What is the cause of blood clots in the brain?

Many causes.: There are many causes. Atherosclerosis is one. Vascultis can do it also, which has many forms, like polyarteritis nodosa. Hematologic diseases, such as thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura can cause it, as can drugs, like cocaine. Embolism, and vasoconstriction are other major causes. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of really really tiny blood clots in the brain?

What are symptoms of really really tiny blood clots in the brain?

Small strokes: The symptoms from 1-2 mm infarcts or hemorrhages vary from none to temporary disability which clear in a few days. They can cause cumulative damage also if the cause is not found and treated. ...Read more

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What are common signs for brain cancer and blood clots in the brain?

What are common signs for brain cancer and blood clots in the brain?

Symptoms maybe simil: Headaches and nausea/vomiting are common to both disease entities. But an imaging study (like a ct scan or mri) can make a distinction easily as they would look distinctly different from each other. ...Read more

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Which one is better at detecting blood clots (in the brain) MRI or CT scan?

Which one is better at detecting blood clots (in the brain) MRI or CT scan?

MRI: Blood clots can lead to strokes, which MRI is more sensitive at detecting. To evaluate blood vessels for narrowing, one can use either MRI or ct. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if there are blood clots in brain?

Stroke: What is commonly referred as blood clots may represent two (totally different) serious categories: hemorrhage or ischemia. In hemorrhage the blood leaks out of the blood vessels and accumulates inside the brain or between the brain and the skull. In ischemia the blood flow is interrupted blocking the oxygen supply to the brain. The brain damage resulting from either ranges from mild to fatal. ...Read more

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Is surgery necessary when you have blood clots in your brain?

Is surgery necessary when you have blood clots in your brain?

Based on situation: If an aneurysm or ateriovenous malformation has caused problem, surgical repair may be life saving. If a subdural or epidural hemorrhage, best to decompress unless very small and stable. If intracranial bleeding, may be far safer to be conservative, and not operate. But all situations are different and management decisions should vary. ...Read more

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Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more