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Doctor insights on: Venous Bleeding In The Brain

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What are the causes of bleeding in the brain?

What are the causes of bleeding in the brain?

High blood pressure: Most commonly high blood pressure (hypertension), which puts a toll on small brain blood vessels which can rupture and bleed, usually at older age. Other causes include brain aneurysms, vascular malformations, tumors, head injury, amyloid angiopathy, use of stimulants including street drugs, medications such as blood thinners, brain surgery, cerebral venous thrombosis etc.

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Can you die from bleeding in the brain?

Can you die from bleeding in the brain?

Bleeding in brain: Bleeding in the brain from a ruptured aneurysm, trauma, hypertensiou or intrusion can cause spasm of blood vessels cutting off blood to parts of the brain. It is often associated with brain swelling or an increase in intracranial pressure which can cause pressure on structures that control breathing and heart beat.

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How to determine if I am bleeding in the brain?

Brain hemorrhage: Usually bleeding within the brain is accompanied by severe headache and the sudden onset of change in alertness, or consciousness, or symptoms like a stroke. It is very unlikely tor you to have a brain hemorrhage without knowing something is seriously wrong.

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How would u know if u have bleeding in the brain?

How would u know if u have bleeding in the brain?

SX like stroke: FAST: F ace drooping A rm weakness S peech difficulty T ime to call 911 Symptoms of intracranial bleeding are like those of stroke. Often patients will have severe headache as well.

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What are the chances of someone surviving with bleeding in the brain?

What are the chances of someone surviving with bleeding in the brain?

Not great: If a subarachnoid hemorrhage due to ruptured aneurysm, about 50% die prior to reaching hospital. If an intracerebral hemorrhage of any cause, mortality is 60% within one year.

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Can you survive a stroke if there is bleeding in the brain?

Can you survive a stroke if there is bleeding in the brain?

Absolutely: Neurosurgeons are consulted on every brain hemorrhage that enters a hospital. Most of the patients with intracerebral hemorrhages survive- although their symptoms will vary by the location and size of their stroke. Mortality is significantly elevated in large hemorrhages. Aneurysm hemorrhage has a high mortality. Subdural hemorrhages are often not fatal.

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Can you die from even just a little internal bleeding in the brain?

Can you die from even just a little internal bleeding in the brain?

Yes: Any bleeding in or around the brain can be life threatening. The exact location of the bleeding and the amount of bleeding determine how serious it is.

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Can you last months with bleeding in the brain or would you go into a coma?

Can you last months with bleeding in the brain or would you go into a coma?

Varies: Some of these tough events can cause coma, sometimes people survive, and sometimes they do well. It depends on how much blood there is, what area of the brain is affected, and whether there are seizures or not, and how well they can be controlled.

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Can a hemorrhagic bleeding in the brain cause death, if not immediate, later on?

Can a hemorrhagic bleeding in the brain cause death, if not immediate, later on?

Yes: Certainly, bleeds from aneurysms or avms or strokes can lead to death days to weeks after the initial event. The patient may survive the initial bleed, for example, or their condition may be stabilized surgically, but they may have a rebleed or they may die from other causes. For example, they are frequently in a debilitated state and die from pneumonia, or bed sores.

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If you had internal bleeding in the brain how long could you survive? I don't know if there is a specific answer.

If you had internal bleeding in the brain how long could you survive? I don't know if there is a specific answer.

No specific answer.: Survival will depend on many factors: cause of bleeding, location, magnitude, access to critical care, etc. When blood irritates brain tissues, it causes swelling. This is known as cerebral edema. The pooled blood collects into a mass called a hematoma. These conditions increase pressure on nearby brain tissue, and that reduces vital blood flow and kills brain cells.

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Can a 2mm avm cause small bleeding in the brain?

Can a 2mm avm cause small bleeding in the brain?

AVM: A 2mm avm is an extremely small size avm and impressed they were able to find it on radiologic studies. An avm always has a risk of bleeding but if only 2mm in size this would be a low flow avm and the risks on the lower size. I would recommend followup in the future to make sure there is no growth in the avm as that would change the treatment.

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What type of stroke causes bleeding in the brain? What is the survival rate?

What type of stroke causes bleeding in the brain? What is the survival rate?

Many causes: hemorrhagic stroke can happen from severe elevation in blood pressure (most common), or from an ischemic stroke transforming into a hemorrhagic, or a subarachnoid hemorrhage from a ruptured aneurysm, or from an AVM (arteriovenous malformation), or a large cortical brain hemorrhage from an amyloid angiopathy (in elderly with dementia) etc etc

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Will you have symptoms if you are bleeding in the brain when you are sleeping?

Will you have symptoms if you are bleeding in the brain when you are sleeping?

Maybe, maybe not: It is possible to have a slow venous bleed that will go unnoticed until the pressure builds up to the point that you have the worst headache of your life in the middle of the night. If it is a sudden arterial bleed, and you survive, you will be fortunate if you wake up, feel the sudden pain, the loss of nerve function, and live long enough to call the ambulance and get to the hospital for surgery.

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Can newborn die from internal bleeding in the brain?

Can newborn die from internal bleeding in the brain?

Yes: Newborns can have internal bleeding in the brain by the same mechanisms as adults, but most commonly, especially if premature, from an interventricular hemorrhage (ivh). Not all cerebral hemorrhages or ivh are fatal-it depends on the amount of brain tissue involved and the patients general health.

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Can bleeding in the brain occur months after a head injury?

Can bleeding in the brain occur months after a head injury?

Yes: A small bleed can expand, not by re-bleeding, but by absorbing fluid from the CSF (hygroma) and cause symptoms. This occurs with Subdural / Epidural hematomas

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Can you have bleeding in the brain 28 hrs after a minor hit on sides of head and no apparent signs of concussion besides headache/pressure in temples?

Can you have bleeding in the brain 28 hrs after a minor hit on sides of head and no apparent signs of concussion besides headache/pressure in temples?

Injury to head: Some of the blood vessels speclly in the temples in our heads are very close to the skull Therefore susceptible to minor trauma to the head. Persistent headaches, mental status changes, drowsiness are all worrisome signs. Please go to the ER if you are having continued headaches, nausea blurred vision, drowsiness or any other progressive symptoms. An bleeding inside the head must be ruled out

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Could a fracture in an infants skull cause swelling and bleeding in the brain?

Could a fracture in an infants skull cause swelling and bleeding in the brain?

Can co-exist: The skull is separated from the brain by a few tissue layers, & bleeding from the fracture can get between the skull and these layers and cause a problem called an epidural. Epidurals can become large & press on the brain. The event/trauma that caused the fracture can also cause tissue damage in the brain with bleeding & swelling.