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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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What metabolic disorders can cause bleeding on the brain and behind the eyes?

What metabolic disorders can cause bleeding on the brain and behind the eyes?

Diabetes: Diabetes is the most common that causes bleeding in the eye. It rarely causes bleeding in the brain. Patients with uncontolled hypertension are more prone to bleeding in the eye and brain-but this is problem occuring together is rare. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What could cause brain bleeding?

What could cause brain bleeding?

Blood vessel disease: Defects of blood vessels in the brain can result in brain bleeding. The most common is avm, then aneurysms. These can be congenital or acquired. Some bleeding can be caused by high blood pressure. Bleeding disorders including homophilia and sickle cell can cause brain bleeding. Trauma and shaking will result in bleeding over or into the brain. Severe infections may cause bleeding as well. ...Read more

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Does brain bleeding cause constant brain pain?

Depends on cause: Brain bleeding can be caused by a variety of conditions. Some are sudden. Such as those from aneurysms, avms or hemorrhagic strokes, and produce severe headaches. Chronic bleeding into a subdural hematoma can cause constant pain. After a bleed, the breakdown products of blood can cause a chemical irritation and produce headaches chronically. Brain bleeding requires urgent attention. ...Read more

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Can bleeding in brain cause stuttering?

Can bleeding in brain cause stuttering?

Brain hemorrhage: Bleeding in the brain can cause speech problems, either problems forming speech and/or understanding it. Additionally, one could have problems with articulating. A true "stutter, " however, would be unusual. ...Read more

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How does inserting a shunt in the brain not cause bleeding or damage ?

How does inserting a shunt in the brain not cause bleeding or damage 
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Location, location.: A shunt is situated in a fluid-filled cavity within the brain. No blood, and no structures to damage. The surgeons are adept at placing them just right. ...Read more

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Cause of death: subdural haematoma, fall exasperated by anticoagulants. Father fell - brain bleeding caused brain squashing = death Explain please?

Cause of death: subdural haematoma, fall exasperated by anticoagulants. Father fell - brain bleeding caused brain squashing = death  Explain please?

It pushes on brain: A subdural hematoma, as a result of a head injury, is a collection of blood between the covering of the brain and the surface of the brain. The bleeding after an injury fills the brain area very rapidly, compressing the brain with the pressure from the enlarging glob of blood (the hematoma). Our brains do not tolerate compression, which stops some of the normal brain functions, and then we die. ...Read more

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If i got hit by keys to my head can it cause brain damage or internal bleeding or problems later I have laceration on right side of my head one staple?

Probably not, but. .: Jelly, given the information provided, unless it was a really large cluster of keys (heavy) or fell from a great distance, it shouldn't be enough to cause brain damage or internal bleeding. If you have persistent severe headaches, cognitive issues or just are worried i would discuss with your primary doctor whether an MRI or a neurology referral would make sense. ...Read more

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How can sinusitis, meningitis, intracranial bleeding, hypertension, and tumors in the brain cause headaches?

How can sinusitis, meningitis, intracranial bleeding, hypertension, and tumors in the brain cause headaches?

Common denominator: Except for sinusitis, they all cause traction on the leptomeninges which are the only structures in the brain which have feeling/sensation. Sinusitis causes headache by a different mechanism. ...Read more

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My daughter had a head trauma during birth which led to bleeding in some parts in brain which caused paralysis in the right limbs, what can be done?

My daughter had a head trauma during birth which led to bleeding in some parts in brain which caused paralysis in the right limbs, what can be done?

Physical Therapy: There are no cures for traumatic brain injury. The only option is to work with physical and occupational therapists in an attempt to accommodate for the neurological deficits. Young children can overcome such injury more than adults due to the plasticity of the nervous system at a young age. ...Read more

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Mom fell caused brain bleed 2+ months ago. Now has DVT distal peroneal. Treatment options? Blood thinners cause more brain bleeding? Mom is 79 yrs

Mom fell caused brain bleed 2+ months ago. Now has DVT distal peroneal. Treatment options? Blood thinners cause more brain bleeding? Mom is 79 yrs

IVC filter? I don't: know if ur mom is prone to falling & brain bleeds; if so, anticoagulants (blood thinners) r not a good idea - it increases the risk of a fatal brain bleed shd she fall again in the future. A better option may be an IVC filter (Greenfield filter) which will trap DVTs & keep it from getting to the lungs; however it tends to cause swelling in the legs (side effect may be wrse than cure). TTYD 4 advic ...Read more

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Would a mild head injury cause brain bleeding? Saw my doctor and have a mild concussion, said no CT scan is needed. Could this still happen?

Would a mild head injury cause brain bleeding? Saw my doctor and have a mild concussion, said no CT scan is needed. Could this still happen?

Exam normal: If your physical exam is normal then no need to rush to head CT. That being stated, there are a number of nagging problems that can result from even mild injury and seeing a concussion clinic may be helpful. ...Read more

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Curious as to what would cause: brain fog, hand tremor, eye twitch, joint pain, acid reflux, lightly bleeding gums, anxiety and impending doom?

Curious as to what would cause: brain fog, hand tremor, eye twitch, joint pain, acid reflux, lightly bleeding gums, anxiety and impending doom?

Too many symptoms: A symptom diary is helpful in such cases. One can write down the symptoms that happen each day, along with the activities that day, the foods eaten (including drinks), and medications taken. Write on a big calendar. Include whether or not the medications help the symptoms. Then a doctor can START with the most bothersome symptoms, as multiple symptoms usually means several visits to the doctor. ...Read more

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High bp cause 18ml of bleeding occurs in midbrain.Have any problem?

High bp cause 18ml of bleeding occurs in midbrain.Have any problem?

Hi BP/brain bleed: This is a medical emergency Please call 911 and go to ER ASAP. Usually associated with loss of consciousness, cranial nerve abnormalities may have seizures ,abnormal breathing, Rarely will try open evacuation at times will put in drain to relieve brain pressure . Go to ER NOW ...Read more