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Ever since the pediatrician diagnosed brain bleeding in my son, I have been a nervous wreck. What does it mean?

Ever since the pediatrician diagnosed brain bleeding in my son, I have been a nervous wreck. What does it mean?

Hard to say: Early in the development of CT,I recall a report that up to 3 % of otherwise normal vaginal newborns had small areas of bleed suggested by the study.Today's studies are more accurate and I suspect your doc is describing a more worrisome event. I have patients that grew up to be intellectually normal with minor motor problems & some that did poorly.Treatment in early childhood helps improve outcome ...Read more

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Ever since the pediatrician diagnosed brain bleeding in my daughter, I have been losing sleep. What does it mean?

Ever since the pediatrician diagnosed brain bleeding in my daughter, I have been losing sleep. What does it mean?

Depends: It depends on the type of bleeding and location of bleeding. It also depends on the source of the bleeding. Feel free to write back and i can answer more specifically as to they type and location of the hemorrhage. ...Read more

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Does having a brain bleed in the past mean I can't drink alcohol anymore?

Does having a brain bleed in the past mean I can't drink alcohol anymore?

No: Alcohol when consumed in moderation is fine after a brain bleed. Excessive alcohol intake can affect your liver and cause problems with forming clots. ...Read more

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Does developing petechiae from drug reaction on arms and/or legs mean getting brain bleed simultaneously?

Does developing petechiae from drug reaction on arms and/or legs mean getting brain bleed simultaneously?

No: petechiae from drug reaction don't indicate bleeding, can be inflammation of the inner lining of capillaries, and petechiae due to minor bleeds from capillaries in certain area don't indicate brain bleed ...Read more

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How does bleeding on the brain happen after a fall?

How does bleeding on the brain happen after a fall?

Multiple ways: During the fall, if the brain is thrust against the boney skull, it can be injured producing a small hemorrhage. A second mechanism, the bridging veins between the dura and the brain are torn producing a subdural hematoma. With lateral skull fracture, the middle meningeal artery can be torn producing an epidural hematoma. With violent falls, traumatic subarachnoid hemorrhages due to arterial tears. ...Read more

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Which is it called when there's bleeding on the brain?

Which is it called when there's bleeding on the brain?

Hemorrhage : Several types: intraparenchymal, epidural, sub dural, and subarachnoid. These can be caused either by trauma (most common) or can be spontaneous. Treatment varies depending on location, type, and etiology. ...Read more

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Could a baby get a fraxtured skull and swelling/bleeding on the brain from falling off a bed?

Could a baby get a fraxtured skull and swelling/bleeding on the brain from falling off a bed?

Yes: Most infant skull fractures in the us are unfortunately due to either child abuse or road traffic accidents. But yes, falling from a bed onto a hard surface can cause what you describe. ...Read more

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What are brain contusions? How severe are they? What effects can they have on a person? I had bleeding on the brain and two contusions from an mva.

What are brain contusions? How  severe are they?  What effects can they have on a person? I had bleeding on the brain and two contusions from an mva.

Traumatic injury: A contusion is a bruise so these can range from mild to very severe, depending on the type of injury and the location. They can lead to long-term brain damage if they are not treated appropriately, specifically reducing any pressure inside the head and locating and stopping any associated bleeds. ...Read more

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My husband is in ticu after falling off a ladder and hit his head on concrete. he has some bleeding on the brain. when neurosurgeon comes in what questions should I ask?

My husband is in ticu after falling off a ladder  and hit his head on concrete. he  has some bleeding on the brain. when neurosurgeon comes in what questions should I ask?

Prognosis: A lot depends on what the surgeon recommends. Not all bleeding requires surgery. Much depends on the severity of the bleeding and the condition of the patient. I would start with: How bad is the injury? What are his chances for a good recovery? What can be done to improve the chances? Good luck. ...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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How can I tell if my brain is bleeding?

How can I tell if my brain is bleeding?

Brain Bleed: It is usually acute and cause severe headache, requires immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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What things predispose someone to bleeding outside of the brain?

What things predispose someone to bleeding outside of the brain?

Epi or subdural blee: By far this is most commonly caused by a blow to the end. The only predisposing factor would be a bleeding or blood clotting problem, such as hemophilia, a patient on blood thinners, frequent Aspirin intake. ...Read more

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What to do if bleeding in brain?

What to do if bleeding in brain?

Intracranial bleedin: Bleeding into the brain is a serious situation which requires investigation by a neurologist or neurosurgeon to ascertain to the source of the bleed and correct it ...Read more

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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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Are there official recommendations for treating brain bleeding?

Are there official recommendations for treating brain bleeding?

Yes: There are many different kinds of brain bleeding and there are guidelines out there for many of them. The american heart/stroke association has guidelines for intracerebral hemorrhage and subarachnoid hemorrhage. The neurocritical care society also has subarachnoid hemorrhage guidelines. The brain trauma foundation has guidelines for traumatic brain bleeds. Do you have a specific question? ...Read more

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If bleeding in brain of thrombocytopenia?

Possible: Severe thromboctytopenia may cause bleeding anywhere. If you have thrombocytopenia and feeling pressure in your head, dizziness , blurred vision go to hospital now. If not discuss with your doctor about causes and treatment of your disease. ...Read more

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My newborn has bleeding in brain. why would this happen?

My newborn has bleeding in brain. why would this happen?

Few possibilities: There are many reasons why newborns get intracranial hemorrhage (bleeding in the brain). If a baby is premature (usually less than 32 weeks or so), if the baby did not receive the vitamin K shot at birth, an underlying bleeding disorder, trauma (shaken baby) are a few of the possibilities to consider. A thorough evaluation should be undertaken with your Pediatrician and specialists. ...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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What's a level 2 brain bleeding?

Premature?: Premature infants are subject to bleeding into their brains. These bleeds are given grades 1, 2, 3, 4. Grade 2 intraventricular hemorrhage (ivh) is blood into the ventricle but without dilation and without extension into the brain. Grade 3 is major blood throughout the ventricles with dilation. Grade 4 is bleeding into the substance of the brain. ...Read more

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What can be done for brain bleeding?

Intensive care: Bleeding into the brain is serious. The cause must be found quickly. Emergency surgery may be necessary to save life. Then careful recovery with rehabilitation needs to be planned and initiated. Careful and appropriate medical follow up is very important. ...Read more