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What Does Bleeding On The Brain 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ever since the pediatrician diagnosed brain bleeding in my daughter, I have been losing sleep. What does it mean?
Does developing petechiae from drug reaction on arms and/or legs mean getting brain bleed simultaneously?
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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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