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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?
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
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