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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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Dr. Alan Patterson
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Bleeding (Definition)

Bleeding is a term describing the loss of blood. It can occur inside the body due to damage to blood vessels or organs or outside the body during menstruation or when there is a ...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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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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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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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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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

Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more