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I need a straight answer. What is bleeding outside of the brain?

I need a straight answer. What is bleeding outside of the brain?

Hematoma: Blood can accumulate between the inside layer of the skull and the outside layer of the brain. This is a subdural or epidural hematoma depending on where it is located in the space between the brain and the skull. If large enough, these bleeds will press on the brain and will need a neurosurgeon to remove them in the operating room to prevent brain damage or death. Is that straight enough? ...Read more

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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What predisposes someone to bleeding in brain?

What predisposes someone to bleeding in brain?

Hypertension: Hypertension is the most frequent cause but there are many others. Blood thinners, trauma, tumors, aneurysms and other diseases of the blood vessels. ...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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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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What are the chances of someone surviving with bleeding in the brain?

What are the chances of someone surviving with bleeding in the brain?

Not great: If a subarachnoid hemorrhage due to ruptured aneurysm, about 50% die prior to reaching hospital. If an intracerebral hemorrhage of any cause, mortality is 60% within one year. ...Read more

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How to determine if I am bleeding in the brain?

Brain hemorrhage: Usually bleeding within the brain is accompanied by severe headache and the sudden onset of change in alertness, or consciousness, or symptoms like a stroke. It is very unlikely tor you to have a brain hemorrhage without knowing something is seriously wrong. ...Read more

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Can you die from bleeding in the brain?

Can you die from bleeding in the brain?

Bleeding in brain: Bleeding in the brain from a ruptured aneurysm, trauma, hypertensiou or intrusion can cause spasm of blood vessels cutting off blood to parts of the brain. It is often associated with brain swelling or an increase in intracranial pressure which can cause pressure on structures that control breathing and heart beat. ...Read more

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How would u know if u have bleeding in the brain ?

How would u know if u have bleeding in the brain 
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SX like stroke: FAST: F ace drooping A rm weakness S peech difficulty T ime to call 911 Symptoms of intracranial bleeding are like those of stroke. Often patients will have severe headache as well. ...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