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What Is The Likelihood Of Having A Second Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Etiology dependent: This depends on the cause of your first subarachnoid hemorrhage. If it was aneurysmal, and the aneurysm was clipped or coiled and there are no others--then unlikely. This assumes you manage your blood pressure and there are no genetic risk factors. If it was traumatic and you suffer no further trauma-- unlikely. There are occasional subarachnoid hemorrhages where no cause is found. ...Read more
A condition in which there is bleeding into the space between the two thin coverings immediately surrounding the brain. It can be caused by a bleeding disorder or a head injury. It begins suddenly as a severe headache before other symptoms such as drowsiness ...Read more
Dangerous hemorrhage: Subaracnoid hemorrhages usually occur from rupture of aneurysms. Aneurysms are caused by defects in the vessel wall producing outpouching of the wall. With rupture of the aneuysm, patients complain of the worst headache of their life. The headache can rapidly progress to include altered consciousness, weakness or unresponsiveness. A percentage of patients never survive to reach medical care. ...Read more
CT, LP: Start with the clinical symptoms which are usually headache. The classic symptom is the "worst headache" of one's life. Cat scans are very good for demonstrating acute blood in the subarachnoid spaces at the base of the skull. Spinal taps can also be done to demonstrate the blood in the cerebral spinal fluid. ...Read more
See below: Sudden severe headache, neck stiffness, altered level of consciousness, seizure, fetc are few to mention. ...Read more
Bleed around brain: When blood is seen in the subarachnoid space surrounding the brain, it is termed a subarachnoid hemorrhage. Blood in this area is most commonly seen on CT or MRI imaging of the head. The biggest concern would be the possibility of bleeding due to an aneurysm, although blood due to trauma is more common. In some cases where SAH is suspected, but not seen on CT scan; a lumbar puncture may detect. ...Read more
Depends!: This depends on the location and size of the hemorrhage, other problems of the patient, whether or not there are complications of the surgery and just plain luck. There are no guarantees in medicine, or in much of anything else, except "death and taxes." Discuss this with the doctor. It is a good idea to have a list of questions written down and take notes of the answers. Take a friend with you ...Read more
Depends on etiology: Of SAH (subarachnoid hemorrhage). If traumatic, you may have some headaches and loss of memory, difficulty concentration, and balance issues. If from an aneurysm, which is not typical of SAH but can happen, then long term prognosis is poorer due to the probability of other micro-aneurysms causing problems. Close monitoring by a neurologist/ neurosurgeon would be ideal and highly recommended. ...Read more
Brain bleeding: Subarachnoid hemorrhage is bleeding in the brain. The location of the blood is beneath the arachnoid layer but above the pia layer. The arteries and veins of the brain run between the pia and subarachnoid layers. Trauma or a ruptured aneurysm are the most common causes of subarachnoid hemorrhage. A neurosurgeon can provide answers as to the cause of the bleeding and the prognosis for recovery. ...Read more
See long answer: Home care will really depend on how serious the sah was and how much effect it has had on the individual - the home care can range from none to high support with hygiene care to preparing food. The family needs to assess how much care they feel will be needed. ...Read more
Vertigo headache: You are having very distressing symptoms. Many possibilities. Time to call your doctor to determine the cause and give you proper treatment. ...Read more
Vasospasm treatment: Treatment of vasopasm generally involves raising the blood pressure and increasing fluid given. He will be placed on medication to cause his blood pressure to increase to help perfuse the areas of the brain affected by the vasospasm. He may have periods where he is more alert and times when he is more sleepy. Generally ICU monitoring is required. ...Read more
If pat. Develop subarachnoid hemorrhage is there is need to evaluate 1st degree relative for aneurysms?
See link: From www. Bafound. Org--"if two or more members of the family are affected with brain aneurysms, then aneurysm screening (with brain mra or brain cta) is usually recommended for at least the first degree relatives over the age of 25 of those affected." not usually recommended for single instance. ...Read more
Do the arachnoid villi heal after a subarachnoid hemorrhage? Or is hydrocephalus permanent? Or is it unknown?
Points of interest: A subarachnoid hemorrhage is a not uncommon cause of normal pressure hydrocephalus, and has to do with deposition of debris affecting circulation of cerebral spinal fluid. Unfortunately, this is NOT a process which either heals spontaneously or reverses on its own, and a shunt may well be the best answer. ...Read more
SAH: It means there is blood over the brain which is normally not there. It can be a life threatening situation. ...Read more
Should I be concerned if my father had recently suffered from a subarachnoid hemorrhage in the brain?
Possibly: The general recommendation is for screening with noninvasive brain vascular imaging if you have two first degree relatives with brain aneurysms. You should seek consultation with a specialist, or possibly the physician who cared for your fathers subarachnoid hemorrhage to see if there is anything else you should do. Please see our guide for women with aneurysms, www. Chicagoaneurysm. Com. ...Read more
My father had recently suffered from a subarachnoid hemorrhage in the brain. What are his options?
I am showing symptoms of subarachnoid hemorrhage after a blow to the head. Is there any other "disease" I might be mistaking it for? See a doctor?
Head injury: It doesn't matter "what else it might be". If you had significant head injury prompt evaluation is recommended. ...Read more
50 y/o woman with 1 hx of Subarachnoid hemorrhage continues to have tinnitus and vertigo since incident, is this normal, what can be done about this?
Tinnitus and Vertigo:
You must make an appointment to see your Primary doctor.
Not smoking is great! The other conditions listed need careful care.
Hope all goes well! ...Read more
What do you suggest if my dad had recently suffered from a subarachnoid hemorrhage in the brain. Help!!!?
First find source: First of all is subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) from trauma, result of aneurysm rupturing, or non-aneurysmal SAH? If from trauma then blood will go away with time but your Dad needs to follow up with Neurosurgeon. If from aneurysm (outpouching of blood vessel) then either surgical treatment or endovascular in radiology suite with balloons and glue, etc. Please let me know if I can assist further. ...Read more
Call fleming syndrome dx'd. 2 yrs after subarachnoid hemorrhage miss-dx'd 2·trauma.+family hx, +mnthly migraines w/same pain. Risks? .
Here is a site that: Gives the information you are seeking. Http://www. Severe-headache-expert. Com/reversible-cerebral-vasoconstriction-syndrome. Html. It appears that ruling out other causes of the symptoms & taking steps to prevent a stroke are priorities. "thunderclap" headaches must be quite painful. If you have difficulty finding local specialists, perhaps the neurologists on the panel can help. ...Read more
Is there any connection between current avascular necrosis of hip from no known cause and 15 yr ago subarachnoid hemorrhage of unknown cause? 60 yr
Unrelated: Avascular necrosis of the hip may occur after trauma or associated with use of steroids. The subarachnoid hemorrhage may have been result of aneurysm or trauma. If there were some issue of the hip then, there would have been very obvious signs then. If new issues now, then they are unrelated. ...Read more
Intermittent "popping" sensations in upper right scalp, scared of "Subarachnoid hemorrhage". Could it be muscle tension? Anxiety? Any advice would help.
It's not a subarachnoid hemorrhage, b/c that's INSIDE your skull. My guess is that YOUR guess is correct, and that it IS, indeed, stress related. ASSUMING your SKIN IS INTACT (if NOT, go see MD)
Try closing your eyes, taking slow deep breaths in thru nose, out thru mouth, exhale is longer than inhale, and giving yourself a scalp/face/neck massage. It might be easier to try in shower 1st.
be well. ...Read more
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