What causes brain swelling?

Bleeding ... Head trauma, intracranial bleeding, infection, blockage of cerebrospinal fluid, tumors, inflammation.

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Head injury getting hit with keys to my head not heavy keys but at close range lasceration & 1staple what can cause brain swelling or internal bleed?

See your doctor. What you describe is a scalp not a brain injury. Only your doctor can answer this question. If he or she is considering a more serious injury imaging studies may be indicated. Read more...
Unusual. Usually takes more than this to cause brain injury. Are you having some symptoms? Read more...

Does all brain Tumors cause brain swelling if they are big?

Brain tumors. No. Some brain tumors are benign (not cancers) and do not cause swelling. Meningiomas and adenomas of the pituitary gland are benign and rarely cause a defici. Read more...

Can headaches & pains n your head cause brain swelling or cause problems like this. All my test have came back normal but I'm still worried!

Listen to MD. Brain swelling is an ominous sign, but after being checked by an md should point you in the right direction. Headaches by themselves should not be a reason to be concerned about cerebral swelling. Try to be optimistic , and listen to your md's recommendations. Read more...
You got it backwards. Burning the toast doesn't cause your toaster to be too hot; the toaster being too hot burns the toast. Brain swelling CAUSES headaches, not vice versa. Also seizures, coma & death. If your tests don't show it, you don't have it. Knowledge is better than fearful ignorance. Read up on cerebral edema's causes, symptoms and signs so you can put your mind at ease about it. Read more...

Can extensive cortical dysplasia cause brain swelling?

Cortical dysplasia. Cortical dysplasia refers to a malformation of brain, in which the nerve cells have not migrated to their normal location. It does not cause brain swelling unless during fetal life it is caused by infection during the time of neurons migrating to their normal location. Read more...

Can inhalation of toxic mold cause brain swelling?

Exceptionally rare. This would entail a systemic(as in throughout the body) spread of a fungus through an inhalation mechanism. It could happen but again would be exceptionally rare. Expect a respiratory mold exposure to cause more so respiratory, allergic or nonspecific symptoms like headache/fatigue. Read more...

Which is more fatal brain swelling or brain palsy? Which can be cured to a good level if swelling is caused by viral encephalitis?

Encephalitis. Brain swelling or edema is a situation in which inflammation, from infection causes brain tissue to swell. It is possible for the swelling to resolve but the course to normal can be very long due to the effect of the infection. Brain paosy refers to weakness or paralysis of the muscles due to an abnormality of brain function. Either can be fatal and either can resolve. Read more...
Either. Brain swelling can be fatal causing stroke when the swelling causes pressure that prevents blood from getting into areas of the brain palsy usually refers to loss of function. Encephalitis can cause both. Read more...