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What is a hemorrhagic stroke?

Primary or secondary. Bleeding can occur initially when a blood vessel bursts, and may be associated with a pseudo charcot-bouchard aneurysm caused by uncontrolled hypertension. An area of thrombosis or embolism can cause damage to the local tissue and blood vessel wall and bleed secondarily. All are generically termed a hemorrhagic stroke. Read more...

What are petechial hemorrhages and how can I tell if I have them?

Where are they? Petechial hemorrhage in general is caused by broken capillary vessels and may be found on the skin, brain or elsewhere in the body. Most commonly they are associated with trauma - including those found in the brain. To find these in the brain requires an mri. On the skin they can be seen as small black and blue marks. Non-traumatic causes would include thrombocytopenia which requires evaluation. Read more...

What does retinal hemorrhaging look like?

Red spots. Retinal hemorrhages can manifest in different shapes and sizes. They can vary from focal dots to larger flame shaped patterns. The pattern of hemorrhage can indicate the level of the retina involved and even suggest the cause (i.e., diabetic retinopathy). Read more...

Could you explain what is hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasis?

Http://hht.org. Hht (osler-weber-rendu) is a genetic disorder that causes defective blood vessels to form throughout the body. The link i posted above is a great site to help you understand this disorder better. Good luck. Read more...

What is hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia?

History & Physical. Hht, or osler-weber-rendu syndrome, can be detected on physical examination with telangiectasia (red, lacy like, dilated blood vessels that blanch with pressure) over a patients oral mucosa (lips, cheeks, tongue) etc and on their skin. Patients may also have a history of recurrent nosebleeds and maybe even GI bleeding. Read more...

What's a retinal hemorrhage?

Bleeding in retina. The retina, the seeing film at the back of the eye, is richly vascularized and vessels can bleed from a variety of conditions. This is termed retinal hemorrhage. It is seen in patients with trauma, diabetes, macular degeneration, sickle cell anemia, leukemia, aplastic anemia, blood clotting abnormalities and a host of rare conditions as well. Read more...

What causes brain hemorrhages if not high bp?

Many. An anuerysim, infections, tumors, trauma, atrophy of brain can put tension on vessels and make them vulnerable, medications such as blood thinners, . Read more...