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Why does subdural hemorrhage cause headaches?
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Dr. Philip Rosenblum
Family Medicine
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In brief: Increased pressure
When a subdural hemorrhage occurs, the blood flows and first puts pressure on the soft tissues of the brain until they are fully compressed.
The blood pressure then fills the dura mater, the tough sac that surrounds the brain. We think it is actually this stretching that is causing the headache. The pressure on the brain tissues causes the damage.

In brief: Increased pressure
When a subdural hemorrhage occurs, the blood flows and first puts pressure on the soft tissues of the brain until they are fully compressed.
The blood pressure then fills the dura mater, the tough sac that surrounds the brain. We think it is actually this stretching that is causing the headache. The pressure on the brain tissues causes the damage.
Dr. Philip Rosenblum
Dr. Philip Rosenblum
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Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Pain Management
In brief: Go to ER
Bleeding due to subdural hemorrhage results in pressure on the nerves in the duramater (covering of the brain) resulting in headaches.
They can have several other grave consequences from confusion, and seizures. If you had a head injury recently, you should go to er asap.

In brief: Go to ER
Bleeding due to subdural hemorrhage results in pressure on the nerves in the duramater (covering of the brain) resulting in headaches.
They can have several other grave consequences from confusion, and seizures. If you had a head injury recently, you should go to er asap.
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
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