What Happens When a Brain Bleeds?

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My brother in law has fallen 3 times resulting in ER visits, all with brain bleeds. However, this last fall was a direct hit to the back of the head, causing bleeding to the sides and the front of the brain.  A drain was placed in his skull to drain the bleeding.  He is in a medical induced coma.  The CT scans show no change.  Drs. indicate the need to wait 72 hrs. before determining brain function, etc.  Could he have permanent brain damage?  He has been an addict a huge part of his life.  The first 2 falls were attributed to alcohol. However, this 3rd one, has no explanation.  Please share your expertise and knowledge.  Thank you kindly.  MJB

My Dad is 88-yrs old and has dementia right now he's in a care home .He has to be 24/7 watched .He has fallen a lot in the last 6 to 7 yrs. The doctors have given him CT scan and there's bleeding on his brain. The plan on doing other one to see how much the bleeding is spreading or if there's more. This is really hard I'm the only who has to make all the decisions for him.

Just Pray from bottom of your heart. This is the only Medi. 

My father recently passed away, he went into hospital because he was forgetful and ended up being diagnosed with delirium... After weeks in hospital with slight improvement every day he ended up having a clot in his lungs which they say was due to staying in the bed for too long. After 5 weeks he ended up having a brain bleed from the thinners used for the clot and this left him in a vegative state. His food and water were taken out and was left to die...he died after 9 days...devastated... He was such a strong man, I still don't understand how this all happened and really didn't get many answers from Dr's. Heartbreaking to see my father slowly die from what??.... Dehydration??!!!

Do little bleeds need surgery?

Not all brain bleeds end in severe mental illnesses or death. When I was born I had a brain bleed behind my eye. I had to receive a special treatment that opened my pupil so that they could see behind my eye. I am now 12 years old. I'm fine. 

My cousin just passed away he was only 12 years old boy He had an accident with head injures and internal injures He died because bleeding in the brain he had the accident on friday n died on wednesday which is very sad

my friend had a brain bleed and I am worried because he is aware of people and sometimes tries to speak one word at a time, but he brother wants to stop feeding him and just let him die, it has only been three weeks and he is getting better everyday, I cannot understand how a hospital can allow this, since the man is getting better each day and he does not have a DNR.  everyone is praying for him and today he asked for water and prayers.  How can one allow this, he is even moving his legs and hands.  everyone who knows him is upset.  please pray. for all persons in this situation.  How can a doctor and a brother make such a decision when the patient is getting better daily??? very upset in California

i was admitted to the icu for 21 days with a tbi, they had to drill holes into my skull to drain the bleeding in my head... 

My nephew had a spinal tap for Meningitis and is now blacking out and has seizures and pain shooting down his left arm. The hospital released him stating was due to an event, but no major events. He is 6'6 and the doctor missed the first time. Please help my 19 year old nephew. He was fine till this happened.

Hi, I got hit by a cleaning brush stick by my sister when playing with her 2 days ago and i have been feeling some pain inside my head since midnight. Please can you tell me what is happening.

Well a teacher got hurt in a car accident and she wad. In the car with her husband and some one threw a rock over the bridge and it went threw the window and hit the lady in the head and some of her brain feld out and she went threw a lot I realy dont get what happened and I cant even picture it I realy want to know?

My father died today. still cant believe it

Well my father died from a bleeding stroke a month ago i encourage anybody with dis problem to seek help fast it can kill u..

my boyfriend had a brain surgery three weeks ago to remove the tumor he had in his brain..he was fine during these three weeks..there were no problems at all..all his scans were well..he took the plane the day before to come back to the country and the moment he landed he started to feel dizzy..the doctors told him to rest..the following day he started throwing up and fell unconscious and the doctors said he started losing blood in his brain..he has been rushed to India to get treatment but the doctors said he might not make it..Are there chances he can make it?He has been unconscious for almost two days now...and has already got to the hospital

I crashed while riding my bike in late July 2014.  Hit my head in the crash but fortunately was wearing a helmet else injury would have been worse.  Initially sought no medical help post crash but began suffering severe headaches about two weeks later.  My conditioned worsened to the point that I was suffering from stroke-like symptoms. Three weeks post crash My wife forced me to go to the ER of a nearby hospital.  A CT scan revealed a subdural hematoma.  Was transferred by ambulance to another hospital for neurosurgery.  Had two burr holes drilled through my skull to drain the blood from the  SH.  For 36 hours post-op I was flat on my back in a hospital room with a tube  coming out of each burr hole so more bold from the hematoma could be drained.  Surgery on Friday evening and released on Monday afternoon (Labor Day), feeling a lot better.  Returned to work the day after release (I'm a teacher so work is not physically strenuous).  Felt progressively better each day thereafter.  Cannot ride a bike for four months but I can walk and hike and ride stationary bike for exercise.  There is a lot of hope for subdural hematoma sufferers.

My sister now had a stroke and when she fell from the stroke she hit her head and now on that side of the brain she is bleeding from the fall, so now she had another stroke while in the hospital because they said they can't treat her stroke because of the bleeding on the other side. My question is there anything else they can do?

My uncle has this, but he won't be going through surgery. Any reason why. He was given meds.

Ask about nuycenta er, its a time released pain killer.

Hello, I feel sorry for every human being , that suffers from any type of pains. my son had an accident on June 8 and had brain surgery on his right back next to the ear. Can someone tell me what doctor can help us to minimize his headaches, all body is in pain. They give him norco 20 mg and neurontin which doesnt help. Please we leave in LA, if someone can help me with advise.

Sincerely marine   msarib2004@yahoo.com

I will pray for everyone and wish you quick recovery

Does this explanation apply to Cerebral Palsy?

My step dad and I were home alone I was 5.  He went to shovel to roof fell off and came in the house with blood coming out of his ears, nose and mouth, i think i went to the neighbors house and they called the hospital and they had him their quickly but he passed.   All this time latter i know have seizures due to epilepsy and sometimes fall, it is scary, some times i don't even have my head checked out, oh well

My sister had an aneurisn on Father's Day of 2013. She is a miracle in all of her family's eyes. I cried cause she is so strong and such a survivor too. She also lost her husband to cancer shortly thereafter. I am just so proud of her, she recently got her license. She was soo thrilled. I was wondering if the headaches that she has will ever go away or is it going to stay with her for the rest of her life??

Does a patient w negative CT scan and LP results showed xanthochromia, erthocytes and high protien and  shows bilateral drop foot (hours after lp) likely have hemotoma or traumatic tap?

Could u live when your brain bleeds

I slipped and fell a month ago getting in my truck. I hit the back of my head on the corner of the truck cab. I sat there and watched the car next to me go from gray to almost black. Since then I am have trouble with dizzyness. If I stay in one position for very long and move I get dizzy to the point I have to hold on to some or fall.

I dont get why some people survive and some die frome a bleed in there brain

My 26 year old little brother was attacked and beaten badly, a CT scan has shown a 7mm bleed to the left side of the brain by the left ear, the hospital have said they won't operate as it hasn't ruptured, but if it ruptures I fear he won't survive to tell the tale.
TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY-A CAREGIVER'S STORY I brought a child into this world. I loved and nurtured this child. I taught her right from wrong. I strongly influenced her morals and values. I guided her as I watched her grow. She grew to be a beautiful young lady with a kind, caring heart and a beautiful soul. I loved her dearly. I prayed that she had learned what I gave up my life to teach her. I allowed her to shine as I took a step back with love and pride knowing I raised her well. Then tragedy strikes and in one moment in time it is taken all away from me. They call it traumatic brain injury. She lays lifeless in a coma, hooked up to machines that are giving her life. The doctors have saved her life but can give me no answers as to what the future will be for my child, the child that I have loved so dearly and watched her grow to be the beautiful young lady that she was, with a kind, caring heart and a beautiful soul, the young lady that has been taken from me who lays lifeless in a coma. The doctors and nurses took me down a road, the rebirth of my daughter. I have watched the rebirth of this child from the moment the fingers on her left hand started to wiggle and then her left eye started to open. I didn't know it then but she was being reborn before my eyes. It now is the second time I am watching my child grow. But this time it is different from the first time as she grew from an infant. This time the unknowing and the unexpected, the hours and hours of research involved to gain knowledge and strength so I can be the best mother I can be to help my daughter on her journey. It is hard to tell you the deep feeling of love I have for this child. It is an unexplainable feeling. A feeling that unless you go through it, it would be unexpectable to feel or know. There is an overpowering feeling of love and total devotion, so much stronger now then the first time I watched her grow from birth. It is a love that circumferences every fiber of my being; a feeling of pride that can bring me to tears. Like when I heard her say ma-ma for the first time after 4 months of silence. Or when she turned her head or moved her arm or leg for the first time, or even when she learned how to swallow a bit of Italian ice for the first time. Or when she asked me with such innocence and wonderment, what is a pretzel or ma-ma what is a pear? The bewilderment I felt as she ate it having to accept that she honestly didn't know what it was. I just took for granted that she knew but she didn't know. She didn't know anything. She lived in the moment, no past, and no thoughts of the future. I needed to reteach her all about life and how her life experiences made her the person she was today. As her memory came back she was astonished about how she knew certain things about life and herself. She wonders if I am her mommy and is amazed at the miracle of life and that she was born. It is now coming up on the second anniversary of that moment in time when my daughter was reborn; watching her grow a second time brings such a fulfillment of hope and pride. It is with this overpowering feeling that I know with all the sacrifices I have made along the way to devote myself and my life to the rebirth of my daughter; being her eyes and ears when she could not speak or hear, learning how to be a great caregiver to her, and instinctively, strongly advocating for her, finding the resources that are out there to help my daughter, putting her therapies in place and watching her conquer, achieve and advance to new levels and climbing those mountains with unexplainable strength, courage and determination to overcome her deficits to the best of her abilities. I know that this is the greatest accomplishment of my life and worth every sacrifice I have made along the way and will go on making as I help my daughter continue to be the heroine of her life and not the victim. Excerpt from my journal, written September 29, 2008
I was with my brother when he passed away from a glioblastoma two years ago. He was breathing but when I turned the light on I saw blood from his nose onto his pillow and grey lines on his face. The ambulance workers worked on him for over an hour/ Can you tell me what probably happened to have him still breathing, the blood on the pillow and the lines on his face. Had he passed away when I found him or was he still alive??
My mum was admitted to icu, she thought she had a headache from dehydration within a few hours started vomiting. My dad took her to the hospital thinking that she may have heat stroke from walking around in the sun all day. On arrival to the hospital they gave her a ct scan they diagnosed her with a subdural haematoma "no accident, no fall, no bumps of the head" not one doctor can explain how or why? and we have been through the last few wks to figure out if she may have had a accident, mum is a spring chicken and very active and fit. Can someone explain how, why? Frustrated and worried daughter
my nephew had an accident on 29th may 2013, by bike colliding with bike coming from other side. when police brought him hospital and informed me of accident, he was already unconscious. after doing CT scan found bleeds in right side of brain. we rushed to guwahati GNRC hospital for surgery which took us around 9 hours to reach. after reaching he was given ventilation and operation done within 1 hour. its already been 1 month he is still unconscious,but we were given assurance that he will recover and we also hoping that he will open eye either today or tomorrow..my pray to GOD...
My niece had a stroke in her sleep and never woke up. when they got her to the hospital we were told she had blood on her brain in found out it was ITP. Its been a week and she is still comatose. She had to have two brain surgery done not to mention in the midst of all of it she had 3 stroke, 3 seizures, 3anersym had to have over 20+ blood transfusion, her lungs collapse and there now saying she have a flu. They said she wasn\'t going to make it and if she do she will be partially brain dead. Although she haven\'t woken up, We witness legs movement from both legs,(tighten up to like she trying to stretch)flinch when the doctor pinch her foot & mouth movement (cough)& murmur her mouth(like she trying to talk), eye movement,(shed tears)and when the nurses turned lights on her eyes tighten up as if its to bright. Sunday she halfway open her right eye, and we told the doctor the next day in he said No, she didn\'t when I and some of the nurses witness it just as well. She is on the ventilator however it show her breathe a little on the monitor. The doctor said its all reflex but I believe in God report in I believe he bringing her out of it. Miracle Child
My 25 year old son suffered a severe brain injury four years ago. After being in a coma for three weeks he emerged as a vegetable and didn't talk or walk for six months. That was the most difficult time in our lives. Four years later he is living independently although doesn't have a job or a relationship but things do improve. You have to remain hopeful and take each day at a time.
Have there ever been any studies done on babies born with hematomas? My oldest daughter had two fair sized ones on opposing sides of the skull, we experienced a lot of behavioural issues with her for years and years until she was dx'd with four concomittant disorders. Would the hematomas have contributed to this dx?
My heart goes out to everyone with a loved one who is in ICU, it's a dreadful time for the family. You must understand every brain injury is different, no two are the same. Talk to the consultant in charge of the person, they will be honest and straight with you. But don't loose heart! The brain takes a very long time to recover, if it can. Therapy, patience and endless love and work is required. Bless you all.
My sister was at a skate park with a friend. Her friend dared her to do down a concrete ramp on top of a wheelie bin.. So she did and she fell off. They airlifted her to a hospital hours away and they found she has a broken neck and bleeding on the brain.. But yesterday they found a second bleed! She hasn't woken up and I'm soo worried and scared :'( I don't know what to do.. Will she make it?
I was in a car accident and i was not concious when taken to the hospital. I had no physical injuries and the hospital could not understand why i would not wake up. It took three MRI"s before they spotted a drop of blood from my brain. I am now suffering with numbness on my left hand and cold feet and thighs and slurring in my speech with memory loss. It seems like it is not getting any better. Does this problem worsen as you age? The accident was 5 1/2 years ago.What happens on the long run?
If you was shoved and hit inthe eye and got a blackeye and fell on sofa and head hit wall in back and was supposely had blleding on brain or brain injury can you be released within 30hrs of occurrance and at hospital playing on cellphone and wat not? How true do you think this really is?
Yes, my poor brain has been through so much. I have three subdural hematomas and on the right side of my head. The first is located on the top of my head, the next is located in the middle and the last hematoma is located on the bottom of my skull, and I am really worried. My head feels like a presure cooker and my head really hurts and feels like it is just going to burst. I was in tears last night just wondering what am I going to do about this problem. I do have a TBI from an old tramatic injury that I had when I was a kid and really scary!

Hey , are you fine now??

Are you fine, i hope youre okay

can you die from it?
My friend Ben seems to have bleeding ear lobes and hair folicles is this due to brain bleeding (could this be due the rest of his friends being incredibly irritating, excluding me of course?) This is causing him also to slur words when speaking and causing inflamitary pain to everyone around him! no one seems to be able to give any medical attention! please reply!!
Hi there Dr. Bazarian. My 20yr old step son was in a horrible accident. He was hit at a dead stop by another car from behind at about 70mph. He has "several bleeds" is what we are told. He is semi conscensious... a lot of swelling in his face, lips, neck... he did have an emergancy surgery to remove his spleen the night of the accident... he has been inICU ever since... He is NOT on a breathing tube... just a feeding tube and oxygen.. When will things seem to be getting better... or, how long until we are out of the clear with these brain bleeds and the swelling??? The doctors at the hospital just don't seem to have the answers right now and it's frustrating thats all. He isn't speaking very well when he is able to answer A question... he is not able to move very well... Im just trying to understand just how serious this is
hiya,. colin here. could you please explain. what happerns . when you? that is me? has a carotid artiory dissection??? thank you for your time. as this condition is unnusuall??
one of mah friend's head got injured approx 3 months ago. These days he was having sever pain in half of his head. Doctor says one of his vein is bleeding and he'll have to go through an operation. what kind of operation he'll have? n how long he'll take to recover from that operation? is their any kinda probability of complexions? plz help me out!
hi my partner was in a bad car crash and when he arrived at the hosptail they said he had bleeding on the brain, how badly can this affect his personality.
my Dad suffers from acute stroke and brain bleeding interventricular from increase blood pressure. how can we know the bleeding stop, can any thing stop it? ranooshmmm@yahoo.com