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What Does Bleeding In Nose & Mouth Of Brain Dead Patients Suggest?

hi. my dad suffered a heart attack which caused severe brain damage. he is not responsive. he has been in this condition for 4 months now. this evening he s started to bleed from his mouth and about an hour ago from his nose as well. what does this mean?
Thu, 6 May 2021
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Hi,

Usually the heart patients or patients who had stroke previously, are on blood thinner,hence they are having more chances of bleeding from rupture of a blood vessel. This bleeding may be internal,which is not visible outside the body. However, many a times, this blood from the ruptured vessel, will come out of the body through natural orifice of body like nose, mouth, anus or urethra etc.

This phenomenon as well as chances of bleeding is same, whether the patient is conscious, unconscious or comatose. However,other causes of bleeding like hypertension, diabetes or bleeding disorders, should also be looked for and treatment done accordingly.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Satnarain Bansal, General & Family Physician
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What Does Bleeding In Nose & Mouth Of Brain Dead Patients Suggest?

Hi, Usually the heart patients or patients who had stroke previously, are on blood thinner,hence they are having more chances of bleeding from rupture of a blood vessel. This bleeding may be internal,which is not visible outside the body. However, many a times, this blood from the ruptured vessel, will come out of the body through natural orifice of body like nose, mouth, anus or urethra etc. This phenomenon as well as chances of bleeding is same, whether the patient is conscious, unconscious or comatose. However,other causes of bleeding like hypertension, diabetes or bleeding disorders, should also be looked for and treatment done accordingly. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Satnarain Bansal, General & Family Physician