Subdural hematoma

What is Subdural hematoma?

It results from trauma to the brain, it is the collection blood between the layers of memebrane which adheres tot he skull and covers the brain.When it is acute it is life threatening.

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I had a subdural hematoma and brusong of right Side of brain and a 2 in basilar skull fracture on May 12 2013 I am now having very bad migraines metal taste in mouth with numbness of face and hands and tingling in hands should I be worried ? Also double and blurry vision and my words drag when I speak

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Hi
I am Dr Mittal
I have read your query
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However from the query, I am uncertain as to how long you have had these symptoms.
Now supposing you have had these symptoms ever since the hematoma, it is obviously due to the old injury. And therefore I wont worry.

However, if the...

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Hi I have a dent on the right side of my head. It hurts sometimes. I had a subdural hematoma when I was a baby. Does it have anything to do with that?

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Brief Answer:
Dent is likely from skull injury which cause subdural hematoma

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for writing in to us.

I have read through your query in detail.
Please find my observations below.

1. Subdural hematoma is a bleed collecting within the membranes covering the brain. This...

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hi sir,my husband had a fall in the bathroom and had asubdural hematoma 3 weeks before.He was having dizziness and headache occasionally. Last night his father expired and he need to fly to from .He started throwing up badly .He is in now. Next flight takes around 14hrs and is it safe to travel . he did not sleep last night too. please help YYYY@YYYY

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Hi shojiaji,
Thanks for writing in to Healthcare Magic!
He is symptomatic for subdural hematoma, vomiting is a cardinal sign reflecting the seriousness of a brain lesion.
Subdural hematoma is usually associated with serious underlying brain injury and should be treated when large/symptomatic.
He...

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I just had a horrible fall that ended up with a subdural hematoma that stopped bledding but now dealing with severe concusiion and [ost concussion issues. I have had previous (3) severe concussions along with major brain surgery. once the bleeding got absorbed by my brain where does it go? is it normal for me to be getting black eyes, slurred speech, and behavorial issues like being edgy, nausea, sleepiness and such? shoudl I be watching things closly?

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Hello,

The material absorbed from subdural hematomas go back into the body to be recycled or eliminated as possible except for the heme portion of the blood cells which tend to stay behind in the brain.
There will always be some small residual of the Iron from the blood that escaped into the...

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my dad just had surgery on subdural hematoma on the brain for the 2nd time since oct 15, which was his first surgery and dec 24th was his second one. They put tubes in his head to drain the blood. There is a lot of air in the front of his head on both sides.. Is that what makes him confused at times and how long do you think it will take for the area to fill up, cause we are hoping he will be back to or close to normal when it all gets filled in. My dad is 84 years old, he was very active until now.

doctor1 MD

Hi, your dad had been operated for chronic subdural hematoma twice .
As you told he developed pneumocephalous in frontal region , it cause headache and confusion.
It will subside on its own with time within 1-2 weeks.Thanks

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My husband 78 has a hx of brain surgery (subdural hematoma) -SIASH, Plural plaques, asbestosis related lung disease, cercival problems (fusion one time) - elevated potassium, low Hgb. low iron, weight loss, type 2 diabetes, spastic esophagus with dysphasia and some aspiration. Takes depakote to keep from having seizers

doctor1 MD

For spastic esophagus or diffuse esophageal spasm take Tab. Glyceryl trinitrate 2.6mg twice daily....he will be fine

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Subdural hematoma on forearm, result of a horse bite one week ago. Entire forearm bruising, elbow to wrist, both sides. Large lump On forearm the size of an egg. Slightly moveable. Does it need to be drained? Emergency room visit?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Follow up...

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thank you for asking HCM.

Subdural hematoma is acumulated blood in our head and it is an emergency.
Since a horse has biten you in your forearm than i assume that you don't have a subdural hematoma.

It is normal to have entire forearm bruizing...

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Hello, my mom had a MRI of the brain which due to loss of balance. The results show mild perventricular microvascular disease. Additionally it does a right temporal and parietal subdural hematoma (5mm). What causes this and how serious are these? Treatments? Thank you.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Subdural hematoma may cause loss of function due to pressure effect.

Detailed Answer:
Hi Victoriatsadilas,
Thanks for being on healthcaremagic.com.
I am Dr.Ajay Panwar,a neurologist, here to answer your query.

'Subdural hematoma' can definitely cause such symptoms, which may even...

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I hit my head about and hour ago on my bathroom couter tile top as I bent over. I have a quarter size bump so far. and a slight headache. I live alone. am unsure if I should go to the ER.wasa pretty hard hit. I am not dizzy. bruise is at my eyebriw area

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Go to ER /consult doctor

Detailed Answer:
hi
Thanks for the query

According to the history given by you, bump on your head is due to subdural haematoma formation means the bleeding under the skull and outside the brain.

A person may appear normal for days after a head injury, but...

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Hi I had removal of chronic subdural hematoma 8 weeks ago, I am back at work for 2 weeks and was given the ok to drive 2 weeks ago, I get the odd headache which is treated with paracetamol. Am I ok to fly in a few days time. I have had CT and MRI scans since the operation and everything is ok. There is a backlog with the follow outpatients appointment which wont be until November

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
May take a flight only if must.

Detailed Answer:
Hi Parkes XXXXXXX
Thanks for being on healthcaremagic.com.
I am Dr.Ajay Panwar,a neurologist,here to answer your query.

Though 8 weeks is good enough time after a stable surgery for chronic subdural hematoma and considering the fact...

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Recent questions on  Subdural hematoma

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I just had a horrible fall that ended up with a subdural hematoma that stopped bledding but now dealing with severe concusiion and [ost concussion issues. I have had previous (3) severe concussions along with major brain surgery. once the bleeding got absorbed by my brain where does it go? is it normal for me to be getting black eyes, slurred speech, and behavorial issues like being edgy, nausea, sleepiness and such? shoudl I be watching things closly?

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My friend was beaten up a few weeks ago and his head was stamped on which caused an acute subdural hematoma. He was left 4 about an hour b4 the ambulance was called but before the got there he d gone into a coma. He had brain surgery but now he s in the vegetative state. Wil he ever come out of this?? He also had to have some of his brain removed because it was in his neck and was just mush..What are his chances..

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Thank you. Can you tell me what it means when the results from a MRI Brain wo & w contrast result says "suggestion of diffuse narrowing of right P1 segment"? It also says small subdural hemorrhages along the cerebellar tentorium which aooears chronic

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My husband 78 has a hx of brain surgery (subdural hematoma) -SIASH, Plural plaques, asbestosis related lung disease, cercival problems (fusion one time) - elevated potassium, low Hgb. low iron, weight loss, type 2 diabetes, spastic esophagus with dysphasia and some aspiration. Takes depakote to keep from having seizers

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i had a small subdural hematoma 2 years ago (no surgery required). i had a couple seizures and the doctor put me on keppra. i ve been doing fairly well until recently. i have started to have tingling in my left 2 fingers and some dizziness. i drink moderaly and occasionally take an eleve for back pain and respiratory infections. do you think that the alcohol and aleve have caused more bleeding and as a result is why i m experiencing the tingling and dizziness?

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