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What are the symptoms of brain bleeding?

On Behalf of | Jan 27, 2022 | Brain Injury |

California residents can experience serious injuries as a result of accidents. Falls, car crashes and even workplace incidents can sometimes cause catastrophic injuries such as brain bleeding. Distinguishing symptoms is important for treatment.

What is brain bleeding?

Brain bleeding isn’t simply bleeding from inside the head. Often, it means a person has an intracranial hemorrhage, which can be a catastrophic injury that can change their life. However, there are different areas of the brain that can bleed; either inside of the skull and outside the brain or inside the skull and inside the brain.

Sometimes, brain bleeding can be fatal. However, it’s possible to make a recovery with the right, prompt medical treatment. In some cases, the person can be left with complications from the injury such as memory issues.

What are the symptoms of brain bleeding?

Symptoms of brain bleeding can mimic those of other conditions, so it’s important for a person to be closely monitored if it’s suspected that they may have a brain bleed. Symptoms can also vary depending on the area of the brain affected. The following may be present:

  • Confusion
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Severe headaches
  • Shaking
  • Seizures
  • Fainting
  • Feeling sick
  • Problems walking or moving
  • Stiff neck

If a person has brain bleeding, they might even experience a stroke. Signs of a stroke include sudden weakness on one side of the body, especially drooping of the face and weakness in one arm and slurred speech. A stroke needs urgent medical attention, which means if a person is having a stroke, someone should immediately call 911.

What causes brain bleeding?

Trauma from accidents can cause brain bleeding. However, health problems like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, brain tumors, heart disease and even complications from pregnancy can lead to brain bleeding.

Brain bleeding is an emergency situation. If you suspect such an injury, it’s important to seek immediate medical attention.