Patient Comments: Brain Hemorrhage - Symptoms

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Please describe your friend or relative's symptoms associated with a brain hemorrhage. Submit Your Comment

Comment from: roger r, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: February 09

I had no headache, one sided weakness or any other commonly found symptoms of a brain hemorrhage. I knew something was wrong with me but could not explain it. My burst cherry aneurism was successfully coiled, and I recovered and rehabilitated. My balance still remains a problem 3 years down the line, especially descending stairs and curbs. I completed a driving assessment and now do the shopping.

Comment from: Mar survivor, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: September 18

I was reaching into an upper cabinet in my kitchen when everything went black. I fell back and landed on the kitchen table. There was no impact of my head. From that moment forward, I had headaches. I never get headaches. Finally I called my primary (after 2 weeks) and he said to go to the emergency room as soon as possible. I was diagnosed with a clot the size of my index finger in my brain. That night I vomited. They took me to the surgical unit early the next morning and sucked out the clot. I feel fine except for balance.

Comment from: Creptuponme, 45-54 Female (Caregiver) Published: September 06

My wife developed a loss of balance, dizziness and later vomiting. Excessive amount of sleep was also notable. The behavior of my wife, other than the above, was absolutely normal. Local general physician, surgery, treated the vomiting. My wife never made the week later follow up appointment. Took her to Accident and Emergency, and she discharged herself. Next day she collapsed and really smacked an already pressured head which did irreversible damage. She did not survive the brain hemorrhage. There is some family history of brain bleed, both her father and sister.

Comment from: Snoopy, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: July 16

I had intense headache on the left side, and then was sick once before my brain hemorrhage.

Comment from: ImissMartha, 45-54 Female (Caregiver) Published: June 21

My wife suffered from a brain hemorrhage in March. She was on a blood thinner and was getting “bridged” over the weekend for a procedure. Saturday morning, she was feeling dizzy, and then was vomiting in the afternoon. No headache. We thought it was food poisoning and it would pass. Early Sunday morning, we were told at the emergency room that it was a stroke. She died a week later.

Comment from: Foster, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: July 17

When coughing I felt something pop in the top of my head. Now I have a head ache and worried about brain hemorrhage.

Comment from: Jean , 65-74 Male (Caregiver) Published: May 29

His brain hemorrhage symptoms were changing of mood, agitation, forgetting where he put things, and repeating himself many times. At times he blamed people of being crazy. Was unable to focus.

Comment from: Cat5, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: May 09

I had been having extreme headaches for a long time which felt like scratches of blood were crushing into my brain. I also had weakness in my arm or it would be tingling. I also sometimes had nausea and pain behind my eye and a lot of spit in my mouth which was hard to swallow. I used to find myself tipping and would have to straighten my body. Today I had another headache which was very extreme while I was looking at a book and the book became blurry. I also have a burning sensation on my face. I am worried about having a brain hemorrhage.

Comment from: Hèlene, 65-74 Male (Caregiver) Published: April 17

Before his brain hemorrhage my husband became gradually more and more tired over 2 weeks, falling asleep several times from morning to evening. He became confused, had trouble following conversations, and he had fluctuating buzzing in his ears. He often didn’t know where he wanted to go when he stood up. He lost some of his vocabulary. He put off doing simple things or replying to simple questions. He was in a zombie-like state and often had no expression at all in his eyes.

Comment from: Raqs bb, 0-2 Female (Caregiver) Published: December 11

Brain hemorrhage symptoms were severe pain, head ache, and sleeping for more than 3 days.

Comment from: Lillian96, 75 or over Female (Caregiver) Published: October 02

Loss of speech and motor skills, tiredness, and loss of appetite were the symptoms of brain hemorrhage. Her speech and willingness to be talkative has decreased greatly. This is the second brain hemorrhage she has been treated for.

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Comment from: Terrance, 55-64 Female (Caregiver) Published: August 29

My mother had a stroke when I was 6 years old and she was 27 at the time. All I know is that I was asleep and I heard a loud thud noise in the next room at 3:00 in the morning. I woke to find my mother shaking and couldn’t talk. I tried to drag her to the door but I couldn’t and I remember from school to call 911. They came and told me later at the hospital that she had an aneurism and needed surgery on the right side of her brain. She was in a coma for 6 months and her right side is paralyzed after her brain hemorrhage.

Comment from: Ruth, 75 or over Male (Caregiver) Published: August 22

My husband had a brain hemorrhage and was in a coma for 3 weeks. I was given no hope for his recovery. He was hospitalized for over 3 months. To everyone’s surprise he survived with no lasting impairments. He is riding his bike again. I notice he is more emotional and does repeat himself sometimes. Happy ending.

Comment from: Jj, 75 or over (Caregiver) Published: August 15

My mother went to the emergency room with severe vomiting. She is on Coumadin. Her levels were very high, over 10. She had a bad bleed in the back of her head. She lost a pint of blood with the brain hemorrhage. The neurosurgeon told us she wouldn't make it. The next day she was talking, moving hands and feet, and today she can eat and drink by herself. We feel it is a miracle. Let’s hope it continues to get better.

Comment from: Dan, 35-44 Male (Caregiver) Published: March 20

He had rolled eyes, unfocused gaze, was numb and unresponsive, unable to move, and then severely restricted movement. One or two hours later he had very slow speech. There was no apparent headache or pain before the brain hemorrhage.

Comment from: no-one, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: July 21

I had a sudden seizure from an epidural given for childbirth; sudden full body shaking and trembling while moments after doctor handed my son to me. Nurses began yelling what is happening! I had center of brain hemorrhage.

Comment from: kesava, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: February 24

Around 4 weeks ago, I woke up in sleep with severe pain approximately 1 inch above my right ear, stiff chest up to sternum and also pointed pain in my right elbow. The pain lasted for 15 minutes. It was around 1:00 am. I took a pain killer but it was of no use. My wife, being a doctor, gave me morphine with some pacifier and by 3.00 am I was okay. The next night also the same story went on. Later I was rushed to Hyderabad to a neuro-surgeon and he advised an MRI of my brain. It was diagnosed as microhemorrhage. Since the incident I developed slurred speech and tingling right thumb. I am under treatment.

Comment from: meme, (Patient) Published: November 19

On December 22, 2013 I had a hemorrhage. I don't remember anything but falling. Two days later I knew I was in the hospital. I was in ICU for two days. The day before my stroke I had a headache, nothing helped. I couldn't drive for nine months. My nerves are really bad now. I am weaker on my left side. I used a walker for about nine months. I am no longer walking with a walker and getting better.

Comment from: justblair, 35-44 Female (Caregiver) Published: September 10

Bleeding from right ear, loss of speech, slurred, inability to form words, severe weakness and soreness in all muscles, face pain, and drooling were the symptoms of brain hemorrhage.

Comment from: 55-64 Male (Caregiver) Published: May 30

My brother had a stroke 5 years ago and he was put on blood thinners. He fell and hit his head this week which caused bleeding in the brain. They are waiting to see if it will dry up on its own. He says he can feel it bleeding especially when he lays down. He has a lot of speech problems and cannot concentrate to get the words out. I wonder if anybody else can you feel the bleeding in the brain besides the headaches.

Comment from: 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: April 17

Two years ago I had a brain hemorrhage. I was in the hospital for almost three months. It started with a very severe pain in the back of my head which moved up the center of my head. It was the worst pain ever. I started having weakness on my left side and it felt like my eyes were moving cross eyed. I had an angiogram done at the hospital and my bleeding had stopped so I didn"t need surgery. I had light sensitivity, felt very weak, and now I still have very bad headaches. I can’t find anything to help my headaches now.

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Comment from: sharonr1, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: October 15

I had a brain hemorrhage last Dec. 2012. I was in the hospital for 41 days before I came home. I only remember things from about 3 days before I came home. I died on the way to the hospital and was revived. I have a problem with my eyes seeing double so I wear a patch. They tell me my nerves were damaged and my eyes are "twisted" and I will have surgery in March of next year to hopefully correct them. I have a balance problem and then I have a problem with my taste. I am not paralyzed anywhere, I can walk "fairly" OK and I have gone through therapy to walk inside the house as well as outside. I do everything inside that I did before as far as cleaning is concerned except climb on a ladder (foot stool).

Comment from: Cecil, 75 or over Male (Patient) Published: October 15

On May 8, 2013 I fell at 4:00 am in my bathroom. I vomited, and with the force of expelling I fell, hitting my head. My wife made me go to the local hospital. They sent me to Richmond and in two hours I had a section of my scalp removed to relieve bleeding. On May 10 (the day before my 85th birthday they again removed the scalp and with 32 stitches sent me to ICU for 10 days. and 11 more in rehab. 5 months later. I walk with occasional help of a cane, and a walker at night at home. My speech is a bit slurred, and my walk slower but no headaches yet, and no seizures. My surgeon released me to yard work but no driving until Nov.

Comment from: raja khan, 55-64 Male (Caregiver) Published: April 03

Since my husband’s brain hemorrhage he has lost all his sex feelings and it is disturbing him and affecting our marriage.

Comment from: lisa , 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: March 29

My sister who is 58 years old had a brain hemorrhage 3 weeks ago and she did not wake up from this. She had 4 surgeries and then couple days later she opened her eye and moved her left arm. Yesterday I received a message that I should consider letting her go in peace and trying to comprehends why. I am hearing this is long recovery but she can have some kind life, it's confusing me and I wonder if I should ask for 2nd option.

Comment from: kb, 75 or over Female (Caregiver) Published: June 17

My mom fell and hit her forehead four days ago. She went to the emergency room and they did a CAT scan and said it was all normal. She continues to have a headache and the lump on her forehead seems to be getting bigger. Her entire right side of her face is black and blue and swollen. I wonder if I should get her re-evaluated to check for brain hemorrhage.

Comment from: 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: August 14

I had a brain Injury over 1.5 years ago. I still experience problems with fatigue, frustration, depression, cognitive issues (trouble learning), and anxiety. It’s a lonely road a lot of the time, as nobody has any idea what you are going through. I had been taking medication to help with a lot of the symptoms which I recently weaned off but it looks like I will need to start taking again, as my recovery is ongoing. All I hope for is to be able to manage my life again fully but patience is key and staying positive.

Comment from: ANONYMOUSLY, 19-24 Male (Caregiver) Published: April 29

I am a caregiver and mother to my son who had brain hemorrhage; his face was numb, and he couldn’t breathe for a minute, cannot see well, he is under doctor’s care. He still under doctor’s care.

Comment from: Liv, 65-74 Female (Caregiver) Published: January 30

After a heart procedure where they had placed a stent and thinned blood, my mother's blood pressure increased rapidly and she began to feel very sharp headaches, nausea and numbness to the side she received the procedure.

Comment from: Edsel, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: October 31

About 5 months ago I had bleeding in the base of the brain. It took me 3 months to get back to normal physical activities, including driving. Most of the physical problems like balance, sensitivity to light and loud sounds, confusion and speech are resolved. Persistent symptoms after 5 months I have not recovered from are headaches, dizziness, short memory loss, mood swings and depression.

Comment from: K n singh, 55-64 Male (Caregiver) Published: December 20

My father-in-law got a brain hemorrhage and spent 1 week in the ICU. Now he is in the hospital transferred to a HDU (high dependency unit) room but at present he is not in his senses.

Comment from: Brain haemorrhage, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: October 23

I had acute intraparenchymal brain hemorrhage of about 2.8 and 2.0 cm in left medial temporal lobe of brain, otherwise unremarkable scan of brain.

Comment from: Daughter, 0-2 Female (Caregiver) Published: August 28

My mom suffered a hemorrhage and died of it in just 1 day.

Comment from: james steven v., 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: April 03

Nine years ago I had a brain hemorrhage. I never drink or smoked or have done drugs of any kind. My doctor who fixed me up told me I will have a brain injury for life.

Comment from: Nebraska gal, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: May 01

My symptoms: I began with vomiting, like with food poisoning. My Head felt like it was about to explode; it cannot be called a headache. It was worse when I tried to lie down.