Patient Comments: Brain Hemorrhage - Causes

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Comment from: MJG, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 04

My brain hemorrhage occurred 25 years ago when I was 25 years old. I woke up with the worst migraine headache ever and double vision. Throughout the course of the day the symptoms got worse, and I eventually took my stubborn self to the doctor. After an MRI, found out it was a midbrain hemorrhage caused by a weak blood vessel. I'm sure there was a fancier word for it but that's what I was told. Off work for 3 months while I recovered. Other than some gaps in long-term memory, I believe I have recovered fully.

Comment from: Imoe, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: June 20

I had a brain hemorrhage, with no known cause. It just suddenly happened. It was a subarachnoid hemorrhage; in May 2008. I also caught a blood infection in the brain afterwards. It has taken me 2 years to feel better, even though I still have bad headaches now and then. I now have other problems relating to it, which are palindromic arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Also I have short term memory loss which is getting worse.

Comment from: Ian, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: November 03

I was involved in a road traffic accident in March 1972, resulting in bleeding in the brain. I was unconscious for 20 days. I have loss of speech, blurred vision, bent arm, and stiff left side. Too many stories for this space. I am still recovering.

Comment from: bunny1909, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: February 17

Chronic high blood pressure caused my brain hemorrhage. BP was 241/127 when admitted.

Comment from: 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: February 20

In 2009 when I was 35 years of age I suffered bleeding on the brain, having fractured my skull after having an epileptic fit and banging my head on the bathroom floor. The doctors were 50/50 going to operate, they decided not to operate and in time the blood clot reduced in size. I suffer from bad headaches from time to time.

Comment from: Kareem , 13-18 Male (Caregiver) Published: March 10

A friend has internal bleeding (brain hemorrhage) due to an accident. He is under treatment. Wondering about his chances of recovery.

Comment from: My bro hvee survived, 0-2 Male (Caregiver) Published: September 12

My brother has brain hemorrhage. He is very serious and all doctors have rejected his case. We are looking for the best treatment for him.

Comment from: Port Elizabeth, SA, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 24

I have chronic high blood pressure. Though I am a left hemisphere dominant, the side affected by brain hemorrhage is my left. Doctors are still baffled.

Comment from: African lady, 65-74 Female (Caregiver) Published: April 30

My mum has high blood pressure and two weeks back she got a severe headache and suddenly started vomiting. She passed out and on taking her to hospital, the CT scan confirmed a severe brain hemorrhage on the left side of the brain. The doctors advised to not have her operated on due to her age (73 years) and her blood pressure. She still gets seizures, is restless and confused, and I'm so confused as to what to do next.

Comment from: Survivor, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: September 24

I had a sub arachnoid hemorrhage and brain aneurism five years ago, I was lucky and have recovered with very little lasting effects. After brain surgery and clipping I was released from hospital after 15 days. I still have mild headaches occasionally, and I have problems with remembering words when I am tired, but I am working full time now and function reasonably well. Hardest part is that no one understands brain injury unless you have experienced it. It can be an 'alone' illness.

Comment from: mcl3086, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: June 17

I had surgery to remove a meningioma and had a heart attack while in the recovery room. After that, the doctors placed me on a low dose of the blood thinner, heparin. As I had just had a second holed drilled into my skull, it wasn't a surprise that I developed a severe brain bleed within 24 hours. An external ventricular drain (EVD) was ordered which involved having more holes drilled into my skull to alleviate pressure. I also suffered hydrocephalus and a cerebellar tonsillar herniation. It has been seven months; I still have headaches almost every day, and memory and fatigue problems. I worry sometimes about the future, but I have learned that the only thing I can do is be patient and wait to see what symptoms are permanent and which will fade with time.

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Comment from: khanjan koomar, 45-54 Male (Caregiver) Published: November 01

My aunt had a brain hemorrhage before 20 days. She is now out of ICU but still in the hospital. All the doctors are saying the same line; that it is a waiting game.

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