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Brain Hemorrhage Treatment


Symptoms

Brain bleed symptoms may include:

  • Sudden or severe headache
  • Weakness, tingling or numbness in the arms or legs (often on one side)
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Changes in vision
  • Changes in balance
  • Difficulty speaking or understanding speech
  • Difficulty using fine motor skills
  • Seizures
  • Loss of consciousness

If you’re experiencing brain hemorrhage symptoms, be sure to call your doctor.

Treatment

Brain bleed treatments depend on the size of the hemorrhage, its location in the brain, and the amount of swelling it causes. Once your doctor locates the source of the bleeding, hemorrhage treatments may include:

  • BrainPath surgery: This approach allows your surgeon to remove a tumor or a blood clot through a dime-sized channel, or port. Compared with traditional open surgery, it typically causes less scarring, fewer complications, and has a quicker recovery time.
  • Surgery: In some cases, traditional surgery may be needed to drain blood from the brain or to repair damaged blood vessels.
  • Draining the fluid that surrounds the brain: This creates room for the hematoma to expand without damaging brain cells.
  • Medication: Drugs are used to control blood pressure, seizures or headaches.
  • Catheter: A long, thin tube is threaded through blood vessels until it reaches the affected area.
  • Physical, occupational and speech therapy: These brain bleed treatments can help individuals regain brain functions (such as the ability to speak) that may have been affected by brain bleed.