Patient Comments: Brain Hemorrhage - Causes

What was the cause of your brain hemorrhage?

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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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