A brain hemorrhage means bleeding within the brain. Brain hemorrhage is typically classified according to the precise location within the brain and its surrounding structures. A brain hemorrhage is a medical emergency.
Symptoms of a brain hemorrhage can vary based on the size of the affected area and the location of the bleeding. Possible signs and symptoms associated with brain hemorrhage include
- a sudden or severe headache,
- tingling or numbness in the arms or legs (often on one side),
- nausea or vomiting,
- changes in vision,
- changes in balance, and
- difficulty speaking or understanding speech.
Other possible symptoms and signs can include
- difficulty using fine motor skills,
- seizures, and
- loss of consciousness.
Causes of a brain hemorrhage
Causes of bleeding in the brain include trauma, stroke, rupture of an aneurysm, high blood pressure, and drug abuse.
Other brain hemorrhage symptoms and signs
- Changes in Balance
- Changes in Vision
- Difficulty Speaking or Understanding Speech
- Difficulty Using Fine Motor Skills
- Loss of Consciousness
- Nausea or Vomiting
- Sudden or Severe Headache
- Tingling or Numbness in the Arms or Legs (Often on One Side)
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