What are the symptoms of a brain bleed?

Brain bleeds occur when blood moves into the tissues of the brain, from injured vessels or structures. The bleeding can be caused by many different types of things, depending on the source of the bleeding and where the blood is found in the brain. The typical symptoms include acute onset headache, seizures, nausea, vomiting and mental status changes.

If you or your child experiences an acute onset severe headache or sudden neurologic deficit or seizure, you should go to the emergency room immediately.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Marc DiFazio Marc DiFazio, MD, is the Medical Director of the Montgomery County Outpatient Center at Children's National. He is well-known to the community for his service, leadership and expertise in clinical child neurology, with particular emphasis in the areas of Tourette syndrome, headache/migraine, concussion and the use of botulinum toxin (Botox) for a variety of conditions including headache, spasticity and sialorrhea.

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