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  • Brain hematoma: what to do?

    Catherine asks:

    Hello. I have big problems. I need your help. At my husband a hematoma of a brain, I can not tell or say precisely what exactly, but the small sizes. The bottom line is that he is constantly tormented by terrible headaches, says that he squeezes the brain, sometimes it seems like an awl in his head. .. He began to forget a lot. The worst thing is that he can begin to behave very strangely: he recently behaved like a child, was happy with everything, wanted to play snowballs and rush into the window, was jumping, shy, when I kissed him, asked when we go to visit and everything inchildish spirit. Our familiar, he did not recognize and always said that someone was calling him and he had to go. It seemed to him that someone was standing nearby and he wanted to go there, although it was just a hallucination. ..

    Today he behaved excessively rudely and in every possible way repelled me, was terribly aggressive. After that, he usually feels an unbearable pain in his head and does not remember anything that he did. I offered him an operation, but he says that he will not survive, even just anesthesia, and in no way does he want to do it. Tell me, is treatment possible without surgery? What medications are needed?and what should I do to help him? I ask you, help me!

    Answer:

    Catherine ,

    Your husband, judging by complaints, has epidural or subdural hematoma, as it is with these types of hematomas that there is a presence of "light gaps" with subsequent intensification of headaches. Unfortunately, you did not write how long ago a diagnosis was made, whether he received CT or MRI, whether any treatment had already been carried out. Therefore, to advise something concrete is very problematic.

    If the hematoma is not very large, depending on the location, patients are prescribed conservative treatment, but, as a rule, it should be performed in a hospital under the supervision of specialists. The appointment of corticosteroids and diuretics is conducive to the condition, but depending on the size and location of the hematoma, only a doctor can give an overall assessment of the condition and determine the method of treatment. In this case, you need to know the cause of the hematoma, since post-traumatic hematoma therapy differs from intracerebral hematoma therapy as a result of hemorrhage( stroke).

    In your case, you can not postpone the solution of the problem for tomorrow or hope for "maybe", it is necessary as soon as possible to turn to a good neurologist, be patient and follow all his recommendations. The recovery period after hematomas is quite long.

    The longer you doubt, look for dubious exits and postpone her husband's visit to a neurologist and rely on the advice of "knowledgeable" amateurs, the more unpredictable and irreversible the consequences may be.

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