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Intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) is bleeding inside the skull. It is a life-threatening emergency. If you think you or someone you know is experiencing ICH, go to the emergency room right away or call 911. There are four categories of ICH: epidural[read article]

Tests for Intracranial Hemorrhages

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Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the head is a painless, noninvasive test that produces detailed images of your brain and brain stem. The test is carried out wit...  More
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A cranial CT scan of the head is a diagnostic tool used to create detailed pictures of the skull, brain, paranasal sinuses, and eye sockets. CT stands for computed ...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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Carotid duplex is a simple and painless test that combines two types of ultrasound (sound waves) to look for blockages in your carotid arteries. Your carotid arteri...  More
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A computerized tomography scan (CT or CAT scan) is a series of cross-sectional X-ray images of your body. CT scans are used to examine your bones and soft tissues f...  More
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A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan is a noninvasive test that uses magnets and radio waves to create images of the inside of your body. It allows doctors to se...  More
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An ultrasound scan is a medical test that uses high-frequency sound waves to capture live images from the inside of your body. The technology is similar to that use...  More
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A prothrombin time (PT) test, measures the amount of time it takes for your blood plasma to clot. Prothrombin, also known as factor ll, is just one of many plasma p...  More
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A partial thromboplastin time (PTT) test helps doctors assess your body's ability to form blood clots. Each time you bleed, it triggers a series of reactions k...  More
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A red blood cell count is a blood test that your doctor uses to find out how many red blood cells (RBCs) you have in your blood. It is also called an erythrocyte co...  More
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Medical Procedures for Intracranial Hemorrhages

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Blood Transfusion
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Administration of Intravenous Fluids
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Treatment of Underlying Disorders
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Mechanical Ventilation
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Surgical Procedures for Intracranial Hemorrhages

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Craniotomy and Craniectomy
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Prescribed Medications for Intracranial Hemorrhages

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MANNITOL (MAN i tawl) is a diuretic. It is used to reduce pressure and swelling around the brain and in the eyes. It is also used to prevent or treat kidney failure...  More
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NICARDIPINE (nye KAR de peen) is a calcium-channel blocker. It affects the amount of calcium found in your heart and muscle cells. This relaxes your blood vessels, ...  More
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LABETALOL (la BET a lole) is a beta-blocker. Beta-blockers reduce the workload on the heart and help it to beat more regularly. This medicine is used to treat high ...  More
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Self Care for Intracranial Hemorrhages

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Bed Rest
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