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What are the symptoms of intracranial hemorrhage?

Intracranial hemorrhage is bleeding inside the skull that usually results from a severe injury to the head such as that caused by a vehicular accident. As a result of the injury, one or more blood vessels break and blood pools between the brain and the bone of the skull. The area swells and pushes against the brain, causing brain damage. Symptoms include:
  • A headache that increases in severity
  • Lethargy/or falling into unconsciousness
  • Dizziness and vomiting
  • An increase in blood pressure
  • A weakness in the arms/or legs usually on one side of the body
  • Different sized pupils
  • Memory loss
  • Seizures
The symptoms usually come on suddenly, but they can also be delayed. Intracranial hemorrhage can be life threatening and may require emergency medical care.

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