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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is chronic subdural hematoma?

This refers to blood collecting in the space between the brain and the brain's outer covering (dura). It is can be caused by even minor injury or bump to the head. Older adults and those on certain blood-thinning or and bleeding disorders are at higher risk.

Symptoms of chronic subdural hematoma

  • Difficulty in walking

  • Concentration is getting worse

  • Injury to the head

  • Bedridden

  • Less active recently like not walking outside as much

  • History of dementia

  • Recent changes in mental state

  • My brain is not functioning right now

Questions your doctor may ask to check for chronic subdural hematoma

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose chronic subdural hematoma

  • Do you have any difficulty walking?

  • Do you feel you have problems concentrating recently?

  • Did you hit your head?

  • Do you spend most of your time lying down as you have difficulty getting up?

  • Have you been less active recently (e.g not walking outside as much)?

Treatment for chronic subdural hematoma

Chronic subdural hematoma is commonly treated surgically to drain out the accumulated blood. The condition can also be treated medically in some cases.

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