A brain hemorrhage refers to bleeding in the brain. This medical condition is also known as a brain bleed or an intracranial hemorrhage.
The brain is enclosed inside of the skull. If there is any leaking blood, the brain can become compressed and can damage areas in the brain. Bleeding caused by a blood vessel in the brain that has leaked or burst is called a hemorrhagic stroke.
Causes and symptoms
There are several factors can lead to a brain hemorrhage. These causes include:
- head trauma or injuries
- cerebral aneurysm, a weak area in an artery in the brain
- high blood pressure
- blood vessel abnormalities
- blood or bleeding disorders
- liver disease
- brain tumor
- drug abuse
A brain hemorrhage can cause a variety of different symptoms. These symptoms can include sudden tingling, weakness, numbness or paralysis of the face, arm, or leg. This is most likely to occur on just one side of the body.