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Chronic Subdural Hematoma

Chronic Subdural Hematoma | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What are the signs and symptoms of the condition?

Symptoms of a chronic subdural hematoma can be hard to notice. They may not develop for weeks to months after the first injury. The most common symptoms include:

  • a gradual change in alertness
  • less ability to use advanced thinking skills, such as those used in processing new information, making decisions, and following complex instructions
  • poor attention span
  • Other symptoms include:

  • headaches that get worse over time
  • nausea and vomiting
  • seizures
  • unequal pupils of the eyes
  • vision changes such as blurred vision
  • weakness on one side of the body, known as hemiparesis

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    Chronic Subdural Hematoma: Diagnosis & Tests

    Author: James Warson, MD
    Reviewer: Pam Rosenthal, RN, BSN, CCM
    Date Reviewed: 02/10/02

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