Intracerebral Hemorrhage

An emergency condition in which a ruptured blood vessel causes bleeding inside the brain. Causes include a bleeding aneurysm, an arteriovenous malformation (AVM), or an artery wall that breaks open. Symptoms of intracerebral hemorrhage include sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg (especially on one side of the body), sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding speech, sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes, sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination, and/or sudden severe headache with no known cause. It is important to treat intracerebral hemorrhage as quickly as possible. The first steps are to find the cause of bleeding in the brain and then control it. Surgery may be needed.