Bleeding in the brain, namely a subdural hematoma, can result from getting hit in the head or hitting your head in a fall. An acute subdural hematoma is an emergency situation and has an 80 percent mortality rate.
A chronic subdural hematoma is a very slow-progressing brain bleed, in which the patient can go weeks, even a few months, before symptoms begin appearing.
This happened to my mother: Six weeks after fainting and then falling, hitting her head on the ceramic bathtub, she experienced her first symptoms.
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