Chronic subdural hematoma V Adhiyaman, Postgrad Med J

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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(Source: pmj.bmj.com/content/78/916/71.full)