Subdural Hematoma Treatment
- What It Is
- Risk Factors
- Living With
- User Questions
- Alternative Treatment
- Care Guide
- Questions for Your Doctor
- When to Contact a Doctor
- Find a Doctor
- Resource Guide
How to Treat Subdural Hematoma
Talk with your doctor about the best treatment plan for you. Treatment will depend on:
- Size and severity of the hematoma
Treatment options include the following:
Monitoring and Observation
For minor injury with little or no symptoms, your doctor may advise that you watch for symptoms to develop in the days and weeks that follow.
You may need more testing done. These tests assess how your brain functions. The results can help your doctor determine:
- How you are recovering
- Whether you are ready to return to high-impact activities
In some cases, your doctor may prescribe antiseizure medication.
This usually involves making “burr holes” in the scalp and skull and draining the clotting blood. Sometimes a section of the skull is removed to relieve pressure. This is called a craniotomy.