High blood pressure by itself often causes no symptoms, so many people who experience an intracranial hemorrhage experience their first symptoms during the brain attack itself. Symptoms of a stroke caused by intracranial hemorrhage may vary depending the size and location of the rupture, but they generally come on suddenly and quickly and usually include:
A hemorrhagic stroke is an extreme medical emergency that requires immediate treatment. Anyone showing symptoms of a brain bleed should be seen in an emergency room as quickly as possible for diagnosis and treatment.
Reviewed by: Philip E. Stieg, PhD, MD
Last reviewed/last updated: April 2021