by Cynthia M. Johnson, MA
Apoplexy is bleeding into a cavity or organ. There are a few forms of apoplexy, such as:
Apoplexy may be caused by:
Factors that may raise your chances of apoplexy are:
You may have:
You will be asked about your symptoms and health history. A physical exam will be done.
Your bodily fluids may be tested. This can be done with:
Pictures may be taken. This can be done with:
Talk with your doctor about the best plan for you. At first, your condition will be stabilized. Next, treatment will based on the cause and site of your apoplexy. You may have:
Apoplexy can’t be prevented.
Hormone Health Network—Endocrine Society
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Canadian Institute for Health Information
Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Pituitary apoplexy . UCLA Health System website. Available at:
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Accessed July 30, 2018.
Last reviewed May 2018 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Kathleen A. Barry, MD
Last Updated: 7/30/2018
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