If you have a haemorrhagic stroke you may need surgery to stop the bleeding, remove blood or relieve any pressure that has built up around your brain.
This is usually done with an operation called a craniotomy. This is when a surgeon cuts away a small piece of your skull so that he or she can get to your brain and the cause of the bleeding.
If your stroke was caused by a burst aneurysm, an operation may be needed to seal it and stop it bleeding again.
You may be given medication to lower your blood pressure or if your bleed was caused by anticoagulant medication, you will usually be given another drug to reverse the effects as soon as possible.