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Can a blow to the back of the neck followed by loss of consciousness, foaming at mouth, and eyes rolling into head cause brain damage?

Can a blow to the back of the neck followed by loss of consciousness, foaming at mouth, and eyes rolling into head cause brain damage?

Yes.: Sounds like you might have had a seizure. Please tell me that you went to the emergency department to be evaluated. You should be. You need a neurological exam and likely an MRI of both your neck (to rule out ligament injury) and brain. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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Traumatic Brain Injury (Definition)

Damage to the brain after trauma. It can be temporary or permanent depending on the severity of the trauma, patient age, and other issues such as whether the patient has had previous trauma or ...Read more


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What mechanisms causes the brain to swell with water after trauma/impact?

What mechanisms causes the brain to swell with water after trauma/impact?

Trauma to cells: simple answer: similar to reaction in any part of body that experiences trauma/injury...think of swelling after a sprained ankle. ...Read more

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Pressure in ears, head and stiffness in neck after doing a colon cleanse. CT scan of brain completely normal. Detox effects?

Pressure in ears, head and stiffness in neck after doing a colon cleanse. CT scan of brain completely normal. Detox effects?

The road to health..: ...does NOT lead through your rectum. Colon cleansing can cause vomiting, electrolyte imbalance, dehydration, jaundice & kidney failure. It was discredited a century ago. It may sound appealing but there is NO scientific evidence for it. Claims that toxins in your GI tract cause health problems eg arthritis, allergies, asthma are nonsense. Be a wellness skeptic, not a wellness sucker. ...Read more

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Hit in the back of the head with a foam dodgeball 12 hours ago. No loss of consciousness. No severe headache. Brain damage likely?

Hit in the back of the head with a foam dodgeball 12 hours ago. No loss of consciousness. No severe headache. Brain damage likely?

Not likely: Healthy 22 yr usually has a pretty hard-head. It has been 12 hours and you don't really have any concerning symptoms and so significant brain injury is highly highly unlikely. If u were 72 it would be a different story because of a possibility of a very slow bleed. So, just be careful playing sports/protect your head, otherwise you are lucky this episode. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is swelling of brain tissues due to a brain tumor the same as raised intracranial pressure?

Is swelling of brain tissues due to a brain tumor the same as raised intracranial pressure?

Similar: Brain tumors can cause an increase in intracranial pressure but there are other things that can cause this. Increased intracranial pressure is just the pressure inside of the skull. This pressure can be increased by tumors but also by injury, bleeding, swelling and fluid blockages. ...Read more

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How does a coma from head trauma and the head trauma itself damage the brain?

How does a coma from head trauma and the head trauma itself damage the brain?

Coma is a symptom: Head trauma is not brain trauma, both can co-exist. Coma is a symptom secondary to brain trauma, not to simple head trauma. Brain trauma sets up an incredibly complex train of chemical reactions, some of which begin immediately and others may begin years later. ...Read more

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Can my nerve irritation in head and lack of emotion be a syptom of neurological based behavior after hitting my head ?

Can my nerve irritation in head and lack of emotion be a syptom of neurological based behavior after hitting my head ?

Head injury: Head injuries, even those thought of as "mild" can lead to cognitive (thinking) problems, emotional changes etc. Headache is common, of various types as well. You need to see your doctor as soon as possible and likely a neurologist. If you had the MRI and it is normal, it is reassuring, but your symptoms could certainly be the head injury. There is treatment, depending on specific diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can you have bleeding in the brain 28 hrs after a minor hit on sides of head and no apparent signs of concussion besides headache/pressure in temples?

Can you have bleeding in the brain 28 hrs after a minor hit on sides of head and no apparent signs of concussion besides headache/pressure in temples?

Injury to head : Some of the blood vessels speclly in the temples in our heads are very close to the skull Therefore susceptible to minor trauma to the head. Persistent headaches, mental status changes, drowsiness are all worrisome signs. Please go to the ER if you are having continued headaches, nausea blurred vision, drowsiness or any other progressive symptoms. An bleeding inside the head must be ruled out ...Read more

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Can bleeding in the brain occur months after a head injury ?

Can bleeding in the brain occur months after a head injury ?

Yes: A small bleed can expand, not by re-bleeding, but by absorbing fluid from the CSF (hygroma) and cause symptoms. This occurs with Subdural / Epidural hematomas ...Read more

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70% brain damage, not in a single area, due to lack of oxygen (caused by asphyxia), what are the chances to awaken and regain full consciousness?

70% brain damage, not in a single area, due to lack of oxygen (caused by asphyxia), what are the chances to awaken and regain full consciousness?

Unlikely: The extent of brain damage is not as important as the specific areas of the brain that are affected. So, if the pons or medulla were affected, you would be considered brain dead already. But, if you loose that much area, you will have significant mental status changes and impairments of motor function. This is not a good circumstance. ...Read more

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What's the fastest recovery time of a tbi with 5 brain bleeds 3 skull fractures and a glasgow coma of 3?

What's the fastest recovery time of a tbi with 5 brain bleeds 3 skull fractures and a glasgow coma of 3?

Varies: The speed of recovery depends on the size and location of the brain bleeds and the skull fractures. Oftentimes, gcs of 3 may be the initial gcs but this may improve rapidly with resuscitation and neurosurgical intervention. ...Read more

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Are paresthesias along with loss of sensation in legs, burning in head a sign of a stroke? Can an MRI of brain detect previous strokes?

Are paresthesias along with loss of sensation in legs, burning in head a sign of a stroke? Can an MRI of brain detect previous strokes?

MRI is best : Stroke symptoms are variable but a brain MRI will detect even very small stokes almost immediately. Ct scanning, although cheaper and faster, can miss small strokes or very early strokes. ...Read more

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Does a head injury cause floaters? I've had them since I was young and also had a head injury at the age of 8 (fell down flight of cement stairs).

Does a head injury cause floaters? I've had them since I was young and also had a head injury at the age of 8 (fell down flight of cement stairs).

Annoying: Floaters represent a consolidation of the normal "Jell-O like" material within the eye, called vitreous. When light passes into your eye, through the vitreous gel, the consolidations block the light and cast shadows on the retina. This is the essence of a floater. Very annoying. However, if found upon examination not to affect of the retina, then just annoying. ...Read more

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Had a lot of head CTs (7-8) & CTAs (2) due to TIA / stroke symptoms over the years and injuries associated to illness. Scared of brain cancer.

Had a lot of head CTs  (7-8) & CTAs (2)   due to TIA / stroke symptoms over the years and injuries associated to illness. Scared of brain cancer.

Induced Ca unlikely: I worry more about history of "TIA/stroke" and "injury" in a 38 yo. Radiation risk for the listed studies is well under 1 in 500 or so and "brain cancer" is even less likely. MRI is a great test for the brain and vessels as there is no ionizing radiation, BUT you must be able to have the test. For example no metal shavings in your eye from an injury and no unstable implanted ferrous metal. ...Read more

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


Dr. Eric Weisman
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Head Trauma (Definition)

Any injury to the face, skull, or brain as a result of blunt force, or penetrating trauma. It can also occur due to rapid ...Read more