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I've been having fears of brain/head injury from daily life/activities (Any contact to head/perceived one).It's been a burden, any advices?

I've been having fears of brain/head injury from daily life/activities (Any contact to head/perceived one).It's been a burden, any  advices?

See psychologist: You answers the question when you described this irrational fear as a burden. The basis of wanting to protect against head injury is laudable at face. Wearing a helmet in sports, bicycle, motorcycle etc is not only reasonable but recommended; however, you sound overwhelmed by fear. This should be addressed with a psychologist or medical social worker to discover why the obsession and fix it now ...Read more

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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


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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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Can a slow brain bleed show up days after an initial cat scanafter head injury?

Can a slow brain bleed show up days after an initial cat scanafter head injury?

Possible: Delayed expansion of hemorrhage after an initial head injury is not unusual. In addition, some may evolve a subacute to chronic blood collection (called a subdural hematoma) days to weeks after an initial injury. ...Read more

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Can a brain aneurysm be caused by a head injury?

Can a brain aneurysm be caused by a head injury?

No: Cerebral aneurysms are congenital weakening of the lining of blood vessels. They are present in about one in a hundred patients. The incidence seems to increase as we grow older. ...Read more

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Head injury getting hit with keys to my head not heavy keys but at close range lasceration & 1staple what can cause brain swelling or internal bleed?

Head injury getting hit with keys to my head not heavy keys but at close range lasceration & 1staple what can cause brain swelling or internal bleed?

See your doctor: What you describe is a scalp not a brain injury. Only your doctor can answer this question. If he or she is considering a more serious injury imaging studies may be indicated. ...Read more

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How do you safely remove a swimmer with a possible head injury from the water?

How do you safely remove a swimmer with a possible head injury from the water?

Immobilization: If the swimmer has a head injury, assume he has a neck injury as well. The neck must be immobilized and the head kept in a neutral position (looking straight up when on the back). If you have a float floatation device (surfboard, boogie board) and a 2nd rescuer, place the board directly underneath the swimmer's head and upper back. ...Read more

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Can head injury mess your brain up and cause you to think the complete opposite of the truth?

Can head injury mess your brain up and cause you to think the complete opposite of the truth?

Disinhibition: Head injured patients particularly those who have injuries to the frontal lobe can suffer from a condition called disinhibition. In this condition they will lose their normal social reservations and they can become downright mean and nasty. Dishonest or more likely careless responses from these patients can occur but usually disappear as the brain heals. ...Read more

Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more


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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