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Are there long term effects from a head injury?

Are there long term effects from a head injury?

Many: Concussive head injury has many issues that can lead to problems with concentration, memory, emotional liability, sleeping problems and headaches. If long term issues are present, an MRI of the brain is recommended to look for other structural problems. ...Read more

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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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Could you tell me what are long term effects from a bad head injury?

Could you tell me what are long term effects from a bad head injury?

Brain injury: In addition to cognitive and/or emotional problems, other damage could manifest as weakness/paralysis, nerve deficits/sensory loss, seizures, hydrocephalus, and even things like ventilator dependence or need for a feeding tube. ...Read more

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What are common recurring/long term effects of head injury?

What are common recurring/long term effects of head injury?

Head injury: Depends on the severity of the head injury. Mild to moderate head injury the long term effects can be minimally. In a severe head injury then head aches, memory loss, cognitive issues among others can be issues. ...Read more

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Can you tell me some long term effects of sustaining a pretty bad head injury for a child?

Can you tell me some long term effects of sustaining a pretty bad head injury for a child?

Long term effects: A child who experiences sever tbi may exhibit many consequences including motor handicaps, intellectual abnormalities, spasticity, alterations in the normal expected pattern of development, intellectually, motor and social. Many of the affected children will require special education services. Seizures occur frequently. ...Read more

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What would be the most common long term effects of sustaining a pretty bad head injury for a child?

What would be the most common long term effects of sustaining a pretty bad head injury for a child?

Depends on degree: The degree of injury can give you an indication of the potential long term effects. Those patients requiring surgery with prolonged coma before "waking up" have more extensive neurological dysfunction. Those that wake up can have: cognitive deficits, developmental delay, focal weakness, spasticity or increased tone. Hydrocephalus can develop years later as a result of cerebral degeneration. ...Read more

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How long do you have to stay awake after getting a head injury?

How long do you have to stay awake after getting a head injury?

TV fiction: The whole thing about keeping someone awake after a head injury is for drama on tv. Certainly, if someone is lethargic (groggy), that would be signs of a serious head injury. This is different from someone with a normal ct brain after an injury who then wants to simply go to sleep. ...Read more

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How long does a little kid need to stay awake after head injury?

No specific interval: Different from adults, we do not wake most infants hourly for a day to check for head injury effects. Infants who were not knocked out can be kept in their normal routine with occasional surveillance of their sleeping quality.Recurrent vomiting indicates need for an evaluation. If knocked out, monitor for vomiting or behavior change & seek attention if these occur. ...Read more

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If someone has a head injury and has been put into an induced coma, how long can that person remain in that state?

If someone has a head injury and has been put into an induced coma, how long can that person remain in that state?

Depends on cause: Following head injury there can be seizures, brain swelling, severe agitation, broken bones, etc. Some patients are put into coma in order to allow healing of body parts, some for control of seizures, some for control of brain swelling, and some to assist nursing management. Monitoring of brain pressure and eeg may indicate the coma can be reversed, or healing of body parts may take longer. ...Read more

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How long does it usually take a radial head injury to heal?

How long does it usually take a radial head injury to heal?

Depends: If you don't need surgery then it is probably not a significant fracture and often we will let you use a sling and slowly resume activities as tolerated over several weeks. You really need an x-ray to determine best how to rehab this though. ...Read more

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How long after a head injury should you stay away from roller coasters?

How long after a head injury should you stay away from roller coasters?

Depends!: Any injury which involves a loss of consciousness, change in mental status, vomiting, severe headaches, clear fluid from nose or ears, large hematoma will require an immediate evaluation by a physician and follow up by the physician for any residual symptoms. If any residual symptoms persist, neurology is usually consulted and they will determine your capability of tolerating such forces involved. ...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