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Could pot holes give you a brain injury/concussion?

Could pot holes give you a brain injury/concussion?

Maybe...: If your head fell into one from standing position, perhaps. Just driving over one in a car won't likely cause concussion or brain injury, unless at high speed, with rollover, etc. ...Read more

Dr. Vasu Brown
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Brain Damage (Definition)

Anything that disrupts tissue integrity can cause brain damage: lack of or reduced oxygen (stroke), viamin deficiency, pressure (hydrocephalus, or, bleeding or tumor inside the skull), blunt or penetrating trauma; infection; inflammation (immune system mediated or otherwise); toxins (alcohol, ecstasy, lead, mercury, arsenic, to name but a few); diseases (ms, diabetes, ...Read more


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Is it ok to take a 800mg ibuprofen when I have a brain injury concussion?

Is it ok to take a 800mg ibuprofen when I have a brain injury concussion?

No: Headache after trauma should be evaluated immediately. Go to the er if you can't get in touch with your doctor immediately.. ...Read more

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Traumatic brain injury patient(severe concussion)mostly recovered now just headaches caused by noise. legs now started jolting uncontrollably-am I ok?

Traumatic brain injury patient(severe concussion)mostly recovered now just headaches caused by noise. legs now started jolting uncontrollably-am I ok?

Postconcussive syndr: You may be suffering from a postconcussive syndrome which primarily includes headaches/dizziness following a strong blow to the head or traumatic brain injury. There are ways to control the legs with medication, however, have you gotten a CT/MRI of the head yet if this was a severe blow? Wanna talk about it? www.healthtap.com/dr-drsaghafi Key Code to make virtual appointment: PDXFNR ...Read more

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Is it possible for a one year old to vomit several times after hitting her head and not have a brain injury/skull fracture/concussion? No CT scan

Is it possible for a one year old to vomit several times after hitting her head and not have a brain injury/skull fracture/concussion? No CT scan

Closed head injury: Vomiting tends to be more common in children following a head injury compared to adults. Depending on the severity of head injury the frequency of vomiting varies. Most head injuries from "hitting a head" do not lead to skull fracture or bleeding inside the head. CT is often not necessary. if the child vomits more than 3 times and/or there are other symptoms or signs then an evaluation is needed ...Read more

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Is it common to crave sugar after a concussion/brain injury?

Is it common to crave sugar after a concussion/brain injury?

No: People can have many unusual symptoms after suffering a concussion, but craving sugar is not one of them. Post concussive symptoms are most often chronic headaches, memory problems, concentraion problems and personality changes...All of these usually get better within months of suffering a concussion. ...Read more

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As a kid I "split my head open." An on site doctor "fixed" it, so I never went to an actual doctor. Could it have given me a concussion/brain injury?

As a kid I "split my head open." An on site doctor "fixed" it, so I never went to an actual doctor. Could it have given me a concussion/brain injury?

Soft-Tissue Injury: In times past, people in general wore more cavalier about head injuries and were less likely to seek medial help afterwards. To split one's head open means that you suffered a laceration that was repaired. You may have suffered a concussion or brain injury but if so it was likely mild. Such injuries are treated with rest, hydration, and pain medicines. After the fact, it is impossible to be sure. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a brain injury symptoms to appear after a concussion?

How long does it take for a brain injury symptoms to appear after a concussion?

Seconds to days: Most symptoms develop immediately or within a few minutes. On occasion, concussed patients may not notice symptoms for several days. One risk occurs in sporting activities when concussed patients have minimal immediate symptoms and are allowed to return to a game on the same day. Any athlete suspected to have a concussion should be held out of competition until cleared by a physician. ...Read more

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My friend hit me a bit with a pool noodle on the side of the head. Is this concussion or brain injury worthy because I've had two in my life before?

My friend hit me a bit with a pool noodle on the side of the head. Is this concussion or brain injury worthy because I've had two in my life before?

Below: Being hit with a pool noodle is very unlikely to cause any significant brain injury. If you are having headaches, then there would be some concern. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Brain Injury (Definition)

Brain injury is a condition in which the brain is damaged due to an injury. Brain injury often results when the head violently and suddenly hits an object or when an object deeply pierces the head. The symptoms of brain injury vary from mild to severe depending on how much the ...Read more


Dr. James Chapman
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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