Doctor insights on:
Brain Injury Concussion
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
Traumatic brain injury patient(severe concussion)mostly recovered now just headaches caused by noise. legs now started jolting uncontrollably-am I ok?
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
14 year old girl playing competitive soccer with 20 year olds. Chances of concussion? Had one last year. What about serious brain injury?
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
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- Mild traumatic brain injury post concussion syndrome
- Concussion vs traumatic brain injury
- Concussion and brain injury
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- Side effects of frontal lobe brain injury
- Brain injury cause bloodshot irritated eye
- Traumatic brain injury
- Are personality changes common after a head injury with concussion?
- Talk to a urgent care specialist online for free