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Can a brain injury/brain damage lead to incontinence?

Can a brain injury/brain damage lead to incontinence?

Yes: The damage may cause the patient to fail to void "normally". This can be caused by several mechanisms having to do with the injury. ...Read more

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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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Can brain injury lead to autism?

Can brain injury lead to autism?

Not by definition: A brain injury under the age of three, would fit the research definition as a cause of cerebral palsy and any associated limitations would be part of it. After three, the limitations would be brain injury related. The complex interplay of language, social and other features of autism do not fit a the pattern of an injury as it affects too many different areas of the brain at the same time. ...Read more

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Might a traumatic brain injury lead to a loss of a person's sex drive?

Might a traumatic brain injury lead to a loss of a person's sex drive?

Less sex after TBI: Traumatic brain injury (tbi) can effect mood and concentration which in turn can decrease you sex drive. This is thought to be due to injury to the limbic system. Mood changes from tbi are treated by primary care providers, psychiatrists and neurologists. Contact your doctor to see if a referral can be made. ...Read more

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I got a traumatic brain injury in february (tbi) that lead to a subdural hematoma and 3 week coma. Will i ever go back to the way i used to be?

You had: Severe trauma but each patient is different. Try to maintain optimism and be conscientious with your rehabilitation. I wish you the best. ...Read more

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Can 5 weeks of pulmonary hypertension (as well as a few other diagnoses) lead to moderate anoxic brain injury? A patient in his early 50's receives diagnosis of mssa- causing pulmonary hypertension, chf, aortic valve regurgitation, a stretched mitral valv

Can 5 weeks of pulmonary hypertension (as well as a few other diagnoses) lead to moderate anoxic brain injury? A patient in his early 50's receives diagnosis of mssa- causing pulmonary hypertension, chf, aortic valve regurgitation, a stretched mitral valv

Endocarditis: Anoxic brain injury can occur after cardiac arrest. The heart disease you mention could lead to cardiac arrest but you did not mention this in your history. I am concerned about endocarditis, infection of the heart valve, with history of mssa bacteremia. ...Read more

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How long after my8month lo fell from3ft and banged head do I need to worry about head/brain injury?(she was taken to a&e and checked but i still worry

How long after my8month lo fell from3ft and banged head do I need to worry about head/brain injury?(she was taken to a&e and checked but i still worry

Depends: What surface did the child land on? Was there any clinical evidence of a concussion? Did the checking out include a ct? If no concussion then there should not be a long term risk. In the future, the less trauma to the head, the better. (that's why i wouldn't let my son play high school football!). ...Read more

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What to do if I was given the brain injury I had, how am I doing?

What to do if I was given the brain injury I had, how am I doing?

Clarification: If you are asking how to learn about your functional profile after a head injury, the ideal way to go is to see a physician who specialized in brain injury first. Neuropsychological testing, if done to standard, can be very helpful in clarifying domain strengths and areas affected. Brain imaging obtained well after an injury can be helpful but less so as it does not speak to function. good luck ...Read more

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How to know if I have a traumatic brain injury?

Go to ER !: Traumatic brain injury can have wide-ranging physical and psychological effects: no loss of consciousness, but a state of being dazed, confused or disoriented •loss of consciousness for a few seconds to a few minutes •memory or concentration problems •headache •loss of consciousness from several minutes to hours •profound confusion •agitation, combativeness or other unusual behavior•slurred speech. ...Read more

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How do I perform vision rehabilitation after a stroke or brain injury?

How do I perform vision rehabilitation after a stroke or brain injury?

Specialist: You usually should see an optometrist or opthalmologist who has special interest and training in this area. They can recommend and fit you for special glasses that may help as well as recommend other types of rehabilitation programs usually in conjunction with an occupational therapist. These specialist are usually affiliated with rehabilitation hospitals although they also may be independent. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Beard
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Incontinence (Definition)

Incontinence denotes involuntary leaks of body wastes from urethra or anus; that from urethra is urinary incontinence, which may be classified as stress, urge, mixed (stress + urge), total, & overflow urinary incontinence, signifying its timing & specifics; that from anus is fecal incontinence, which may be urge, stress, total, etc. reflecting the ...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