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Help please? How serious would a brain injury be, if the person has to stay in the critical care unit?

Help please? How serious would a brain injury be, if the person has to stay in the critical care unit?

Normally moderate: To severe. Beyond that, it is difficult to say. Sometimes critical care units can just be observation, where other times patients can stay for extended amount of times, just depending on the brain injury itself. At the very least though, i would assume a moderate brain injury has occurred. Without more info, that is about the best i can offer with any accuracy. Best wishes for you during this time. ...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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I have brain injury, what to expect ?

I have brain injury, what to expect ?

Depends: Really depends on what you are asking about -- residual cognitive dysfunction, memory or possibility of seizures are all possible sequellae of head trauma. ...Read more

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What to do if I think I have a brain injury?

What to do if I think I have a brain injury?

Brain injury: It really depends on the injury, how severe it was and the resultant effect on you. If "you think" you have had a brain injury then it is likely not that severe. If you think it was more severe then you need to consult with a neurologist for an evaluation to determine how severe or not severe the injury might be. ...Read more

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How do I deal with someone with a brain injury?

How do I deal with someone with a brain injury?

Tough question : Very broad question. Google brain injury support groups and find one in your area. ...Read more

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Why am I so scared of everything after a brain injury?

Why am I so scared of everything after a brain injury?

Need evaluation: Are you concerned about re-injury? Was it a traumatic brain injury? Frontal lobe affected? Have you been diagnosed with depression or post traumatic stress disorder? This is not a simple subject- It isn't one we can answer on HealthTap Basic. It is worth discussing with your neurologist. Take care. ...Read more

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I want to know why i can't get any relief from this brain injury?

I want to know why i can't get any relief from this brain injury?

Can't answer: You have to provide more details. Specifically when, how, what tests were done and does a specialist care for you. No one can answer the question you posed without specifics. ...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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Why do i have no memory of who i was before my brain injury is this bad?

Why do i have no memory of who i was before my brain injury is this bad?

Amnesia: Memory is often affected by a brain injury, as well as stroke, MS, etc. Whether memory is affected or not does not necessarily mean the injury is bad. If there is more than one cause of a memory deficit, that can complicate the interpretation. It may help your memory to spend time thinking about who you are. Make notes about your past, read letters, look at pix, talk to friends- it can help. ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I have a hard time understanding , brain injury ?

What do you recommend if I have a hard time understanding , brain injury ?

Many possibilities: Would need more information. There are many possibilities to such a symptom: for example, it could be brain injury (or to be more clear, effects after a brain injury), or a sensory intake/processing issue- such as poor hearing, auditory processing dysfunction, or mood related- anxiety can also cause this by taking away from attention. ...Read more

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Wondering if it is possible i could be suffering from a long term brain injury?

Wondering if it is possible i could be suffering from a long term brain injury?

Possibly: It is possible to be suffering long sequelae from a brain injury. The chances of this are increased the more severe the tbi, and the greater the extent of injury seen on the ct/mri. You want to ensure that there are no structural abnomalities such as post-traumatic hydrocephalus, or a recurrence of subdural hematomas. These are easily detected on scans and can be treated. ...Read more

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I have a brain injury and ever since I've had this I've had no interest in sex is that normal?

I have a brain injury and ever since I've had this I've had no interest in sex is that normal?

Brain injury: Brain injuries can cause many and varied symptoms such as the one you are having. It is normal for you in this situation, but not for all brain injury patients. Please discuss your situation with your doctor and also perhaps a therapist, psychologist, or psychiatrist. They may be able to help. ...Read more

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I had a brain injury 3 months ago when could i take xanx and would it affect me badly if i did?

I had a brain injury 3 months ago when could i take xanx and would it affect me badly if i did?

Xanax and the brain: Xannax will make anyone's brain slow down. If you have had a brain injury it would be in your best interest not to take the xanax at all. Or if you do take it only do this under the direction of a doctor that knows your condition. Xanax and other drugs like it cause mental slowing, sleepiness, fatigue. They can also worsen depression. ...Read more

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I no of som1 working with brain injury, what r the affects n dangers of taking his temperature, as it goes up n down like a yoyo thanku?

I no of som1 working with brain injury, what r the affects n dangers of taking his temperature, as it goes up n down like a yoyo thanku?

? rectal: The brain is in charge of controlling the body's temperature. If there is severe brain injury involving these centers, the body temperature may change without reason. Also, if undue stimulation is done (rectal probe) this may set off reaction that is not comfortable. Simple strips or underarm measurements are best. No need to over react if mild changes are noted. ...Read more

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Why can't my body get turned on anymore since my brain injury i just don't get the urges dont ever feel it anymore why would this happen?

Why can't my body get turned on anymore since my brain injury i just don't get the urges dont ever feel it anymore why would this happen?

More to discuss: Brain injury can affect emotions, thinking, concentration, and cause other problems. What kind of injury did you have? How long ago was it? What do you mean by turned on? This is a good question. It would help to start a dialogue with a medical provider. ...Read more

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Its been 18 months since my brain injury I've still got all the effects since it happened why and is this going to be permanent? Is this for life?

Traumatic Brain : Injury & resection of a brain tumor can cause long-term deficits in cognitive, adaptive & motor functions depending on the areas of the brain impacted by each. A neuropsychological evaluation will pinpoint areas of deficits, guide therapies to regain as much function as possible & provide recommendations for accommodations to circumvent the deficits to the greatest extent possible at home & work. ...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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I need to know if there is hope after brain injury?

Always some!: Its hard to say without knowing severity or more of the clinical picture, but there always is some hope, especially in the first year. An important thing to look at with a traumatic brain injury is to identify that new normal and optimizing function from that point on. I hope that helps a little and best of luck. ...Read more

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What should I look for in a brain injury rehabilitation program?

What should I look for in a brain injury rehabilitation program?

Experience: As usual, experience of the provider is a big factor in the success of that program. Witness the kind of recovery gabrielle giffords has had with her recovery, and that's related to the dedication and experience of her therapists. ...Read more

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I still have bppv after six months of my brain injury. Can i go skiingplease?

I still have bppv after six months of my brain injury. Can i go skiingplease?

Ask your doctor: The person caring for you after your injury is the best one to make this determination. Chat with them. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Traumatic Brain Injury (Definition)

Damage to the brain after trauma. It can be temporary or permanent depending on the severity of the trauma, patient age, and other issues such as whether the patient has had previous trauma or ...Read more


Dr. Al Hegab
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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