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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


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Can a head injury stop growth in a child?

Possible: If the pituitary gland is damaged in a head injury production of growth hormone as well as other hormones could not only stop or slow growth ...Read more

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How can I keep someone with a head injury calm?

How can I keep someone with a head injury calm?

Medications: Frequently when a patient with a traumatic brain injury recovers he/she goes through different stages. Where he starts depends on the severity of the injury. The patients may have agitation and confusion as they improve. This is treated with medications such as valproate, seroquel, (quetiapine) inderol. This helps to calm the patient. ...Read more

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With head injury what else should I be concerned about?

With head injury what else should I be concerned about?

This is plenty: The number one thing to worry about in a head injury is the brain. This is also the number 2 and 3 and 4 etc thing to worry about. The brain is the most complex organ in the body. Lots of things can go wrong and often do. Answering this question fills books.. Eyes, ears, mouth, jaws can be injured too but the effects are usually obvious soon after, while brain injury may not appear for months. ...Read more

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How do doctors know if I child has a head injury?

How do doctors know if I child has a head injury?

We don't...: ...You do, or whoever saw the child get hurt. We do know how serious a head injury may be, by something called the glasgow coma scale: http://www.Unc.Edu/~rowlett/units/scales/glasgow.Htm we use that to decide how to manage the injury. Of course, if there is an obvious wound, that will need to be treated as well. ...Read more

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How much time should I stay off school after head injury?

How much time should I stay off school after head injury?

Head injury: It really depends on the severity of the head injury, a mild one then going back to school should be no issue. A more severe injury with loss of consciousness could require more time. Best to discuss this with you treating physician as he/she will have a better understanding of what took place and can give better advice. ...Read more

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What to do if I have head injury, low sodium and exercise?

What to do if I have head injury, low sodium and exercise?

Depends: Please rephrase the question. exercise is good. Uncorrected low sodium increases the risk for seizures. How severe is the TBI? ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a head injury if passed out from a fall?

Get information: You should contact your doctor or a neurologist to discuss what happened to you. A neurological examination would tell if damage has occurred. ...Read more

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Doctors can you tell me when should I know to be concerned about a head injury?

Impaired function: Head injuries can cause headaches, nausea, arm or leg weakness immediately. Later, the effects of a concussion can be present, that would affect your physical state, thinking ability, emotional state, and can affect your sleeping pattern. If you are concerned, see a physician who can evaluate you for post-head injury symptoms. ...Read more

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I need some help please! why shouldn't you let person with head injury sleep for an hour?

I need some help please! why shouldn't you let person with head injury sleep for an hour?

Exam: In general, by keeping the injured person awake, it allows for others to watch them closely in case the injured person begins to display neurologic changes early and allow for a more prompt trip to the hospital. If someone is sleeping, it would be much more difficult for an observer to know if the injured person is deteriorating. ...Read more

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I had an auto accident a month ago, what symptoms of head injury could start to show now?

Not much: Unless your head injury was severe enough to cause brain damage at the time, and i'm guessing not as you are able to be online asking this question, you should not develop new brain problems now. If there was focal brain damage at the time, there is always a risk of seizure after several months but this is exceedingly low. ...Read more

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What to do if I could not smell or taste due to a head injury is there a name for this condition y?

Ansomia: This is common after even a relatively mild head injury & is related to disruption of the olfactory nerves (the sense of smell nerves). They are easily damaged as they pass through the base of the skull between the eyes. Unfortunately, recovery from this is rare. Other than not being able to smell smoke, the condition is not dangerous. Taste is involved because much of your taste is assoc w/ smell ...Read more

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Can you develope sezures later in life after a bad head injury i had one at age 14 just now turned 50 and am having partial sezures?

Can you develope sezures later in life after a bad head injury i had one at age 14 just now turned 50 and am having partial sezures?

Possible: What you propose is possible but you have to rule out other causes of seizures in your age group. These include tumors, strokes, vascular malformations and toxins and or allergies. Best to see a neurologist and clear things up so you don't miss something treatable. ...Read more

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I had a head injury again, after i did a few months ago, and now when i am reading i replace words, and get confused, could this be permanent?

I had a head injury again, after i did a few months ago, and now when i am reading i replace words, and get confused, could this be permanent?

Closed head injury: Could be as a result of cumulative injury i.e. A second injury could have a bigger effect. Need to see a neurosurgeon or neurologist and get evaluated. If imaging studies are ok then should get better with therapy and time ...Read more

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Feeling a lot of pressure on top of my head, like someone pushing my head down. Sometimes if feels hot. I never had any head injury in my life.

Headaches : Headaches are very common symptoms of stress, sinusitis, vision problems, migraines, or other serious ilnessess. If also you also have vomiting or other feelings and symptoms, please go to your doctor asap. ...Read more

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Hit my head on some metal after recovering from a head injury from 5 months ago. foggy and afraid i will never get better. Could this be forever?

Possible: But it is only prudent for you to consult a doctor preferably a neurologist to make sure that you did not end up with something more serious such as a subdural hematoma etc. ...Read more

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I'm taking a whole host of meds and suffer bad migraines since a serious head injury, are any of my meds conflicting and making my migraines worse???

I'm taking a whole host of meds and suffer bad migraines since a serious head injury,  are any of my meds conflicting and making my migraines worse???

Med overuse headache: It is possible that you are suffering from medication over use headaches. In this situation, frequent use of medications can themselves trigger headaches. You should see a neurologist who is knowledgeable in headinjury and headaches. ...Read more

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I had a head injury as a teenager. I'm 45 now. I never saw a dr. When the incident occurred but I am wondering about any future problems. What can I e?

I had a head injury as a teenager. I'm 45 now. I never saw a dr. When the incident occurred but I am wondering about any future problems. What can I e?

More info needed: Important info needed to provide more help include the details of the head injury- loss of consciousness, presence or absence of coma, and/or residual deficits. Other factors that influence the future include subsequent concussions/head trauma, concomitant medical problems, history of drug/alcohol use/abuse, smoking history, and degree of cognitive stimulation/education. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Eric Weisman
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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