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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

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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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

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. Sheila Smith
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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