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Infant head injury caused delayed speech. Is it possible to overcome this?

Infant head injury caused delayed speech. Is it possible to overcome this?

Possibly: It is possible. However are you talking about in your child, or in an adult? If it is a child, with speech therapy the speech can potentially return to normal or close to it. If it is in an older person, it may be more complicated, but speech therapy would be the best way to re-train your speech. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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


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Told I have a concussion. I had a head injury while negative, or is it just my concussion symptoms?

Told I have a concussion. I had a head injury while negative, or is it just my concussion symptoms?

It may take time: If i interpret your question correctly, you have had a concussion and have had a ct scan that was negative. Your physician has made the diagnosis of concussion. This is a clinical diagnosis based on your complaints, physical findings, history you have provided. ...Read more

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Hi, I suffereed a head injury 3 days ago where I blacked out upon impact but have no symptoms now. can I drink?

Hi, I suffereed a head injury 3 days ago where I blacked out upon impact but have no symptoms now. can I drink?

Not advised: I would not advise doing so. After a concussion, please have a Neurologic examination with your PCP. Once they have determined that you are well, then they will advise you regarding activities and alcohol consumption. ...Read more

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

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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I've had a head injury and concussions over the years. In the last 6 months I have had recurring post concussive symptoms but no new trauma. Why?

I've had a head injury and concussions over the years. In the last 6 months I have had recurring post concussive symptoms but no new trauma. Why?

TBI: Symptoms can persist for a long time. Once one has a significant TBI even a minor trauma can precipitate symptoms. Consider seeing a TBI specialist. ...Read more

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Could symptoms of a head injury get worse after exercise (50 minute run)?

Could symptoms of a head injury get worse after exercise (50 minute run)?

Yes: Brain still swollen some after exercise. Recommend careful continuation of all sports activities, will watch out for brain swelling etc. ...Read more

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How long after head injury does Extradural Haematoma occur? Do you always experience symptoms?

How long after head injury does Extradural Haematoma occur? Do you always experience symptoms?

Epidural hematoma: Extramural hematomas occur minutes to hours after head trauma. Some delayed 24 hours in children and adults over 45 years old. Extradural hematoma after a head trauma is either epidural (outside the dura but under the skull) or subgaleal (under the scalp but on top of the skull). Epidural hematomas can be life threatening because the bleeding is often arterial from a torn artery in the meninges. ...Read more

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7 days after a head injury of a2 year old baby with no symptoms or other than subcutaneous heamatoma at the sight of injury ( 3 x 3 cm). What to do?

7 days after a head injury of a2 year old baby with no symptoms or other than subcutaneous heamatoma at the sight of injury ( 3 x 3 cm). What to do?

Close observation: The scalp hematoma will typically resolve over the course of several weeks. If no other problems, just closely observe the child for another week. It sounds like the child is doing fine. ...Read more

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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