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Nerves in head react to sun and iritate my head making me have mood changes also my personality changed had head trauma no sign of brain injury in mri?

Nerves in head react to sun and iritate my head making me have mood changes also my personality changed had head trauma no sign of brain injury in mri?

Question is ?: Significant head trauma can possibly cause personality changes. I've never heard of sun- reactions initiating lasting mood changes. Perhaps your changes in mood are only created by worry. Best way to find out is to seek psychological or psychiatric help. At 19 you are vulnerable to worry and anxiety. Please seek help to alleviate your concerns which may have no basis in reality. You're normal. ...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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I had head trauma and no sign of brain injury in MRI but i still have these tingling sensations in my head for 2 years now will this be permanent ?

I had head trauma and no sign of brain injury in MRI but i still have these tingling sensations in my head for 2 years now will this be permanent ?

Pins and needles: Or tingling headache. It is a part of the post concussion syndrome. Often accompanying the condition are symptoms of post-traumatic syndrome such as vertigo, blurred vision, memory impairment, reduced attention span, difficulty in concentrating, sleep disturbance, anxiety, depression, mood changes and irritability. Rec.: see an orofacial pain or headache specialist for proper treatment. ...Read more

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How do you identify brain damage from head trauma or from a concussion, a year after the fact?

How do you identify brain damage from head trauma or from a concussion, a year after the fact?

Possibly by MRIs: Mri technology has advanced dramatically in the last few years. Specialized sequences looking at the white fiber tracts or looking for signs of micro hemorrhages (t2-star sequences) are useful for detecting abnormalities. If the head injury is more severe clinically, there are usually more findings on mri. These may be followed over time with serial MRI scans to see if they hopefully improve. ...Read more

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I meant to say, sorry, does a brain injury occur only after physical or can it happen after severe pyschological trauma ?

I meant to say, sorry, does a brain injury occur only after physical or can it happen after severe pyschological trauma ?

Thanks for clarifica: As we currently define brain injury based on the pathological findings which can include scar (gliosis), atrophy (encephalomalacia), diffuse axonal injury-this is limited to physical injury. Severe psychological trauma does not cause these physical stigmata of brain injury. At this time we do not know the similarities and differences at the biochemical level. ...Read more

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Regarding the paradoxal affect of the drug ambein on patients brain trauma. I suffer from a brain injury i would like to know of any clinical trails ?

Regarding the paradoxal affect of the drug ambein on patients brain trauma. I suffer from a brain injury i would like to know of any clinical trails ?

Ambien/ Brain damage: Not sure what type of clinical trials you are looking for. Suggest you go on internet to: www.nih.gov/health/clinicaltrials and follow links for ongoing clinical trials. Are you using Ambien (zolpidem) for sleep, or other type of effect? ...Read more

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Can a hit or trauma to tooth cause brain injury? I asked bcoz my dentist hit my tooth twice with his metal tool since he was seeing whether it pains?

Can a hit or trauma to tooth cause brain injury? I asked bcoz my dentist hit my tooth twice with his metal tool since he was seeing whether it pains?

No effect: Dentists tap a tooth with a metal instrument to see if the hit will abnormally stimulate the nerve deep in the tooth as an index of decay and infection. The infection, untreated could cause spread of bacteria beyond the tooth and rarely into the brain But the tap will not do this. ...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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Is it ever that a life threatening brain injury occur without a direct blow to the head. For example, a car accident ?

Is it ever that a life threatening brain injury occur without a direct blow to the head. For example, a car accident ?

Yes: Even if there is no impact, the rapid deceleration that occurs in a car accident can cause the brain to rapidly shift within the skull resulting in a shearing type injury, both to the brain, and to the blood vessels. ...Read more

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Could I have a brain injury? My fiance and I were play fighting, and I hit the side of my head on the wooden nightstand.

Could I have a brain injury? My fiance and I were play fighting, and I hit the side of my head on the wooden nightstand.

Check these things: Did you lose consciousness when you hit your head? Is there a lot of pain and swelling at the site where you hit? Are you having a severe headache? If the answer to any of these questions is yes then you should be seen right away by a doctor. Also some brain injuries can show up a few weeks after the injury so be aware of new headache or pain. See doctor or go to Emergency if you are not sure. ...Read more

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Can anexity cause conflicting thoughts? Slightest contact to my head an I fear brain injury. I think im fine but doubt makes me fear the worse.

Can anexity cause conflicting thoughts? Slightest contact to my head an I fear brain injury. I think im fine but doubt makes me fear the worse.

Conflicting thoughts: is more likely the source of the anxiety, not the other way around. You MAY also have some health anxiety. Please see your doctor to make sure all is well and then a mental health professional to learn ways to cope w/anxiety. You are young and working on this already so there is much reason to be hopeful. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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My friend hit me a bit with a pool noodle on the side of the head. Is this concussion or brain injury worthy because I've had two in my life before?

My friend hit me a bit with a pool noodle on the side of the head. Is this concussion or brain injury worthy because I've had two in my life before?

Below: Being hit with a pool noodle is very unlikely to cause any significant brain injury. If you are having headaches, then there would be some concern. ...Read more

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My doctor talked over my head. We are confused. What is brain injury?

My doctor talked over my head. We are confused. What is brain injury?

Brain injury: Brain injury is most commonly the result of trauma involving external force applied to the brain causing a concussion. This involves inflammation and swelling of the tissues (cells) in the brain. When brain cells swell they do not function normally. Which symptoms are caused all depends on where in the brain the cells are located. Other factors that increase brain pressure are bleeding & stroke. ...Read more

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My head is hurting. I've recently been recovering from a traumatic brain injury over a year ago. What is the problem.? Back left side of head hurts.

My head is hurting.  I've recently been recovering from a traumatic brain injury over a year ago. What is the problem.? Back left side of head hurts.

Postconcussive HA: Your headache may be what is referred to as part of a postconcussive syndrome. Or post dramatic headache. The good news is these headaches are generally self-limited which means they tend to go away on their own. The bad news, it can take time. A good neurologist or headache specialist is well-versed in treating these types of headaches. Seek one out and they should be able to help you. ...Read more

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As a kid I "split my head open." An on site doctor "fixed" it, so I never went to an actual doctor. Could it have given me a concussion/brain injury?

As a kid I "split my head open." An on site doctor "fixed" it, so I never went to an actual doctor. Could it have given me a concussion/brain injury?

Soft-Tissue Injury: In times past, people in general wore more cavalier about head injuries and were less likely to seek medial help afterwards. To split one's head open means that you suffered a laceration that was repaired. You may have suffered a concussion or brain injury but if so it was likely mild. Such injuries are treated with rest, hydration, and pain medicines. After the fact, it is impossible to be sure. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Corey Clay
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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