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Regarding traumatic brain injury.Does recovery occurs at primary injury or secondary injury?

Regarding traumatic brain injury.Does recovery occurs at primary injury or secondary injury?

Please clarify: I am not understanding the question on traumatic brain injury and how recovery takes place...Or when? Would like to help you understand this entity a bit better. ...Read more

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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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Could dying of massive internal injuries/multiple traumatic injuries be painful?

Could dying of massive internal injuries/multiple traumatic injuries be painful?

Possibly: Fractures will usually cause the most pain, but if there is massive blood loss and shock the patient will become comatose. In that state, the brain shuts down and we don't think pain is experienced as when awake. So, in the wake state, yes it is painful; in a coma, not so much. ...Read more

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With serious head trauma accident, what's the chances of correspondance?

With serious head trauma accident, what's the chances of correspondance?

Define serious: Once the severity of the head injury is defined, a more educated answer may be provided. The brain is very plastic and may recover to a certain extent. With brain injuries, there is always hope, but one has to also be realistic. ...Read more

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Could any sort of head injury/brain damage cause multiple sclerosis?

Could any sort of head injury/brain damage cause multiple sclerosis?

No, trauma does not : Cause ms. Rather it is a disease in those who possess a genetic susceptibility, brought to clinical attention by environmental causes, and this sequence evolves into an autoimmune process. Injury may seem to worsen ms, but this represents an additive damage, not a cause. ...Read more

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What kind of damage can blunt force trauma abdominal area cause?

What kind of damage can blunt force trauma abdominal area cause?

Multiple Injuries: Multiple injuries can result depending on the amount of force and how it is applied. Injuries may include spleen laceration, liver laceration, kidney laceration, or injury to the bowel. In high impact injuries, traumatic hernias of the diaphragm or the abdominal wall may also occur. ...Read more

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Is penetrating abdominal trauma from knife?

Is penetrating abdominal trauma from knife?

Can be: A knife or gunshot or any other object that penetrates through the entire abdominal wall and enters the peritoneal cavity where all of you internal organs reside. ...Read more

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Direct sternal injury 2 years ago with chronic pain. Recent diagnosis of first rib injury with brachial plexus involvement. Changes of recovering?

Direct sternal injury 2 years ago with chronic pain.  Recent diagnosis  of first rib injury with brachial plexus involvement.  Changes of recovering?

Minimal: It seems you had enough time for spontaneous recovery. I would seek surgical correction of the rib to remove any pressure on the brachial plexus. ...Read more

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Could blunt force injury to the face and eyes cause traumatic cataracts?

Could blunt force injury to the face and eyes cause traumatic cataracts?

Yes: Sometimes the force that hits the eyes is sufficient to carry enough energy to the lens that it will opacify and become a cataract. That in fact is why the name traumatic cataract exists. ...Read more

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Possible MS from head injury that caused severe concussion?

Possible MS from head injury that caused severe concussion?

MS / injury: Multiple sclerosis is not due to injury. It is affected by genetics, sunlight exposure / vitamin D, and possibly by other factors. The causes are not known with certainty but injury is not one of them! You may find this information about concussions helpful: http://www.neurocuro.com/concussion/ Good luck! ...Read more

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How does a coma from head trauma and the head trauma itself damage the brain?

How does a coma from head trauma and the head trauma itself damage the brain?

Coma is a symptom: Head trauma is not brain trauma, both can co-exist. Coma is a symptom secondary to brain trauma, not to simple head trauma. Brain trauma sets up an incredibly complex train of chemical reactions, some of which begin immediately and others may begin years later. ...Read more

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Head trauma and nightmares?

Head trauma and nightmares?

Related: Often trauma causes vivid dreams and post traumatic stress disorder. Should pass in time. If not seek the help of a therapist specializing in these type of injuries. ...Read more

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Can having an internal head injury (skull fracture) cause behavior problems in children?

Can having an internal head injury (skull fracture) cause behavior problems in children?

Yes: If a child had a skull fracture, they may have had an internal bleed as well or a shearing injury or other brain injury. Behavioral problems can occur after any serious head injury. Seek help from a neurologist. ...Read more

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Can traumatic brain injury cause of becoming bi-polor?

Sort of...: Head injury can injure the brain in such a way that the symptoms mimic bipolar disorder with impulsivity, irritability and mood instabilty. It wouldn't be true bipolar per the dsm but we would essentially treat it the same way with mood stabilizers and possibly antidepressants. ...Read more

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Can head trauma (not severe) cause a stroke?

Can head trauma (not severe) cause a stroke?

No: Traumatic brain injury is defined as damage to the brain resulting from an external mechanical force, such as rapid acceleration or deceleration, impact, blast waves, or penetration by a projectile. Stroke would represent a non-traumatic brain injury which does not involve an external mechanical force. ...Read more

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Help please. Could dying of massive internal injuries/multiple traumatic injuries be painful?

Help please. Could dying of massive internal injuries/multiple traumatic injuries be painful?

For awhile, yes: This form of death may or may not happen quickly -- and in the interim there could be great pain but little ability to do anything about it. Eventually you might exsanguinate, but the length of time depends on the extent and type of injuries. Hoping you are not planning to try this. And if you are, please tell your doctor, your therapist, or a trusted friend. Get help for yourself. ...Read more

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Do people with pba have history of head injuries or major psychological trauma? And does pba associate with other neurological disorders such as als?

Do people with pba have history of head injuries or major psychological trauma? And does pba associate with other neurological disorders such as als?

Pseudobulbar affect: (pba) has several causes including ALS and tbi as you mention. It has also been described in hypertensive encephalopathy, multiple sclerosis, parkinson's disease, or pseudobulbar palsy to name a few. The term refers to involuntary or uncontrollable crying/laughter which is frequently mood incongruent. Neudextra has been shown to be useful in reducing these emotional displays. ...Read more

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My 2yr. Old son died of blunt head trauma, could 2 or more people have caused this injury?

See below: This is difficult to answer without knowing all the facts and examining the patient. Blunt head trauma can occur from a variety of things. If you are concerned about the diagnosis talk to a law enforcement official. ...Read more

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Is eye transplant a possibility for blindness due to head trauma/eye injury?

Is eye transplant a possibility for blindness due to head trauma/eye injury?

No: The eye from the retina back to the lateral geniculate and back to the visual cortex is brain tissue. Central nervous system tissue does not regenerate or heal so a complete eye transplant is not possible. ...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?

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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Canadd/ld/adhd become a more probable concern with a series of concussion like head injuries w/ trauma. Stage 3 concussions, I've had 5 in within 4yrs?

Canadd/ld/adhd become a more probable concern with a series of concussion like head injuries w/ trauma. Stage 3 concussions, I've had 5 in within 4yrs?

Yes: Head injuries can result in a drop in the function of your prefrontal cortex. That is the area of the brain that controls your impulses and helps attention span (the area already affected by adhd). It can also lead to word-finding and short-term memory problems, issues already present in people with adhd and ld's. Be very careful and always give your brain a rest after a head injury. ...Read more

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Have a concern re: two recent incidents involving nose bleeds. Was cleaning my left side when blood came gushing out rapidly... Rather than the usual slow drip. Have not had any head trauma or injury. I do have lots of stress taking care of my aging fa

Have a concern re: two recent incidents involving nose bleeds.  Was cleaning my left side when blood came gushing out rapidly... Rather than the usual slow drip.  Have not had any head trauma or injury.  I do have lots of stress taking care of my aging fa

Epistaxis. : Stress is unlikely to be the reason for this nose bleed; it may prolong the nose bleed if associated with long standing high blood pressure, but does not cause it on its own. Most common cause is nose picking. Many local and systemic conditions can cause nose bleed. If it persists, see your fp or ent. ...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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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

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Is eye transplant possible for blindness due to head trauma or eye injury?

Is eye transplant possible for blindness due to head trauma or eye injury?

Unfortunately no: Although we are making strides in tissue transplant techniques and stem cell therapy, we have not advanced to the point of whole eye transplant. The optic nerve, would need to connect its 1.5 million axons (the "wires" of the nerves) with the brain in a way that cannot currently be done. The cornea (front window) can be transplanted in cases of severe scarring from trauma. ...Read more

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Is it possible for injuries from a seizure (overdose)be seen as a beating severe trauma to the face ,

Is it possible for injuries from a seizure  (overdose)be seen as a beating severe trauma to the face ,

Yes, sometimes: Generalized tonic-clonic convulsions can result in a variety of injuries including biting of tongue and/or cheek, and even fracturing a vertebral body or other bones. If you fell forwards onto your face you could of course cause diffuse local injuries and bruises, even a broken nose. ...Read more

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My son has a single black eye with no trauma or injury and a fever without any other symptom. Could these be related?

My son has a single black eye with no trauma or injury and a fever without any other symptom. Could these be related?

Mgt: He should be checked right away. At this age, injuries may occur on the playground or in daycare. Any possible injury to the ocular area requires a visit to the ED tonight. If he has a fever associated, this may be due to inflammation or infection. ...Read more

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Hyphema in eye one month now bit still blur vision close vision too and how much time it takes to recover from such blunt trauma injury?

Hyphema: Blurred vision could be from the remaking blood or blood staining of the cornea or the injury itself. You must see your ophthalmologist to follow up with the treatment control of intra ocular pressure is very important. Sometimes there is a recurrence of bleed a few days later. Your ophthalmologist will also check for any internal damage and for any vitreous hemorrhage. ...Read more

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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