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How long should my concussion syndromes last?

How long should my concussion syndromes last?

Days or longer: Concussion symptoms will usually last a few weeks. However, for some, they may last for months to as long as a year. ...Read more

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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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How long does it take for a brain injury symptoms to appear after a concussion?

How long does it take for a brain injury symptoms to appear after a concussion?

Seconds to days: Most symptoms develop immediately or within a few minutes. On occasion, concussed patients may not notice symptoms for several days. One risk occurs in sporting activities when concussed patients have minimal immediate symptoms and are allowed to return to a game on the same day. Any athlete suspected to have a concussion should be held out of competition until cleared by a physician. ...Read more

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How long can seizures last (before they go away) after a head injury?

How long can seizures last (before they go away) after a head injury?

Variable: Post-traumatic seizures may occur early following a brain injury but may also persist for years. Persistent recurrent seizures following brain injury are sometimes referred to as "late post-traumatic epilepsy". ...Read more

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How long should whiplash last?

How long should whiplash last?

Varies: For most people, several weeks to up to 6 months in 60% depending on the severity of the injury and whether you are a male or female as females have less protective muscle bulk in their necks. Also, there may be other structural injuries sustained that may prolong symptoms like disc or facet joint injuries. If it persists and limits you, get it evaluated. ...Read more

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Will balance recover after a traumatic brain injury? How long will it take?

Will balance recover after a traumatic brain injury? How long will it take?

Yes: Significant head trauma can result in a concussion to the inner ear. Most patients will have complete resolution of balance symptoms but recovery is variable and may last only a few days or may last several months. Vestibular rehabiliation exercise can help expedite recovery and be helpful. ...Read more

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How long can a brain MRI take?

How long can a brain MRI take?

30-40 minutes: For most sequences it can be done in 30-40 minutes, longer if more images are taken. Ct scan is quick, usually only several minutes, but involves low level radiation. You trade image quality for speed. ...Read more

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How long will a brain hemorrhage last?

How long will a brain hemorrhage last?

Generally once the a: Generally once the acute phase of the stoke is stabilized in the first day or two of admission, there is a risk for subsequent bleed that does need to be monitored. If stabilized the neurologic consequences of the stroke needs to be addressed along with assuring general medical stability and appropriate control of a patients blood pressure. We then need to enter the rehab phase. ...Read more

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How long will it take to "get better" after a traumatic brain injury?

How long will it take to "get better" after a traumatic brain injury?

Upto 9 months: Initial improvements might take upto 9 months even after that might require further group rehabilitation. ...Read more

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How long does whiplash last and when does exhaustion from a concussion leave?

How long does whiplash last and when does exhaustion from a concussion leave?

Hard to say: Concussion and whiplash injuries vary in severity. The pain from a whiplash will usually resolve in a few weeks and is best treated with early therapy and over the counter medications. Sometimes whiplash will last longer and in some cases the pain will become chronic. If symptoms of a concussion persist then you should check with your doctor to make sure nothing more serious is going on. ...Read more

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How much time does it take to fully recover from a brain injury?

How much time does it take to fully recover from a brain injury?

Depends: on severity and location of injury.Each one is different. Blood clots on the surface of the brain which are quickly treated seems to do reasonably well. When there is tearing and bleeding into brain tissue, less well. Most neurosurgeons feel that at least a year is needed to know how complete a recovery is. The brain does heal and we see some surprising recoveries over time, but not always. ...Read more

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After a subarachnoid brain hemorrhage, how long does a patiently typically get over motor apraxia? And photophobia? How can I best accelerate recovery

After a subarachnoid brain hemorrhage, how long does a patiently typically get over motor apraxia? And photophobia? How can I best accelerate recovery

It's variable: We all recover differently to various injuries or illnesses. In general, if you are young and have no medical problems, you will do better than someone older with lots of medical problems. Your best bet is to rest and let the brain recover. ...Read more

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How long can brain surgeries last for?

How long can brain surgeries last for?

Surgery time: It depends opn the complexity of the case-- it can be many hrs. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from a temporal stroke?

How long does it take to recover from a temporal stroke?

Left or right: Every stroke is unique, with effects dependent upon many factors including physical fitness, co-morbidities, size of brain tissue injury, rapidity of onset, mechanism of onset. Recovery may come in days, weeks, years, or never. If the stroke involves the dominant temporal responsible for speech prognosis is worse than for equal sized non-dominant temporal lobe stroke, other things being equal. ...Read more

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How long does it approximately take to lose consciousness from acute brain swelling?

Impossible to answer: There are so many variables i doubt that any of us here can give you specific reliable information. Brain swelling is serious, of course. What prompts the question? Perhaps you can be more specific in why you are asking this. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the brain to heal from a severe concussion bc i had brain surg in 1993-95 ans the concussion was 9/16/13.

How long does it take for the brain to heal from a severe concussion bc i had brain surg in 1993-95 ans the concussion was 9/16/13.

Up to a year: Patients with concussion can have symptoms of headaches, confusion, emotional lability, sleep disorder for 6 months to a year. History of previous brain surgery may prolong the recovery period from concussion. Check with your doctor to make sure there is no structural problems with the brain, such as edema, bleeding, contusion, that may affect your recovery. ...Read more

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How long should it take to recover from brain surgery ?

How long should it take to recover from brain surgery ?

Depends: It depends on the location and pathology and size and any preoperative deficit. Even with a small lesion in a relatively "safe" area, people can feel run down for several weeks after surgery. ...Read more

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How long can shoulder injury last?

How long can shoulder injury last?

shoulder injury: Depends on the injury. If only strained, options include rest, ice, nsaids, and eventual rehab exercises best guided by a therapist. Sometimes a cortisone injection can be helpful if inflammation is present. This can take several months to improve with conservative treatment. If rotator cuff or labrum is torn, surgery is often needed to repair the tear. ...Read more

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How long can petechiae last after bruise id gone. Can't take a long time?

How long can petechiae last after bruise id gone. Can't take a long time?

Muliple reasons: There can be many reasons for petichae some of which are serious and some of which are not. It is important to see a dermatologist to have them evaluated to see which type they are. They may even recommend that you see a blood specialist, known as a hematologist. ...Read more

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How long after a concussion does a brain hemorrhage occur?

How long after a concussion does a brain hemorrhage occur?

Concussion: In the majority of cases the hemorrhage occurs at the time of injury, while later bleeding can occur it is quite uncommon but possible. ...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


Dr. William Singer
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Traumatic Brain Injury (Definition)

Damage to the brain after trauma, meaning direct hits to the head, or a shockwave to the ...Read more