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Is stuttering after a head injury normal?

Is stuttering after a head injury normal?

Not Necessarily: Assuming that there were no problems prior to the head injury, various speech problems can occur after this type of injury, but it depends on the area of the brain that is affected. It is always a good idea for a person to be fully evaluated after a head injury for all kinds of possible problems related to learning, communication, and even personality or behavioral changes. ...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


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Is it normal to have headache after a head injury?

Absolutely: This is one of the most common symptoms. See a doctor right away if the headaches are getting worse over time. Other symptoms include memory loss, some personality change and dizziness. ...Read more

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Is subdural hematoma possible after a head injury one year later?

Is subdural hematoma possible after a head injury one year later?

Unlikely in young: In a young person, it is unlikely. In an older person (>80 years), the patient may have a chronic subdural hematoma. As we get older, the brain "shrinks". There is more potential space between the brain and the dura. Thus, small, often times unnoticed bumps on the head can tear the bridging vessels, thus leading to the sdh. ...Read more

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Is a neurogenic fever normal after a head injury and is it dangerous 4 days after comes and goes prob not?

Is a neurogenic fever normal after a head injury and is it dangerous 4 days after comes and goes prob not?

Neurogenic fever: Neurogenic fever is never normal and is usually seen in severe traumatic injury when the hypothalamus is not functioning properly ...Read more

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Is it normal to have ear pain after a concussion?

Is it normal to have ear pain after a concussion?

One symptom: Pain after concussion is quite common. If you received an injury near your auditory canal some damage could have occurred to the bones in the inner ear. A visit to a physician may be able to rule out any trauma to the ear. ...Read more

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Why is a head CT no longer indicated after 24 hours of a head trauma? Is it b/c a neurologic problem would be obvious from H&P after that time frame?

Why is a head CT no longer indicated after 24 hours of a head trauma? Is it b/c a neurologic problem would be obvious from H&P after that time frame?

What could it show?: If you aren't having any symptoms at that point, chances are that the CT will show nothing. Most neurological symptoms are quick to develop (within 24 hrs) if they occur & would be permanent if they persisted for 1 day. Besides, what diference would a CT scan make? If a neurological exam isn't abnormal, then there's nothing to do with any CT scan result: it's exposure to radiation & wasting money. ...Read more

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Pain in head when i move after trauma. Is this a concussion symptom?

Most likely: Headaches are expected after concussion but should resolve within 2-3 month. ...Read more

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Is it normal to be a little dizzy 2 days after a head injury that required stitches?

Is it normal to be a little dizzy 2 days after a head injury that required stitches?

Yes: Some balance disturbance or dizziness can be normal following a head injury. Most patients will have complete resolution of symptoms with tincture of time. If still present after 7-10 days, you should see your primary care provider. ...Read more

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Facial swelling after a head injury from a fall?

Facial swelling after a head injury from a fall?

Periorbital edema: Very typical that with head injury one gets craniofacial trauma. Swelling normal and will get better three days after incident. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a one year old to vomit several times after hitting her head and not have a brain injury/skull fracture/concussion? No CT scan

Closed head injury: Vomiting tends to be more common in children following a head injury compared to adults. Depending on the severity of head injury the frequency of vomiting varies. Most head injuries from "hitting a head" do not lead to skull fracture or bleeding inside the head. CT is often not necessary. if the child vomits more than 3 times and/or there are other symptoms or signs then an evaluation is needed ...Read more

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Is it normal to experience dizziness after a seizure?

Is it normal to experience dizziness after a seizure?

Yes.: Seizures are sort of like an electrical firestorm that spreads through the brain. Symptoms afterwards can include muscle soreness, confusion, and tiredness. Dizziness would also be a possibility. People often feel back to normal within hours, than it can take a few days to feel 100%. ...Read more

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Is it likely to get a concussion from a minature dachshund bumping it's head into yours while laying down? I had a concussion months ago, worried.

Is it likely to get a concussion from a minature dachshund bumping it's head into yours while laying down? I had a concussion months ago, worried.

A concussion by-: -definition is a temporary loss of consciousness, so if that was not the case, was probably minor with some pain involved. If of great concern B evaluated by your PCP, or neurologist. ...Read more

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How much sleep is normal a year after having a bleeding stroke?

How much sleep is normal a year after having a bleeding stroke?

Intracranial hemorrh: After suffering a stroke, whether more common ischemic or less common intracranial hemorrhage, sleep pattern may or may not be affected. As long as you wake up refreshed and don't feel a need to nap during the day, then you're getting enough sleep. And you shouldn't fall asleep inappropriately either. ...Read more

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Head tremor cause from head trauma or other neurological problem? About 6 years ago my father was in a motorcycle accident. He had some head trauma that resulted in a bad concussion. About a year after that we started noticing a slight shaking of his head

Head tremor cause from head trauma or other neurological problem? About 6 years ago my father was in a motorcycle accident. He had some head trauma that resulted in a bad concussion. About a year after that we started noticing a slight shaking of his head

The : The most common cause of a "yes-yes" head tremor in a person with a parent with a similar condition is essential tremor. Like most movement disorders, essential tremor is worse with stress. Other than an examination by someone who is familiar with the condition, there is no test to confirm the diagnosis. Other conditions can cause head tremor, but are less common in young, healthy people. ...Read more

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Unsupportable headache is normal days after an accident?

Unsupportable headache is normal days after an accident?

Need an exam, ct: You need an answer. A physican examination, including a neurological examination, plus a CT of your head will provide this. Call your physician today. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a man in a coma (global anoxic damage), to have tears (after 1 week)? Is it a positive sign of improvement or progress?

Is it normal for a man in a coma (global anoxic damage), to have  tears (after 1 week)? Is it a positive sign of improvement or progress?

Change, not progress: During recuperation from global anoxic encephalopathy, recovery occurs first in the brainstem. Autonomic nuclei, which control tear formation are in the brainstem. Simple tear production does not imply recovery of higher function. ...Read more

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After head injury, if CT within 48 hours is normal, is it possible for a chronic subdural hematoma to develop later despite the normal initial CT scan?

After head injury, if CT within 48 hours is normal, is it possible for a chronic subdural hematoma to develop later despite the normal initial CT scan?

Yes but: It is not likely to be subdural hematoma but the more worrisome would be epidural and if symptoms persist you should see your doctor. Concussion can present very similarly and MRI is best for evaluating these symptoms. However, don't det ...Read more

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Is it normal to have tenderness of the abdomen a week after a car wreck?

Is it normal to have tenderness of the abdomen a week after a car wreck?

NO need to see MD: Some of the car injuries will not show during initial evaluation, if pain is appearing a wk after injury , will need revaluation, did not miss decelerating injury like retroperitonial duodenal injury, go back to your doctor for examination and tests. ...Read more

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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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. Jay Lefer
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Stuttering (Definition)

Stuttering affects the fluency of speech. It begins during childhood and, in some cases continues until adulthood. It is characterized by disruptions in the production of speech ...Read more