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Are there long term effects from a head injury?

Are there long term effects from a head injury?

Yes: Especially if there is repeated injuries over time. This can produce personality changes, difficulty thinking, memory loss, difficulty sleeping, headaches and dizziness, usually resolving within a few days or weeks. Can develop into a chronic condition with the same symptoms. ...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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What are the long term and short term effects after getting a concussion?

What are the long term and short term effects after getting a concussion?

Many are possible: Concussions may cause no symptoms at all, or they can be a problem for a long time. The fewer effects you have and the faster they fade, the more likely there will be no long-lasting effect. People may experience dizziness, unsteadiness, headache, blurry vision, concentration and memory difficulties, as well as other minor problems. Most of the time, these effects fade away within a month. ...Read more

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After effects of head contusion?

After effects of head contusion?

Head: Really no major consequences, if what you mean is a brain contusion, then headaches and seizures are possible sequel late. ...Read more

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What are the serious long term side effects of duromine?

What are the serious long term side effects of duromine?

Duromine: Allow me my soapbox moment: always ask your prescribing doctor & dispensing pharmacist about potential side effects vs desired benefits. Duromine is a global brand (http://www.drugs.com/international/duromine.html) of phentermine, a stimulant similar to methamphetamine, which is used as appetite suppressant. Check out http://www.drugs.com/sfx/phentermine-side-effects.html for list of side effects. ...Read more

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Is there a long term bad side effect of trigger thumb surgery?

Is there a long term bad side effect of trigger thumb surgery?

Trigger digits: Thumbs, fingers are typically repsonsive to corticosteroid injections. For those that are not or are associated with a more severe triggering or a fixed contracture or a tendon adherance or are just resistent to treatment and are uncomfortable, surgical release can work well. While any procedure can have a complication or side effect, in general the procedure works well. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of long term herniation?

What are the side effects of long term herniation?

Tell us more: Are you talking about herniated discs in the back or are you talking about abdominal and groin hernias? ...Read more

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Does the long term use of antidepressants have significant effects on my memory?

Does the long term use of antidepressants have significant effects on my memory?

Depends: A potential side effect of some antidepressants may be some delay in recall of words. So far there have been no studies that have shown long term permanent memory loss with use of antidepressants. ...Read more

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Are there long term effects from a concussion?

Are there long term effects from a concussion?

Sometimes: Concussions are brain injuries. They can last as short as a few weeks or longer than a year. The long term effects depend upon the area of the brain affected, how hard your head was hit, and genetics. Getting a second injury before the first injury has healed can lead to serious long term complications. Follow the directions your doctor gives you. For more info visit: www.Cdc.Gov/concussion. ...Read more

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What are the more serious side effects of ibuprofen long term use?

What are the more serious side effects of ibuprofen long term use?

Ibuprofen: Seriois side effects include: GI bleed, GI ulceration, mi, stroke, thromboembolism, chf, nephrotoxicity, hepatotoxicity, thrombocytopenia, aplastic anemia, agranulocytosis, neutropenia, pancytopenia, toxic epidermal necrolysis, stevens-johnson syndrome, bronchospasism, thromboembolism, anaphylactic/anaphylactoid rxns and others. ...Read more

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What are the long term side effects of getting a boob job?

What are the long term side effects of getting a boob job?

Variable: Breast implants, if that is what you mean, are not lifetime devices. It is hard to predict how a patient will go though life with her implants, but there are potential problems that can appear as times go by: infection, capsular contracture and rupture are a few of those. Now, if they happen and when they will happen is difficult to predict for an individual. Statistically there are numbers. ...Read more

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How long do the side effects of a spinal tap last?

How long do the side effects of a spinal tap last?

Spinal tap: The most common complaint after a spinal tap is a headache. These commonly resolve within a day or two. The pain from the needle rather last longer than a day. ...Read more

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What would be the most common long term effects of sustaining a pretty bad head injury for a child?

What would be the most common long term effects of sustaining a pretty bad head injury for a child?

Depends on degree: The degree of injury can give you an indication of the potential long term effects. Those patients requiring surgery with prolonged coma before "waking up" have more extensive neurological dysfunction. Those that wake up can have: cognitive deficits, developmental delay, focal weakness, spasticity or increased tone. Hydrocephalus can develop years later as a result of cerebral degeneration. ...Read more

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Is there any side effect of sidnefil on long term use?

Is there any side effect of sidnefil on long term use?

I have seen no RXN!: Headache and flushing, and occasional dizziness. No significant long term adverse effects. Obviously many men who use the drug have vascular risk factors, some of which can permanently effect the optic nerve, but these reactions are quite rare! ...Read more

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What are long term side effects of radiation to the brain?

What are long term side effects of radiation to the brain?

multiple: Some things to watch for include dementia (particularly after whole brain), radiation-induced tumors, radiation necrosis, edema, and adjacent structure injury (particularly after radiosurgery). ...Read more

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Long term side effects of high fevers?

Long term side effects of high fevers?

Fever: Temperature elevations above 105 f may create brain damage. In children they may be associated with seizures that will seldom if ever recur when the fever regresses. Otherwise there should not be permanent deficits from high fevers. ...Read more

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What is the long term effects on a child's brain from lead poisoning?

What is the long term effects on a child's brain from lead poisoning?

Lead and brain.: This is very difficult question. .Lead has no specific brain marker=no specific brain area targeted. Certain forms of learning issues can occur but i believe also need to rule out genetics. In lead encephalopathy=moribund= seizures and retardation can be a possible outcome..Medical record pre diagnosis important to review, . ...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. 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