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Should Someone Always Go To Er If Head Injury
What would experts say about 1st thing an ER dr. Does to determine a concussion or serious head injury?
Mini mental status: A myriad of actions will make up the initial evaluation of a patient with a suspected concussion. A mini mental status examination is usually part of that battery of tests. Complaints of headache, amnesia, loss of consciousness, nausea/vomiting, blurred or irregular vision, inability to concentrate are also noted. ...Read more
At 2 months old my son became seriously I'll. we took him sept 10th to the ER for possible head injury but he had calmed down. Despite us saying head injury the ER sent him back home. Sept. 12 we were back and they ran tests that time which found he had c
Last night my one year old hit his face on my hard wood floor. He was showing signs of a head injury and I took him to the er. They told me to watch him for the next 12 hours. Now today he was acting a little normal but was fussy, and was playing normal.
Sounds good: Recurrent vomiting and a significant change in behavior/activities is the main sign of worsening problems.Be aware that an occasional vomiting episode can occur in those with very minor trauma and is not by itself reason to worry.Kids that age are quite resilient. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Colonoscopy prep, vomited, fainted, fell, head injury, ER & for 2nd colonoscopy same + knee surgery from fall.Time for 3rd, please advise.
Hydrate well: Given your previous issues make sure the indications for your colonoscopy are sound. Hydrate well pre and during prep, use non osmotic prep eg not fleets phostasoda or visicol but go lytely or MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) type prep, do prep over slightly extended time period and have someone with you...Don't stand suddenly... ...Read more
11 year old cousin, suffered head injury He's delusional, and falling asleep, repeating the event. He's in ER, cat scan good, what's wrong with him?
Left side face numb 2 days after head injury been to er no scans but now got headache and numbness and one eye is big and other is small?
My son fell and hit my hard wood floor on wednesday night at nine. He has a golf ball size of a bruise and bump on the right side of his forehead and a bump above his ear. He was showing signs of head injury so I took him to the er. They said to watch him
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