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Can there be visual symptoms of a spinal cord injury?

Can there be visual symptoms of a spinal cord injury?

Well not really: Of course you can have injury only to your cord but usually since there is a very heavily muscled and ligamentous and bony structures surrounding your cord - they can be injured as well. Ask yoru physician if you have an associated injuries. ...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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What are the major symptoms following a spinal cord injury?

Depends: This depends on the level of injury and the extent of damage to the spinal cord. One can be classified with a spinal cord injury with only minimal weakness. Many think spinal cord injury equals paralysis. This is not the case. Many will have varying level of weakness, sensory loss and even bowel or bladder incontinence. The major symptoms are often weakness and sensory loss. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of a hernia?

What are the signs and symptoms of a hernia?

Pain and/or lump: A hernia of the abdominal wall is usually associated with pain/discomfort, and a lump under the skin. Best diagnosed with a physical exam, may need special imaging in some cases. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of a hernia?

What are signs and symptoms of a hernia?

Pain and/or lump: A hernia of the abdominal wall is usually associated with pain/discomfort, and a lump under the skin. Best diagnosed with a physical exam, may need special imaging in some cases. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of a patellar tendon injury?

What are signs and symptoms of a patellar tendon injury?

Loss of extension: An intact patellar tendon is necessary to full straighten out or extend the knee. With a complete rupture, you will not be able to actively extend your knee against gravity. There may also be a defect which you may be able to feel with your finger where the defect occurred. Partial tears or tendinitis present with pain over the tendon. ...Read more

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What are some signs or symptoms of a concussion?

What are some signs or symptoms of a concussion?

Concussion Diagnosis: Concussion is caused by trauma to the brain. Concussion causes a constellation of symptoms including headache, confusion, nausea, dizziness, mood changes and sleepiness. You can have a loss of consciousness as part of the initial injury but this does not happen in all concussions. Treatment is rest and gradual return to activity. Contact your doctor to help with the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symtoms of a stroke?

What are the signs and symtoms of a stroke?

Some common ones: Vision changes, slurred speech, arm/leg weakness. Any neurological change that is sudden needs to be attended to immediately. Seek medicial attn asap if any questions. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms after a femoral neck fracture?

What are the signs and symptoms after a femoral neck fracture?

Femoral neck fx: Most often, groin pain following a fall. Typically patients have inability to walk or standings affected leg. Diagnosis made with x-ray. Sometimes if fractureissuspected, but x-ray is non-diagnostic, MRI can make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are the signs of head injury with a child?

What are the signs of head injury with a child?

Many: Crankiness, sleepiness, agitation, change in appetite, confusion, lapses, seizures can occur. Any change from the norm should prompt medical attention. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of a torn meniscus?

What are the signs and symptoms of a torn meniscus?

Locking and catching: The most common sign of a torn meniscus is the locking and catching of the knee joint when one flexes and extends the knee. Also, there may be an effusion, joint line tenderness, and the inability to fully extend one's knee. ...Read more

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What kinds of symptoms does someone with a spinal cord injury have?

Paralysis and more: Symptoms of spinal cord injury include: partial or complete paralysis of muscles below the level of injury, loss of sensation below the injury level, and a change in function of the bowel and bladder. Most spinal cord injuries also result in spasticity of the muscles (unless the injury was low in the lumbar spine), accompanied by changes in blood pressure regulation and temperature regulation. ...Read more

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What are some of the signs and symptoms of a broken wrist?

What are some of the signs and symptoms of a broken wrist?

Swelling and pain: Fractures of the wrist typically result in swelling, pain with movement, and pain to the touch. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of a fractured arm?

What are the signs and symptoms of a fractured arm?

Pain, deformity: Pain is the most common sign after the fracture, swelling and deformities in the arm. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of a ruptured tendon in your hand?

What are signs and symptoms of a ruptured tendon in your hand?

Decreased motion: Particularly the ability to voluntarily actively move an isolated finger joint or a change in the resting position or posture of the hand or wrist could mean a tendon rupture. The exact mechanics of course vary by location within the hand. A tendon rupture nay be sudden or gradual from attrition and may or may not be painful depending upon the mechanism . Local swelling may precede or follow. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms and signs of a febrile seizure?

What are the symptoms and signs of a febrile seizure?

See below: This is, normally a brief, less than 5 minutes, generalized seizure with loss of consciousness. They occur at the onset of a fever. And, sometimes the seizure happens before you know your child has a fever. They commonly occur between 6 months to 6 years of age. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms or signs of a concussion?

What are the common symptoms or signs of a concussion?

Impaired function: Concussion can affect your physical state, thinking ability, emotional state, and can affect your sleeping pattern. Some common findings are headaches, nausea, sensitivity to light and noise, fatigue, visual problems, problems concentrating, emotional irritability, drowsiness, sleeping problems. If you are concerned, see a physician who can evaluate you for post-head injury symptoms. ...Read more

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What are some of the signs and symptoms of a broken ankle?

What are some of the signs and symptoms of a broken ankle?

No weight bearing: An ankle fracture usually presents with severe pain, swelling, bruising and the inability to bear any weight on that ankle/foot due to the severe pain. ...Read more

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Describe the features of a brain and spinal cord infection.?

Describe the features of a brain and spinal cord infection.?

Go to ER now: An infection of the area surrounding the brain can cause meningitis- fever, stiff neck, headache, and changes in conciousness. An infection within the brain itself is encephalitis- causing changes in personality, level of conciousness, and even seizures or other abnormal movements. These conditions are both very life-threatening, but treatable, and should be evaluated by a physician immediately. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a kidney injury?

What are the symptoms of a kidney injury?

Blood in the urine: When the kidney is injured, usually from blunt trauma, it hurts and this causes flank pain or pain in you back below your ribs. You also might notice a bruise there. The sign of significant kidney injury is blood in the urine which can be seen as frank blood or less blood can be seen as a "rose" colored urine. If you notice the blood get things checked. ...Read more