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

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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Lingering hematoma on a child's forehead after a fall?

Lingering hematoma on a child's forehead after a fall?

See below: Be patient, they resolve very slowly but heal very nicely. ...Read more

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Can an elderly sleep after hitting head?

Can an elderly sleep after hitting head?

If the person has : Signs of serious head injury - they should be medically evaluated. Otherwise they can go to sleep if they desire. Possible concussion sxs: + or – loss of consciousness, headache / pressure, can't recall event, dizziness, v coordination, ringing in ears, confusion, slurred speech, nausea / vomiting ; fatigue. For concussion seek medical care. Seek urgent treatment for loss of consciousness, >>. ...Read more

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After a head to head hit in a recent football game, I got a slight stiffness/crick in my neck that soon went away. No other symptoms. Head concussion?

After a head to head hit in a recent football game, I got a slight stiffness/crick in my neck that soon went away. No other symptoms. Head concussion?

YouGotACrickcussion: If you have no symptoms now you're sitting pretty!And just a little neck stiffness does not qualify as a true concussion. More like a neck strain.With a concussion, the brain gets a good bounce inside the skull & you'd be left with a headache & other symptoms.You may or may not have blacked out,but the symptoms last a while, sometimes a long while. The spinal cord can experience something similar. ...Read more

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My head hurts after a car accident so I have a concussion!?

My head hurts after a car accident so I have a concussion!?

Resources: A Good Resource is the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) (dvbic.dcoe.mil/) which can be used by civilians as well as military. Also check with your local Brain Injury Association. (biacal.org/) ...Read more

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I was leaning back on a chair with laptop, and the top half of it bumped my head, is this concussion, head injury worthy? I've had a concussion before

I was leaning back on a chair with laptop, and the top half of it bumped my head, is this concussion, head injury worthy? I've had a concussion before

Concussion: If you have had concussion before and the current problem is back, please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility. Once you have recovered don't forget not to lean back in a chair. ...Read more

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Pain in my neck and shoulders after a car wreck. Is this whiplash?

Pain in my neck and shoulders after a car wreck. Is this whiplash?

Yes: But if you apply moist heat, take Ibuprofen 200 mg even 4 hours and take it easy you should expect full recovery in a few weeks. ...Read more

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Could a pat on my head cause a concussion if i've had repeated falls before?

Concussion: It depends on what you call a pat. A light tap on the head should not cause a concussion. A blow to the head or shaking of the head may. ...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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When should i see a doctor for a bruised thoracic spine/ surrounding muscles after blunt force trauma from a fall?

When should i see a doctor for a bruised thoracic spine/ surrounding muscles after blunt force trauma from a fall?

Depends: If you able to carry out your usual activities and the pain is subsiding, you may watch and wait. If there is any damage to the nerves, the pain has not subsided, the bruise becomes infected, or if there is an open wound, see a doctor now.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
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Could a 2 month old forcefully hitting her head into my head while I burp her cause a concussion or brain damage to her?

Could a 2 month old forcefully hitting her head into my head while I burp her cause a concussion or brain damage to her?

Very Unlikely : This is very unlikely. If you have any concerns that a 2 month old baby could have a concussion or brain damage (difficulty staying awake, excessive irritability, swelling/bruising on the head or face, abnormal body movements, etc..), it is very important that you have the baby evaluated in person. ...Read more

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Does a head injury cause floaters? I've had them since I was young and also had a head injury at the age of 8 (fell down flight of cement stairs).

Does a head injury cause floaters? I've had them since I was young and also had a head injury at the age of 8 (fell down flight of cement stairs).

Annoying: Floaters represent a consolidation of the normal "Jell-O like" material within the eye, called vitreous. When light passes into your eye, through the vitreous gel, the consolidations block the light and cast shadows on the retina. This is the essence of a floater. Very annoying. However, if found upon examination not to affect of the retina, then just annoying. ...Read more

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Could a chiropractor make your injury worse after a car accident?

Could a chiropractor make your injury worse after a car accident?

Possible: Chiropractors perform a deep, thrusting massage with the goal of producing audible clicks (like when you crack your fingers). The Thoracic and Lumbar spines can withstand this, but there is signficant risk if this is done on the neck (C-spine). Always get a first diagnosis for a back problem from an orthopedic specialist and ask if chiro then could be of help. ...Read more

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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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How long after hitting your head would you notice signs of bleeding in brain? Hit head on corner of concrete wall 7 hrs ago. Have a headache.

How long after hitting your head would you notice signs of bleeding in brain? Hit head on corner of concrete wall 7 hrs ago. Have a headache.

variable: This depends on the size and location of the "bleed." something large or in more eloquent areas would probably be noticeable sooner than a small one in not-as-important areas. Very small one might not be noticed at all.In severe cases, you could lose consciousness. Also, if a hemorrhage grows, it could become more noticeable. Somethings can progress over minutes/hours, while others can take days. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


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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