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Slight And Transient Brain Injury
Good question: The brain is very complex. Brief disruption can happen, and full recovery can occur. A transient ischemic event can happen. Concussion can happen. A seizure can happen. A migraine can happen. A psychotic break can happen. All can recover fully or leave deficits. A good neurologist can help determine cause and effect. ...Read more
Anything that disrupts tissue integrity can cause brain damage: lack of or reduced oxygen (stroke), viamin deficiency, pressure (hydrocephalus, or, bleeding or tumor inside the skull), blunt or penetrating trauma; infection; inflammation (immune system mediated or otherwise); toxins (alcohol, ecstasy, lead, mercury, arsenic, to name but a few); diseases (ms, diabetes, ...Read more
Can hitting your head cause brain aneurysm? Mild to severe head trauma with pain resolution after 4 minutes.
No, not possible.: No, trauma to the head cannot cause an aneurysm. But I want to make sure we are using the terms in a similar fashion. An aneurysm is an unstable blood vessel, a bleed in the brain is a different process. A hard enough trauma could cause bleeding in the brain or it could (rarely) cause rupture of an existing aneurysm. ...Read more
Could brain damage cause tingling/burning/muscle weakness in both arms and legs? Brain MRI is normal, B12 levels normal.
MS / injury: Multiple sclerosis is not due to injury. It is affected by genetics, sunlight exposure / vitamin D, and possibly by other factors. The causes are not known with certainty but injury is not one of them! You may find this information about concussions helpful: http://www.neurocuro.com/concussion/ Good luck! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Had MRI of brain due to persistent headaches caused by head trauma. Impression mentioned mild periventricular gliosis. What does it mean?
Brain cell injury: It means you may need more tests 'gliosis: a process leading to scars in the central nervous system that involves the production of a dense fibrous network of neuroglia (supporting cells) in areas of damage. Gliosis is a prominent feature of many diseases of the central nervous system, including multiple sclerosis and stroke. After a stroke, neurons die and disappear with replacement gliosis.'. ...Read more
Yes: Patients can suffer headaches and dizziness for 6 months after head injury. Some may develop chronic migraine type headaches. Depending on what area of the brain was injured, the dizziness may be permanent. It can be exertion related or with sudden head movements. Physical therapy can help and using a cane or walker can prevent falls. ...Read more
My brain MRI shows increased signals in subcortical region and is 3mm. I also have experienced transient numbness and blurred vision on 1 side causes?
Concern for MS: As previously mentioned, subcortical lesions in a 19 year-old female with numbness and blurred vision is very concerning for multiple sclerosis. I would schedule an appointment with your primary to discuss, and/or see a neurologist for evaluation and treatment. Take care, and stay healthy! ...Read more
Nerves in head react to sun and iritate my head making me have mood changes also my personality changed had head trauma no sign of brain injury in mri?
Question is ?: Significant head trauma can possibly cause personality changes. I've never heard of sun- reactions initiating lasting mood changes. Perhaps your changes in mood are only created by worry. Best way to find out is to seek psychological or psychiatric help. At 19 you are vulnerable to worry and anxiety. Please seek help to alleviate your concerns which may have no basis in reality. You're normal. ...Read more
Slightly uneven pupils. Ms. Head and ear pressure. History of on and damage to ear nerve. Old damage or flare?
Hit in the back of the head with a foam dodgeball 12 hours ago. No loss of consciousness. No severe headache. Brain damage likely?
Not likely: Healthy 22 yr usually has a pretty hard-head. It has been 12 hours and you don't really have any concerning symptoms and so significant brain injury is highly highly unlikely. If u were 72 it would be a different story because of a possibility of a very slow bleed. So, just be careful playing sports/protect your head, otherwise you are lucky this episode. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long after an accident can brain trauma symptoms appear? My relative had brain trauma from a car accident several decades ago, and is now showing signs of mental impairment. Can these symptoms be attributed to the past brain trauma?
Evaluation needed: There is some increased risk of later dementia in individuals with traumatic brain injury, especially if it was severe - but cognitive declines can be caused by age, metabolic conditions, depression or other factors. New impairment warrants prompt neurological and neuropsychological assessment to assess the greater likelihood something recent is going on and figuring appropriate treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It can be: Cerebellar ataxia is a description of examination. Causes can be congenital, degenerative, caused by chronic damage from alcohol or dilantin, or associated with structural defects of the cerebellum. It can also be an indication of cerebellar tumor. Many patients following head injury recover with poor coordination and ataxia due to damage to the deep structures of the brain. ...Read more
11 weeks ago mild head trauma. Ct & MRI showed bruising of brain. Fatigue, insomnia and hearing loss issues.Anyway to combat fatigue and headaches?
Head Trauma: Neuroptimal neurofeedback is very helpful for patients recovering from head injury. I helps the brain function optimally and can help with the headaches and possibly the fatigue. Contact zengar.Com for a neurofeedback therapist in your area or arrange for a home training unit. There are several practitioners in nyc. Good luck to you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Head injury: Eye swelling and severe headache sounds more like a head injury. You can certainly have a head injury associated with a neck injury. Head injuries can be caused by rotational forces without direct impact to your skull (like in a neck injury). You definitely need to get checked out by your doc! i am unclear what kind of trauma was involved; i would get over to an emergency room for an evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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