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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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Dr. Al Hegab
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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 tests for head injury?

What are the tests for head injury?

CAT SCan: Computerized tomography (ct) scan of the head allows the brain to be imaged and examined for bleeding and swelling in the brain. It can also evaluate bony injuries to the skull and look for bleeding in the sinuses of the face associated with basilar skull fractures. Ct does not assess brain function, and patients suffering axonal shear injury may be comatose with a normal ct scan of the head. ...Read more

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Question: what is head injury really?

Question: what is head injury really?

Head vs brain: Head injury implies damage to any structure in the head. Brain injury is one aspect of head injury--the most important. Many head injuries do not involve the brain. Almost all brain injury implies head injury. ...Read more

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Is head injury curable?

Is head injury curable?

Yes, if mild: Mild head trauma/injuries often heal well without problems provided proper care/treatment done promptly. Severe traumatic brain injuries often cause long lasting problems..Headaches, memory problems, psychiatric symptoms, etc..Which may lead to significant disabilities. Thus, it is so important to avoid/prevent traumatic head injuries! ...Read more

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Can head injury cause floaters?

Can head injury cause floaters?

Not by definition: The common term "floater" refers to defects in the gelatinous substance contained in the eye ; occurs due to aging . Floaters have not been described as secondary to head injury. This is not to say that something could not be forcefully detached or traumatized inside the eye after a head injury giving a visual perception of a problem but it wouldn't be called a "floater.". ...Read more

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Can a head injury cause schizophrenia?

Can a head injury cause schizophrenia?

No, but....: I have known a few patients who had psychosis (schizophrenia is a type of psychotic disorder) from severe head trauma. So it is possible to have psychotic symptoms from a head injury (probably not from a minor one), such as hallucinations, delusions, inappropriate affect, etc. For practical purposes, it can look the same but is not technically schizophrenia. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink after a head injury?

Is it safe to drink after a head injury?

Depends : I assume that you are not hospitalized and did not have a loss of consciousness. If you are not having any current symptoms, drinking water should be fine. ...Read more

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Does blood in mucus indicate a head injury?

Does blood in mucus indicate a head injury?

No: If it is a simple closed head injury and the nose is not hit, you typically shouldn't have blood tinged mucus. Of course, if the nose is part of the point of impact during the head injury, then you will have blood in your mucus. Even if you were to have a severe head injury causing an epidural or subdural hematoma in your brain, you might not have blood in your mucus. ...Read more

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Should someone always go to ER if head injury?

Should someone always go to ER if head injury?

How severe: If the injury causes any loss of consciousness, severe or persistent headache, lethargy or weakness the person should be evaluated in an emergency department as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Dr. Jay Lefer
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Stuttering (Definition)

Stuttering affects the fluency of speech. It begins during childhood and, in some cases continues until adulthood. It is characterized by disruptions in the production of speech ...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