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Visual Disturbances After Head Injury
Yes, not permanent: Concussions are a traumatic brain injury (tbi) commonly affecting 4 areas: thinking, emotion, sleep and body. Symptoms affecting thinking are poor concentration, slow thinking; emotional are irritability, sadness, anxious ; sleep are increased sleeping, trouble falling or staying asleep; body are headache, nausea, dizzy, sensitivity to light or sounds. If you have any of these see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
Significant hearing/sight disturbances & electric shock type pain in head during EEG hyperventilation. Normal or seizure? Or something else??
See your doctor: Anytime I hear someone say they have significant changes in vision or hearing -- I always advise them to follow up with their physician as soon as possible for evaluation. As these symptoms can be implicated in such a wide variety of conditions - it's the only prudent course of action. Make an appointment ASAP. If symptoms worsen, head to the ER. Hope you feel better & good luck! ...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
Yes it can!: Brain injury symptoms usually fade within one month of injury. More severe injuries can take longer. Vision problems like blurriness or double vision sometimes occur. If you still have these problems, see an ophthalmologist first. If your eye is normal, then see a neurologist. ...Read more
Sudden head rush coupled with brief dizziness. Minor headache dry eyes, brain fog afterwards. (normal mri) thoughts?
Sudden low BP: It sounds like your blood pressure is dropping briefly. When this happens, you will get dizzy, possibly get a headache and your brain can feel foggy from a brief lessening of oxygen. With the dry eyes as well, it sounds like you may be dehydrated. You are in a heat wave. Make sure you keep your fluids up. If it worsens, go to the er for IV replenishment. ...Read more
Chill like full body jerks after head injury and staring spells are they seizures. They all started after head injury
In some cases: It depends on the nature of the injury and specific symptoms. There are certain situations when patching one eye or using special prism glasses may be of benefit as well as other therapeutic techniques. However, it is always best to be evaluated by a specialist to best assess what makes the most clinical sense for each individual. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Had a traffic related head trauma. No obvious damage. How much chance i may develop memory loss or brain fog?
The chance is low: As long as you did not develop any bleeding inside your head, and as long as you do not have a history of repeated head injuries, a single head injury like this stands very little chance of getting you cognitive difficulties later on or any sort of brain fog. I would not spend time worrying about it. When i was a student i was honored to be able to study in the soviet union. I fondly remember the hospitality shown to us as a student group in the ukraine.Best wishes to you and your family in the upcoming holiday season. ...Read more
Yes: This would depend on the location and extent of the injury. I also believe that your questions implies there is no concurrent spinal cord injury. Injury to the brain can afffect specific cortical regions (ie. Motor) and fiber tracts. The patient can recover as the contusions resolves over time. Intense rehabilitation may help the patient regain some of his movement. ...Read more
I'm having lower back pain , slight headaches and nausea , slurred speech & poor eye sight. Can this be a sign of brain tumor?
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