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can masterbating cause brain damage

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
No, no, and no: Who told you that? We have heard blindness, insanity, and now brain damage. No way can masturbation cause any of this. Relax!

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
No: No it cannot.
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Dr. Matthew Holtkamp
Specializes in Neurology
No: I think I just answered this question but the short answer is no. I hope the recovery is going well.
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Dr. Matthew Holtkamp
Specializes in Neurology
Not likely : Hi, no masterbating will not cause brain damage after a concussion...unless you are doing it in away that can cause another concussion? As for non co ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bergman
36 years experience in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Eclampsia: This is unusual, but can happen. Eclampsia is preeclampsia with seizures. It is unusual for these seizures to cause brain damage, but not impossible. ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Possibly: Recent research suggests that a history of multiple concussions increases the risk of als, but more research is needed. Fortunately, the vast majority ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience in Medical Oncology
Yes: A patient with acute leukemia and a very high white cell count can develop leucostasis with diminished blood flow to organs including brain. Also, pa ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Singer
50 years experience in Pediatric Neurology
Brain injury: It is not the coma that causes brain damage, it is the cause of the coma that results in the brain injury.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
46 years experience in Radiology
Yes: We don't hear with our ears, we hear with our brains. Injury to the auditory nerve from the ear to the brain or injury to the areas of the brain invol ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharon Gilliland
35 years experience in Pediatrics
No: The typical fevers of childhood illnesses do not cause brain trauma and damage. If the fever is caused by an infection of the brain (meningitis or en ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evert Eriksson
17 years experience in General Surgery
Yes: The damage may cause the patient to fail to void "normally". This can be caused by several mechanisms having to do with the injury.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher John
44 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
By a variety of ways: Tumors cause brain damage by; -destroying normal tissue, -reducing blood flow to other areas, -compressing normal brain due to pressure -bleedin ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
19 years experience in Pediatric Neurology
Yes: It is possible to damage the brain from excessive opiate use, perhaps not directly, but by various other mechanisms depending on how you take the opia ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
17 years experience in Neurosurgery
Yes: Seizures can be caused by brain injury, but they can also cause new injury. Lack of oxygen (anoxia) can cause brain damage. This can be from inability ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Yes: In the mildest cases there is temporary damage that causes loss of consciousness. There may not be detectable damage, but there is always damage to t ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes.: Either directly by its toxic effect, or indirectly by encouraging behavior leading to head injury.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Latimer
35 years experience in Pediatric Neurology
Yes: Excessive drinking causes dementia eventually and can be life threatening. In young adults, it is the most common cause of seizures in people wi ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Why do you ask?: There a fair amount of refereed medical literature on the response to erotica, including levels of neurotransmitters, but nothing whatever to suggest ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Irina Vasilyeva
38 years experience in Radiology
Responsible for: Because it innervates/regulates all the body systems
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience in Family Medicine
No: Marijuana adverse effects can manifest without any condition but they may be more pronounced in people with underlying brain damage.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
18 years experience in Neurosurgery
Many: It depends on the solvent but, neurons can be easily injured by potent chemicals. Sense of smell, touch, balance and sight might become altered.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazen Kherallah
33 years experience in Infectious Disease
Hypothermia: Patients gets decreased level of consciousness with hypothermia but usually hypothermia is protective for the brain and patient likely to regain consc ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
No: This is one more untruth -- and perhaps the most vicious of all -- that people have made up to frighten you about your changing body. Part of becoming ... Read More

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