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Can Hitting Your Head Hard Cause A Stroke
See discussion: Hitting your head won't cause a stroke in the way we generally refer to a stroke-a blockage of a blood vessel in your brain. However hitting your head hard can do some other things that aren't good. A more likely effect would be a concussion, which can have neurological effects on you. Less likely, but a hard hit could potentially cause a bleed in your brain, & this could have stroke-like effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Extensive epidemiologic studies have not demonstrated a statistically significant association between traumatic brain injury and brain tumors. At one time, meningiomas were thought to be associated with brain injury, but that has not been substantiated. Also, there have not been any experimental models that link the tbi and brain tumors. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can you get a serious brain injury from hitting the front of your head on a mirror and cracking it?
Nope.: Hitting your head - if severe - causes brain injury. Stroke is a cerebrovascular event - blockage of brain vessel by clot, or spontaneous bleeding. None of them get typically triggered by hitting head. Hitting head can cause closed head injury (chi) or traumatic brain injury (tbi) which can cause symptoms resembling a stroke. If in doubt, consult with your neurologist or neurosurgeon. ...Read more
Yes.: Generally hitting yourself in the head is discouraged. Repeated minor trauma may eventually add up to major deficit. AND - anywhere along the line a seemingly minor trauma may have disastrous consequences. This is why many sports require head wear. ...Read more
How hard would a person have to hit their head to cause blood clot or hematoma? I hit my head on a cabinet from standing up too fast. Will i be ok?
Yes and yes: Acutely yes, as there is the effect of surprise. Later on it should go away, unless there is damage inside. There could be a resultant panic or fear that occurs later and there are episodes of anxiety. If it is just sob and it is persistent, have a good exam or even imaging done. Remember the center of breathing is still the brain. Associated injury should be searched. ...Read more
YES!: To concus means 'to shake violently'; which is what happens to the brain when the head or trunk is violently impacted. This violent event causes brain injury at the cellular level, which is why symptoms and recovery are vary from person to person. The key to recovery is close follow up with a provider knowledgeable in the concussion who'll monitor symptoms & neurocognitive test results. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If they hit: you hard enough, sure. A hematoma is a bleeding bruise.. ...Read more
Can someone chucking a ping pong ball at your head cause a concussion or brain damage? I've had a concussion before and am trying to not worry.
Unlikely: That level of impact is minimal.Get a more detailed answer ›
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