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Injuries to the Head: Chest, heart, abdomen, pelvis, spine, which are life threatening injuries, require immediate surgery, mainly to control bleeding, repair of heart/major vessels, lung/windpipe or liver/spleen/kidney lacerations, pelvic or long bones complicated fractures, including open ones. Removing blood from within the skull, chest, abdomen/pelvic cavities. ...Read more
How significant are annular tears at L4 5 and L5 s1? These findings are from MRI after a car accident injury.
Depends: The annulus fibrosus is a thick, fibrous tissue around the edge of the discs in between the vertebrae holding the disc in place. A fissure/tear indicates disruption of some of these fibers. Fissures are very common and most are asymptomatic, but they can be a source of pain, especially if they are close to a nerve. Also, disc herniations may occur through these areas of weakness. ...Read more
Dull, continuous pain in left arm (shoulder to forearm). Pain does not radiate or pulsate. 26 year old female. No previous accident/injury.
Can you tell me if someone were hit by a car or in a traffic accident, what injury would require an amputation?
I've been in a cycling accident, my injuries look healed but are very itchy and feels like it's got an infection, what should I use?
Please see: Please see your doctor for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This way you will get the best treatment. ...Read more
About to have 2nd torn meniscus surgery... Is a repair or removal better and why does this keep happening. Only 24 and never had accident or injury?
Repair if possible: Only certain types of tears (peripheral around the rim) are repairable. Results are somewhat age dependent younger better than older people have better results. Partial meniscectomy still has a chance of increased arthritis in the long run. Joe dimaggio ripped his meniscus standing up on a bus so there doesn't have to be result of an accident. ...Read more
Needs to be seen..: Since I don't know all the details and other symptoms associated with this numbness neither I know the time frame this has been going on for I would suggest that if this is recent go to the ED for immediate evaluation. This could be related to a pinged nerve, stroke, brain lesion, infection, among others. ...Read more
Aching in top of left thigh and pins and needles starting in my left foot? No accident or injury at all. Starting to get slowly worse?
I have really sore ribs but haven't had an injury/accident/trauma. What could possibly be making them sore?
My ex husband has been in an accident, (serious head injury) he wasn't wearing a helmet. Will he recover?
Head injury: Best to ask your ex's doctors who are in the best position to give you information. ...Read more
Due to motorbike accident I got injuries on my face and treated but now while splitting mucus it is mixed with blood sometimes. Please help doctor?
See a doctor: You need to see a doctor and may need some type of imaging study, like a CT scan. If you're spitting up blood, you could have trauma somewhere internally. If you had any trauma to your chest, you could possibly have a hemorrhage in one of your lungs & may need a chest CT. Don't wait, seek medical treatment now. ...Read more
ASIA scoring: It depends on your asia score. This will include whether or not you have rectal sensation or tone, which would define a complete verse incomplete lesion. If you have a true complete injury, then you may gain a single level, but otherwise the paralysis is normally permanent. If you have partial sparing below the injury, it may not be permanent. Most gains in first three months, then up to 1yr. ...Read more
Unable to recall what happened during car accident. I have injury head/ankle. No one checked my head at the hospital. Should I go back to get checked?
I gave cpr to someone who didn't need it would they have any permanent injuries by accident, what to do?
Potentially: Like rib fractures, injury to internal organs etc. ...Read more
Minor ones common:
Very minor ones are common. These include eye irritation, minor flash burns, and sometimes finger fractures if the steering wheel is not being held properly (8 and 4 o'clock preferred). All are easily managed. Serious injuries are rare.
However, injuries that occur without an airbag (brain, face, neck) can be devastating, so make sure your airbag is activated if appropriate for your weight. ...Read more
Depends: There is a diagnosis called osteogenesis imperfecta, also known as brittle bone disease. This is genetic in origin and a child is born with the condition. There are several variants (4 main types), but it is possible for a child to spontaneously break a bone with little to no trauma. ...Read more
I woke up with my foot in severe pain but haven't had any physical injuries or accidents. What could have happened?
Follwg a car accident w/ back/neck injury I've gone from 120to196 & hv asked drs 4insight. No ideas. Levothyroxine 0.05mg for past 3 mos not helping.
Depends on when - how long ago?
penetrated? No foreign body- gravel etc
or absorbing hematoma if early, or stitches if used.
Revision of the scar can be very effective! ...Read more
My uncle had met an accident and he had injury on his forehead associated with nose bleeding what could be an effective treatment for it?
My uncle had met an accident and he had injury on his forehead associated with nose bleeding what could be an effective treatment for it.?
More information?: There are alot of things that could have happened. There may be a fracture of the nose or the sinuses or a laceration of the mucosa upon initial trauma. Treatment would depend on the problem. Maybe there is no treatment. If the problem continues he should see a physician. ...Read more
Was in the ER for injuries from accident they said I just had bruises and whiplash now im extremly tired and weak what else could be wrong?
It may be you: If it just happened, the body many times responds in such a way to allow it to recover and heal, and this often is with feeling tired and weak. Assuming that they have ruled out any internal injuries in the er. If you feel that you are getting worse, by all mean, go back to the er, or call your family doctor for advice, as they would have a better knowledge of your medical history. ...Read more
When can you have a drink after a traumatic brain injury? The accident was 2.5 months ago. No memory problems, balance is good. Done with ot.
If alcohol is important to you, you are probably ok at this point to have a drink- a drink. Notice I did not say drinks.
There should be no rush after traumatic brain injury but at this point, one drink should have no bad effect on you.
But again, significantly limit your alcohol intake. ...Read more
I have nasal injury at accident. 5 minute nasal bleeding then now a days my eye have seen red blood spot in eye at one side how to treat?
Not enuf info: I need more information to answer the question. Particularly how long ago was the accident, and how large is the blood spit ...Read more