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After blunt force trauma to my head, there is a random bump remaining. Could this be a clot?

After blunt force trauma to my head, there is a random bump remaining. Could this be a clot?

Unlikely, but...: It depends how long its been. And either way, if you are feeling it it is clearly outside of your skull so would not affect your brain (different than a clot on the brain) many traumas can result in a nodule or lump of scar tissue that u can feel. These are benign. ...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


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Could head trauma (blunt force) cause schizophrenia or any psychiatric disorder?

TBI: Tbi is known to cause a constellation of psychiatric and physical s.Sx please get a brain scan, medical and psych eval also neuropsychological testing. ...Read more

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I had blunt force trauma to my upper arm, after two weeks i still have a large painful lump under the skin after two weeks. Not visible. What is it?

I had blunt force trauma to my upper arm, after two weeks i still have a large painful lump under the skin after two weeks. Not visible. What is it?

Most likely blood: You most likely have a hematoma under the skin, this is a jello like collection of clotted blood which accumulates under the skin after trauma. It is usually just treated with pain meds and a heating pad. There could be other causes, but this is most likely, should resolve after 2 or 3 months, if not, see a doctor. ...Read more

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Could you die from blunt force trauma?

Could you die from blunt force trauma?

Possibly: Any trauma, if hard enough, and affecting important vital organs like the brain, heart, liver or kidneys could cause death. These are the effects commonly of auto accidents and military events. ...Read more

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What is perforating blunt force trauma?

What is perforating blunt force trauma?

Perforation: A perforation is when the stomach or intestine is subjected to intense force and causes a blow out, just like a blown out tire. Intestinal fluids then leak into the abdomen causing severe inflammation/infection which is life threatening and requires immediate surgery. ...Read more

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Doctors, do you think I can die from blunt force trauma?

Doctors, do you think I can die from blunt force trauma?

Absolutely: Blunt force trauma, especially about the head can kill you. also, may internal organs can be injured and bleed. The bowel can be perforated or torn. The neck and the rest of the spine can be injured, sometimes with spinal cord injury. So, yes you can. ...Read more

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How can I address a blunt force trauma?

How can I address a blunt force trauma?

Depends on where: Is this to the head, chest, abdomen? Additional imaging is needed. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could you die from blunt force trauma?

Please tell me, could you die from blunt force trauma?

Yes: Absolutely! Blunt force just means an injury where the skin is not penetrated. A car crash, fall, and being hit with an object (like a car) can cause blunt force trauma. The cause of death is usually internal bleeding, into the brain, lungs, abdominal organs may be injured, as well as fractures, such as a broken neck, all can cause death. ...Read more

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What is the recovery like after experiencing blunt force trauma?

What is the recovery like after experiencing blunt force trauma?

It depends: Recovery depends on where & how hard the person was hit, and how extensive the injury is. ...Read more