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Dr. Erik Borncamp
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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

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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


Dr. Ravi Chand
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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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Dr. Eric Weisman
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Dr. Ravi Samy
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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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Dr. Jason Berman
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Please tell me, could you die from blunt force trauma?

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

Certainly: Especially if the physical trauma is against a vulnerable part of the body (e.g. Head, etc). ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph Pfeifer
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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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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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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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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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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

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Dr. Douglas Laipple
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Dr. Michael McGonigal
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What is perforating blunt force trauma?

What is perforating blunt force trauma?

Unusual term: This is an odd expression. Trauma is usually considered to be blunt (blunt force) or penetrating (stab, gunshot). It is possible for blunt trauma to the abdominal area to be so severe that it can cause perforation of the intestine. ...Read more

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Dr. Magdalena Sikora
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What symptoms do I need to look for after having blunt force trauma to the kidneys ?

What symptoms do I need to look for after having blunt force trauma to the kidneys ?

Pain, blood: I would look for pain in flank area and blood in the urine, if you have nothing of that you probably fine, if still concern you can get kidney us and kidney function test, if that is fine nothing to worry. ...Read more

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