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Blunt Force Trauma To The Head Symptoms
Yes: Sometimes the force that hits the eyes is sufficient to carry enough energy to the lens that it will opacify and become a cataract. That in fact is why the name traumatic cataract exists. ...Read more
Yes: Blunt trauma can cause bruising, and cause skin/mucosa to tear. It does require some force but examples can be bike injuries or gymnastic falls on a bar or beam. The vagina tends to heal well but scaring can occasionally cause long-term problems like pain. ...Read more
Multiple Injuries: Multiple injuries can result depending on the amount of force and how it is applied. Injuries may include spleen laceration, liver laceration, kidney laceration, or injury to the bowel. In high impact injuries, traumatic hernias of the diaphragm or the abdominal wall may also occur. ...Read more
Can hitting your head cause brain aneurysm? Mild to severe head trauma with pain resolution after 4 minutes.
No, not possible.: No, trauma to the head cannot cause an aneurysm. But I want to make sure we are using the terms in a similar fashion. An aneurysm is an unstable blood vessel, a bleed in the brain is a different process. A hard enough trauma could cause bleeding in the brain or it could (rarely) cause rupture of an existing aneurysm. ...Read more
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Does the brain have to hit the inside of the skull to cause a concussion? Or can it just accelerate quickly without hitting the inner skull?
In real life...: In real life, the skull is there, and the brain contacts the skull during rapid acceleration or rapid deceleration. There is no other way, in the real world. For example, suppose a person is standing in line, a very tight line where each person is only 1 inch away from the next person in line. There would be no way to rapidly accelerate one person without bumping into the next person. ...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
No: The morbidity & mortality of cerebral palsy relate to the severity of the condition & concomitant medical complications, such as respiratory and gastrointestinal difficulties. In patients with quadriplegia, the likelihood of epilepsy, extrapyramidal abnormalities, and severe cognitive impairment is greater than in those with diplegia or hemiplegia. Bottom line: severity of CP may increase risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can hits to the head in non athletic situations affect your concussion recovery (Ex. Bumping head on wall, smack in the head, etc.)?
All additive and: needs to be evaluated by a sports med doctor, who is conversant with knowing latest concussion protocol, working with neuropsychologists, who may use ambient hyperbaric oxygen chamber therapy (HBO), and rehab therapy or osteopathic manipulative treatment to decompress vector forces. This can affect cognitive abilities years later, and prevention starts now. Take advantage of the newest technology. ...Read more
Could trauma to back of head due to falling back on concrete bruising brain .. Causing seizure, profuse sweating be a sign of trauma to heart ?
No: Traumatic brain injury is defined as damage to the brain resulting from an external mechanical force, such as rapid acceleration or deceleration, impact, blast waves, or penetration by a projectile. Stroke would represent a non-traumatic brain injury which does not involve an external mechanical force. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
??: That is a very wide ranging question. Clearly it depends on what you mean by "serious trauma". If serious enough --> death. Other results can be bleeding, blindness, loss of airway, PAIN, deformity, broken bones. Not sure what exactly you were asking ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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