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Can A Blow To The Head With No Loss Of Consciousness Have Any Brain Damage
Not likely: The brain is well cushioned in a pool of fluid surrounded by a tough bony shell. A heat hit with no loss of consciousnes and a lack of the dazing (called by coaches ringing your bell), is unlikely to have any demonstrable effects. Of course i assume this is isolated and you are not having repeated blows to the head. This is why athletes wear helmets. ...Read more
Anything that disrupts tissue integrity can cause brain damage: lack of or reduced oxygen (stroke), viamin deficiency, pressure (hydrocephalus, or, bleeding or tumor inside the skull), blunt or penetrating trauma; infection; inflammation (immune system mediated or otherwise); toxins (alcohol, ecstasy, lead, mercury, arsenic, to name but a few); diseases (ms, diabetes, ...Read more
Can a blow to the back of the neck followed by loss of consciousness, foaming at mouth, and eyes rolling into head cause brain damage?
Hit in the back of the head with a foam dodgeball 12 hours ago. No loss of consciousness. No severe headache. Brain damage likely?
Not likely: Healthy 22 yr usually has a pretty hard-head. It has been 12 hours and you don't really have any concerning symptoms and so significant brain injury is highly highly unlikely. If u were 72 it would be a different story because of a possibility of a very slow bleed. So, just be careful playing sports/protect your head, otherwise you are lucky this episode. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2 yo hit head-on cement 2 days ago. No loss of consciousness or crying. Small bump forehead. Eat & drinking fine. Very irritable today. Also getting molars. No other symptoms of brain injury. Should i worry?
Would a hit to the head cause brain cell loss/brain damage? If so, what degree of impact is required to lose the cells? I was swimming hit my head.
See Below: You would need to have a structural lesions affecting the brain as a result of head trauma in order to loose brain cell functions. This is usually caused by a remarkable head impact and is associated with symptoms such as headache, nausea, vomiting, or altered mental status and require to be immediately evaluated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can brain damage from a blow to the head that knocked me out not show up on an MRI. Headache vomiting dizzy forgetful angry times 5w MRI negative. ?
Post-concussion : syndrome can cause the physical, mental & behavioral symptoms you describe after a mild brain injury that causes no visible or clinical signs of damage to intracranial structures. . PCS starts within a week-10 days after a concussion & can last up to a year. See http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/post-concussion-syndrome/basics/definition/con-20032705 ...Read more