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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
Probably not: Unless you are hitting your head, the answer is probably no. However, you could certainly injure you neck. ...Read more
Yes: Depending on the degree of impact and transmitted force, you can lose consciousness, a concussion; have just a localized bruise over the scalp or even have a traumatic brain injury that affects memory and emotions. Repetitive head injury builds up, e.g., football and hockey players who develop "post-traumatic encephalopathy". ...Read more
Cognitive: You can undergo a cognitive evaluation at a rehab center. ...Read more
Can I cause brain damage if my head is jerked around while I am concussed? Or does there need to be some mechanical force involved?
Post-consussion: After a concussion, for weeks the brain is at greatly increased risk of damage from repeated trauma. This would include jostling from a roller-coaster or off-roading, contact sports. Even excess visual stimulation such as reading, (yes reading!), must be avoided after a concussion until completely recovered. It is a very sensitive and potentially dangerous recovery period which must be respected. ...Read more
Can a hit to the head cause brain damage? I was smacked at the side of the head and the back of the head with a t.V remote could anything bad happen?
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