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Doctor insights on: Can Hitting The Front Of Your Head Cause Leaking Brain Weeks Later

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My husband hit his face about a month ago. He has a very watery nasal discharge, but also has allergy symptoms. Should we worry about brain fluid leak?

My husband hit his face about a month ago. He has a very watery nasal discharge, but also has allergy symptoms. Should we worry about brain fluid leak?

Yes: Ask your doctor to check for glucose in his nasal secretion. If positive, then you need to find out where the leak is coming from (most likely from the area of the skull next to the nose). Don't delay. ...Read more

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What can cause a cerebral fluid leak in the nose?

What can cause a cerebral fluid leak in the nose?

Skull base defect: You need to see an otolaryngologist. You may need a ct scan and MRI scan.

An audiogram may be ordered.

The leakage can come from the skull base around the nose or the ear.

This can be due to trauma, an encephalocele, prior surgery, etc.

An untreated leak can cause meningitis. ...Read more

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Is it true if you're bleeding in brain it can then leak down and come out your nose and never stop?

Is it true if you're bleeding in brain it can then leak down and come out your nose and never stop?

Not Exactly: You can have a bleed into your head and you can also have a tear in the dura around the brain which can leak out your nose. This is a very rare and unusual situation. It is also true that this can be very difficult to fix when you have leakage of cerebrospinal fluid out your nose. You should go to an emergency room immediately if this should happen. ...Read more

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I have chronic severe ear infection w/csf leak since brain decompression for chiari malformation. Could inner ear & ear bones be malformed also?

I have chronic severe ear infection w/csf leak since brain decompression for chiari malformation. Could inner ear & ear bones be malformed also?

Unlikely: Unless your inner ear was involved in the surgery or you were born with inner ear or ear bone malformations, the inner ear and ear bones were likely unaffected from surgery. A suboccipital decompression typically does not affect the inner ear or ear bones. I would consult your otologist for a more precise answer. ...Read more

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I was hit at the front of my head with a hard back book seven times, would this give me any damage to my head or brain?

I was hit at the front of my head with a hard back book seven times, would this give me any damage to my head or brain?

Depends: It can but sounds like you are fine since you are able to get online and seek this out. Most patients with severe concussion are dizzy with severe headaches, if more severe brain damage, loss of consciousness will occur. ...Read more

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How many minutes of a sustained erection rules out venous leak in your mind? 10 or 15 or 20?

How many minutes of a sustained erection rules out venous leak in your mind? 10 or 15 or 20?

NoSuchRelation Exits: While entire body depends on arteries to carry blood from heart to all cells in body, veins back around the circle, & penile erection a function of arterial info exceeding venous outflow, blood flow in brain vs. Penis are independent, except as altered by orders from brain to both arterioles supplying penis &. venules draining penis from corpus collusum. Question seems to imply "leak" in brain? ...Read more

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What amount of minutes of having a good sustained erection rules out leak in your mind. And would a leak affect every erection?

What amount of minutes of having a good sustained erection rules out leak in your mind. And would a leak affect every erection?

Leakage: It sounds like if you have a leak during an erection, your erection goes down?? So, some men have a little leak when they get an erection due to excitement and excretion of prostate fluid. This is normal. Some men are embarrassed because it is a large stream, and they lose their erection. This is not ejaculation. There is no 'time limit.' This leak can be decreased w/ masturbation ...Read more

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Prolonged air leak after vats. Surgeon said that he would operate to stop it after 14 days. Changed his mind. How come? Any ideas? 16 days now.

Prolonged air leak after vats. Surgeon said that he would operate to stop it after 14 days. Changed his mind. How come? Any ideas? 16 days now.

Persistent air: Leak after lung resection usually requires re-operation, unless it slows down or stops with continued suction on chest tube. Ask your surgeon why he changed his mind. He must have a good reason. ...Read more

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Can falling and hitting your head cause changes in the brain to develop an anxiety disorder or other mental health problems?

Can falling and hitting your head cause changes in the brain to develop an anxiety disorder or other mental health problems?

TBI: Traumatic Brain: Injury may cause depression, emotional regulation impairment, anxiety disorder, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Neurological and psychiatric evaluations are important followed by appropriate observation and treatment. Symptoms: Headache, nausea/vomiting, fatigue/drowsiness, difficulty sleeping/sleeping more than usual, dizziness/loss of balance, possible loss of consciousness. ...Read more

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Can hitting your head cause brain aneurysm? Mild to severe head trauma with pain resolution after 4 minutes.

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 hitting a soccer ball with your head cause brain damage?

Does hitting a soccer ball with your head cause brain damage?

Yes: There is medical evidence that over years, repeated mini-concussions from heading soccer balls can cause brain damage. ...Read more

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Could a 2 month old forcefully hitting her head into my head while I burp her cause a concussion or brain damage to her?

Could a 2 month old forcefully hitting her head into my head while I burp her cause a concussion or brain damage to her?

Very Unlikely: This is very unlikely. If you have any concerns that a 2 month old baby could have a concussion or brain damage (difficulty staying awake, excessive irritability, swelling/bruising on the head or face, abnormal body movements, etc.), it is very important that you have the baby evaluated in person. ...Read more

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Calsified calcilm in brain daily headaches frobbing in front of head?

Calsified calcilm in brain daily headaches frobbing in front of head?

Frontal headache: A frontal region headache can range from an annoyance to completely debilitating condition. Common causes for frontal headache are underlying conditions like tension type headache, frontal sinusitis, giant cell arteritis or migraine. Rec.: see orofacial pain or headache specialist for the proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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How hard does someone have to hit their head for it to cause a brain bleed?

How hard does someone have to hit their head for it to cause a brain bleed?

Depends on various: Factors. For example if one is on blood thinners, what part of head makes impact, how weak the bone is.

If there is any concern, go get an urgent evaluation. If there is severe headaches, persisting disorientation, nausea, vomiting, confusion, delirium, go right away to get evaluated. ...Read more

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Will getting hit on the head really hard cause unknown brain damage?

You: Either have clinical evidence of brain damage or you don't. If you aren't sure of your neurological status please see a neurologist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Unlikely: Absent loss of consciousness, seizures, arm/leg weakness, altered vision, persistent severe post traumatic headaches, you likely will have no ill effects. It actually takes fairly hard trauma to the head to hurt someone your age. ...Read more

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Can a hit to the head, like a concussion, cause a brain tumors symptoms to activate?

Can a hit to the head, like a concussion, cause a brain tumors symptoms to activate?

Likely not: However a concussion can prompt testing like a MRI or CT scan, and an otherwise asymptomatic tumor may be found. Many times we find things on testing that have nothing to do with the reason the test was ordered. ...Read more

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Friend hit me in the head. Not hard, more like a joke. Could that cause a concussion or brain bleed?

Friend hit me in the head. Not hard, more like a joke. Could that cause a concussion or brain bleed?

Unlikely: It does take certain momentum and force to cause concussion.
Brain bleed take even more trauma than trivial hits.
Loss of consciousness often is associated with significant concussion. ...Read more

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Slight swelling above top front of ear on head. Clear non smelly liquid leaking out of top of ear. It gets cakey with hair. Need medication?

Slight swelling above top front of ear on head. Clear non smelly liquid leaking out of top of ear. It gets cakey with hair. Need medication?

Preauricular cyst: You have a congenital cyst and sinus. You need to see an ear nose and throat physician for possible surgeryt to remove the cyst and sinus tract. ...Read more

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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.

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 more

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My two year old toddler has hit his head so many times since he was a baby. He's fallen of chairs and sofa while playing, can it cause brain tumors?

My two year old toddler has hit his head so many times since he was a baby. He's fallen of chairs and sofa while playing, can it cause brain tumors?

No: We do have a lot of experience with toddlers falling. The most significant association I find is the cut under the chin from hitting some stationary object. There is no association of these common events with brain tumors. ...Read more

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Brain aneurysm coiled year ago. 3 MRA scans show occlusion. Worried walking my dog, incase a football should hit me on the head would it cause problem?

Brain aneurysm coiled year ago. 3 MRA scans show occlusion. Worried walking my dog, incase a football should hit me on the head would it cause problem?

Brain aneurysm: Not to worry. The aneurysm is occluded and not at risk for rupture. After one year the risk for compaction of the coils and recurrence of the aneurysm is exceedingly low. The coils are MRI compatible so you can have MRI scans too. ...Read more

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If I got hit by keys to my head can it cause brain damage or internal bleeding or problems later I have laceration on right side of my head one staple?

Probably not, but..: Jelly,
given the information provided, unless it was a really large cluster of keys (heavy) or fell from a great distance, it shouldn't be enough to cause brain damage or internal bleeding. If you have persistent severe headaches, cognitive issues or just are worried I would discuss with your primary doctor whether an MRI or a neurology referral would make sense. ...Read more

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Where r the areas in your head where they would hurt if u have tmj? Mines hurts on top & n front of my ears! MRI of brain normal 4-18-13 lots of ha

Where r the areas in your head where they would hurt if u have tmj? Mines hurts on top & n front of my ears! MRI of brain normal 4-18-13 lots of ha

Varies: Tmj problems vary in nature, severity, and duration. Depending on the cause of the TMJ pain, you may experience pain of the lower jaw, cheek area, in front of the ears, temple region, and even the back of the neck. Chronic tmd requires an evaluation by a trained professional and if you have chronic pain I would suggest you see a dentist trainedto manage tmd or myofacial pain. Best of luck. ...Read more