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Can Hitting Your Head Cause Brain Damage
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
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
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?
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
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..:
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
Cognitive: You can undergo a cognitive evaluation at a rehab center. ...Read more
My daughter started crawling about a month ago and she has been falling over or falling back and hitting her head should I worry about brain damage?
I'm scared of brain damage after hitting head. Only symptom is mild headache doctor will just tell me to rest I'll be good im so scared I'll drop dead?
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?
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
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
Yes: Repeated blows to the head can cause damage to the brain. This is why boxers and football players have issues the longer they perform. My question is why do you stay with someone who repeatedly hits you in the head. It is a well proven fact that domestic violence WILL escalate and has proven to be fatal. Get out now and don't look back. ...Read more
Yes: Symptoms such as dizziness, lightheadedness and headaches that occur with change in position (lying to sitting or sitting to standing) are often caused by dehydration or low blood pressure. Start by changing position slowly. In the morning sit on the edge of the bed for a minute before standing. Increase your water intake as well. If the symptoms continue talk to your doctor. ...Read more
When angry w/ myself I will occasionally hit (5-6x) myself in the head with right fist w/ full strength. Should I worry about brain damage?
Possibly.: It really depends on how hard you are actually hitting yourself. My bigger concern is that you are doing that at all to manage your anger. I strongly encourage you to seek out evaluation asap by a certified behavioral health specialist to help you develop healthier and safer anger management skills. Take care. ...Read more
Bobbing not damaging: There is no evidence that head bobbing causes brain injury. Usually the deflections of the head on neck are not sufficiently forceful to cause a problem. ...Read more
I tapped my left side head with my finger a few times hard. Did I cause G-d Forbid, any brain damage?
Tapping your head with your finger, no matter how hard, will not damage your brain.
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Can someone chucking a ping pong ball at your head cause a concussion or brain damage? I've had a concussion before and am trying to not worry.
Unlikely: That level of impact is minimal.Get a more detailed answer ›
Hit my head, and might have gotten a concussion after recovering from one months ago. Should I be very worried I will suffer permanent brain damage?
I'm 35w pregnant and my 21m old fell on what I think is my babies head. Could he harm her in there and cause any brain damage to her?
No.: Just not do it vigorously.Get a more detailed answer ›
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