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Can Hitting Your Head Hard Cause A Stroke
See discussion: Hitting your head won't cause a stroke in the way we generally refer to a stroke-a blockage of a blood vessel in your brain. However hitting your head hard can do some other things that aren't good. A more likely effect would be a concussion, which can have neurological effects on you. Less likely, but a hard hit could potentially cause a bleed in your brain, & this could have stroke-like effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hard hit to head 3 weeks ago. Ct scan 2 hours after hit was clear of bleeding. Having bad head and back of the neck pain now. Worried about stroke.
Take reassurance: A stroke isn't likely to be causing head and neck pain; they tend to manifest with motor/sensory problems or speech issues.If you suffered that significant/traumatic a blow to the head this could be post-concussive symptoms. You really should see your primary care doctor as they should be able to help minimize some of the symptoms and make sure nothing more worrisome is going on. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nope.: Hitting your head - if severe - causes brain injury. Stroke is a cerebrovascular event - blockage of brain vessel by clot, or spontaneous bleeding. None of them get typically triggered by hitting head. Hitting head can cause closed head injury (chi) or traumatic brain injury (tbi) which can cause symptoms resembling a stroke. If in doubt, consult with your neurologist or neurosurgeon. ...Read more
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
What would cause pain up the back of the neck and top of head, and heaviness feel on head after a mini stroke?
Rule out bleeding: The first thing coming to mind with this symptom complex is subarachnoid hemorrhage (sah). That means bleeding into the fluid spaces overlying the surface of the brain & spinal cord. Sah is very serious & often a warning sign of potentially fatal problems. See your doctor immediately! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Did I have a stroke? A few years ago, it felt like something hit me on the back of my head and i fell down on my face. I turned around but there was nothing there. I went to my hmo and they dismissed me. A couple days later, i began to have labored spe
Some : Some neurological symptoms do not fit into the typical classifications in modern medicine. Since you have had lyme disease and epstein barr virus, you could certainly have atypical symptoms. Typical stroke symptoms are weakness, difficulty speaking, or ataxia (off balance). However, with your complicated medical history, it would be prudent to follow up with your lyme disease doctor. ...Read more
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