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Can You Get A Brain Tumor From Hitting Your Head
No: Extensive epidemiologic studies have not demonstrated a statistically significant association between traumatic brain injury and brain tumors. At one time, meningiomas were thought to be associated with brain injury, but that has not been substantiated. Also, there have not been any experimental models that link the tbi and brain tumors. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more
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: Brain tumors whether benign such as meningioma or even the more aggressive tumors such as glioblastoma remain confined to the brain. Even the most aggressive tumor will not breakthrough the cribriform plate to enter the nasal cavity. Here lesions arise in nasal mucosa or are from sinuses ...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
Certianly yes.If u: hit hard enough.I would redirect your focus to why or how u did this?If intentional ,you need to talk to your doctor about this behavior,and get help.Look up the symptoms of concussion and see how many you R experiencing.It is very important not to get a second concussion while suffering symptoms from the first one.This is how people die from concussion.If you R having symptoms,see your doc. ...Read more
Can you get a concussion from someone slapping the brim of your hat down and causing your head to jerk a little? (Recovering from my 3rd concussion)
YES: Tap a bowl of jell-o. The bowl is your head; the jell-o, your brain. The brain continues after the head stops. And like a wave, back and forth. The delicate vessels between the two weaken or even eventually tear. Each future ''tap'' is added on. Without good blood flow, parts of your brain die. This is origin of ''punch-drunk''.Worse is parkinson-like symptoms-think muhammed ali. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Exam and imaging: A very good clinical history, and physical examination can tell you a lot whether a headache is a migraine likely, tension headache likely or other serious condition such as brain cancer. Primary brain cancer is not very common. Metastatic disease from other cancer in the body is way more common. If suspicion is high then some imaging studies can be ordered- such as ct scan or MRI of the head. ...Read more
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