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Does A Concussion Always Cause Permanent Damage
No: Most concussions do not cause lasting damage. Concussions are a brain injury caused by a blow to the head. While the concussion is healing you should take it easy, avoid physical exertion, and may need to take a break from work or school. Avoid being hit again. Concussions are serious, you should see your doctor. The CDC has a website explaining them and how to manage them: www.Cdc.Gov/concussion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can stroke or seizure from ritalin (methylphenidate) cause permanent damage? How long after would damage be seen?
YES: For stroke: acute damage presents either immediately or shortly thereafter. Damage would depend on the extend and damage caused by the stroke. Sometimes treatment (med ; occup therapy) can mitigate longterm damage. With seizure, usually no longterm damage (unless injury during seizure), but repeated generalized seizures can alter cognition. ...Read more
Could a surgical abortion cause permanent damage? Is it possible for a professional surgical abortion to cause my body permanent damage?
Avoid complications: Yes, with all surgical procedures there is risk for complication; bleeding, infection, recurrence, scarring. During consenting these possibilities are discussed, the risk/benefit analysis. Only after consent, is a procedure performed. If you are not well after your surgery, contact your doc. If you have fever or vomiting get in right away. ...Read more
Does scratxhing your head a normal amount cause permanent hair loss or damage the follicle forever?
Accutane problems: It should only be used by people who have severe cystic acne. It is also a very potent teratogen-I.e. It can cause severe deformities in a fetus- and it can be stored in your body fat and released into your blood for some time after you have stopped taking it. Make sure that you won't get pregnant while you are taking it and probably for a year after you have stopped doing so. May the force b with ...Read more
Yes: Beyond bodily injury from seizing ie. Tongue biting, falls etc. Seizures, especially repeated uncontrolled seizures, can eventually lead to significant brain damage. Seizures that go on for a very long time can also lead to reduced oxygenation and brain injury (fortunately such prolonged seizures are quite rare). ...Read more
Pinched nerve: The length of time to cause permanent nerve damage varies based on the type of nerve, the location of the nerve, and the degree of compression on the nerve. Atrophy and loss of pain related to nerve impingement may be a sign of permanent nerve damage. See a neurosurgeon for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Immediate: A cerebrovascular accident or stroke is an immediate vascular event causing neurological symptoms immediately. A severe stroke can have secondary swelling but it progresses in days not weeks. Multiple strokes over time are progressive yet episodic. Any acute neurological symptoms needs urgent medical evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Potentially: This stuff is used to raise blood pressure, especially in folks with orthostatic hypotension ( BP drops when they stand up) overdosing can cause severe elevation of BP and severe drop in heart rate. Those things can cause significant difficulties. It can also cause erythema multiforme, which can also be deadly. So if you have a stroke, or heart block, or deadly skin reaction...That sound awful. ...Read more
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