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Doctor insights on: Does A Concussion Always Cause Permanent Damage

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Does a concussion always cause permanent damage?

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 more

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Dr. William Singer
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Concussion (Definition)

An injury to the brain usually caused by trauma. Symptoms include loss of consciousness, altered ...Read more


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Could it happen such that a head injury cause permanent anosmia?

Could it happen such that a head injury cause permanent anosmia?

Yes: This is not a common deficit after head injury. However it does occur and loss of smell is most commonly caused by trauma. It may be permanent. ...Read more

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Can stroke or seizure from ritalin (methylphenidate) cause permanent damage? How long after would damage be seen?

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

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How long does it take for overbreathing to cause permanent brain damage and loss of its cells?

How long does it take for overbreathing to cause permanent brain damage and loss of its cells?

Unlikely: Hyperventilation on it's own is unlikely to cause permanent brain injury.Metabolic abnormalities causing hyperventilation could cause brain injury unless corrected. ...Read more

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Could a surgical abortion cause permanent damage? Is it possible for a professional surgical abortion to cause my body permanent damage? .

Could a surgical abortion cause permanent damage? Is it possible for a professional surgical abortion to cause my body permanent damage?

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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

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Does accutane cause permanent liver damage? If so, is it a rare occurrence?

Does accutane cause permanent liver damage? If so, is it a rare occurrence?

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

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Is it possible for a grand mal seizure cause permanent damage?

Is it possible for a grand mal seizure cause permanent damage?

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

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Can having a very stiff neck for a long time cause any brain damage?

Can having a very stiff neck for a long time cause any brain damage?

Neck stiffness&brain: Neck stiffness has nothing to do with the brain directkly. Owever if you have compromised blood flow to the brain that is somehow also nongoing wiht your enck stiffness that is possible however it si not fron the neck stiffness. ...Read more

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Can a stroke cause permanent damage?

Can a stroke cause permanent damage?

Stroke: Ungortunately yes it can cause permanent damage. It depends on where the stroke is and the size and type of stroke. It can be minor damage or major damage such as paralysis or speech impediment to loss of memory to name a few. I. ...Read more

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Does bruxism cause permanent damage to facial structure or is it reversible?

Does bruxism cause permanent damage to facial structure or is it reversible?

Irreversible damage: However, it can cause permanent damage to the teeth, chronic jaw pain and potential irreversible damage to muscles and facial structure. ...Read more

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Is it possible for migraines to cause permanent eye damage?

Is it possible for migraines to cause permanent eye damage?

Rarely: Migraine headaches can rarely cause visual defects and/or decreased vision. See your regular doctor to control this issue and decrease your risk of this problem. ...Read more

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How long does it take to cause permanent damage from a pinched nerve?

How long does it take to cause permanent damage from a pinched nerve?

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

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Does a stroke cause damage right away or does it take months to years for damage to show?

Does a stroke cause damage right away or does it take months to years for damage to show?

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 more

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Can a midodrine overdose cause any permanent damage?

Can a midodrine overdose cause any permanent damage?

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