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I suffered a head injury (concussion) a couple months ago and since then I have been craving ice. Are the two related?

Pagophagia: Pagophagia is a form of the disorder pica involving the compulsive consumption of ice or iced drinks. It has been associated with iron deficiency anemia and shown to respond to iron supplementation. Some believe that some forms of pica may be the result of nutritional deficiency. Chewing ice may lessen pain in glossitis related to iron deficiency anemia. No association with head injury. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


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Can sports head injuries/concussions be fatal years later?

Can sports head injuries/concussions be fatal years later?

Not usually: Severe head injuries such as concussions can have long term effects (memory loss, dementia, mood swings, change in personality, psychiatric problems) but aren't usually directly associated with a fatal outcome years later. ...Read more

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Head injury/concussion 2 days ago, Severe headache/Migraine, extreme nausea, off food, restless and in pain?? Please help me!

Head injury/concussion 2 days ago, Severe headache/Migraine, extreme nausea, off food, restless and in pain?? Please help me!

Concussion headache: Hi Jerry, worsening pain and new symptoms after a concussion are concerning. A CT scan of your brain would be prudent, so call your doctor for further instruction or go to an emergency room. Best wishes ...Read more

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I want to know what is the difference between closed head injury and concussion?

I want to know what is the difference between closed head injury and concussion?

Head injuries: A closed head injury refers to an injury to the head without fracture of the skull or intrusion through the skull. The brain may not be involved. A concussion is the mildest for of a brain injury. M. ...Read more

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Are personality changes common after a head injury with concussion?

Are personality changes common after a head injury with concussion?

Yes, not permanent: Concussions are a traumatic brain injury (tbi) commonly affecting 4 areas: thinking, emotion, sleep and body. Symptoms affecting thinking are poor concentration, slow thinking; emotional are irritability, sadness, anxious ; sleep are increased sleeping, trouble falling or staying asleep; body are headache, nausea, dizzy, sensitivity to light or sounds. If you have any of these see your doctor. ...Read more

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I've had a head injury and concussions over the years. In the last 6 months I have had recurring post concussive symptoms but no new trauma. Why?

I've had a head injury and concussions over the years. In the last 6 months I have had recurring post concussive symptoms but no new trauma. Why?

TBI: Symptoms can persist for a long time. Once one has a significant TBI even a minor trauma can precipitate symptoms. Consider seeing a TBI specialist. ...Read more

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I suffered a head injury with concussion 11 days ago. Most symptoms are gone except dizziness if I move too fast. Is it safe to have sex ?

I suffered a head injury with concussion 11 days ago. Most symptoms are gone except dizziness if I move too fast. Is it safe to have sex ?

Yes, quite safe: You may be suffering from POSTCONCUSSIVE SYNDROME. Have you been examined/cleared by someone with experience in these matters? If not, I'd suggest you do. You may run into some issues down the line that later you'll forget could be related to this concussive event. Best to have a bit of a workup if you're still dizzy. And yes, it's safe to have sex. Questions? www.healthtap.com/dr-saghafi ...Read more

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8 year old with daily head aches, an e.E.G. Showing absence seizures; past head injury and concussion. What to request from paediatric neurologist?

8 year old with daily head aches, an e.E.G. Showing absence seizures; past head injury and concussion.  What to request from paediatric neurologist?

Ask them: If there is a focal lesion which can be followed or removed. You need the highest quality imaging... Sedation. 32 channel 3t head coil is needed. If your hospital does not have this - ask your surgeon if they know of a place that has this. This gives you the best chance to find a seizure focus. Just for instance i found a seizure focus in a patient missed by two prior scans. So ask for it. ...Read more

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Possible MS from head injury that caused severe concussion?

Possible MS from head injury that caused severe concussion?

MS / injury: Multiple sclerosis is not due to injury. It is affected by genetics, sunlight exposure / vitamin D, and possibly by other factors. The causes are not known with certainty but injury is not one of them! You may find this information about concussions helpful: http://www.neurocuro.com/concussion/ Good luck! ...Read more

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I was leaning back on a chair with laptop, and the top half of it bumped my head, is this concussion, head injury worthy? I've had a concussion before

I was leaning back on a chair with laptop, and the top half of it bumped my head, is this concussion, head injury worthy? I've had a concussion before

Concussion: If you have had concussion before and the current problem is back, please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility. Once you have recovered don't forget not to lean back in a chair. ...Read more

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Can a concussion/head injury change your sexuality or kinks forever? or cause you to not like art? afraid of personality changes to me.

Can a concussion/head injury change your sexuality or kinks forever? or cause you to not like art? afraid of personality changes to me.

Reassurance : No, this is temporary condition and resolutions depend on severity of injury. Be well and take rest seriously. Rest is the therapy. ...Read more

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How do a concussion and a closed head injury differ?

Basically the same: There are several other terms for concussion that mean basically the same thing, including closed head injury and tbi (traumatic brain injury). "closed head injury" is as opposed to an open head injury, which includes a skull fracture. ...Read more

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Got a concussion a month ago, fell on my bum yesterday, any chance of further injury to head?

Got a concussion a month ago, fell on my bum yesterday, any chance of further injury to head?

Not likely: It does not sound likely that there was sufficient mechanism with the injury you are describing to have caused a concussion, but certainly if you are having head aches, changes in your vision or mental function, I would be checked. ...Read more

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Told I have a concussion. I had a head injury while negative, or is it just my concussion symptoms?

It may take time: If i interpret your question correctly, you have had a concussion and have had a ct scan that was negative. Your physician has made the diagnosis of concussion. This is a clinical diagnosis based on your complaints, physical findings, history you have provided. ...Read more

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Are concussions considered to be head or brain injuries?

Brain: A concussion is considered an injury to the brain and there are various grades or levels or severity of which some levels can have only a temporary effect on the brain whereas more severe grades can have longer lasting effects. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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Head Trauma (Definition)

Any injury to the face, skull, or brain as a result of blunt force, or penetrating trauma. It can also occur due to rapid ...Read more


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