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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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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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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 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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I received a blow to the head with a bat over 3 months ago. Will the impression in my forehead ever go away? The injury occurerd dec. 30. Xrays show no concussion

I received a blow to the head with a bat over 3 months ago.  Will the impression in my forehead ever go away? The injury occurerd dec. 30. Xrays show no concussion

I'm : I'm assuming you mean the x-rays didn't show a depressed fracture, as a concussion implies a traumatic brain injury that alters the way your brain functions to some extent, and often improves with time. If there is a depression after 3 months left on the forehead, it is unlikely to fill in by itself. Options for you, if you're bothered by its cosmetic appearance, would be to consult with a facial plastic or general plastic surgeon to consider soft tissue fillers ( injectables) or some type of underlay graft technique (i.e., alloderm) that can restore surface contour. ...Read more

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Are concussions considered to be head or brain injuries?

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

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Could a concussion be considered a head injury?

Could a concussion be considered a head injury?

Impaired function: Head injuries can cause headaches, nausea, arm or leg weakness immediately. Later, the effects of a concussion can be present, that would affect your physical state, thinking ability, emotional state, and can affect your sleeping pattern. So, concussion can be a result of a head injury. If you are concerned, see a physician who can evaluate you for post-head injury symptoms. ...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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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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How long should you stay awake after getting a head injury even if you don't know its a concussion?

See a doc if worried: In the old days, people were advised to stay awake, or have someone wake them up periodically to make sure they were ok after a head injury. Unfortunately, this is not a very good technique. If you are worried that you have a significant head injury, you should get it checked out by a doctor. ...Read more

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What would experts say about 1st thing an ER dr. Does to determine a concussion or serious head injury?

Mini mental status: A myriad of actions will make up the initial evaluation of a patient with a suspected concussion. A mini mental status examination is usually part of that battery of tests. Complaints of headache, amnesia, loss of consciousness, nausea/vomiting, blurred or irregular vision, inability to concentrate are also noted. ...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

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)

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