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With no family history, head injury, fever or drugs what would cause a 16yo to have 2 seizures upon waking.Its been 15 years and not another one since?
Teen onset seizures: Ideopathic seizures frequently occur in adolescence. There are many factors that can contribute, i.e. Sleep deprivation, alcohol or drug ingestion, etc. If a recurrence were to happen, it usually occurs within 2 years. Since it is 15 years, i would not expect any further seizures. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am S/P closed head injury from a fall. We are currently testing to see if there I pituitary involvement. Fall was 8/15/2016. The past few nights I h?
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Head injury: Possible concussion sxs: + or – loss of consciousness, headache / pressure, can't recall event, dizziness, v coordination, ringing in ears, confusion, slurred speech, nausea / vomiting & fatigue. For concussion seek medical care. Seek urgent treatment for loss of consciousness, on-going confusion, seizures, unequal pupils, recurrent vomiting, change in level of consciousness, loss of balance or ...Read more
Medications: Frequently when a patient with a traumatic brain injury recovers he/she goes through different stages. Where he starts depends on the severity of the injury. The patients may have agitation and confusion as they improve. This is treated with medications such as valproate, seroquel, (quetiapine) inderol. This helps to calm the patient. ...Read more
Depends : It depends on how serious it was. Physical therapy can help with retraining if needed for things like walking and balance (assuming they could do these before the injury and now can't). Speech therapy can help with some cognitive problems that can arise after a moderate to severe head injury. Fortunately, the brain is still developing quite a lot at this stage so minor injuries can be overcome. ...Read more
This is plenty: The number one thing to worry about in a head injury is the brain. This is also the number 2 and 3 and 4 etc thing to worry about. The brain is the most complex organ in the body. Lots of things can go wrong and often do. Answering this question fills books.. Eyes, ears, mouth, jaws can be injured too but the effects are usually obvious soon after, while brain injury may not appear for months. ...Read more
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See below: If you are still having symptoms, or if you are unsure whether or not something that is occurring is from a head injury, then let me suggest consultation with a neurologist or a neurosurgeon. If you are not having any symptoms, then your should be relieved and feel confident that no permanent damage has occurred. ...Read more
Medical records: Various institutions utilize different medical records formats. "s.O.M.R" stands for "source oriented medical record" - with specific sections: history ; physical, nursing notes, progress, laboratory and diagnostic testing. Each section is completed by individuals responsible for those sections and usually do not cross-reference data from one section to another. ...Read more
Hard to say: There are some studies of some significantly increased risk in the first year or two, but individual long-term risk may have a lot to do with lifestyle and the seriousness or effects of the original injury. What is important is to try to reduce risk. Individuals recovering well from a brain injury develop vulnerability for more serious consequences of a 2nd injury, alcohol, and other risks. ...Read more
I was in a car wrack in may and i had a head injury and now I have bad head acks .What can I do to help make them go away?
Post-Concussion Synd: Post-Concussion Syndrome is a term used to describe a set of symptoms persist after a head injury/concussion. symptoms: headache; difficulty concentrating; nausea, dizziness, noise/light sensitivity, depression, anxiety and irritability. Good Resource: dvbic.dcoe.mil/. Some research has shown diet (Earl Mindell's Vitamin Bible), stress mgmt., sleep hygiene, and cognitive rehabilitation can help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Are signs of a serious head injury apparent pretty quickly after the fall? I've heard it's rare to have symptoms much after 4 hours?
Hi. I'm in the 'system' for help with head injury but seem to be going from one person to the next and just getting discombobulated with the process. ACC have not accepted claim but I'm still having head injury problems. ?
Check with GP: Need to check with case manager. If the claim is not accepted for income may still be some acceptance for treatment. If there is should be eligible for the concussion service. If not then your GP will then be able to refer you to public services such as neurology and OT as needed. All the best. Agree it can be a difficult process from my own professional experience ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
We don't...: ...You do, or whoever saw the child get hurt. We do know how serious a head injury may be, by something called the glasgow coma scale: http://www.Unc.Edu/~rowlett/units/scales/glasgow.Htm we use that to decide how to manage the injury. Of course, if there is an obvious wound, that will need to be treated as well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers