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After having trauma to the back of the head is it normal to have selling in the eyes and eyelids discoloured?

Get medical attentio: You are describing a contra coup injury to the head that may be serious. You should seek immediate attention to determine if you have sustained a brain injury. ...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


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Can head trauma darken your eye color?

Can head trauma darken your eye color?

Not in my opinion: I know of no mechanism of head trauma affecting the permanent color of your iris. ...Read more

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I suffered fall trauma, a couple months ago. Hitting above my left eye brow. Had clot in head. Will that heal totally?

I suffered fall trauma, a couple months ago. Hitting above my left eye brow. Had clot in head. Will that heal totally?

Usually reabsorbed: If you had a clot on the surface of the brain, these usually are reabsorbed by your body. In some cases, some blood may remain which can be seen on ct scans. As long as you feel like you are back to normal, there is no need to worry. But if you are having balance problems or persistent headaches, let your doctor know. ...Read more

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All of a sudden I have a black eye no trauma but have had a bad head ache off and on all day?

All of a sudden I have a black eye no trauma but have had a bad head ache off and on all day?

Get care immediately: This could be very serious, such as bleeding in or near the brain. Get care immediately, even if it means a nightime visit to an emergency room and a call to 911. DO IT RIGHT NOW! ...Read more

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Is eye transplant possible for blindness due to head trauma or eye injury?

Is eye transplant possible for blindness due to head trauma or eye injury?

Unfortunately no: Although we are making strides in tissue transplant techniques and stem cell therapy, we have not advanced to the point of whole eye transplant. The optic nerve, would need to connect its 1.5 million axons (the "wires" of the nerves) with the brain in a way that cannot currently be done. The cornea (front window) can be transplanted in cases of severe scarring from trauma. ...Read more

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Is eye transplant a possibility for blindness due to head trauma/eye injury?

Is eye transplant a possibility for blindness due to head trauma/eye injury?

No: The eye from the retina back to the lateral geniculate and back to the visual cortex is brain tissue. Central nervous system tissue does not regenerate or heal so a complete eye transplant is not possible. ...Read more

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Can a trauma to the eye/forehead and head cause blood clotting in the brain?

Can a trauma to the eye/forehead and head cause blood clotting in the brain?

Yes: Yes, and it also can cause bleeding in a brain and death, if the head trauma severe enough to make you think of a blood clot go to er and get head ct. ...Read more

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I've been dizzy/lightheaded and unbalanced with headaches and frequent eye twitches. No head trauma but is it still likely that I have BPPV?

I've been dizzy/lightheaded and unbalanced with headaches and frequent eye twitches. No head trauma but is it still likely that I have BPPV?

Possibly: Classic benign positional vertigo begins after turning the head, usually to look over the shoulder to one side or the other. If it persists see an ENT doctor, there are a huge number of things that cause dizziness, and that will need to be sorted out. ...Read more

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Experiencing itchy nose and eyes, a stye that is healing now and a clear watery liquid dripping from nose. What could this be? I just moved to a colder climate in norway but the nose dripping scared me. Might this be csf leak? No head trauma.

Experiencing itchy nose and eyes, a stye that is healing now and a clear watery liquid dripping from nose. What could this be? I just moved to a colder climate in norway but the nose dripping scared me. Might this be csf leak? No head trauma.

It very likely is: Simple rhinorrhea: runny nose from allergies, a cold, exposure to cold temperatures such as you suggest. The fact that you also have itchy nose and eyes suggests allergy/hay fever as a cause which would not be unusual when you find yourself in a new environment with new potential antigens/allergens. Consider an OTC antihistamine or begin a steroid nasal spray (Flonase). I wouldn't worry about CSF. ...Read more

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Can add be exascerbated by head trauma?

Can add be exascerbated by head trauma?

ADD & trauma: Add (attention deficit disorder) indicates an inability to concentrate and pay attention due to distractability, caused by the way the nervous system developed. Any injury of force that damages brain cells is likely to further impair concentration and attention. So the answer is yes. ...Read more

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What is recovery like after head trauma?

What is recovery like after head trauma?

Depends: Depends on severity of injury, mild thing is concussion which is quick recovery within few days, to the extent of months to years with severe head injury which some of them are fatal. ...Read more

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How did my friend survive 2 severe head traumas?

Guarded: There are many factors to consider. By definition a severe head injury is one in which the patient is in a coma. They usually have demonstrable damage on the ct/mri scans and frequently have surgery. The mortality in this category is 40-50%. If a patient recovers but then has another severe tbi, this is injury to already injured brain cells. This makes it even more difficult for recovery. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: head trauma?

What is the definition or description of: head trauma?

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

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Can head trauma brin on flashbacks?

Can head trauma brin on flashbacks?

Yes: History of traumatic brain injury is often seen in ptsd patients. Symptoms include flashbacks. ...Read more

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Feeling nauseous after head trauma?

Feeling nauseous after head trauma?

Not unusual: It is not unusual to feel nauseated or have a headache after head trauma, however make sure you get checked and get head ct, subdural hematomas can cause vague symptoms for prolonged time until they kill you. ...Read more

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Head trauma should I get to the er?

Possibly: Did you lose consciousness? You can have a concussion w or w/o loss of consciousness. Headache/ pressure of head? Are you unable to recall what happened? Do you feel dizzy or have ringing in ears? Confusion or slurred speech? Nausea or vomiting? Extreme fatigue? If you believe you have a concussion please seek prompt medical care. Do you have lacerations that need to be sutured or possible fx? ...Read more

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What are the tests for eye trauma?

What are the tests for eye trauma?

Thorough eye exam: Eye trauma can range from mild to devastating. A thorough eye exam by an ophthalmologist is the best "test" for an injured eye. If necessary, imaging studies such as ultrasound and ct scans can be peformed too. ...Read more

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Cause of black eye without trauma?

Cause of black eye without trauma?

Broken blood vessel: These are spontaneous and uncommon. If it recurs, we worry about blood disorders like clotting problems and leukemia. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is eye trauma?

What sort of disorder is eye trauma?

Harmful: Severe eye trauma can cause orbital fractures, ruptured globes, traumatic optic neuropathy or avulsion, hyphemas, angle recession glaucoma, macular holes, retinal tears or dialyses, cataracts or zonular dehiscence, traumatic iritis, corneal abrasions, iris sphincter tears, commotio or heme, etc. ...Read more

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Why is there excessive tearing after eye trauma?

Why is there excessive tearing after eye trauma?

Tearing after trauma: The eye tears when it's irritated. This can occur immediately from dirt or a scratch on the surface of the eye. It can be sensitive to light and tear the next day from a bruise of the eye as well. If something is poking the eye like an eyelash the eye can tear. Finally, if the eye is having trouble closing it can dry out and tear. Most often, tearing from trauma is transient. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Eye trauma?

What is the definition or description of: Eye trauma?

Injury to eye: Any mechanical assault to the eye whether blunt or penetrating may be chemical or from radiation that results in alteration (s) in the normal structure/function of the eye. ...Read more

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Can head trauma cause you to get autism spectrum disorder?

Can head trauma cause you to get autism spectrum disorder?

Not likely: While there are case reports of major personality changes occuring with some children after severe head injuries, this would be considered a rare occurance. And then probably not technically autism, since you usually will have to show signs of autism as a child to fulfil the true criteria of autism. ...Read more

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Recurring symptoms from eye trauma last week - please help me!?

Get evaluated: If you have had eye trauma, you need evaluated. Make an appointment with an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Excessive tearing after eye trauma from piece of rock or dirt in it?

Could be serious: A foreign body in the eye or eye trauma such as a scratch from a foreign object can produce tearing. You need to see your eye doctor right away to treat this problem and determine the extent of the injury. ...Read more

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Could it be healthy to have an itchy scalp after a head trauma - uk?

Could it be healthy to have an itchy scalp after a head trauma - uk?

Itchy scalp: It is unclear what kind of head trauma you have experienced, but abrasions and healing wounds itch and sometimes the return of sensation following nerve injury is heralded by itching. Additionally, if there was bruising or scalp swelling, as this resolves it could be itchy. Finally, if you had surgery, some of the medications or scalp hair treatment could cause this. ...Read more

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Is it possible for people to regain their vision after having bad eye trauma?

Is it possible for people to regain their vision after having bad eye trauma?

In some cases: This depends on the injury and damage from it. Discuss with the ophthalmologist taking care of the eye. ...Read more

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Could head trauma (blunt force) cause schizophrenia or any psychiatric disorder?

TBI: Tbi is known to cause a constellation of psychiatric and physical s.Sx
please get a brain scan, medical and psych eval also neuropsychological testing. ...Read more