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Can head trauma cause ADHD in an adult?

Can head trauma cause ADHD in an adult?

Frontal damage: The frontal lobes of the brain are where we focus and attend and control behavior. Serious brain trauma can damage these frontal brain centers. Persistent problems with attention and behavior control can be an outcome of such trauma. ...Read more

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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 having an internal head injury (skull fracture) cause behavior problems in children?

Can having an internal head injury (skull fracture) cause behavior problems in children?

Yes: If a child had a skull fracture, they may have had an internal bleed as well or a shearing injury or other brain injury. Behavioral problems can occur after any serious head injury. Seek help from a neurologist. ...Read more

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Can forceps delivery cause head and brain injuries in babies?

Can forceps delivery cause head and brain injuries in babies?

Yes: Yes it can, but in the hands of a well trained obstretician they can also be life saving. ...Read more

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Can a head injury stop growth in a child?

Can a head injury stop growth in a child?

Possible: If the pituitary gland is damaged in a head injury production of growth hormone as well as other hormones could not only stop or slow growth ...Read more

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Can hits to the head in non athletic situations affect your concussion recovery (Ex. Bumping head on wall, smack in the head, etc.)?

Can hits to the head in non athletic situations affect your concussion recovery (Ex. Bumping head on wall, smack in the head, etc.)?

All additive and: needs to be evaluated by a sports med doctor, who is conversant with knowing latest concussion protocol, working with neuropsychologists, who may use ambient hyperbaric oxygen chamber therapy (HBO), and rehab therapy or osteopathic manipulative treatment to decompress vector forces. This can affect cognitive abilities years later, and prevention starts now. Take advantage of the newest technology. ...Read more

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Could a trauma to the testicles in childhood cause fertility problems in adulthood?

Could a trauma to the testicles in childhood cause fertility problems in adulthood?

Possibly: If the testis both grew in size and produced hormons that sustained a normal puberty, it is likely they are fine frrom a fertility standpoint. If one or both sustained enough injury that one or more withered, there would be a probem.Assessment at a fertility center could give you more information. ...Read more

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Headache in different spots-behind eyes, above temple, in back/down back of neck. Had 2CTscans recent for head injury. Would they have seen a tumor?

Headache in different spots-behind eyes, above temple, in back/down back of neck. Had 2CTscans recent for head injury. Would they have seen a tumor?

Concussion: Some people may have a post-concussive/traumatic headache. If the headache is accompanied by other symptoms (tinnitus, difficulty concentrating, irritability) then you might have post-concussion syndrome. Improvement in symptoms is based on many factors including severity and location of the concussion. See a neurologist for evaluation. http://www.webmd.com/brain/post-concussion-syndrome ...Read more

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Can baby develop fever following a head trauma?

Can baby develop fever following a head trauma?

Absolutely: If you know a baby who has a fever after head trauma, please bring them in for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Can a trauma / blow to the head cause moderate cerebral tonsil descent ? Is this dangerous?

Can a trauma / blow to the head cause  moderate cerebral tonsil descent ?
Is this dangerous?

No: Tonsillar descent is a condition when the lower portion of the cerebellum is able to migrate through the opening in the bottom of the skull. If it happened due to trauma, it is called tonsillar herniation and is usually rapidly fatal. If there is tonsil descent found on ct or mri, it is usually part of a chiari malformation and should not be dangerous. See your family dr. For evaluation. ...Read more

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Could fractures in young children go unnoticed?

Could fractures in young children go unnoticed?

Yes: Children bones are not a rigid as adults, and are covered by a layer of periosteum which acts as a sleeve. As a result, children can have fractures that are either incomplete (greenstick #) or undisplaced (due to the sleeve of periosteum). Since there is no obvious deformity, parents may not appreciate the extent of the injury. Xrays are necessary. ...Read more

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Could a fracture in an infants skull cause swelling and bleeding in the brain?

Could a fracture in an infants skull cause  swelling and  bleeding in  the  brain?

Can co-exist: The skull is separated from the brain by a few tissue layers, & bleeding from the fracture can get between the skull and these layers and cause a problem called an epidural. Epidurals can become large & press on the brain.The event/trauma that caused the fracture can also cause tissue damage in the brain with bleeding & swelling. ...Read more

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My boyfriend got hit in the head with a baseball bat in 2003 . Can a head injury cause binge drinking.

Yes : Head injuries can lead to changes in personality that may manifest as substance abuse. Unfortunately after 10 years is unlikely that any issues surrounding his head injury will change. I suggest you discuss this with him and possibly see a counselor. ...Read more

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Can head CT scans in an infant cause radiation and learning disabilities?

Can head CT scans in an infant cause radiation and learning disabilities?

Not exactly: A ct is by definition 'radiation', since it is a series of xrays computer reconstructed as sliced pictures of body tissues. It doesn't cause radiation but exposes the person to radiation. Modern ones may expose one to an amount similar to a transcontinental flight over the usa. Repeat exposure is a current topic of concern, but no specific learning disorder has been identified as connected to this. ...Read more

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Nerves in head react to sun and iritate my head making me have mood changes also my personality changed had head trauma no sign of brain injury in mri?

Nerves in head react to sun and iritate my head making me have mood changes also my personality changed had head trauma no sign of brain injury in mri?

Question is ?: Significant head trauma can possibly cause personality changes. I've never heard of sun- reactions initiating lasting mood changes. Perhaps your changes in mood are only created by worry. Best way to find out is to seek psychological or psychiatric help. At 19 you are vulnerable to worry and anxiety. Please seek help to alleviate your concerns which may have no basis in reality. You're normal. ...Read more

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Do tiny fracture in children cause physeal injuries or only serious fracture do?

Do tiny fracture in children cause physeal injuries or only serious fracture do?

Physis: The physis implies the growth plate. There are 5 different fractures that can involve the growth plate. Some are more serious than others and they often require different treatments. There are fractures that do not involve the growth plate also. A fracture that is not displaced is good. If you let us know the type of fracture, we can help with your question. All the best. ...Read more

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My 2yr. Old son died of blunt head trauma, could 2 or more people have caused this injury?

My 2yr. Old son died of blunt head trauma, could 2 or more people have caused this injury?

See below: This is difficult to answer without knowing all the facts and examining the patient. Blunt head trauma can occur from a variety of things. If you are concerned about the diagnosis talk to a law enforcement official. ...Read more

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