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What percent of oxygen deprived can lead to coma after brain surgery?

What percent of oxygen deprived can lead to coma after brain surgery?

Oxygen deprivation: Different people's brains are different. Some may endure more stress than others. There is no specific cut off that is used to determine the point irreversible brain cell changes ensue. ...Read more

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How long does it usually take to get over a brain injury and 2 brain surgeries? The father of my child was struck in the head and had to have two brain surgeries and I wanted to know how long before they take him out of the medical induced coma and how lo

How long does it usually take to get over a brain injury and 2 brain surgeries? The father of my child was struck in the head and had to have two brain surgeries and I wanted to know how long before they take him out of the medical induced coma and how lo

Talk to MD: This is often a case where they will be following the scans of the brain before they make a decision. The best course is to get a frank and open discussion between the family and the doctors. If you have questions you need to seek answers. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the most common type of brain surgery?

What is the most common type of brain surgery?

Trauma vs tumor: The two most common reasons patients need brain surgery are because of trauma or tumors. ...Read more

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I have to go in for brain surgery and I'm nervous. Is brain surgery safer now than it was from the past?

I have to go in for brain surgery and I'm nervous. Is brain surgery safer now than it was from the past?

Yes: Being anxious before major surgery is quite common -- but you can talk with your neurosurgeon about any questions or concerns you have, please set aside the time to do this. Before signing permission for the procedures, you should be given opportunity for such a discussion. Be well. ...Read more

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Can brain surgery help to fix dystonia?

Can brain surgery help to fix dystonia?

Dystonia: Deep brain stimulation, usually done in combination with neurosurgeons and neurologists has been shown to effectively treat some patients with dystonia. ...Read more

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Can someone who had brain surgery drink?

Can someone who had brain surgery drink?

Not Recomended: If you are asking about the intake of alcoholic beverages, the answer is generally no. Patients may be at increased risk for seizure around the time of brain surgery. Alcohol lowers the seizure threshold and may contribute to a post-operative seizure. Consult your doctor about your risk for seizure and a reasonable plan to enjoy a small amount of alcoholic beverages after surgical recovery. ...Read more

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How bad is brain surgery and is there rehab after?

Depends what type: In general brain surgery is complex, not considered as low risk procedure, complexity increases with type of surgery. ...Read more

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Is your first brain surgery a lot of pressure and nerve racking?

Your: Who is the "your" in this question, the patient or the doctor. ...Read more

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Why can't my son cry after brain surgery?

Why can't my son cry after brain surgery?

More information: Is needed. First discuss this with the surgeon. Write back with more information. (Type of brain surgery, timing of events, attempts to cry, etc?) Hopefully things will work out just fine. ...Read more

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Mri shows brain surgery. I never had surgert?

Mri shows brain surgery. I never had surgert?

Check on this: Contact doctor who ordered MRI and radiologist who interpreted it, and make certain that the described films are not those of someone else. ...Read more

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Is it common to have dementia after brain surgery?

Is it common to have dementia after brain surgery?

No: Underlying cognitive issues can be worsened following surgery, but to have new dementia following brain surgery would be unusual. Complications, such as stroke or infection, could lead to such problems. Consider what the surgery was for. Ruptured aneurysms in certain locations are one instance commonly associated with cognitive changes. ...Read more

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After brain surgery, how long do you have to wait to drink alchohol?

Neurosurgery: The standard recommendation is three months, sometimes longer depending on the extent of the surgery. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to get myself to play hockey after a brain surgery?

Can you tell me how to get myself to play hockey after a brain surgery?

Brain surgery: A complex question as it depends on what type of brain surgery you are having. I would discuss this issue with your neurosurgeon as he would be the most informed on what you can or cannot do after a brain surgery. ...Read more

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What could happen if one took a flight too soon after a brain surgery?

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What could happen if one took a flight too soon after a brain surgery?

Not much: There is nothing that we know of that should prevent one from flying after brain surgery even if you had to do it immediately after the surgery. The pressure inside of the airplanes are so well controlled that the change in pressure should be minimal. However, flying is a tiring event even for someone who did not have brain surgery. Therefore, you will be more tired and and hurt more when you land ...Read more

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Can I still fly on a plane after having a major stroke and brain surgery?

Can I still fly on a plane after having a major stroke and brain surgery?

Yes: It is safe to resume commercial air travel about 4 weeks after a stroke or craniotomy. Earlier if absolutely required and approved by your treating physician. ...Read more

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How long do you have to wait after brain surgery before riding a roller coaster?

How long do you have to wait after brain surgery before riding a roller coaster?

Neurosurgery: This is a question that should be taken up with the neurosurgeon as the answer will be based on the severity of the injury and risk of injury due to a roller coaster ride. ...Read more

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How long do you have to wait after having brain surgery before riding a roller coaster?

How long do you have to wait after having brain surgery before riding a roller coaster?

Neurosurgery: The minimum recommendation is three months at least after surgery, depending on the extend of the surgery some neurosurgeons might request no roller coaster rides ever due to the gravitation stress on the brain. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if all of the brain surgery I have had is the cause of my social anxiety?

Can you tell me if all of the brain surgery I have had is the cause of my social anxiety?

Although that: Might be a causative factor - I really can't answer that question. The reason is that a provider who doesn't know your past surgeries & experiences would be guessing. Be well. ...Read more

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My brother get brain surgery month ago today he get fever which medicine I can give him for fever.

My brother get brain surgery month ago today he get fever which medicine I can give him for fever.

Tylenol (acetaminophen) is safe: But u must contact his doctor about his fever immediately. He could have a brain infection which would require hospitalization ...Read more

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I had brain surgery and had a tumor removed and I still have a lot of headaches what is good for them.

Headaches with tumor: You should talk to your surgeon. The causes are too varied to make a blanket recommendation. ...Read more

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How soon after brain surgery can you workout? Removed two meniginomas in the cerebellum. Two weeks out today.

Ask surgeon: Everyone recovers from surgery, especially brain surgery, so the surgeon, who knows you and your case best, will be the one who can answer this question best. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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I had brain surgery and dural patch about a year ago. Now I'm falling down and have a nonstop headache. What should I do?

I had brain surgery and dural patch about a year ago. Now I'm falling down and have a nonstop headache. What should I do?

Talk to your surgeon: Trouble walking and a headache may be a complication of your past surgery - and it may not. Talk to your surgeon about getting some testing done to help evaluate this important pair of symptoms. ...Read more

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Just told I had vasospasm 3 days after brain surgery on unruptured aenurysym. 3 months ago. How will this affect my life in the future? Thanks.

Wait and see: Vasospasm is clamping down of blood vessels after an aneurysm has bled. Typically causes problems 1-2 weeks after surgery. Rarely beyond 3 weeks. At 3 months unless u had a stroke u are fine. Also unruptured aneurysm surgery usually is not associated with vasospasm. ...Read more

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Ever since my brain surgery 2 years ago I've felt like I'm somehow not real or like I'm dreaming and may or may not wake up one day. What can I do?

Ever since my brain surgery 2 years ago I've felt like I'm somehow not real or like I'm dreaming and may or may not wake up one day. What can I do?

Different causes: The feeling you are having may be described as derealization. There can be many causes, one of which may be form of seizure (or seizure-like irritability). An eeg test can help to evaluate for that. Other causes might be disruption of brain circuits themselves, from your injury, or, in the realm of psychiatry. Some medications and types of therapy can be effective. ...Read more

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Should I still be having pains after brain surgery for trilgimal neugia he even did a partial nerve cut. I had a menigiomia tumor on the T nerve.?

Should I still be having pains after brain surgery for trilgimal neugia he even did a partial nerve cut. I had a menigiomia tumor on the T nerve.?

Pain: If you have pains similar to the pains before the surgery it may be that the surgery did not really help. If the pain has changed in nature it may be transient following surgery and it should resolve with healing. Regardless talk to the doctor at your follow- up visit. ...Read more

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Is there a brain surgery to help with seizures?

Is there a brain surgery to help with seizures?

Surgery 4 seizures: Yes, brain surgery is done to help with certain types of epilepsy. Seizures that are very difficult to treat are one indicator for this treatment. Adults with seizures that originate in a small part of the brain (focal onset) are also candidates for this. ...Read more

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I had a brain surgery 3 yrs before lately my boady shake while im sleeping?

I had a brain surgery 3 yrs before lately my boady shake while im sleeping?

Seizure: See a doctor you probably have seizures from the scar tissue from the surgery. ...Read more