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Is penetrating abdominal trauma from knife?

Is penetrating abdominal trauma from knife?

Can be: A knife or gunshot or any other object that penetrates through the entire abdominal wall and enters the peritoneal cavity where all of you internal organs reside. ...Read more

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What is perforating blunt force trauma?

What is perforating blunt force trauma?

Perforation: A perforation is when the stomach or intestine is subjected to intense force and causes a blow out, just like a blown out tire. Intestinal fluids then leak into the abdomen causing severe inflammation/infection which is life threatening and requires immediate surgery. ...Read more

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What kind of damage can blunt force trauma abdominal area cause?

What kind of damage can blunt force trauma abdominal area cause?

Multiple Injuries: Multiple injuries can result depending on the amount of force and how it is applied. Injuries may include spleen laceration, liver laceration, kidney laceration, or injury to the bowel. In high impact injuries, traumatic hernias of the diaphragm or the abdominal wall may also occur. ...Read more

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What is the recovery like after experiencing blunt force trauma?

What is the recovery like after experiencing blunt force trauma?

It depends: Recovery depends on where & how hard the person was hit, and how extensive the injury is. ...Read more

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What sort of brain injury is from a bleed from an neurosurgery operation traumatic or acquired?

What sort of brain injury is from a bleed from an neurosurgery operation traumatic or acquired?

Depends: If someone has an emergency surgery due to trauma or a brain hemorrhage and has either recurrent bleeding or bleeding in another area or is on anticoagulants, it would be considered a complication of the surgery and due to the initial pathology. ...Read more

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S1-l4 spinal fusion with instrumentation. Aside from pain, can I cause damage to the healing bone or anything, from bending, twisting, slipping? 11 wk

S1-l4 spinal fusion with instrumentation. Aside from pain, can I cause damage to the healing bone or anything, from bending, twisting, slipping? 11 wk

Spinal fusion: Healing bone after a spinal fusion takes approximately 100 days. Smoking, diabetes, poor nutrition, osteoporosis, and not wearing a back brace can slow healing. It is uncommon to break screws. Adjacent wear or injury of the sacroiliac joints or the lumbar 3/4 level is more likely than causing damage to the fusion itself. ...Read more

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What is an open wound in which tissue is separated from the body; abrasion or laceration or puncture?

What is an open wound in which tissue is separated from the body; abrasion or laceration or puncture?

Avulsion: If you want to describe an injury to tissue where there is a linear cut as well as tissue removed you could say there is avulasion-laceration. ...Read more

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Had exploratory abdominal surgey due to ingested foreign object imbedded in stomach wall. Now have a 14" scar from surgery. What are the long term effects of this scar?

Had exploratory abdominal surgey due to ingested foreign object imbedded in stomach wall.  Now have a 14" scar from surgery. What are the long term effects of this scar?

Nothing: Thousands of people have scars and very few have any problems from them, especially the older they get. Scars will fade and soften so they tend to improve with age. Not many other things do! ...Read more

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Could i survive a knife stab through the aorta?

Could i survive a knife stab through the aorta?

Through the: Actual aorta - very unlikely. If you are having thoughts about killing yourself, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the national suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255) for support. ...Read more

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Scrotal trauma has resulted in pulling pain in lower abdomen right side diagonally 1-2 inch away from penile shaft.Usg is nrml.So CT or MRI can help?

Scrotal trauma has resulted in pulling pain in lower abdomen right side diagonally 1-2 inch away from penile shaft.Usg is nrml.So CT or MRI can help?

Scrotal pain: Nope. There is really nothing that could help there unless this is a hernia and not a pulled muscle. The muscle that raises and lowers the scrotum based upon body temperature is too small to be evaluated by these radiological processes. Time heals. ...Read more

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Can scar tissue from 3 sections cause sharp burning pains in the incision/right ovary area?

Can scar tissue from 3 sections cause sharp burning pains in the incision/right ovary area?

Yes or could be: Other causes , you need evaluation by your obgyn with an exam and ultrasound and u may or may not end up needing laparoscopy. ...Read more

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I suffer suicidal pelvic pain from pudendal nerve entrapment & re entrapped with scar tissue. Is there anything that can dissolve the scar tissue?

I suffer suicidal pelvic pain from pudendal nerve entrapment & re entrapped with scar tissue.  Is there anything that can dissolve the scar tissue?

Time: If recently operated upon scar tissue may take a period of 6 weeks to develop prior to softening. Occasionally scar tissue massage and ultrasound therapy may help the scar tissue to mature as well as range of motion exercises. ...Read more

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I'm recovering from a small pneumothorax caused by first rib resection. The cut was sealed by surgeon. Is it safe to laugh and cough?

I'm recovering from a small pneumothorax caused by first rib resection. The cut was sealed by surgeon. Is it safe to laugh and cough?

Carefully: You should be very careful if this has been within a few weeks of this surgery. If you develop sharp pain or shortness above please get rechecked at the emergency room. Normal laughing, coughing or sneezing should not cause the pneumothorax to reoccur. ...Read more

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Is it possible to sustain brain injury or swelling from headbanging against a wall?

Is it possible to sustain brain injury or swelling from headbanging against a wall?

Unlikely: This is a common behavior we see in toddlers. It would be highly unlikely for anyone to purposely bang there head against a wall hard enough to cause a brain injury. ...Read more

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Head injury getting hit with keys to my head not heavy keys but at close range lasceration & 1staple what can cause brain swelling or internal bleed?

Head injury getting hit with keys to my head not heavy keys but at close range lasceration & 1staple what can cause brain swelling or internal bleed?

See your doctor: What you describe is a scalp not a brain injury. Only your doctor can answer this question. If he or she is considering a more serious injury imaging studies may be indicated. ...Read more

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When a ruptured eardrum bleeds, whether from scuba diving, infection, trauma, etc., where is the blood actually coming from?

When a ruptured eardrum bleeds, whether from scuba diving, infection, trauma, etc., where is the blood actually coming from?

Tympanic membrane.: Rupturing of the eardrum or tympanic membrane also ruptures small capillaries that supply blood to the membrane and surrounding tissues. ...Read more

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Could headaches after brain surgery really be cause from scar tissue causing small seizures?

Could headaches after brain surgery really be cause from scar tissue causing small seizures?

Yes: Yes. Post-operative scar tissue can become an irritative source in the brain leading to seizures and headaches. The only way to determine if this has happened is to obtain an eeg. This painless study can determine if you are having seizures which may be the cause of the headaches. It would also be helpful to have an MRI study to evaluate the surgical site. A copy of the old MRI is helpful. ...Read more

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Could dying of massive internal injuries/multiple traumatic injuries be painful?

Could dying of massive internal injuries/multiple traumatic injuries be painful?

Possibly: Fractures will usually cause the most pain, but if there is massive blood loss and shock the patient will become comatose. In that state, the brain shuts down and we don't think pain is experienced as when awake. So, in the wake state, yes it is painful; in a coma, not so much. ...Read more

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Would sharp head pain caused by anuerysm or tumor hurt more when pushed on the painful area?

Would sharp head pain caused by anuerysm or tumor hurt more when pushed on the painful area?

Not usually: Scalp tenderness is not usually associated with intracranial pathology. Other causes of headache such as sinusitis, tension or neuralgia may have local tenderness. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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From mesh loosening or tightening, would it cause severe sharp pain in the right pelvic region?

From mesh loosening or tightening, would it cause severe sharp pain in the right pelvic region?

See a doctor: Have no idea what mesh was put in you and why, nor is it clear exactly what the location and severity of the pain is, and what other symptoms you may or may not have. Go and get examined by the person who put the mesh in and ask them what is going on. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more