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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (Definition)

ASD are a spectrum of disorders of varying degrees that are characterized by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. Autism statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identify around 1 in 68 American children as ...Read more


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Can someone die in a brain surgery?

Can someone die in a brain surgery?

Surgery: Every surgery has risks including death. Risks depend on general patient' health, type of surgery, equipment, skills and many other factors. There are no simple answer to your question. ...Read more

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Is there any way to be calm before brain surgery?

Information : Discuss your concerns with your doctors. The more information you have the better the understanding of what your surgeon hopes to accomplish. Brain surgery, as all surgery, is a serious undertaking but the current technical advances have made it much safer. Surgery is recommended because an improvement is expected your surgeon is the best source for information. ...Read more

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What is the fastest way to loweer my BP I am having brain surgery soon?

What  is the fastest way to loweer my BP I am having brain surgery soon?

Many options: You need appropriate medications based upon your age and history. Your doctor who does a preop evaluation is the best one to decide. It is possible to improve your blood pressure with medications quickly. Also if blood pressure is high around the surgery, there are intravenous medications that can be administered to control it well. ...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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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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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?

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.

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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How to exercise after brain surgery?

How to exercise after brain surgery?

Brain surgery: The amount and type of exercise after a brain surgery is based on what was done and how extensive the procedure was - I would speak to the neurosurgeon directly and see what limitations might be needed and how you can do. ...Read more

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What can I expect with a brain surgery?

What can I expect with a brain surgery?

Each is different: Brain surgery is a very broad term in this era of immensely advanced brain surgery. Each brain surgery is its own entity and hence i can give you a better answer if you were to be more specific with regards to your question. Are you set up for brain surgery for a brain biopsy, brain tumor resection, aneurysm clipping, or another cause? ...Read more

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How to sign up for experimental brain surgery?

How to sign up for experimental brain surgery?

Vague question: Well, why? If you have a condition you think warrants it, discuss the situation w/ your doc & seek a referral to a center of expertise on the subject. There are lots of research protocols out there, but patients rarely identify themselves. The need is generally recognized by their doc, who makes the appropriate referral. Hope this was helpful & good luck. ...Read more

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What usually results from having brain surgery?

What usually results from having brain surgery?

Depends: Outcomes from brain surgery depend on location of the lesion, how much normal brain tissue will be manipulated or removed, length of surgery, skill of the surgeon. Consequences, or possible risks, can range from no abnormalities, to stroke and death, and everything in between. ...Read more

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Might somebody have brain surgery that could make him grow?

Might somebody have brain surgery that could make him grow?

Neurosurgery: This would be an unlikely scenario, there are hormone replacements that can increase growth but i know of no surgery that will cause increased growth. ...Read more

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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

Dr. Johanna Fricke
643 doctors shared insights

Autism (Definition)

A neurodevelopmental disorder affecting three areas: abnormal socialization, communication, and restricted interests with repetitive patterns of behavior. It is usually detected in the first two years of life. Cause is unknown but strong evidence points to an interplay between ...Read more