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What symptoms can follow multiple trauma from an injury?

What symptoms can follow multiple trauma from an injury?

Highly Variable: Specific symptoms depend entirely upon exactly what was involved in the multiple trauma. Once safely out of the trauma bay in the er- many possible symptoms may develop. Fractures will reveal pain and crepitance in the area of injury. Vascular injuries (closed or open) may evolve into a compartment syndrome and need close observation. Airway/breathing difficulties may evolve over tme as well. ...Read more

Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Multiple Injuries (Definition)

Multiple injuries means more than two injuries, which are conditions in which a person has damage to any parts of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: Multiple trauma?

What is the definition or description of: Multiple trauma?

Multiple trauma: Multiple trauma = polytrauma = a person has sustained a number of simultatenous injuries. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for multiple trauma?

What is the treatment for multiple trauma?

Comprehensive: Multiple traumas need to be treated in a comprehensive manner. You cannot just treat one injury at a time, you need to make sure the whole boy of injuries are managed at the same time. Naturally a physician will want to stabilize the most threatening injury at first, but then all the injuries must be managed for the best outcome. ...Read more

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My husband has had testicular trauma in the past which wasn't too bad, but he urinated on an electric fence as a kid. Is he able to have children?

My husband has had testicular trauma in the past which wasn't too bad, but he urinated on an electric fence as a kid. Is he able to have children?

Probably: Urinating on an electric fence should not cause sterility. A man can usually father a child with only one testicle, so your husband should be ok with two. You can have his sperm evaluated to be sure, but most couple would just go for it. You can always start the work up later if you don't get pregnant in the first 18 months. ...Read more

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Leading cause of death of children from trauma?

Leading cause of death of children from trauma?

Car crash: From 1-10, the leading cause of preventable death in the us in automobile crashes. Lack of, or inappropriate use of passenger safety seats is a contributing factor. While most understand infants need a protective seat, even that group has ~90% errors in proper use when evaluated at car seat checks. Morbidity is highest when parents are those that choose not to use a seat belt ...Read more

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What is the reason why children develop tics, does it have to do with trauma or neurological damage?

What is the reason why children develop tics, does it have to do with trauma or neurological damage?

Neither or both: Tics can occur developmentally around seven years old and dissipate by teenage. However, severe motor movement disorders can be caused by panda's, or inherited as a disease such as generalized anxiety disorder, ocd, or phobias. See the following link: http://www.Pedrheumonlinejournal. Org/april/reviewarti. Htm. ...Read more

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If someone goes to the em claiming to have been sexual assaulted can the m.D. Determine physical "evidence of trauma"?

Yes, if is evidence: Md can recognize any cuts, tears or bruising. Should also use swabs to collect possible dna evidence from any semen present. Dna evidence can not be denied other than perpetrator claiming consensual sex. ...Read more

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Actually I'm going a mental trauma right now. I've had a break up recently and now I'm not able to get over him now he was really important in my life?

Actually I'm going a mental trauma right now. I've had a break up recently and now I'm not able to get over him now he was really important in my life?

You need...: It is important that you connect with a therapist as soon as possible. In a few simple words through this platform we are not able to deal with all the issues affecting you at this time. A professional therapist can help you deal with your emotions and how to handle the crisis. ...Read more

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I'm going through a lot of emotional trauma for a lot of reasons. What is the best suggestion? I might have a breakdown.

Counseling: Having someone to talk to about your problems, especially if they are objective and in a position to offer coping strategies, if almost always of benefit for people under stress. ...Read more

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Who can I talk to about trauma in my past from many years ago that I'm still trying to deal with?

Who can I talk to about trauma in my past from many years ago that I'm still trying to deal with?

There is help: Abuse is a terrible problem and some people suffer significant mood, anxiety, ptsd or personality consquences. If there a severe mood problems a psychiatrist can help with medication, otherwise a good clinical psychologist experienced in working with ptsd or childhood trauma can help. Often your doctor will be able to offer a referral to someone good. ...Read more

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I have had slight, dull neck pain on the right side for 3 days. I have experienced no recent trauma and I'm in my 20s. What could it be?

I have had slight, dull neck pain on the right side for 3 days.  I have experienced no recent trauma and I'm in my 20s.  What could it be?

See below: Neck pain usually comes from a degenerative joint or disc in the neck. Sometimes it's from a muscle strain or sprain. Early treatment options include a short course of nsaids (advil, aleve), gentle massage, moist heat, and focusing on posture. If pain lasts greater than 2 weeks see your physician. ...Read more

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I'm 51 and I just found a dent down the center of my skull, like a long trench. I have never had any head trauma and it doesn't hurt. What is this?

I'm 51 and I just found a dent down the center of my skull, like a long trench. I have never had any head trauma and it doesn't hurt. What is this?

Skull: Deformities of the skull are not unusual in normal people and I suspect your indentation is not pathological and has been present since birth. However, for your peace of mind you could have a physician examine and advise you. ...Read more

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Can you die from mild auto trauma?

Yes.: By definition very few people will die from mild trauma. However, even very minor trauma applied at the right time to the right body location on the right host can kill anyone. Sometimes injuries may be overlooked because the trauma was though to be too slight. Pt's who are anticoagulated may die from relatively minor — or even no known trauma. ...Read more

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I am about to the trauma unit what will I expect?

Depends: What kind of trauma you experienced. If it is an interpersonal trauma (e.g. Physical or sexual abuse) then you will likely go to a place that focuses on helping you feel safe and helping you start to work through the negative emotions with talk therapy, medication or both. I wish you a quick healing. ...Read more

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Which types of things help someone work through their trauma?

Which types of things help someone work through their trauma?

Safety: In order to work through trauma, a feeling of psychological and physical safety is crucial with a trusted psychologist or therapist who has training in treating trauma. Once you feel that safety, then you can start to explore with that professional the effects of the trauma on your current feelings, thoughts, behaviors and current life. Be well,. ...Read more

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Is it possible for someone to have childhood trauma without knowing?

Is it possible for someone to have childhood trauma without knowing?

Multiple fractures: Yes, for example you may have ha d multiple old fractures that would be discovered on taking days. ...Read more

Dr. Patrick Sweet III
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Multiple Trauma (Definition)

Multiple trauma = polytrauma = a person has sustained a ...Read more