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Multiple Trauma In Children
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
Multiple trauma: Multiple trauma = polytrauma = a person has sustained a number of simultatenous injuries. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
I have reason to believe my children and I are suffering from undetected spina bifida cystica in palpable mass. Something popped on my back in january that felt like a champagne cork only as big as a cereal bowl. My son sustained trauma in november. We a
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
I'm going through a lot of emotional trauma for a lot of reasons. What is the best suggestion? I might have a breakdown.
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
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
I'm 51 and I just discovered that I have a dent down the center of my skull. 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
Recently started experiencing straight lines as curved in my central vision. I'm 32, with a history of head trauma. Should I be worried? App. Tomo.
Eye issues: If this just started suddenly today, I would not want to wait until tomorrow for a visit. I think you need to be seen today ...Read more
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
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
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
Multiple fractures: Yes, for example you may have ha d multiple old fractures that would be discovered on taking days. ...Read more
Grief counseling: I'm sorry for your loss. The best people to visit are either grief counselors or therapists trained to assist pts in grief, trauma, and healing. ...Read more
The are Specialized Medical Centers that have the personnel, equiptment and expertise to handle both acute blunt and penetrating trauma. They are so designated by the County where they are located so the ambulance takes a trauma victim to them immediately from the scene and they are attended to immediately without delay.
They are designated Level I, II and III depending on their resources ...Read more
ADD & trauma: Add (attention deficit disorder) indicates an inability to concentrate and pay attention due to distractability, caused by the way the nervous system developed. Any injury of force that damages brain cells is likely to further impair concentration and attention. So the answer is yes. ...Read more
Guarded: There are many factors to consider. By definition a severe head injury is one in which the patient is in a coma. They usually have demonstrable damage on the ct/mri scans and frequently have surgery. The mortality in this category is 40-50%. If a patient recovers but then has another severe tbi, this is injury to already injured brain cells. This makes it even more difficult for recovery. ...Read more
Head injury: Any injury to the face, skull, or brain as a result of blunt force, or penetrating trauma. It can also occur due to rapid acceleration or deceleration forces. ...Read more