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Pain In Butt Cheek After Car Crash
Head injury: Yes. A head injury in a car crash is likely to be at least a concussion (in which the violent impact forces the soft brain tissue to decelerate abruptly against the skull). Concusions cause regional brain disturbances, particularly in cognitive functions associated with the brain cortex, including executive function. The type of symptoms depend on the location of brain contusion. ...Read more
Had car crash hit my head 2 weeks later still confused anxious emotions changing all time from angry normal and crying all uncontrollable?
Dent from car crash, on top of head in parietal lobe, had over 10 years no problems, just curious, 1-2 inch wide?
Yikes: I guess if you have not had trouble with it in several years, it is unlikely to cause trouble now. What you are describing would be concerning for a displaced skull fracture, but again, it has been several years now since the accident. A ct skull would undoubtedly give more information and I would recommend you being seen if you are concerned. ...Read more
I'm 22 female and have had a constant dull head ache for about 10 years now after being in a car crash and banging my head. What could be wrong?
Neurologic eval: It sounds like you had a traumatic brain injury. Recommend evaluation by a neurologist to answer that question. Take care. ...Read more
I was in a car crash yesterday and I didn't think I hit my head but now the back of my head keeps hurting and I feel like i'll throw up and out of it.
Whip Lash: This is known as whip lash. If you are throwing up you need to go to the er, if you have not thrown up you can take an anti-inflammatory and rest for the next 24 hours. ...Read more
Front of head headache, eye pain x2 days, started 1 week after 60 mph car crash (whiplash developed 2 days post accident)Never got seen, normal?
2 weeks ago I was in a rather fatal car crash I was placed in the hospital a few days bc of head injury. I got a large bruise completely covering my right breast from the seatbelt. The bruise is almost completely gone but I'm noticing a small lump (not vi
Contusion: When a bruise (contusion) heals and resorbs from the inside, there is sometimes an area of resorption that can calcify leaving a lump under the skin where the bruise was, which may or may not resolve over time. I am so happy you are here to tell your story. :) ...Read more
I was in a car accident 6 weeks agoHit head on windshield. As of four days ago seeing double. No nausea. Head scan in ER at time of crash. Normal?
My husband was in a car accident last friday and has a big bump on his head still is this normal he has major headakes from it but had a ct scan in the hopspital the night of the crash and doctor said nothing internal.
Need observation: Yes possible, even if CT is negative, need to be under physician s observation for couple of wks (for late developments). Follow the doctors advise ...Read more
I was in a car accident which led to having surgery on my right cheek. Now every time I blink my cheek twitches. Will this be a permanent thing?
Resources: A Good Resource is the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) (dvbic. Dcoe. Mil/) which can be used by civilians as well as military. Also check with your local Brain Injury Association. (biacal. Org/) ...Read more
Was in minor car accident last friday and now I have severe numbness and burning sensation on left buttock?
Define minor: In setting of a traumatic event, a lumbar spine disc protrusion/herniation can cause these symptoms. This is sometime referred to as a "pinched nerve", "sciatica" or radiculitis. It depends on various considerations, including one's risk factors, predisposition or susceptibility to a medical condition, as well as the momentum involved, translational forces from a "minor car accident" is possible. ...Read more
Car accident at night: hit head on temple area. Other passengers said I was conscious, but I don't remember much of what happened, concerns?
If a person was in a car accident and hurt their brain/head and have a lot of pressure how long for them to keep living or it will go away soon when?
It depends: The duration of headaches after a head injury of any nature depends somewhat on the severity of the injury, and whether there was trauma inside the skull (usually seen on a ct scan). If there is no trauma, then roughly 90% of individuals will be headache free 3 months after a concussion. When headaches go beyond this time frame, in many cases it is because of overconsumption of headache medication. ...Read more
I sometimes punch myself in the head to fall asleep. It scares my wife. Will punching myself cause any damage to myself? I was in a car accident almos
Better ways: There are much better ways to help yourself fall asleep. Melatonin, a popular herbal, over the counter preparation can be very effective. I would also seriously seeing your primary care provider for advice as well. Some sort of cognitive behavioral therapy, or other sleep aid may be appropriate. Hope this helps! ...Read more
I was in a car accident 1 month ago. I feel this weird tingling feeling discomfort on my head? It's not painful just feels weird? Am I paranoid?
I was in a car accident 5 years ago and suffered massive head trauma. The doctors said I was fine but I have been recently waking up with a headache.?
See your Dr.: If you are having headaches starting in the morning or waking you up, you need to be evaluated soon. Your head trauma may or may not be related, but new onset headaches which are persistent need evaluation soon. Do not wait. See yor family dr. For evaluation to rule out some change in your brain or blood vessels causing your headaches. ...Read more
I was in a car accident and I got over 40 stitches inside and out of my head and I think that I see one of the dissolvable stitches sticking out of my?
Normal: It's common to see dissolvable stitches stick it out through the skin. It's not an indication of any failure of the wound closure. If you see a lot of redness or any signs of infection then it would be worthwhile to show one of us a picture. Otherwise allow a few weeks for the suture to fully dissolve. ...Read more
I got in a car accident two days ago and I banged my head on the person next to me's. I've been nauseous had a headache, the side of head is mushy.?
ER now!: You may have sustained a mild concussion- you must be examined and evaluated at the ER, ...Read more
After my experience with the car accident, I've had a small bump on the lower left at the base of the back of my head and experience headaches everyday?
Whiplash injury: Some cases whiplash trauma may cause injury to the different structures of the heck and head. Daily headache is a common symptom. Post-traumatic syndrome include psychogenic and organic factors. Because damage to nerves occurs frequently in both mild and severe head trauma, most symptoms have a neurobiologic rather than a psychological basis. Rec.: neurological consultation. ...Read more
Only if...: The fracture line extends in to the mastoid aur cells. What did the head CT show??? ...Read more
Had a car accident yesterday and woke up with a large bruise on top of head. Do I need to see a doc?
Yes: It is always a good idea to get evaluated after a car accident. Especially if you have a head injury. ...Read more
What type of doctor should I go to if I was in a car accident and want to check out my head and neck?
PCP: You should see your pcp and if you don't have one, you should get one. Otherwise any generalist, urgen care or walk-in clinic doctor or er doctor could start your evaluation. You may need no more than a direct history and exam. If other studies and evaluation are needed, then your pcp can direct you. You do not need to see a "specialist" to start with. ...Read more
I have scabs on my head, feels very bruised but nothing is seen feels like I got into a car accident I have not hit my head?
Need exam: In order to sort this out, you should have a proper exam by your primary care provider. Also ask if a referral to a dermatologist is appropriate. Hope this helps! ...Read more
26th of last month. I was in a car accident. I hit the top of my head on the ceiling of my car. I was never unconscious. I cry outof contrl evryday?
In a car accident about 4 months ago (didn't hit head, or pass out) but I started getting these episodes of zoning out like 5-6 times a day. Seizures?
Get eval: Even without true "hitting of the head", trauma from the force exerted on the head/brain can still cause a type of post concussive syndrome, so it best you get evaluated by a neurologist with your symptoms for either that condition or seizure disorders. Best wishes to you. ...Read more
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