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Husband and I were playing basketball we went 2get the ball at the same time he head butted me real hard but no bump form can I get brain damage?

Husband and I were playing basketball we went 2get the ball at the same time he head butted me real hard but no bump form can I get brain damage?

Unlikely: The vast majority of closed head injuries are merely bumps or bruises and rarely cause any consequences. If you had lost consciousness, or lost memory that might have been more significant. A true traumatic head injury involves substantial trauma, and is associated with many cognitive losses. Sounds like you will be quite fine. ...Read more

Dr. Vasu Brown
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Brain Damage (Definition)

Anything that disrupts tissue integrity can cause brain damage: lack of or reduced oxygen (stroke), viamin deficiency, pressure (hydrocephalus, or, bleeding or tumor inside the skull), blunt or penetrating trauma; infection; inflammation (immune system mediated or otherwise); toxins (alcohol, ecstasy, lead, mercury, arsenic, to name but a few); diseases (ms, diabetes, ...Read more


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Could only sign of a brain injury in a 2 year old be crankiness? Hit his head on cement 3 days ago. Small bump on forehead gone. No other symptoms & he's getting molars. Didn't lose consciousness or cry. PERRLA.

Could only sign of a brain injury in a 2 year old be crankiness? Hit his head on cement 3 days ago. Small bump on forehead gone. No other symptoms & he's getting molars. Didn't lose consciousness or cry. PERRLA.

Sounds normal: I wouldn't use "brain injury" as a descriptor (too loaded with worry)but a kid can be cranky for 1-2 wks after a simple fall. Toddlers can have the equivalent of a migraine come & go in the same time frame with this form of trauma, usually lasting <1hr at a time. If he didn't get knocked out I think the possibility of a significant issue approaches zero. ...Read more

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Thoughts? Could small hits to the head hundreds or thousands of times cause brain damage?

Thoughts? Could small hits to the head hundreds or thousands of times cause brain damage?

Likely: This is critical in professional sports these days, and is called "post-traumatic encephalopathy", and the consequence of repetitive head injuries. ...Read more

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Does drinking a small amout (4-6 drops) of another person's urine cause brain damage to a teen boy???

Does drinking a small amout (4-6 drops) of another person's urine cause brain damage to a teen boy???

Uh, no...but...why?: Notwithstanding the close to impossible likelihood the urine was highly concentrated with a neurotoxin (in which case the donor would probably be dead) a couple of drops won't do anything. Interestingly, a gazillion years ago, doctors used to taste urine to see if it was sweet. If it was, it had glucose in it, which was suggestive of diabetes mellitus. Thank goodness for urine dipsticks... ...Read more

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My 2 month old has small Calcifications in his brain, and is sezuring. Is it likely or unlikely he will develope brain damage or mental retardation?

My 2 month old has small Calcifications in his brain, and is sezuring. Is it likely or unlikely he will develope brain damage or mental retardation?

Likely: These calcifications are a sign indicating his brain was infected during pregnancy by one of several possible agents that damage nerve cells. The seizures reflect that damage & the changes it made to normal brain function. Eventual mental impairment could be minor or more extensive. Each case is unique. Ongoing care with a pediatric neurologist and enrollment in an early childhood program is needed ...Read more

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Hi, I have a question about cerebral hypoxia brain damage. If I were to empty my lungs of all air and hold it for 30 seconds while taking 4 very small, fast hyperventilation like breathes, would that give me brain damage? Can you explain?

Hi, I have a question about cerebral hypoxia brain damage. If I were to empty my lungs of all air and hold it for 30 seconds while taking 4 very small, fast hyperventilation like breathes, would that give me brain damage? Can you explain?

No.: Breath holding may result in loss of consciousness but breathing is under automatic control. You would start breathing again immediately. The degree of hypoxia during breath-holding is not sufficient to cause brain damage. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Does weed cause brain damage?

Does weed cause brain damage?

Define brain damage: Marijuana use can lead to addiction and dependance and many experts consider these to be a form of "brain damage". There is strong evidence that prolonged use can lead to cognitive impairment which may be irreversible. ...Read more

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Afraid of brain damage from judo?

Afraid of brain damage from judo?

Generally small: Accidents do happen, but you would be more likely to get a concussion playing football or soccer. Since judo does not involve strikes or kicks to the head, it is pretty safe in that regard. The first thing you learn is how to fall without hitting the back of your head. I took judo for close to 20 yrs without a single head injury - but if you play rough, the risk increases just like other sports ...Read more

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What causes similar symptoms to brain damage?

What causes similar symptoms to brain damage?

Damage?: Do you mean damage from physical trauma? Many things can cause similar symptoms. Medications are probablly the most common cause of altered mental status, poor cognition, and problems with coordination or motor function. But dietary imbalances, dementia (alzheimer's type), previous infarcts or even brain tumors can cause similar sypmtoms. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: brain damage?

What is the definition or description of: brain damage?

Tissue injury: Anything that disrupts tissue integrity can cause brain damage: lack of or reduced oxygen (stroke), viamin deficiency, pressure (hydrocephalus, or, bleeding or tumor inside the skull), blunt or penetrating trauma; infection; inflammation (immune system mediated or otherwise); toxins (alcohol, ecstasy, lead, mercury, arsenic, to name but a few); diseases (ms, diabetes, cushings d, and others. ...Read more

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Is it really the case that the drug k2 causes brain damage?

Possibly: It causes hallucinations. And it can cause exacerbations in user with previous brain injuries and mental problems. ...Read more

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I'm curious, when a person has brain damage what are the symptoms?

Varied: Memory problems, confusion, difficulty concentrating, lethargy, changes in personality, focal areas of weakness, visual disturbances, seizures, etc. Full evaluation best done under the direction of a neurologist. ...Read more

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Can comas cause brain damage?

Brain injury: It is not the coma that causes brain damage, it is the cause of the coma that results in the brain injury. ...Read more

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Can leukemia cause brain damage?

Can leukemia cause brain damage?

Yes: Although multiple other organs are of primary concern, leukemia can involve the meninges, and create a "carcinomatous meningitis", and also, cause at a distance, a dementia like state, a "limbic encephalitis", or even scattered focalized strokes due to hypercoagulopathy. ...Read more

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Can eclampsia cause brain damage?

Can eclampsia cause brain damage?

Eclampsia: This is unusual, but can happen. Eclampsia is preeclampsia with seizures. It is unusual for these seizures to cause brain damage, but not impossible. Early treatment will usually eliminate that problem. ...Read more

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Why iinduced coma if brain damage?

Why iinduced coma if brain damage?

Brain protection: If a brain is swollen and fragile, sometimes a coma is induced to prevent the pressure inside the head from becoming too high and causing additional damage. ...Read more

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Hypoperfusion causes brain damage?

Yes: How did you measure the hypoperfusion, just low blood pressure, anemia, low heart rate, or you measured the cerebral blood flow. ...Read more

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Can diesel fumes cause brain damage?

Not alone: The new diesel 2 is very clean. It is not toxic. Old diesel fumes could be irritating, but not dangerous. The major risk is too much fumes with carbon monoxide instead of oxygen. This can occur with any exhaust especially poorly functioning heaters or old cars. ...Read more

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How can a tumour cause brain damage?

By a variety of ways: Tumors cause brain damage by;
-destroying normal tissue,
-reducing blood flow to other areas,
-compressing normal brain due to pressure
-bleeding into normal brain tissue. ...Read more

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Positive side effects from brain damage?

Positive side effects from brain damage?

No superpowers: Unlike comic books, no positive effects from brain trauma, spider bites, or radiation exposure. The only positive thing that I can even postulate is that you didn't die and that it should be a wake-up call if you are at high risk--drinking alcohol, not wearing seatbelts, not wearing motorcycle helmet, etc. ...Read more

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Why is deja vu a symptom of brain damage?

Why is deja vu a symptom of brain damage?

Not really: Deja vu is a symptom of temporal lobe seizures which may be from brain damage but could also be from faulty wiring of the temporal lobe that happened spontaneously. ...Read more

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Does Suboxone cause permanent brain damage?

Does Suboxone cause permanent brain damage?

Not permanent: Brain damage is not the word I would use. Opiate addiction in general can cause long lasting changes to the brain. Suboxone is a type of opiate and completely stopping it can be difficult without other forms of support. It takes time, "months" for the brain to recover. Things such as stress or "triggers" even months to years down the road could cause cravings, possible relapse, meetings help! ...Read more

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Does excessive alcohol lead to brain damage?

Does excessive alcohol lead to brain damage?

Yes: To a degree and over time, excessive alcohol can cause long term central nervous system damage. A condition called wernike's can develop. Many other things happen as well that affect the brain. ...Read more

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Might erotic asphyxiation cause brain damage?

Absolutely: Any activity that deprives the brain of oxygen can cause severe, irreversible brain damage. ...Read more

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Can or can mental illness cause brain damage?

Inverse: Mental illness can be the result of established brain damage, usually not the other way around. ...Read more

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Which type of brain damage can a stroke cause?

DEATH OF TISSUE: Stroke causes death to brain cells in the area of absent blood flow, and these losses can result in paralysis, numbness, loss of vision, compromised focus, memory, concentration, etc. Depending on the size and location, profound permanent problems requiring assistance and/or nursing care may be outcomes. ...Read more

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Could holding your breath cause brain damage?

Could holding your breath cause brain damage?

No: Most people would "pass out" then would. Start breathing before an brain damage could occur. Or they just could not hold their breath long enough. The brain would have to be deprived of oxygen for over 8 minutes on average before it incurs any damage. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Brain Injury (Definition)

Damage to, or loss of, brain tissue due to various etiologies such ...Read more