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Can blunt abdominal trauma cause stillbirth?

Can blunt abdominal trauma cause stillbirth?

Yes: Yes trauma can cause stillbirth. If you have been attacked or injured please seek medical attention. If you are being abused please seek help. Your life and your baby's life are at risk. There are many options available. ...Read more

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Can previous rib injury cause hernia?

Can previous rib injury cause hernia?

Possibly: A traumatic event that causes a rib injury could cause a muscular rent, which is , by definition, a hernia. A bulge on the side of a rib injury could also be due to some muscle laxity, which could be contributed to some degree of denervation associated with trauma. This can also be caused by herpetic infection (shingles.) a good physical exam can define a hernia. Good luck. ...Read more

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Cause of death: subdural haematoma, fall exasperated by anticoagulants. Father fell - brain bleeding caused brain squashing = death Explain please?

Cause of death: subdural haematoma, fall exasperated by anticoagulants. Father fell - brain bleeding caused brain squashing = death  Explain please?

It pushes on brain: A subdural hematoma, as a result of a head injury, is a collection of blood between the covering of the brain and the surface of the brain. The bleeding after an injury fills the brain area very rapidly, compressing the brain with the pressure from the enlarging glob of blood (the hematoma). Our brains do not tolerate compression, which stops some of the normal brain functions, and then we die. ...Read more

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I had small sliding hiatal hernia 4/12. 3/27/13 i was hit from behind in car accident with seatbelt on 4/2/13 had gastric bypass surgery; found large paraesophageal hernia.Can the accident cause this?

I had small sliding hiatal hernia 4/12. 3/27/13 i was hit from behind in car accident with seatbelt on  4/2/13 had gastric bypass surgery; found large paraesophageal hernia.Can the accident cause this?

It is possible: It is possible, but difficult to know 100%. It would be helpful to know how large the hernia was at the time if you gastric bypass, something your surgeon would know. You should see your surgeon anyway to help guide you on what to do about the paraesophageal hernia. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Can old (10yrs) shallow water diving accident (neck fracture) cause irritable bowel syndrome years later? Never had problem before fracture.

Can old (10yrs) shallow water diving accident (neck fracture) cause irritable bowel syndrome years later? Never had problem before fracture.

Probably not.: There's likely no relation between an old fracture & IBS, unless after the fracture you changed to a less healthy diet and continued it. IBS often shows up in middle age (early adulthood), & is related to long-term poor eating habits (High fat, high protein, low fiber diets). Other factors make it harder or easier to control too. Make sure other causes of diarrhea/constipation have been ruled out ...Read more

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I had gastroschisis at birth, many intestinal blockage removals, and my hiatal hernia mesh causes severe pain 10 yrs later. Vegan, uninsured. Advice?

I had gastroschisis at birth, many intestinal blockage removals, and my hiatal hernia mesh causes severe pain 10 yrs later. Vegan, uninsured. Advice?

Gastroschisis: Complicated history. Are you sure you have mesh from a hiatal hernia repair? That's relatively rare. Not an umbilical hernia? Hard to say what the pain is from. Scar tissue vs obstruction vs mesh. If you are in KY i would see dr. Josh steiner. ...Read more

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Did extreme emotional stress during pregnancy cause birth defects or autism in the baby?

Did extreme emotional stress during pregnancy cause birth defects or autism in the baby?

Stress: Streas has not truly been shown to be associated with any pregnancy issues. How stress affects the pregnant mothers sleep & eating patterns might effect fetal growth, but otherwise should not contribute to birth defects or autism. ...Read more

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Can`t concentrate after mild traumatic brain injury?

Can`t concentrate after mild traumatic brain injury?

Common problem: This is a common problem after TBI. Speak to your doctor about an evaluation with a neuropsychologist. From the results of that evaluation, appropriate management can be developed. ...Read more

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Can forceps delivery cause head and brain injuries in babies?

Can forceps delivery cause head and brain injuries in babies?

Yes: Yes it can, but in the hands of a well trained obstretician they can also be life saving. ...Read more

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Can concussion cause brain aneurysm?And 4 months after would complications show up by now?Have headaches 2mon,I worry its complication from concussion

Can concussion cause brain aneurysm?And 4 months after would complications show up by now?Have headaches 2mon,I worry its complication from concussion

Concussion: Yes but a rare complication. After head trauma, an artery in the brain that is tethered or adjacent to the meninges can lead to tearing of an artery wall and formation of an aneurysm. The most common locations are the base of the skull and the pericallosal arteries along the falx cerebri. An MRI and MRA of the brain is used as a screening study to exclude a traumatic intracranial aneurysm. ...Read more

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Can repeated injury to neck face back during grand mal seizures cause spinal stenosis?

Can repeated injury to neck face back during grand mal seizures cause spinal stenosis?

Spinal stenosis: Spinal stenosis is narrowing of the spinal canal and can occur because of any structure encroaching upon that space. It can be congenital or something that you are born with. It is commonly caused by disc bulging or herniation, facet joint hypertrophy (overgrowth) from arthritis, or ligament buckling. Trauma as you described could lead to a bulging disc or arthritis with time. ...Read more

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My baby died in womb at 40 weeks + 4 days. No umbrical cord wrapping or placenta seperation. Does cephalo pelvic disproportion cause death. ?

My baby died in womb at 40 weeks + 4 days. No umbrical cord wrapping or placenta seperation. Does cephalo pelvic disproportion cause death. ?

Sorry for your loss: Tragically, many fetal deaths after 40 weeks remain unexplained. Cpd means that the baby gets "stuck" after a very prolonged labor. If your baby died before labor started, then it wasn't cpd. If you decide to have another child, give yourself enough time to grieve and heal, and then work closely with a perinatologist (high risk OB specialist) who can do extra specialized testing and monitor well. ...Read more

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My diagnoses have been: concussion (with brief loss of consciousness), post concussion syndrome, swelled dura mater. When will my injuries level off?

My diagnoses have been: concussion (with brief loss of consciousness), post concussion syndrome, swelled dura mater. When will my injuries level off?

Up to 2 years : Traumatic brain injury (concussion falls into this category) are notoriously slow to heal taking months or even years to fully improve. In some cases the resultant symptoms can be permanent especially if the injuries happen repetitively (think football). ...Read more

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Can a severe car accident and trauma to my abdomen cause painful menstrual cramps 2 years later?

Can a severe car accident and trauma to my abdomen cause painful menstrual cramps 2 years later?

Unlikely: It is unlikely the two are related. Menstrual cramps are usually caused by contractions of the uterus. Unless you damaged your uterus two years ago it is unlikely that you would experience worsening symptoms today. You would likely have experienced it soon after the accident/trauma had you injured your uterus. I would suggest seeing your doctor to explore other reasons why your cramps are worse. ...Read more

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Can having an internal head injury (skull fracture) cause behavior problems in children?

Can having an internal head injury (skull fracture) cause behavior problems in children?

Yes: If a child had a skull fracture, they may have had an internal bleed as well or a shearing injury or other brain injury. Behavioral problems can occur after any serious head injury. Seek help from a neurologist. ...Read more

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Forceps brain injury : grandson had forceps & ventouse delivery. He has palsy & static hydrocephalus. Could this have been the contributing factor ?

Not the forceps: Fetal distress at the time of delivery often necessitates use of forceps to facilitate the delivery. The distress is often due to decrease in blood flow to the baby's brain. Hie is the term often used and can result in cerebral palsy, epilepsy, and hydrocephalus. This may result even if forceps are not used. The exact cause may never be determined. ...Read more