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Doctor insights on: Trauma Shears

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Is it possible to forget about a childhood trauma and have the memory reappear in your teens? Could it even be a false memory?

Is it possible to forget about a childhood trauma and have the memory reappear in your teens? Could it even be a false memory?

Yes: Memories are continuously being adjusted in order to remain in our consciousness. We can repress painful memories, which are then remembered when triggered by a similar sensory or emotional experience. I suggest seeing a therapist capable of working with these issues. ...Read more

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How exactly does trauma affect thinking and cognition?

How exactly does trauma affect thinking and cognition?

It depends: This looks like a research question! it depends on the type of trauma you're asking about. Physical trauma, brain injury, exposure to traumatic events, etc. Will have different effects on people. And, a person's coping resources and individual interpretation of the event will significantly influence the outcome. There are a lot of factors to consider. ...Read more

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Define multiple blunt impact trauma; does one always die from this?

Define multiple blunt impact trauma; does one always die from this?

No: Multiple blunt impact trauma means just what it says: more than one hit from something blunt. It does not speak to the magnitude of the blows, so this may or may not cause death. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to take care of a black toe from trauma?

Can you tell me how to take care of a black toe from trauma?

Time....: Black toenail is caused from bleeding under the nail plate. As long as it is not painful or infected, nature will take its course and the nail will fall off in 2-3 months as the new nail grows in. ...Read more

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What is an induced coma, and is it safe the recipient would be a20 year old male with head trauma

What is an induced coma, and is it safe the recipient would be a20 year old male with head trauma

Medication induced: An induced coma is where doctors administer medications to dull the senses and alleviate pain. This is safe and in fact commonly done for patients with head trauma. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with superficial thrombophlebitis, no trauma, common causes? Is this dangerous? And after it heals does it usually reaccur?

Diagnosed with superficial thrombophlebitis, no trauma, common causes? Is this dangerous? And after it heals does it usually reaccur?

Sometimes reaccures: Common causes of superficial thrombophlebitis include trauma, sedentary lifestyle, long periods of sitting like travel, varicose veins, obesity, may be painful but usually not dangerous as long as no extension into the deep venous system. Sometimes reaccures but most often in different viens. ...Read more

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I try to avoid toxic drugs and treatments. What can I try before I go for traditional medical care for nasal trauma?

I try to avoid toxic drugs and treatments. What can I try before I go for traditional medical care for nasal trauma?

No drugs needed: Hi, there is no "traditional medical care" for nasal trauma. You either broke the nose badly enough to require surgery at which time you will get drugs for anesthesia purposes or you didn't break anything and only ice packs and reduction in strenuous activity would be indicated. ...Read more

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Is my liver enzymes are elevated does if always mean something deadly or serious?

Is my liver enzymes are elevated does if always mean something deadly or serious?

Not necessarily: Sometimes liver enzyme elevation is not permanent and liver cells are not permanently damaged. Some forms of toxicity from certain drugs, obesity with loss of weight, trauma with healing, abstaining from alcohol, viral hepatitis, mononucleosis with recovery , etc ...Read more

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Please help! what is the best trauma center to work at?

Please help! what is the best trauma center to work at?

Depends: Depends on what you are looking to do. The Cowley Shock-Trauma Center in Baltimore always gets high marks for research, innovation and quality of care. Most university hospital trauma centers are high-level institutions and are verified by the American College of Surgeons as Level 1 centers. Each hospital has to be looked at individually to see if it meets your interests. ...Read more