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Bffs husband beat her (trauma to head and neck) she is 28 weeks now having low but mild contractions what are the chances they will stop as she relaxes ?

Bffs husband beat her (trauma to head and neck) she is 28 weeks now having low but mild contractions what are the chances they will stop as she relaxes ?

Contractions early: Please help get your friend to the obstetrcians or the labor and delivery room to be checked out. They can work magic to help stop the contractions. This will also be a safe place to inform the authorities that she is being abused and they can get her to a safe place much easier. ...Read more

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Can stuttering be caused by emotional trauma or head surgeries? No matter how many specialists I see I can't shake my severe stutter. 

Can stuttering be caused by emotional trauma or head surgeries? No matter how many specialists I see I can't shake my severe stutter. 

Stuttering biologic?: I'm not an expert in this area but a psychiatrist i knew treated himself successfully with a newer antipsychotic medication. This off label use has many risks & highly recommend other attempts with relaxation and antianxiety medications first. But a low dose of a second generation antipsychotic might be worth a try in severe stuttering. This may be a clue that stuttering is a movement disorder. ...Read more

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Headache with hard knot on left side back of head, it swells when headache worsens. No trauma to head. Nausea & some dizziness too. Should i worry?

Headache with hard knot on left side back of head, it swells when headache worsens. No trauma to head. Nausea & some dizziness too. Should i worry?

Muscle contraction: This sounds like a muscle contraction tension type headache which is associated with nausea and lightheadedness. Frequent or persistent headaches should be evaluated by a physician or neurologist to be sure, however. Muscle relaxants, tranquilizers or stress management may be prescribed. ...Read more

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What should be done for blunt trauma to the head?

What should be done for blunt trauma to the head?

ER : Er evaluation. Of course it depends on the details and force of the trauma. But if there is significant pain, particularly in association with any nausea, vomiting, confusion or disorientation would need urgent evaluation for concussion at minimum, internal bleed as worst case scenario. ...Read more

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Can TMJ be brought on by trauma from a head on collision?

Can TMJ be brought on by trauma from a head on collision?

Yes: Significant trauma to the head that would involve the jaw and the area in front of the ear could potentially involve the TMJ and exacerbate or cause pain and discomfort. See an ent, oral surgeon, orthodontist/dentist or reputable provider of care for the tmj. ...Read more

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After blunt force trauma to my head, there is a random bump remaining. Could this be a clot?

Unlikely, but...: It depends how long its been. And either way, if you are feeling it it is clearly outside of your skull so would not affect your brain (different than a clot on the brain) many traumas can result in a nodule or lump of scar tissue that u can feel. These are benign. ...Read more

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How does a coma from head trauma and the head trauma itself damage the brain?

How does a coma from head trauma and the head trauma itself damage the brain?

Coma is a symptom: Head trauma is not brain trauma, both can co-exist. Coma is a symptom secondary to brain trauma, not to simple head trauma. Brain trauma sets up an incredibly complex train of chemical reactions, some of which begin immediately and others may begin years later. ...Read more

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Can a trauma / blow to the head cause moderate cerebral tonsil descent ? Is this dangerous?

Can a trauma / blow to the head cause  moderate cerebral tonsil descent ?
Is this dangerous?

No: Tonsillar descent is a condition when the lower portion of the cerebellum is able to migrate through the opening in the bottom of the skull. If it happened due to trauma, it is called tonsillar herniation and is usually rapidly fatal. If there is tonsil descent found on ct or mri, it is usually part of a chiari malformation and should not be dangerous. See your family dr. For evaluation. ...Read more