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Concussion (Definition)

An injury to the brain usually caused by trauma. Symptoms include loss of consciousness, altered ...Read more


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What sort of disorder is a cerebral contusion?

What sort of disorder is a cerebral contusion?

Traumatic: A cerebral contusion is a bruise to the surface cortex of the brain associated with bleeding (vasogenic edema). It is caused by traumatic brain injuries (concussion, blunt head trauma, skull fractures) and typically resolves over days to weeks and can leave a permanent scar in the brain associated with a neurological deficit and/or a seizure focus. ...Read more

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When a man has cerebral contusion, what does it mean?

When a man has cerebral contusion, what does it mean?

Bruise of the brain: Contusion means bruise. There may be scattered bleeding or some surrounding swelling. This can be minor or very serious depending upon the extent and location of the contusion. All such patients should be hospitalized as the swelling may increase in the days after the injury and lead to serious problems. ...Read more

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Are some people more prone to getting cerebral contusion?

Are some people more prone to getting cerebral contusion?

No: Contusion come from trauma such as falling or bumping the head. If you are prone to falling, i guess you're prone to getting a contusion. ...Read more

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What can I do to decrease the odds of developing cerebral contusion?

What can I do to decrease the odds of developing cerebral contusion?

Safety: Bicycle helmets, motorcycle helmets, avoidance of collision sports like soccer and football. Prevention is the key and avoidance of activities that could injure the head and brain. ...Read more

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What are the factors that make it more likely to get cerebral contusion?

What are the factors that make it more likely to get cerebral contusion?

Carelessness: Contusion- bruising on the brain can be caused by bad luck, but more often they are a result of carelessness when people don't wear bicycle helmets, motorcycle helmets, or helmets on 4 wheelers. They are careless in their pursuit of fun and don't follow proper techniques to protect their brain. Be careful, plan carefully, and go through a little inconvenience to save the brain! ...Read more

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Sure, i've heard of cerebral contusion. But now that my child may have it, I want to know what it really does to the body.?

Sure, i've heard of cerebral contusion. But now that my child may have it, I want to know what it really does to the body.?

Bruising of brain: Cerebral contusion is a trauma to the brain tissue, like bruising of cerebral tissue. In a young person who is well without any changes in function the changes are that there will be no sequela, although epileptic seizures may follow cerebral contusion in some cases. ...Read more

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What does getting cerebral contusion mean in the long run?

What does getting cerebral contusion mean in the long run?

Don't do it again: Cerebral contusions (bruising) in the brain is usually tolerated okay if it's not too severe. But as each subsequent head injury is cumulative and exponential in it's effects, you only wan this once in your life! ...Read more

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Had cerebral contusion during fall. Neurosurgeon says it is 6 millimeters. How will that affect me?

Had cerebral contusion during fall. Neurosurgeon says it is 6 millimeters. How will that affect me?

Cerebral contusion: Symptoms will depend on what part of the brain is involved, . If you are not experiencing any symptoms by now, it is possible you will not experience any defecits in the future. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a cerebral contusion?

Cerebral contusion: Cerebral contusion is the result of a blunt force trauma to the head, which causes swelling of the region of the brain nearest to the impact. This swelling interferes with normal mental function in various ways. While it can cause a significant headache, mild contusions require only rest, fluids, and antiinflammatory medications for the headache. Severe symptoms could require cortisone or surgery. ...Read more

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My mother has cerebral contusion. Does that mean anything significant?

Bruise: Contusion in the brain is our wording for a bruise in the brain. If she is doing well, she should recover well. Repeated contusions cause permanent brain damage. There is always a future risk of seizures with contusions although seizures are uncommon afterward. Hopefully she will never have another traumatic brain injury. ...Read more

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Should I see a specialist for cerebral contusion, or can my regular doctor take care of it?

If imaging dictates: If you have seen your primary care physician and the imaging of your brain prompts further investigation, you may need to see a neurologist. ...Read more

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What do you mean by: 1. Scalp hematoma, left parietal region 2, cerebral contusion left parietal lobe 3. Cerebral contusion left base cerebral hemisph?

What do you mean by: 1. Scalp hematoma, left parietal region 2, cerebral contusion left parietal lobe 3. Cerebral contusion left base cerebral hemisph?

Scalp hematoma: Scalp hematoma is a bleeding underneath the scalp in the upper left region of the skull. The contusion is in the same region and is a brusing and bleeding in the brain. #3. Is another bruising or bleeding on the left side of the brain but lower down towards the base of the skull. These injuries sound like there are a result of head trauma. ...Read more

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Ischemic stroke at 90, pelvic fracture and cerebral contusion at 92. If risk of bleeding from falling > risk of tia/stroke from clot, baby aspirin ok?

Ischemic stroke at 90, pelvic fracture and cerebral contusion at 92. If risk of bleeding from falling > risk of tia/stroke from clot, baby aspirin ok?

Judgement: There's no answer to your question. No one has collected a series of 5, 000 people like you and tested the two options. This is where having a doctor whom you trust and who knows your history and all about you makes all the difference. (your question exemplifies why computers are never going to be able to practice medicine!). ...Read more

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Is a brain contusion different from a concussion?

Is a brain contusion different from a concussion?

Related: "concussion" describes the suite of symptoms related to a recent head injury. A "brain contusion" is the actual bruise on your brain caused by the head injury and, in turn, causing the symptoms of the concussion. ...Read more

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I got a concussion back in late february. Is it possible to still have symptoms? The back of my brain feels weird still.

I got a concussion back in late february. Is it possible to still have symptoms? The back of my brain feels weird still.

Concussion treatment: The mainstay of concussion treatment i'd cognitive and physical rest followed by a gradual increase in activity. If symptoms return from increase activity continue rest. Recovery from concussion is variable person to person. Seek the advice of your doctor. ...Read more

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I got a concussion at practice in the early evening, then3days later i got another concussion, finished the game-symptoms hit me hard.How bad for brain?

I got a concussion at practice in the early evening, then3days later i got another concussion, finished the game-symptoms hit me hard.How bad for brain?

Bad...: You need to be out of contact sports for at least a week. Follow up with your doctor or the team physician. Depending on how you are doing, you may need an additional week or longer. Read this, and/or refer it to your coach and doctor: http://www.Mayoclinic.Org/medical-professionals/clinical-updates/trauma/sports-related-concussions. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a brain injury symptoms to appear after a concussion?

How long does it take for a brain injury symptoms to appear after a concussion?

Seconds to days: Most symptoms develop immediately or within a few minutes. On occasion, concussed patients may not notice symptoms for several days. One risk occurs in sporting activities when concussed patients have minimal immediate symptoms and are allowed to return to a game on the same day. Any athlete suspected to have a concussion should be held out of competition until cleared by a physician. ...Read more

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Can a hit to the head, like a concussion, cause a brain tumors symptoms to activate?

Likely not: However a concussion can prompt testing like a MRI or CT scan, and an otherwise asymptomatic tumor may be found. Many times we find things on testing that have nothing to do with the reason the test was ordered. ...Read more

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