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What Are The Symptoms Of Brain Trauma
Varies: The symptoms may vary depending on the type of bleed. The most dramatic are bleeds from aneurysms in which the classic symptom is the sudden severe "worst headache of one's life". These may be coma producing. The intracerebral hemorrhage or hemorrhagic stroke frequently presents with sudden onset of neurological deficits like weakness on one side, speech problems, or altered level of consciousness. ...Read more
Cerebral aneurysm : Cerebral aneurysm can lead to a sudden and unusually severe headache, nausea, vision impairment, vomiting, and loss of consciousness, or it can be asymptomatic. Ruptured aneurysm lead to severe headache, nausea, vomiting, drowsiness and headache. It can also cause stroke like weakness and sometimes seizures. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Altered awareness: The concussed person is an unreliable historian.Most often they want to get back into the game and will negate their symptoms so they can continue playing.We, in florida, are moving to hold concussed players out for at least a week to measure(as best we can) their injury. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Many: The symptoms are related to where in the brain the tumor lies and can include motor and sensory changes, cognition changes and seizures. But all of these can be related to other causes and should be diagnosed and treated by physicians familiar with these problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Confusion,: Dizziness, memory loss, slurred speech, loss of balance, weakness on one side of the body, seizures or blurred or double vision could signal a stroke or brain tumor, so always demand prompt medical action in those circumstances. Isolated headache is rarely caused by brain tumors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Headaches: migraines classically cause pulsatile (pounding) headaches. Sensitivity to light and sound are also associated with migraine headaches. Sometimes nausea. Brain tumors can also cause headaches, nausea, vomiting. They can also be completely asymptomatic until they grow large enough to cause symptoms. In general, persistent unexplained headaches warrant further evaluation. See a neurologist. ...Read more
Here's the KEY: Many brain tumors are clinically silent, and often only discovered when imaging study done for another reason. Occasionally, suspicion ushers in after sudden seizure in adult with no neurological history. Insidious cognitive or emotional changes may gradually occur without explanation. ...Read more
Pain in the neck: Whiplash generally include some degree of neck pain and muscle stiffness. Depending on the severity of the injury, signs and symptoms may also include: tenderness along the back of the neck and shoulders neck swelling muscle spasms in the posterior cervical spine (back of the neck), anterior cervical spine or in the trapezius muscles difficulty flexing, extending, or rotating the head ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long after an accident can brain trauma symptoms appear? My relative had brain trauma from a car accident several decades ago, and is now showing signs of mental impairment. Can these symptoms be attributed to the past brain trauma?
Evaluation needed: There is some increased risk of later dementia in individuals with traumatic brain injury, especially if it was severe - but cognitive declines can be caused by age, metabolic conditions, depression or other factors. New impairment warrants prompt neurological and neuropsychological assessment to assess the greater likelihood something recent is going on and figuring appropriate treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are the risks, symptoms, limits for gunfire trauma related to brain damage and retna detachment? I have a live fire team and wish to cover all possible health risks.
After experiencing a lot of trauma i have the following symptoms; what could be the cause? Insomnia, tiredness, eyes go black when i stand up, palpitations, poor memory/ brain fog?
No: The morbidity & mortality of cerebral palsy relate to the severity of the condition & concomitant medical complications, such as respiratory and gastrointestinal difficulties. In patients with quadriplegia, the likelihood of epilepsy, extrapyramidal abnormalities, and severe cognitive impairment is greater than in those with diplegia or hemiplegia. Bottom line: severity of CP may increase risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the severity if i had slight bleeding on the right hemisphere on the frontal lobe and have a quarter size bruise. No symptoms of head trauma.
Old childhood head trauma. Possible cause for temporal lobe epilepsy? ADHD? Could Neurontin (gabapentin) help with ADHD symptoms, temporal lobe trauma?
Mechanical injury: By definition, brain trauma indicates that there was a physical injury to the head. This can be due to the head directly coming into physical contact with an object, or indirectly by forces being transmitted through the body (such as up the spine from hitting the body below the neck). A blast wave from an explosion can also cause brain trauma. ...Read more
No: Fever is part of the immune system, and helps your child fight off infection. Children tolerate even high fevers very well. There is no damage to your child from the fever itself. Fever is a sign that there is illness, so your doctor will evaluate to find out what is causing the fever. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Can brain funciton recover after trauma? Is the loss of mental function resulting from brain trauma necessarily permanent, or can it be recovered?
Yes: The brain tends to compensate, with or without therapy over a 1-1 1/2 year period following brain injury. Speech therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, memory enhancing drugs, ritalin, (methylphenidate) all may spead your recovery and allow improved coping. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Patients can suffer headaches and dizziness for 6 months after head injury. Some may develop chronic migraine type headaches. Depending on what area of the brain was injured, the dizziness may be permanent. It can be exertion related or with sudden head movements. Physical therapy can help and using a cane or walker can prevent falls. ...Read more
Post-traumatic: Repetitive head trauma results in tissue changes quite similar to alzheimers but the lesions are closer to the brain surface. This was first noted in "punch drunk syndrome" in boxing. There is likely some affect on blood flow (ischemia), as one could conceive of a local type of bruising, but this not fully clarified. Regardless the nfl and nhl are both paying a lot of attention these days. ...Read more
Trauma to cells: simple answer: similar to reaction in any part of body that experiences trauma/injury...think of swelling after a sprained ankle. ...Read more
Can you determine the year when a trauma happened through brain scans, for TBI. I need to know so that i can connect a TBI with my service in the army?
NO: Neither cause or time of occurance can be determined from a single scan, One might be able to estimate if one had a scan before the incident (control) and one now. ...Read more
My 6 month old baby fell and her soft spot has bulged 2 days after. Does she have any brain trauma?
You are prob. okay: •the anterior fontanelle is not fragile, but also not the spot you truly want to expose to the elements. It’s soft and vulnerable as there is no bone between your baby’s brain and the outside world. Good planning in the anatomy world afforded multiple layers of tough tissue protecting your baby at that spot. If serious: baby would be fussy, irritable, hard to arrouse, & perhaps vomiting. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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