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Doctor insights on: What Are The Symptoms Of Brain Trauma

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What are the symptoms of swelling of the brain from trauma?

What are the symptoms of swelling of the brain from trauma?

Often similar: Focal damage from trauma can have identical symptoms from focal swelling. Diffuse swelling can mimic certain types of brain trauma, especially "diffuse axonal injury". The best way to make the distinction is with mri. ...Read more

Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more


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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?

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 more

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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.

Your : Your question may not be getting answered because it is a bit unclear. Can you rephrase it? Maybe break it down into several, more specific questions, like: "can the recoil of a high-powered rifle cause retinal detachment?". ...Read more

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Can you give me suggestions on what could have caused a brain trauma?

Can you give me suggestions on what could have caused a brain 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

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Can fevers cause brain trauma and damage?

Can fevers cause brain trauma and damage?

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 more

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Can brain funciton recover after trauma? Is the loss of mental function resulting from brain trauma necessarily permanent, or can it be recovered?

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, all may spead your recovery and allow improved coping. ...Read more

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What mechanisms causes the brain to swell with water after trauma/impact?

What mechanisms causes the brain to swell with water after trauma/impact?

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

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How can I tell if my son is experiencing brain trauma if he just hit his head?

How can I tell if my son is experiencing brain trauma if he just hit his head?

See below: Closely watch the child, make sure he is alert and playful. If you see any signs such as sleepiness, nausea, vomiting, intolerance to light, or see differences in the size of the pupils immediately go to the nearest er. ...Read more

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Does a brain injury only occur after a physical impact or is it possible that repeated trauma can have the same effect not the brain ?

Does a brain injury only occur after a physical impact or is it possible that repeated trauma can have the same effect not the brain ?

Both: Injuries can occur after a single injury which is common but repeated trauma can do the same. This is one of the worries about repeated mild concussions. ...Read more

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