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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

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What are the symptoms of a brain hemorrhage?

What are the symptoms of a brain hemorrhage?

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

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What are the signs and symptoms of brain hemorrhage?

What are the signs and symptoms of brain hemorrhage?

Brain hemorrhage: Depends on how large the hemorrhage and where it is located. Results could be death, coma, changes in mentation, confusion, tiredness, vertigo, nausea, dizziness needs to be evaluated and possible evacuated or treated immediately. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of brain aneurysm?

What are the symptoms of brain aneurysm?

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 more

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What are the symptoms of a brain tumor?

What are the symptoms of a brain tumor?

Anatomic: Location: cerebellar, balance or clumsiness; cerebral, change in personality, neglect of one side (leaving hot or cold water on); seizures. When tumors obstruct ventricles, headache. Age also is factor in signs and symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a brain tumor?

What are the symptoms of a brain tumor?

Variable: Location and tumor size typically determine how a brain tumor will present. People can have seizures, headaches or even focal neurologic problems (similar to a stroke) such as blurred vision, weakness or difficulty speaking. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of inflammation of the brain?

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What are the symptoms of inflammation of the brain?

Fever, headache, etc: For example, meningitis, which involves membrane that cover the brain, can cause headache, fever. Encephalitis, which involves brain tissue, can cause drowsiness, confusion, seizure. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of concussion?

What are the symptoms of concussion?

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 more

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What are the common symptoms of brain tumors?

What are the common symptoms of brain tumors?

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 more

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What are some of the symptoms of a brain tumor?

What are some of the symptoms of a brain tumor?

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 more

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What are the signs of migraines or brain tumors?

What are the signs of migraines or brain tumors?

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

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What are the lesser-known symptoms of a brain tumor?

What are the lesser-known symptoms of a brain tumor?

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

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What are the symptoms of stroke?

What are the symptoms of stroke?

Many: Difficulty walking. Sometimes a sudden inability to speak or speaking non-nonsensically. Sudden loss of strength. Facial droop. Numbness. In ability to understand speech. Headache different from past headaches. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of whiplash?

What are the symptoms of whiplash?

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 more

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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

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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.

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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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?

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?

Trauma: can produce many of the symptoms you mention. Please see your doctor to make sure all is well medically and then a mental health pro such as a clinical psychologist. You need to be treated for the impact of the trauma. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can stress or further head trauma cause the symptoms of cerebral palsy to get worse?

Can stress or further head trauma cause the symptoms of cerebral palsy to get worse?

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 more

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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.

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.

By CT??: Confused about how you know you had bleeding on your frontal lobe? By ct? If so, why did you get the ct if no head trauma? Really hard to answer this question without more info. Good luck! ...Read more

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Old childhood head trauma. Possible cause for temporal lobe epilepsy? ADHD? Could Neurontin (gabapentin) help with ADHD symptoms, temporal lobe trauma?

Old  childhood head trauma. Possible  cause for temporal lobe epilepsy? ADHD?  Could Neurontin (gabapentin) help with ADHD symptoms, temporal lobe trauma?

Qualified Assessment: The issues you describe cross over several medical specialties: Psychiatry, Neurology, and Geriatric Medicine. Thorough evaluations by an Internist, Neurologist, and Psychiatrist familiar with ADHD (and each other) would be a good start. ...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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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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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 more

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Can brain trauma cause dizziness months later?

Can brain trauma cause dizziness months later?

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

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Does multiple head traumas cause brain ischemia?

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

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

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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 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 you get epilepsy even if you have no brain trauma?

Can you get epilepsy even if you have no brain trauma?

Yes: There are many causes of epilepsy, head trauma being one. Some other causes include: brain infection, genetics, stroke, and brain hemorrhage. Acute seizure triggers include sleep deprivation, alcohol and some drugs. ...Read more

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What should you do in case of brain trauma or brain aneurysm?

What should you do in case of brain trauma or brain aneurysm?

See below: Once you are through and safe from the initial trauma you will need to get in touch with a rehabilitation specialist. They can help you evaluate your deficits and plan a treatment to maximize your recovery. ...Read more

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My 6 month old baby fell and her soft spot has bulged 2 days after. Does she have any brain trauma?

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 more

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