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What Is Blunt Head Trauma
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
Head trauma: An external force is applied to the head that causes injury to the skull, face, and brain. In a car accident the force can be acceleration-deceleration. Or the force can be external such as being hit by someone. Or a myriad of other injurious causes. ...Read more
ADD & trauma: Add (attention deficit disorder) indicates an inability to concentrate and pay attention due to distractability, caused by the way the nervous system developed. Any injury of force that damages brain cells is likely to further impair concentration and attention. So the answer is yes. ...Read more
Evaluate then treat: Initial evaluation is to determine if there is a condition needing neurosurgical intervention. Next comes supportive care in the hospital. Assessment for increased intracranial pressure that requires treatment is evaluated. On discharge, rehabilitation services are available for residual deficits. ...Read more
Just very little: Tbi is a broad expression for a trauma to the skull/brain. A tbi can vary from a small bump of the head causing a brain injury to severe accidents causing skull fractures, brain swelling and massive damage. I would consider any even small trauma to the head a tbi. ...Read more
Guarded: There are many factors to consider. By definition a severe head injury is one in which the patient is in a coma. They usually have demonstrable damage on the ct/mri scans and frequently have surgery. The mortality in this category is 40-50%. If a patient recovers but then has another severe tbi, this is injury to already injured brain cells. This makes it even more difficult for recovery. ...Read more
Head injury: Any injury to the face, skull, or brain as a result of blunt force, or penetrating trauma. It can also occur due to rapid acceleration or deceleration forces. ...Read more
Define serious: Once the severity of the head injury is defined, a more educated answer may be provided. The brain is very plastic and may recover to a certain extent. With brain injuries, there is always hope, but one has to also be realistic. ...Read more
Brain trauma: The most common cause for fever after head trauma or traumatic brain injury is infection (usually lungs or bladder). Blood clots in the legs, sinusitis, central line infections, blood in the brain, seizures, and medication side effects (anticonvulsants or antibiotics). Less common is a central fever due to damage of the hypothalamus. ...Read more
My 13 year female has an indention on the crown of her head. Is this normal? No trauma or any symptoms.
Normal variation: Yes, it is a normal configuration of Scalp. As long as your daughter has o history of Trauma, and no other neurological symptoms. ...Read more
I had blunt trauma on the bottom right of my head after hours suddenly I started feeling a very sharp pain in that area extended to my neck help me??!
Traumatic brain injury is defined as damage to the brain resulting from an external mechanical force, such as rapid acceleration or deceleration, impact, blast waves, or penetration by a projectile.
Stroke would represent a non-traumatic brain injury which does not involve an external mechanical force. ...Read more
Consult an ENT dr: Often, people will have fluid in the mastoid on imaging studies performed after head trauma. This may or may not mean that mastoiditis is present. It may be blood pooled in the mastoid, spinal fluid leaking, or excess mucous pooling in the mastoid. Each cause is managed differently. It would be prudent to be evaluated by an ears, nose, and throat physician. ...Read more
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
Could be a boil:
If there is no head trauma, and the patient is well, it might be a boil.
It might burst by itself at time and clear itself out or might resolve by itself
If persists or gets worse or the patient becomes unwell you might need to see your doctor for a review
Hope she gets well soon ...Read more
Treat raised ICP: In addition to the basic ABC's of trauma care. Cross table x-rays are obtained to exclude high cervical fracture. If there is evidence of raised intracranial pressure the head is elevated above the level of the heart. The paiteint may be intubated to secure the airway and to hyperventilate the patient to lower the intracranial pressure. An ICP monitoring device might be installed. ...Read more
Years ago I had head trauma and ever since the new hair on that part is white. Is the head trauma why it has turned white?
Probably Not: I have never heard of blunt scalp trauma causing color change. ...Read more
When my brother and I were kids, he used to annoy me & I would beat him up. Later in life he developed tourettes. Could head trauma / I have caused it?
I have chronic nerve pain in the front and side of my head after trauma and I'm emotionally blunted, Is this a condition? And what is it called?
Needs examination: Your symptoms require an examination.Get a more detailed answer ›
Possibly: Did you lose consciousness? You can have a concussion w or w/o loss of consciousness. Headache/ pressure of head? Are you unable to recall what happened? Do you feel dizzy or have ringing in ears? Confusion or slurred speech? Nausea or vomiting? Extreme fatigue? If you believe you have a concussion please seek prompt medical care. Do you have lacerations that need to be sutured or possible fx? ...Read more