Brain Damage

Traumatic brain injury like a road traffic accident, fall, or nontraumatic brain injury like a stroke, can result in brain damage. The symptoms of brain damage are blurred vision, confusion, speech problems, seizures, memory problems, and balancing issues.

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I fell along with my 13-month old daughter. Can she have a traumatic brain injury?

Query: Hi doctor, The other night, my 13 months old daughter started screaming like crazy, I ran and picked her up and tried to walk around the room to soothe her, and I accidentally slipped while holding her and she fell on the floor. As I was slipping, I fell knee first, and at that point in that micros...  Read Full »


Dr. Rajyaguru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your question. There are two ways of judgement in our practice. Clinical judgement. Evidence-based judgement. The clinical one is based on the history, which you gave me. I appreciate the detailed description of the mode of injury and symptoms. Based on tha...  Read Full »

How long will PCS last after an assault to the head?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 20-year-old. I suffered an assault to my head nine months back and have not felt myself since that. I am still having some speech problems and other symptoms, as noted down below. I have been reading a lot online about this post-concussion syndrome as these symptoms are similar t...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Speech disorders are a known symptom of post-concussion syndrome. But I would recommend performing a brain MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) to exclude any possible brain damage. I would also recommend checking thyroid hormone levels for possible imbalances. If all th...  Read Full »

Will jaundice cause brain damage in a preterm baby?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is a 3-month-old baby, and she is early term baby delivered on the seventh four months ago. On the seventh day, we found out she has jaundice and admitted her. Her level is severe 30 mg/dL, but after phototherapy, for six hours, it reduces 20 mg, and it is gradual to 13. We d...  Read Full »


Dr. Rakesh Radheshyam Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Very high bilirubin can cause some brain injury. There are various factors that cause raised bilirubin. You said bilirubin was 30, then dropped to 20 in six hours. It is unlikely. It could be some error. If your baby is active, playful, and feeding well no need to wo...  Read Full »

How long does it take to recover from HIE and a heart attack?

Query: Hi doctor, My brother is 51 years old. He has got HIE status after MRI reports. He had a sudden heart attack. Can he be cured? When can he return to his normal life?  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. HIE (hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy) occur due to compromise of blood or oxygenation to brain tissue and the degree of damage depending on the duration of lack of blood or oxygen. And, the prognosis depends on the extent of brain injury. If more injury, then poor prog...  Read Full »

I can see some shadows near my bed at night. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 28 year old female. My height is 1.68 m and weight is 82 kg. I see things that other people do not see. Always at night, I see shadows at the end of my bed as someone noticing me. When I look at the shadow, either it will disappear or just walk away. I am not on any medication.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. From the available description, it appears that either you are experiencing visual hallucinations or excessive visual imagery. The first one is never normal and can indicate serious illness related to your mind as well as th...  Read Full »

Can occupational therapy help a child affected by meningitis at birth achieve normal activities?

Query: Hi doctor, My one-and-a-half-year-old son got meningitis at the time of birth. After 21 days of taking antibiotics, he got recovered. Now, he is not able to stand and speak. We did an MRI. It shows an impression of cystic encephalomalacia changes and gliosis in bilateral frontal white matter on rig...  Read Full »


Dr. Sudhakar Palanisamy

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Your son got meningitis at birth. His MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) findings show brain damage caused due to infection. There is a rare chance for your son to be a normal child. With physiotherapy, he can try to achieve normal activities. Your son will have a development...  Read Full »

How to improve my 2 months old baby's health condition?

Query: Hi doctor, My baby is 2 months old. He is suffering from omphalitis, which appeared after 24 hours of birth. He had artificial respiration thrice. He was in the ICU for one month. Also, he had a kidney function disorder and blood breaks. He went through blood and blood platelet transfusion. After di...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It appears that he had a lung infection called as pneumonia, which led to an infection in the blood, low oxygen in the blood and low blood pressure. Because of this there is decreased blood supply to brain and brain damage leading to cerebral atrophy. His initial reports ...  Read Full »

Kindly predict my father's survival with spontaneous brain stem bleeding.

Query: Hi doctor, My father, who is 61 years old, complaints of an episode of vomiting followed by unresponsiveness along with decrease movement. As per summary, there is spontaneous brain stem bleeding with obstructive hydrocephalus that is, post EVD. I want to know about his survival risk. I am waiting...  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your father is having right basal ganglia bleeding with intraventricular extension - EVD in situ. Such patients have very slow recovery (after stabilization), which may take weeks to months. But, the most important thing required is good nursing care. It includes Ryles...  Read Full »

I get headaches while attending lectures. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I feel so tired when I listen to the lecture so that I rarely visit lecture. Also, if I think of something, there is a pain such as headache. I continuously take medicines to a migraine. What am I supposed to do now?  Read Full »


Dr. Rajyaguru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your symptoms. Your symptoms of difficulty in paying attention for continuous time span with a long-standing headache in such young age should be taken seriously. I would strongly recommend you to get an MRI brain done. We need to do that to make sure that yo...  Read Full »

Does hypoxia occur if breathing is completely cut off?

Query: Hi doctor, I am worried about a parent whose child tried the popular choking game. They used a tie to go around their neck a few times. She told me the child did not pass out and continued to breathe when the cord was around their neck. Breathing was constricted, not as deep as when they would typi...  Read Full »


Dr. Gursimran

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hypoxia to the brain occurs when breathing is completely stopped for a few minutes. There are signs and symptoms of hypoxia brain injury, and in that case, walking, eating, and almost every other daily activity will be affected. The judgment will be affected for a fe...  Read Full »

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