Brain Injury

A violent jolt or blow to the head or neck region, and bullets and other objects that can enter the skull can result in brain injury. Depending on the severity of the injury, the symptoms can be loss of consciousness, headache, nausea, vomiting, sleep difficulties, blurred vision, ringing in the ears, memory problems, convulsions, depression, and coma.

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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 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 to know if my seizure occurred due to a tumor or trauma?

Query: Hello doctor,I am an epilepsy patient. I got seizure before three weeks. There was a brain trauma nine months back. The CT and MRI showed only tumor and no other problem. Last week, the EEG report showed normal. How to find whether the seizure is caused by the tumor or by the trauma or both?  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concerns. The establishment of the cause depends on the clinical history and location of the tumor as well as trauma. The nature of seizure varies from different areas of the brain. After identification of the affected area, ...  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 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 »

Can brain bleed result in a lingering headache?

Query: Hi doctor, I tripped and hit my head against a wall a few days back. I did not have any external bleeding. After that, I started to have headaches. I think that I got a mild concussion. My friends told me that it does not require anything to treat this condition as I do not have any other symptoms....  Read Full »

Dr. S D Sinha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You are having symptoms of headache continuously after having corona negativity. It can be a continuation of an episode. If it was caused due to possible brain damage or its associated structures due to blunt trauma, then you are more likely to have symptoms like nausea...  Read Full »

Can a head injury result in severe migraines?

Query: Hi doctor,My boyfriend has been having severe migraines. We were at a family event, and he fell and hit his head. After this happened, we went home. His temperature had risen, and he started to have bad migraines. I took him to the emergency room. They did an X-ray and did a spinal tapping to check ...  Read Full »

Dr. Seyedaidin Sajedi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to According to your history, your boyfriend had head trauma, and after that, fever and severe headache have started. You said that in the emergency room, he had undergone an X-ray and spinal tap. What about a brain CT (computed tomography) scan? Did you mean CT scan by sa...  Read Full »

Can I take a sleeping tablet along with Levetiracetam?

Query: Hi doctor, I am taking Levetiracetam 500 mg for brain injury. Can I take a sleeping tablet-like Restavit or Melatonin along with it?   Read Full »

Dr. Aida Quka

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Yes, you can take Melatonin or Restavit (Doxylamine) for having good sleep while taking Levetiracetam. There is no need to worry about it.  Read Full »

My child is suffering from encephalomalacia. Will back surgery help?

Query: Hi doctor, My child is 5 years old and his MRI shows the following. Extensive destructive cystic encephalomalacia involving the near entirety of the supratentorial region. Will he become fine after having back surgery? Is his brain condition very bad?  Read Full »

Dr. J Mariano Anto Bruno Mascarenhas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your question with care. Yes, as your son is suffering from encephalomalacia (softening of brain tissue), please proceed with the back surgery. We have to give him the best possible care and hope for brain and spinal cord to function at the best and improve as...  Read Full »

How to boost my memory power?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 27 year old serving army officer. Three years back, I met with an accident and got a traumatic brain injury. The initial investigation report and treatment undertaken is attached. Also, the NCCT scan taken 11 months ago is attached. Now, the problems involved are having cognitive...  Read Full »

Dr. J Mariano Anto Bruno Mascarenhas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your query and reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) with diligence and would like you to know that I am here to help you. The head injury has left some damage in your brain. The frontal area on the left side is affected. This are...  Read Full »

Can amniocentesis damage the baby's brain?

Query: Hello doctor, My baby born with left hemiathetosis dystonia. She has an amniocentesis scar. I would like to know if the baby's spine is penetrated by an amniocentesis needle. Can this lead to brain damage? Would it have to be in the head or neck? Many thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If any damage occurs due to amniocentesis needle penetration, then the lesion is likely to affect only local neurons and not the distant ones. If the spine was penetrated beyond cervical nerves I do not think his brain will be affected. In case, it was brain or cervical ...  Read Full »

Am I receiving the right treatment for my headache?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a male of 31 years. I have suffered from migraines or headaches ever since I was a child. Recently, I was told that I have enlarged blood vessels in my brain and my neurologist has said they are tortuous vessels. I suffered a brain injury before eight months. I collapsed at home and...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concerns. Regarding the first incident of brain injury, I understand that collection of blood was there following the skull fracture. I guess it was extradural hemorrhage. It it is not always necessary to perform surgery in such case...  Read Full »

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