Head Injury

Injury to your brain, skull, or scalp is called head injury. The types of head injuries are hematoma, hemorrhage, concussion, edema, skull fracture, and diffuse axonal injury. Headache, lightheadedness, dizziness, confusion, nausea, and memory loss are some of the symptoms of head injury.

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Is it fine to undergo four consecutive CT scans in eight days?

Query: Hi doctor,The patient met with a car accident and the head bumped on the cemented floor. There is behavior change as if the patient is in amnesia. The doctor repeatedly took four consecutive CT scans as they said that they cannot see the problem with the patient's brain. But, the patient is no more ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Andrologist, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is possible to have multiple scans in short time when it is absolutely necessary. Sometimes, a single scan is not enough and dynamic nature of damage to the brain may get detected in subsequent CT scan. Having said this I am slightly perplexed why MRI was not ordered w...  Read Full »

I had a few milder head injuries during my teen. Am I at the risk of developing dementia?

Query: Hello doctor, I have recently come across an article stating traumatic brain injuries lead to an elevated probability of developing dementia. I found this information quite concerning as I faced multiple milder head injuries as a child, teenager, and now I wonder about the chances of developing suc...  Read Full »


Dr. Gursimran

Neurologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sorry to know regarding the symptoms. The entity is called dementia pugilistica or punch drunk syndrome. This occurs when there is repetitive trauma, which is on an everyday basis, like boxers get. The two concussions, which occurred occasionally, are not a risk fact...  Read Full »

Does getting hit at the back of the head cause major vision problems?

Query: Hello doctor, Tonight, I was doing sit ups in a group. It was a competition, so we were doing them very quickly. One person was doing them behind me and we did not realize we were in such close proximity and we banged the back of our heads together pretty hard. I am not sure exactly where I got a hi...  Read Full »


Dr. Rajyaguru

Neuro Surgeon, Neurologist, Spine Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your question. If you have only localized pain that is a pain in the back of the head where you got hit, then nothing to worry about. You have not lost consciousness also and that is another sign that the hit was not a major one. Regarding loss of vision, tha...  Read Full »

What are the treatment options for a cerebellar lesion?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a doctor, and my mother, 84 years old, is hypertensive and diabetic. She had a minor head injury two weeks ago, after two days, she developed dizziness and nausea. We had an MRI, which showed a cerebellum lesion. She was treated for breast cancer about five years ago, and uterus can...  Read Full »


Dr. Chirag Solanki

General Surgeon, Neuro Surgeon, Spine Surgeon

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am considering the history of cancer of the breast and uterus. There are chances that this cerebellar lesion might be a metastasis. I think she would require a detailed evaluation. PET-CT (Positron emission tomography-computed tomography) and CECT (Contrast-enhanc...  Read Full »

Does a white spot in the head due to an injury indicate vitiligo?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a white spot on my head due to a small injury that happened approximately two years ago. It does not hurt nor cause any problem. Is it vitiligo?  Read Full »


Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

Dermatologist, Venereologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Cosmetologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Are the hair in the spot white or normal black? White spots on the head may be due to post-inflammatory hypopigmentation or vitiligo. Both do not hurt. Please send two or three clear photos to enable proper diagnosis.  Read Full »

Can head injury result in the inability to open the mouth properly?

Query: Hello, My age is 20 and i have recently fall from stairs likely 4 day's ago which caused injury on my Right side of my Brain just above right ear and now the problem I'm facing is that i cannot open my jaw properly and also i cannot sleep keeping my head right wise as i try to open my mouth fully ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi Welcome to icliniq As you mentioned you have history of falling from stairs so may be due to that you have injuries of jaw and skull bone. You should do x ray of your jaw bone and temporal as well. To check if there if fracture. If no fracture then this can be due to muscle injury. In such inj...  Read Full »

My friend suffers with low heart rate after head injury. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, This query is with regard to one of my friends. He got an accident five months back. He was hospitalized in ICU. Blood came from his ear and so had a CT scan done. An ENT doctor said that his ear is fine and no hearing problem. Later he was shifted to his native. He was in ICU there. Hi...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. Probably your friend has got head injury that is causing the brain edema which is causing the low heart rate known as bradycardia. He should get a repeat CT done. We usually give saline, antibiotics and Mannitol to reduce the swelling tha...  Read Full »

Does a concussion result in one-sided pain in the head, temple, and jaw?

Query: Female, age 26, 5'4", 188 lbs Mild concussion from fall on top of head 15 days back (brain and c spice CT scan were clear). Consistent headaches since, ranging from mild to severe, mostly on left side of head, pain felt at the temple, behind the ears, as well as in the jaw. Treatment with 500-1000...  Read Full »


Dr. Sandeep V Nair

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi this most likely seems to be Post Traumatic Headache. although the CT scan was normal I feel an MRI needs to be taken to reconfirm there are no Extradural bleed or Sub dural hematomas that may form after some time.If MRI brain is also normal then it is more likely to be a Post Traumatic Headache ...  Read Full »

Can concussion result in dizziness and pins and needles in the legs?

Query: Hi. Just want to get a quick consultation. Two days back, i was playing football in goal. I took a knee to the back of the head (wasn't unconscious or anything) i could feel a bit of pain however it wasn't till after the game when the adrenaline wasn't there i could feel pain in the back of my head ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi Welcome to icliniq Thank you for writing and i am concern about you. So basically if the force of knee was hard enough to hit head and you got lump there so there are chances of some injuries or fracture. In such case first of all I would like you to do x ray of affected area. And yes you shoul...  Read Full »

How long does it take for a subgaleal hematoma to resolve?

Query: My son is 1 year 8 months old with 13 kg weight. 17 days back, he accidental fell from 4.5 feet height and injured in on right side of head. There were no any Symptoms noticeable like vomiting or other after injured. After consult a Doctor; he conform us that “only Potential scalp and swelling...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepak Kishore

Paediatrician, Paediatric Surgeon, General Surgeon

Answer: Welcome to icliniq Greetings of the day The scalp swelling is due to clotted blood known as Hematoma. It will slowly liquefy and be absorbed. If the overlying Skin is intact and there is no breach in it there is no cause for concern. No medication will really work in resolution of it. Applying h...  Read Full »

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