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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Why does my 9 months old daughter cry and become angry easily since she fell off the bed?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a nine-month-old daughter. She fell down from the bed yesterday. I do not know whether she got a hit in her head. I looked at her gently to see whether she has any signs of an injury. After making sure that there is no injury, I started consoling her because she started to cry u...  Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. According to your statement, your baby cries easily, becomes angry easily, and exhibits extreme emotions due to a suspect of fall from the bed. Young children who cannot talk will show things going wrong by doing actions. They act fussy or irr...  Read Full »

Are frequent nosebleeds a long term effect of head injury?

Query: Hi doctor, My son fell when he was three years old, and his head was hit by a sharp stone inward. He underwent a CT scan right after and was discharged after few days, but as years pass by, he experiences frequent nose bleed even while sleeping. He is now seven years old. I am worried. Is nose blee...  Read Full »

Dr. Bruce Hudkins

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is not uncommon for children this age to get nosebleeds, along with the elderly. The children usually grow out of it by age 15 or so. It is likely that he might have a deviated septum from the trauma that might need to be addressed in the distant future. For now, ...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hi doctor,I am 20 years old. Before four days, I fell down from the stairs. It caused injury on the right side of the brain just above the right ear. Now, I am unable to open my jaws properly and I cannot sleep while keeping my head on the right side. When I am trying to open my mouth fully, I am no...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have a history of falling down from the stairs. So it may have caused injuries on the jaws and skull bones. You need to do an X-ray of the jaw and temporal to check for a fracture. If you do not have a fracture, then it can be a muscle injury. In these cases, you ca...  Read Full »

Do pneumocephalus and frontal sinus fracture in CT scan require emergency treatment?

Query: Hello doctor, My brother had a bike accident. The ER doctor recommends that we need a CT scan. We now have the results of the CT scan, and we consulted a Neurologist online about it. He suggests asking a Neurosurgeon because of the small fracture seen in his CT scan. Is his small fracture critical?...  Read Full »

Dr. Rahul Patil

Neuro Surgeon

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the CT scan (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your brother has a head injury for which he needs hospitalization. CT scan shows a small EDH of thickness 5 mm, which also needs observation in the hospital. It also shows internal co...  Read Full »

Will the swelling in the head due to a hit reduce on its own?

Query: Hello doctor, I fell last Friday night and hit the side of my head and resulted in a big bump. No vomiting, loss of consciousness, etc. But my head is sore even when I chew. Please help.   Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Can you please send a picture of the bump you have so that I will check and let you know? Which side of the head you have goose? Nothing to worry about if there was no vomiting or pain. But as you mentioned, you have pain while you chew, so I suggest you take tablet...  Read Full »

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


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 »

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