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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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 »

Why does the lump at the back of my head pain when I have headaches?

Query: Hi. Thank you for responding my question Actually I have headache always and I feel I have a fever everytime a i have this condition,this kind of headache make your head feel explode and of course right now I suffer this,I feel tired of this condition because.I have no money to surgery my head.Beca...  Read Full »

Dr. Penchala Prasad Kandikattu

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello dear is that lump present since your 13 years of age?? Do you undergone any surgery at childhood. Do you have any other problems. Lump may be a bony protrusion or ossification of haematoma from childhood. Dermoid cyst or other problems also present like this. It may be migranous headache...  Read Full »

Can a head injury result in severe migraines?

Query: My bf has been having severe migraines we where 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 X-Rays and did a spinal tapping to check for fluid on the spine eve...  Read Full »

Dr. Seyedaidin Sajedi


Answer: Dear According to your history your BF had a head trauma and after that, fever and sever headache has started. You said that in the ER, he had underwent X-ray and spinal tap. What about brain CT scan? Did you mean CT scan by saying "X-ray"? I ask it because it is very important. If a brain CT was...  Read Full »

Will bump due to head injury heal on its own?

Query: Hello doctor, I got hit in the head and there has been a bump on my head for five months. When I first got it, I could feel the blood move around in the bump. The other day, I did something I am not sure what but it felt tingly and it burned so bad. I do not take any medications and I am 16 years o...  Read Full »

Dr. Naveed Gul

General Practitioner, Family Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. So far, what you have mentioned is that you got a head injury about five months ago. As you have described there was a formation of a bump and there was fluctuation. It means the trauma on your head has lead to the formation of hematoma, which usually resolves spont...  Read Full »

Is my head injury critical?

Query: Hi doctor, My head got injured after some part of a concrete ceiling collapse. CT Scan done and I have attached the reports. I was hospitalized three days. An ENT opinion was taken and also, an audiometry was done. It showed a minor injury in the right ear and less audibility. Now, I have some pa...  Read Full »

Dr. J Mariano Anto Bruno Mascarenhas

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Neuro Surgeon, Neurologist, Spine Health Specialist, Spine Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are suffering from brain contusions (microhemorrhages) as well as scalp injuries (attachment removed to protect patient identity). This is the cause of the pain and heaviness. You have to take antibiotics, anti-epileptics and painkillers. I suggest the following drug...  Read Full »

I have terrible coordination. Is it due to childhood head injuries?

Query: Hi doctor, For four years I have the really bad coordination. I fumble things a lot. I am very clumsy, weak, tired and I pee all the time. I drag my feet along the ground while walking and my legs do not work when I try to stand, but that is a rare thing for me. I have memory issues, moderate vertig...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. From the available description there are two possibilities which need proper evaluation. The first is a punch-drunk syndrome. The disorder is common in those who have repeated trauma to head and present with varying mixt...  Read Full »

Can ADHD result from banging head against the wall?

Query: Hi doctor, I am not living together with my husband and we have a six year old boy. My child is living with my husband only. He used to meet me for some time and tell all the information what he had done. Before four years, when he was 2 years old, he said that, my husband banged my son's head five ...  Read Full »

Dr. Srinivas Gunda

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, let me tell you that you are doing a great job managing a kid with ADHD along with some family issues what you had mentioned. Regarding the head banging episode, which you had mentioned is two years back when he was around two years old. A two year old kid r...  Read Full »

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