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 6-year-old son showed no symptoms of head injury after he fell from stairs, but I am worried. Please help.
Query: Hi, My 6-year-old son tripped over the mat and fell from the stairs. I immediately took him to the emergency room. He had minor bruises, and first aid was done, but I doubt if he has hit his head against the coffee table. I forgot to tell my doctor that day, but my son says he has no pain in his hea... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I suggest you watch for the following- 1. Any lethargy. 2. Multiple episodes of vomiting. 3. Convulsions or refusal to feed over 24 hours to 48 hours from injury. If no such problems occur, you need not worry. Blood clots are usually symptomatic... 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 »
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 (attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder) 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... Read Full »
What is the treatment for head injury with a blood clot?
Query: Hello doctor, My cousin suffered a massive blow to his head, which resulted in a terrible injury above his ears which extends to the back of his head. He is not responding, but he can breathe on his own, and his body is responding to commands. The doctors said that there is a blood clot in the injur... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can give a better opinion after I take a look at your cousin's CT scan.Due to the injury, there is probably a hemorrhage in the brain, leading to damage of the brain, this is giving rise to all his symptoms.Treatment is evacuation and removal of blood from the brain ... Read Full »
I am a 34-year-old male experiencing problems with cognition and memory after a concussion injury.Why?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 34-year-old male recently suffering from a concussion at work. I have never had this sort of thing happen to me before, and I have not felt like myself since the accident. I was sent to the local hospital, where they did a simple test of follow-the-finger or light, and basically... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query and would like to say that your symptoms are quite normal after a head concussion. I agree with your doctor that a normal CT scan can help exclude a lot of complications related to head trauma, like brain bleeding. But you should know that there ... Read Full »
My husband hit the wall and has been bleeding from the site where he has stitches after the hair transplantation procedure. Is it serious?
Query: Hello doctor, My husband had undergone hair transplantation three years ago, but his stitches are not completely closed because of his tight skin. He has pain in the area where the stitches were done. Yesterday he hit the wall and had a blood clot on the forehead. He had bleeding from the site where... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have thoroughly gone through your case and can understand your genuine health concerns. The Probable causes: Yes, there may be wound infection in this way. The skin should have been closed by primary suturing after the hair transplant, but if there is deficient ski... Read Full »
My father suffered head trauma, and his CT shows internal bleeding. Should he stop Ecosprin that he usually takes?
Query: Hi doctor, My father has suffered head trauma. The CT scan, which was performed, showed internal bleeding. He has a history of cardiac ailments, with two angioplasties performed on his arteries. According to the neurosurgeon, the daily medication dose for Ecospirin needs to be stopped to stop the in... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. When was his angioplasty done? If he is having internal bleeding in the brain, then Ecosprin has to be stopped. It definitely increases the risk of heart attack, but if sufficient duration has passed post angioplasty, t... Read Full »
Why am I experiencing memory loss after a head injury?
Query: Hello doctor, Over a year and a half ago, I had a head injury which I did not think was too major back then but it has caused many problems for me over the period of time and it is only getting worse. I have been experiencing a major amount of memory loss such as not remembering what we are learning... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your question carefully and would explain that your symptoms seem to be related to a concentration disorder, which is probably associated with a lot of daily stress and lack of adequate physical activity or a poor diet. As you are not concentrated, you do not... Read Full »
I got diagnosed with cataracts after my vision blurred due to an accidental fall. Is the cataract due to the fall, and do I need to consult a retina specialist?
Query: Hello doctor, I had a fall and hit my head. After that, my vision was blurred in one eye. I went to an ophthalmologist who told me I had cataracts, but he did not say if they were caused by the fall. I want to know if they could have been caused by the fall. In the meantime, I went to an optometrist... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. Trauma to the eye may lead to traumatic cataracts. Also, it may cause breaks in your retina, which, if not repaired on time, may lead to total blindness due to retinal detachment. So it is a good practice to see a r... Read Full »
Will frequent falling down and getting hurt in the back of the head cause problem in a 1 year old baby?
Query: Hello doctor, My baby is 1 year old. He fell down from the bed and got hurt at the backside of the head. He got hurt many times the same way. He is not sleeping properly at night and wakes up frequently. I would like to know whether it will cause any complications in the brain or some other problem... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Frequent falls, if associated with any symptoms after the fall, will usually effect the brain. Symptoms like loss of consciousness, vomiting, fits are dangerous. You need to be more careful about falls and prevent them. Crying at night is a common symptom. Normally bab... Read Full »
Can a blow to my head cause reduced vision in my left eye?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 33-year-old male and have used prescription glasses for myopia with astigmatism with a power of -4 and -3.75. A few days back, I hit o my head on my car trunk and hit my head at the top right back side somewhere between the apex and parietal region of the right side of the head. Th... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. As per your description, there was no headache, loss of consciousness, vomiting, or any symptoms apart from vision, and your head was hit on the right side. Now your observation about the vision problem is on the left eye,... Read Full »