Head Injury

About "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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Following head injury, my daughter was unable to sit and speak properly. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My 4 year old daughter hit her head against a wall and was not speaking properly for half an hour. She is not sitting properly. She is feeling drowsy. We took her to a doctor, who said she is in a shock and there is no need to worry. Then, she had milk, talked for a while, and we observe...  Read Full »


Dr. Veerabhadrudu Kuncham

Child Health Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Head injury followed by drowsiness, unable to speak and sit properly is an indication for getting a brain scan for looking if any bleeding has occurred in the brain or any fracture. Get her admitted in hospital with pediatric ICU facilities for observation for at least 24...  Read Full »

After a head injury, there is some memory loss. What would be the best treatment?

Query: Hello doctor, I am writing to you regarding a 54-year-old male who had a head injury on the 11th of this month. The CT scan is dated 30th of this month. 'A small ill-defined hypodensity in the right posterior frontal white matter extending from the subcortical to the deep periventricular region of a...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Quka

Neurologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I reviewed carefully your uploaded tests (attachment removed to protect patient identity), and would explain that he has had a brain contusion due to the trauma, complicated with small hemorrhage in this area. I agree with his current therapy. I would like to know if h...  Read Full »

Can childhood head injuries cause bad coordination later in life?

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

Geriatrician

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 a minor head injury due to fall from a height result in brain tumor?

Query: Hello doctor, My now 18-year-old son fell from a height 14 years ago. He got a minor injury. I consulted a neurologist for a CT scan just for my satisfaction. But, the doctor said no he is absolutely fine. I am still worried whether in future he will suffer from a brain tumor be...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Geriatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, I would like to inform you that head injury is not a major risk factor for a brain tumor. Most of the brain tumors occur because there are genetic predispositions and mutations in germline cells and no such event occurs due to head injury. Second...  Read Full »

Do you think my head injury is a critical one?

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

Neuro 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 »

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 »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist

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 brai...  Read Full »

I am diagnosed with concussion after my head injury. How can it be treated?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 46-year-old female preschool teacher. Recently, I was struck on the head by a first aid kit, a small box fan, and a child car seat, while I was putting another first aid kit on the top shelf in the storage closet at work. I did not lose consciousness but had mild nausea, extreme...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is a post-concussion syndrome. This goes away by itself, but yes, it can take time like a few weeks to months. You should take proper sleep to get a complete recovery from this.  Avoid exertion, strain, excessive television viewing, computers, and mobiles.  I s...  Read Full »

I have a constant headache after a head injury. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a head injury last week. I started doing normal activities after five days, but now I have a constant headache. I have an exam later this month. What should I do?  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Geriatrician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. The presence of a headache after head injury is present in 20 to 30 % of individuals, but most often it is related to stress and other factors rather than the head injury itself. The possibility of stress causing this sort...  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

Internal Medicine Physician

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 »

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 learnin...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Quka

Neurologist

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 »

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