Traumatic brain injury occurs as a result of a huge hit or bumps to the head. Mild injuries cause temporary effects to the brain cells, however, severe injuries can follow contusions, ripped tissues, bleeding, and physical harm to the brain. Complications include coma, vegetative phase, least conscious state, brain death, seizure, infection, hydrocephalus, vascular damage, headache, vertigo, etc.
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Query: Hi doctor, I am a 27 year old female. I am currently taking Protonix for GERD caused by a low-functioning gallbladder that needs surgery for removal. However, three weeks ago, I had sustained a concussion. This is my second concussion. My first one came two years ago when I had a small brain hemorrh... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry for the accident and the health problem you are suffering from. In my opinion, your health situation is due to the earlier accident, and it is called post-traumatic disorder, which is fully treatable. Just because earlier you suffered a brain hemorrhage afte... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I am currently abroad on vacation, and I had an important question, which could not wait until I saw my primary care neurologist when I am back home. Five months back, I was involved in a serious hit and run accident (me being the victim). I sustained numerous injuries, the most prevalen... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. The other likely cause for enlargement of lateral ventricles includes injury to the brain tissue leading to vacuum effect on ventricular system and enlargement. However, considering no damage to other parts of the brain, I ... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, The other night, my 13 months old daughter started screaming like crazy, I ran and picked her up and tried to walk around the room to soothe her, and I accidentally slipped while holding her and she fell on the floor. As I was slipping, I fell knee first, and at that point in that micros... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your question. There are two ways of judgement in our practice. Clinical judgement. Evidence-based judgement. The clinical one is based on the history, which you gave me. I appreciate the detailed description of the mode of injury and symptoms. Based on tha... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor,I suffered a traumatic brain injury (close head skull fracture). I fell from a height of 15 feet and landed on the right side of my head, resulting in a sensorineural and conductive hearing loss on the right and strictly sensorineural hearing loss on the left. It also caused tinnitus in... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for briefing about the problem in concern. You would have probably developed a temporal bone fracture due to the fall. Temporal bone fractures are divided into longitudinal and transverse as per an old classification and otic capsule sparing or involving in the ... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I want to know about the vertebral artery dissection. I had a TBI (with neck trauma too), no loss of consciousness, no amnesia. The CT was negative. The MR showed T2 hyperintensity in the right lateral medulla (no DWI was performed) After few days, the MR showed the same even with con... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing to us. There are many variable patterns of the vertebral artery visualization, and the commonest is the vertebral artery of one side is nondominant and shows thin flow or near-complete luminal occlusion. You might be having a non-dominant right verte... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I hit my head twice this week and wondering if I should see a doctor. I am a 29-year-old female. The first hit was four days ago on the top right of my head when standing up underneath something metal. It was a pretty hard hit. It hurt on and off for a day, just the spot itself on ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have carefully and thoroughly reviewed all the details related to your case and feel sorry for the health issues you have. There is no major harm to the brain when hitting like this even twice in quick succession. Your concerns are notable but that worrisome situatio... Read Full »