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Early part of May 2011 I accidentally ran into the metal bar on my bed frame. I got a pretty good bruise just to the right of the XXXXXXX bone. It took awhile for the bruise to go away but I am now left with a red XXXXXXX the same size as what the bruise was. It only slightly hurts (when touched). Today that spot feels kind of tingly. I'm 40 and in good health, have never had any issues with bruising before. Any suggestions?
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.

The presence of redness still on the site of injury indicates a hematoma formation. Hematoma is a collection of blood caused by internal bleeding and usually resolves with time but sometimes may become persistent.

The tingly sensation that you are having is...
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Hello, I have a friend who got into a motorcycle accident and he doesnt have any broken bones or anything except his right arm seems to have nerve damage. from a little bit below his shoulder all the way down to his whole arm he is not able to move anything, or sense anything. he still feels pain inside his arm but can not feel his whole right arm. What is the possibility of this nerve damage to become permanent? and what can be done to try and prevent permanent damage and speed up the process of healing. Will this heal?!
Hi,

Thanks for your query.

Yes, there is every possibility that there is some nerve damage but the damage seems to very near to the spinal cord. Damage seems to be more central than peripheral, because of involvement of both sensory and motor components of the upper limb nerves.

There is every...
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my son recently suffered c5 full body fracture. despite all odds, has full sensory to all parts of body and is recovering. how rare is this? we call it a miracle. what is the percentage for this type of recovery?(he did have a cervical cage inserted to C4 and C6)
Hi XXXXXXX,

Thanks for posting your query.

Most cervical spine fractures occur predominantly at 2 levels. One third of injuries occur at the level of C2, and one half of injuries occur at the level of C6 or C7. These are the available stats, it is really difficult to estimate the prevelance of...
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My Son has went thorugh a TBI (Brain Injury not to severe). Aftert the surgery we are seeing the Bulge on the left hand side of the skull. His whole head is looking deformed. Will it automatically get back or an opertion will be needed later. CSF analysis has been done and it shows normal pressures and no infection
Hi XXXXXXX

You have mentioned that your son had Traumatic Brain Injury and has undergone surgery for the same.

It will be helpful for me if you can tell what was the surgery done.

Usually after any trauma to the head, there will be swelling over the scalp. Such scalp swelling are usually large...
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If the right side of the spinal cord is completely transected, what symptoms do you expect to observe with regard to motor function, two-point discrimination, light touch, and pain perception? I need the answer in detail please
Hello,

Thanks for writing to us.

First of all the symptoms of transection of a spinal cord depends on the
level of injury.

1. Motor function- at the level of injury and below the level of injury there will be loss of all the motor function on the other side with exaggeration of reflexes below the...
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for approx 2 months i have had pain between my left upper arm and wrist. at first it happened only at bed time. now it occurs all day, every day and gets worse at night.
Hello,

Thanks for posting your query.

An arm contains three major bones and nerves as well as muscles, tendons, ligaments and joints. Arm pain between upper arms and wrist can arise from any of these structures.

It will be very helpful for me in understanding your condition better if you could...
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Age : 38 , Weight 75 , active lifestyle
Why the Question ? I want to continue playing Badminton . Can I or NOT is the question ?
What happned ?Sequence of events
1. felt numbness in right hand index finger ( XXXXXXX '11) , minor tingling..also somewhat in thumb skin , NO PAIN
2. within a week , consulted physiotherapist , did MRI
3.Observations
- marked cervical disc narrowing at C6/C7
- large right posterolateral disc protrusion at C6/C7
- No significant cord compression
- Mild cervical spondylsois at C5/C6
4. Consulted a neuro surgeon - advised surgery
5. Consulted a Neurologist, advised no need surgery but observe symtoms
6. Given pain and nerve medicines ( didnt really take any )
7. within 20 days , numbness gone , feel as if nothing happened , physiotherapist advised no need surgery , just take precautions , no neck jerks
8. stopped playing badminton , started more of brisk walking - swimming
9. after 5 months , played badminton only very very occassionally like 1 in 15 days.
10. No changes observed , all as normal .
11. Can I continue playing is the question OR is it too risky ?
Guidance expected.
Hello,

Thanks for posting your query.

What you are having is cervical stenosis and cervical spondolysis and these are responsible for the symptoms of numbness and tingling.

Since in badminton, there is stretching of the arm above the head and sudden jerking movement of the neck, hence it is...
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i got electric shock to my right arm about a month ago. It held on to me for about a minute since then my arm hurts and stays asleep my fingers tingle its very uncomfortable and my arm/ grip is very weak now. Is this serious or will it get better
Hello.
Thanks for writing to us.
It seems that the electric shock has partially damaged the nerve supply of your hand and arm which is causing tingling and muscle weakness. Since the injury happened one month ago, the damage should have been healed by now. As the neurological problem is...
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Hi I finally looked at my inner left thigh tonight and discovered a darker area of purplish/black (underneath the skin) ... and feels firm ........ I attempted to apply pressure with a q-tip, and immediately blood began to flow out, I immediately patted area with TP, and stopped applying pressure .... what is it .......... is it serious?
Hello.
Thanks for writing to us

The purplish black area you noticed on your inner thigh is most probably a hematoma secondary to an injury to that area.
A hematoma if left alone it resolves on its own in most of the cases in 4-6 weeks. In some cases it becomes infected leading to pus formation...
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Hello, m husband died from a left hemisphere cerebral infarct. He had felt poorly during the night and was sick. I left him to sleep and went to work. When I found him that afternoon (about 4pm) he looked like he was sleeping. I tried to rouse him and he half opened his eyes, moved his left arm to his head then went back to sleep. He was also incontinent. I called a ambulance and he was taken to the local accident and emergency dept. They did a CT Scan and within 20 mins of being there they told me that he had a massive stroke and there was talk of an operation at another hospital 40 mins away. They then decided that this was not appropriate as his quality of life would not be good. He was taken to the ICU and was just given fluids. Could you explain why no other course of treatment was offered. He died the following afternoon at 3.30 without gaining consciousness. He did squeeze our hands and try and open his eyes during the evening he was in ICU, is this still a state of unconsciousness?
Dear XXXXXXX

Please accept our heartfelt condolence.

A massive (also known as 'malignant') infarction in the dominant brain hemisphere is associated with a very high mortality rate.

His Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) must have been very low on admission, since he passed away within a day. Besides the...
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