Occipital lobe

What is Occipital lobe?

Occipital lobe is one of the lobes of brain. It is present at the back side of the cerebral hemispheres. It controls the vision. Other lobes are frontal, temporal and parietal.

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Hi, I m a high-school student taking Human Anatomy & Physiology and I have a question dealing with brain damage to the Occipital Lobe. Can the injured suffer from symptoms like hallucinations and speaking impairments if a large Occipital hemorrhage is subsequent in the Occipital Lobe due to severe trauma from a car crash?
Welcome to HCM
Are you a medical student?
Then you will learn about it in third and fourth year.
It is possible to have hallucinations if there is injury if there is occiputal injury.
But that is just one possibility.
There is so many other possibilities like nerve damage etc
Because he met...
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I slipped on ice this am onto concrete hitting my occipital lobe. No excessive dripping bleeding, just blood on my hand if I touched site. No change in pupils, no other symptoms except slight headache maybe five hrs after fall and again maybe 8 hrs after fall. Could that just be from stress, I hope.

Thank you for posting your query.

I have noted your symptoms and wish to reassure you that they are suggestive of mild head injury and there is no need to worry.

Yes, possibly stress is the cause of your headache; in addition, fall could be partly responsible.

If pain is more, you can take...
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Just curious, the last few days I get light headed when I stand up from bending over, and the back of my head sometimes (occipital lobe) feels tingling like numb, I do have a sinus infection, on an antibiotic, also just finished my mensturaul like a a few dayss ago
HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

Sinus infections can be associated with a disturbance in balance and would definitely contribute to the light headed sensation you are having.

Disturbance in metabolism and electrolytes can occur with infection and would contribute to the numbness that you...
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I was suffering from Epilepsy before but no seizures were observed after age of 14yrs. My EEG report is normal. I am 26yrs old now. I am suffering from vision problems from past 3 to 4 years. Initially it was not that prominent but from past 6 months I am suffering from sudden blurrness and dizziness and during that time I feel breathless and tingling sensation in head and neck also face becomes completely red and my heart beat increases and after few seconds I will be fine but like to be in a dark room. Also my eye test revealed that I can't read with my left eye as the image keeps revolving and after sometime I see only dots. Sometimes suffer from severe head ache. My recent MRI report findings say "cortical and subcortical gliosis in the infero-medial occipital lobes".

Please help me in overcoming this problem. Is this problem curable.
This is a neurological problem. consult neurologist with all investigation report. Hecan advise you regarding your problem
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