Brain damage

What is Brain damage?

"Brain damage" or "Brain Injury" (BI) is the destruction or degeneration of brain cells. Brain injuries occur due to a wide range of internal and external factors. A common category with the greatest number of injuries is traumatic brain injury (TBI) following physical trauma or head injury from an outside source, and the term acquired brain injury (ABI) is used in appropriate circles to differentiate brain injuries occurring after birth from injury due to a disorder or congenital malady.[

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i need help with emotional/hysterical amnesia . i need to know like if you actually suffer brain damage , how doctors tell if you have it, how long it usually lasts and if you forget all of your past or just some, and how paitents usually act when they have it. i also need to know exzactly what you forget.
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if this problem is due to some brain damage,by physical and other examination doctor can find out.
Apart from exam.he will have reports of ct scan,x-ray etc.
In your inquiry hyseria and amnesia remains for long time as long as presence of some body.on examination doctor can...
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Hi Doc , My nephew took his vaccination recently. after 2 days he developed high temperature and got seizures for more than 3 times. when taken to hospital they told he got brain fever . what could be the actual causes for this ? and also please tell me whether it could be cured completely without any brain damage in future.

Thanks for writing to health care magic.

I think from what ever you mentioned your baby is having infection what is called meningitis.

This could be because of various bacteria, viruses or tuberculosis.

This could be associated with complications but we should not loose hope and should hope...
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my mother age 50 years was hit two weeks ago by bicycle and she hit on her head the road very hard she is feeling A sense that your surroundings are spinning and very dizziness she cannot walk alone even going to toilet she has headache, she was take to hospital and scan was done they said its OK no brain damage what can we do please dr assist me
Your mother is likely suffering from Post Traumatic BPPV (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo) .
Vertigo following a Head Injury is well described and common. Usually the vertigo improves over days or weeks. She should be encouraged to walk(supervised) so that fear of falling doesnt...
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hi, im steve, i have 2 brothers and two sisters and 3 out of four have brain damage from birth, they have a brain of an 8 year old, but i have a different dad to the rest, i want to know if i would give of the same gene as my mum did to cause the defects in my 2 brothers and 1 sister.... i was born normal with no problems, my girlfriend is pregnant n im scared as to what will happen, plz help
welcome to health care magic!

Your question is vague.
To predict the possibility of your kids getting affected ,first we need to know the exact diagnosis of the congenital neurological disorder affecting your sibs,
.Each disorder behaves in a different way - some are called autosomal...
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I bumped my head due to a fall several months ago, all test showed no damage to the brain. My right eye, ear, and head continue to hurt, I just discovered a bald spot of missing hair where the injury is do I have reason to worry? One of the doctors I saw said headaches were normal, but the other complications still continue, at times I feel I m walking sideways, and am afraid to drive the car. I get very agitated at times, and have problems with my spelling, and talking.
Your symptoms are serious enough to seek professional help as soon as possible. I suggest you see a neurosurgeon if at all possible. At the very least you need an MRI scan of the head.
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My son is 6.5 months old and he hit his soft spot. He was trying to stand up using a bathroom (metal) garbage can. And he fell down still holding the rim of the garbage can. The opposite end of the rim hit right on his soft spot. I am not sure how hard but I am soooo scared because it seemed like he hit it really hard. He didnt cry all he did was have the chills. He has no swelling or bulging just an indent. And I do not recall if the indent was the same size prior to this incident. Ive checked his pupils, they do not seem any different. I did not notice any blood or fluid coming from his nose or ears. He seems to still be active, crawling, babbling and trying to walk. My concern is could there be brain damage without any noticeable symptoms? Would I have to look for personality changes, slower learning disabilities... He is still eating and sleeping like usual.
Thanks for writing in to Healthcare Magic!
The child most like has not suffered any significant head injury.
The signs of significant head injury are- seizures, unequal pupils, change in consciousness level, ear/nose bleed, racoon eyes, vomitting etc.
Nature has given the infants...
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my father is a COPD patient and we had admitted him to hospital. His saturation had come down and was to shift to general bed. But the day he was to shift . he had cardiac arrest and than brain hypoxia as per Doc. Its almost 5 weeks now. Now he is opening eyes slowly and his left hand is moving but has micronic jerk/convulsion. he is in ventillation
Thank you for contacting HCM regarding your father.
This conition is referred to as hypoxic-ischemic-encephalopathy (HIE). In this condition, brain suffers damage due to hypoxia (less oxygen supply to brain) and ischemia (less blood supply to brain). The extent of damage depends on the...
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Hi, my baby girl 9mths old have a fall from bed abt 2.5 feet. Didnt hw she fall but she is on her back when we respond to her cry. Red patch on forehead. This happed on 3 days ago. No vomitting but we notice increased irritability and anger in her over these few daya. Also alept quite a lot today. We r worried n wonder if there is some serious head injury
Hi ,
Thank you for your query.
Please do not panic.
The worrying signs after a head injury are:
1. Unconsciousness
2 Convulsions.
3. Repeated vomiting
4. Bleeding through nose,ears or mouth.
If any of these occur within 72 hrs of trauma you need to rush to ER to get a CT scan of the brain....
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i had a brain bleed in 97, since then to now i have had an extremely rough time mentally, depression, scizo effective disorder, my shrink told me my life changed because of the bruising in my brain from brain bleed in 97, is this true?

Thanks for the query.

Brain bleed at the age of 36 years may be due to problems related to hypertension, Brain vasculitis or malformations of the blood vessels of the brain.

The symptoms of the brain bleed depends on the size and site of the bleed.

If the bleed occurs in the frontal lobe...
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