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Head Injury / Brain Injury - Symptoms

Written by Dr. Varshini Jayaraman,  Ph.D. | Medically Reviewed by Dr. Sunil Shroff, MBBS, MS, FRCS (UK), D. Urol (Lond) on Aug 10, 2020
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Head Injury- Symptoms

Depending on the nature of the head injury and the extent of brain damage, symptoms of head injury can either be mild, moderate or severe. Some symptoms may be seen immediately following the brain injury while others might take several days or weeks to manifest.

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Immediate, seen within seconds or minutes

  •  Loss of consciousness (In some instances, persons with head injury may remain conscious as well)
  •  Impaired attention, poor response to commands, speech without coherence
  •  Headache, confusion
  •  Disorientation and lack of co-ordination

The following symptoms may be seen within several hours, days or even weeks, following the accident. The presence of any of these symptoms warrants consultation with a neurologist.

  • Nausea/ Vomiting
  • Vision problems
  • Ringing in the ears (Tinnitus)
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  • Fatigue, irritability, anxiety or depression
  • Memory retention problems
  • Lack of attention and concentration
  • Inability to tolerate loud noise
  • Sensitivity to bright light
  • Sleep Disturbances
  • Convulsions / Seizures
  • Coma
  • Loss of sensation in the extremities.

References:

  1. Traumatic Brain Injury - (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/headandbraininjuries.html)
  2. Head Injuries - (http://kidshealth.org/parent/firstaid_safe/emergencies/head_injury.html)

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TripleT

Once I was about 9 in a half I was doing gymnastics class, and I was doing a back flip on a bar and i started hanging upside down then i feel and broke my neck, chipped my tooth, and broke a growth plate in my head. Now we are looking to have a surgery preformed because, the growth plate dips in my head and pokes my brain.

salah

i got hitt by my dad with a pole on the head that gave me a few months in rehab but i did forgiv my dad

jjjjj

I was hit in the frontal lob of head by a van. Feeling head pain,snapping then followed by facial temperature change,sharp pain in eyes,numbness in head, mood swings,confusion,fatigue,pain in teeth and mouth hinge,compound words and slow thinking,slow responce.neck injury damaged nerve c-7, three damaged disks c-5,c-6,c-7, head muscle pain all of these last from hours to days to weeks. what do you think about my problem?

Dr Samie Ullah

it is one of the fields of medical profession which still requires most manpower and resources.

kiki is somthing you aint

It is something that you should not joke about. Seriously.

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