Head Injury symptomsHead Injury
Symptoms could include:
- Loss of Consciousness
- Ringing In Ears
- Slurred Speech
- Visual Impairment
- Visual Disturbance
- Abnormal coordination
- Stopped Breathing
- Discharge From Ear
- Unequal Pupils
- Irritable Mood
- Shortness of Breath
- Facial Swelling
- Hearing Impairment
- Disorders of Communication
- Personality Change
- Stiff Neck
- Black Eye
- Tonic-clonic Seizures
- Irregular Breathing
- Unable to Speak
- Labored Breathing
- Mouth Pain
- Persistent Vomiting
- Problem Behavior
- Speech Difficulty
- Stops Breathing
- Frontal Headache
- Gasping For Breath
- Severe Headache
- Bleeding From Ear
- Facial Bruising
- Impaired Sensation
- Combative Behavior
- Choking Sensation
- Blurred vision
- Loss of sense of smell
- Mobility Limitation
- Bleeding Eye
- Slow Respiration
- Discharge From Nose
- Paralysis of Extremities
- Impaired Taste
- Amnesia, Temporary
- Hearing Loss On One Side
- Absence of Taste
- Aimless Movement
- Unable to Control Emotions
- Bruise of Head
- Oversensitive Hearing
- Fracture of Facial Bone
Seizures are changes in the brain's electrical activity. This can cause dramatic, noticeable symptoms or even no symptoms at all. The symptoms of a severe seizure are often widely recognized, including violent shaking and loss of control.
Coma, from the Greek word "koma," meaning deep sleep, is a state of extreme unresponsiveness, in which an individual exhibits no voluntary movement or behavior.
Vomiting is an uncontrollable reflex that expels the contents of the stomach through the mouth. It is also called being sick, or throwing up. Nausea is the term used to describe the feeling that you might vomit, but are not actually vomiting. Bo
Confusion is a symptom that makes you feel as if you cannot think clearly. You might feel disoriented and have a hard time focusing or making decisions. Confusion is also referred to as disorientation or delirium. If you or someone you care about
Unconsciousness occurs when a person is suddenly unable to respond to stimuli and appears to be asleep. A person may be unconscious for a few seconds (as is the case with fainting) or for longer periods of time. People who become unconscious do
Feeling abnormally sleepy or tired during the day is commonly known as drowsiness. Drowsiness may lead to additional symptoms, such as forgetfulness or falling asleep at inappropriate times.A variety of things may cause drowsiness. These can rang
Tinnitus is the medical term for noises in the ears. Most people refer to tinnitus as "ringing in the ears." The feedback you hear, however, is not limited to ringing. You may also hear roaring, buzzing, whistling, or hissing if you suffer from ti
Vertigo is one of the most common medical complaints. Vertigo is the feeling that you are moving when you are not. Or it might feel like things around you are moving when they are not. Vertigo can feel similar to motion sickness. Patients generall
Agitation is a feeling of aggravation or restlessness brought on by provocation or a medical condition. It is normal for people to feel agitated from time to time. It is often a direct result of everyday stresses caused by work or school. Howeve
Adult speech impairment includes any symptom that causes an adult to have difficulty with vocal communication. Such problems may include slurred, slowed, hoarse, stuttered, or rapid speech. Other symptoms may include stiff facial muscles, drool
Stupor is a state of impaired consciousness in which it is difficult to arouse a person even with vigorous, noxious stimulation. The state of obtundation resembles a deep sleep from which the person can only be awakened for brief periods by shaking, shouting or pinching.
Ear discharge is any fluid that comes from the ear. It is also called otorrhea. Most of the time your ears will discharge ear wax-an oil that your body naturally produces.
Anisocoria is a condition where the pupil of one eye differs in size from the pupil of the other. Your pupil is the black circle in the center of your eye. The pupils of your eyes are usually the same size. Anisocoria has several causes and it
Most people experience stress and anxiety from time to time. Stress can be triggered by an event that makes you feel frustrated or nervous. Anxiety is a feeling of fear, worry, or unease. Examples of normal stress and anxiety include worrying abou
Blindness is the inability to see anything, even light. If you are partially blind, you have limited vision. Complete blindness means that you cannot see at all and are in total darkness. Legal blindness refers to vision that is highly compromise
A bruise or "contusion" appears on the skin when it has suffered trauma such as a cut or a blow to the area. The injury causes tiny blood vessels called capillaries to burst, and the blood gets trapped below the skin's surface. Bruises ca
Irritability is a feeling of agitation that can occur when someone is provoked. It can also be a symptom of a mental disorder or medical condition. Irritability generally causes a person to feel frustrated easily. Often this frustration results
Choking occurs when an object, food, or liquid becomes lodged in the throat. Children often choke as a result of placing foreign objects into their mouths. Adults normally choke due to breathing in fumes or eating or drinking too rapidly. Most pe
Aphasia is a communication disorder that affects the brain¿¿¿s ability to use and understand language, and can interfere with verbal and written communication.
Breathing difficulties make you feel as though you cannot get enough air. Mild breathing problems, such as fatigue following an aerobics class, are not a concern. Frequently occurring shortness of breath or sudden, intense breathing difficulty ma
Disorientation, the lack of being able to correctly identify oneself, one's location, or the date and time, is a sign of an altered mental status. An alteration in mental status is often an indication of a serious medical problem, requiring prompt medical attention.
Sometimes you may wake up with a swollen, puffy face. This may happen as a result of pressure being placed on the face while sleeping. However, a swollen, puffy face can also arise from a facial injury or indicate an underlying medical condition.
Hearing loss is when you are unable to partially or completely hear sound in one or both of your ears. In most people, hearing loss begins after age 20 (
Communication disorders can affect how a person receives, sends, processes, and understands concepts.
Personality changes are alterations in the behavior, thinking and interactions of a person from their established character. These changes may be indicative of chemical dependencies, psychiatric illness, dementia, trauma, illness, altered body chemistry or temperature, or poisoning.
Your neck (cervical spine) is made up of vertebrae that extend from the skull to the upper torso. Cervical disks absorb shock between the bones. The bones, ligaments, and muscles of your neck support your head and allow for motion. Any abnormali
A black eye is usually the result of trauma to the head or face – particularly the nose, resulting in bleeding beneath the skin which results in discoloration or bruising. Most black eyes are not serious, but sometimes can be an indicator of a medical emergency, such as a skull fracture.
A generalized tonic-clonic seizure, sometimes called a grand mal seizure, is a disturbance in the functioning of both sides of your brain. This disturbance sends out electrical signals to your muscles, nerves, or glands. These signals can make you
Clumsiness is a common problem in otherwise healthy children with normal intelligence. Motor coordination problems may affect the ability to perform age-appropriate activities, such as dressing and running.
The average person takes between eight and 16 breaths per minute. Rapid shallow breathing, also called tachypnea , occurs when you take more breaths than normal in a given minute. When a person breathes rapidly, it is sometimes called hypervent
Labored breathing is a medical emergency. Breathing is an automatic process, regulated in the brainstem. Working to breathe is usually a sign of
Painful swallowing is relatively common and experienced by people of all ages from time to time. This symptom can be caused by anything from a throat infection to a toothache. Difficulty swallowing along with pain is generally the sign of an infec
Problem behavior is often associated with adolescence but may manifest in the very young or in adults. Delinquency, drug use, academic failure, risky sexual behavior, violence, property damage, vandalism and disregard of the rights of others are all problem behaviors.
Speech disorders can affect the way a person creates sounds. These sounds, of course, help us to form words and are necessary for communication with other people. Speech disorders can affect both adults and children. Certain voice disorders may al
It is not uncommon to become short of breath after physical activities or during moments of extreme stress. However, if you have difficulty breathing after lying down, this may be a sign or side effect of a serious medical condition. Certain disea
Seven out of 10 people in the U.S. have at least one headache per year, according to the American College of Physicians (ACP). And it is estimated that 45 million Americans suffer from chronic headaches. Headaches are an important cause of days m
Impaired sensation is often a signal that there something affecting a nerve or the nervous system. Changes in sensations are often subjective and difficult to describe, that is, experienced by the patient but difficult for the provider to diagnose and treat.
Hazy vision, cloudy vision, blurred vision are all problems with seeing clearly. Any change in your normal vision is cause for concern and is a good reason to call a doctor for an examination.
The term anosmia means lack of the sense of smell. It may also refer to a decreased sense of smell.
Uncoordinated movement is also known as lack of coordination, coordination impairment, and loss of coordination. The medical term for this problem is ataxia. For most people, body movements are smooth, coordinated, and seamless. Such things as wal
Mucus isn't just a slimy material in your nose-it actually has a useful purpose. Mucus traps bacteria and debris and prevents it from entering your lungs. In some cases-such as when you have a cold or allergies-mucus may flow out of your
Impaired taste means that your sense of taste is not functioning properly. Impaired taste can refer to the absence of taste or an altered sense, such as a metallic taste in the mouth. Most people experience impaired taste on a temporary and partia
Hearing loss can be caused by many things – some reversible such as wax buildup in the ear canal or ear infections with fluid build up. Some hearing loss is irreversible – that due to mechanical problems within the ear itself, or sensorineural problems within the inner ear.
Aimless movements can be a symptom of a primary or secondary movement disorder, side effect of a medication, psychiatric disturbance or dementia. Aimless or purposeless movement is therefore a significant symptom requiring evaluation by a physician to determine the origin of the problem.
Emotional content floods the brain in response to our experiences, physiological and psychological states. Most of us learn how to prevent emotions from interfering with functioning as we mature.