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Head Injury symptoms
Head Injury

Symptoms could include:

  • Pain is a general term that describes uncomfortable sensations in the body, ranging from annoying to debilitating. Pain stems from activation of the nervous system and is highly subjective.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Seizures are changes in the brain's electrical activity. This change can cause dramatic, noticeable symptoms or it may not cause any symptoms. The symptoms of a severe seizure include violent shaking and a loss of control. However, mild seizures c...
    Source:HLCMS
  • 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.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Tinnitus is the medical term for a ringing or buzzing noise in the ears. Most people refer to tinnitus as "ringing in the ears." However, you may hear more than just ringing.
    Source:HLCMS
  • 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.
    Source:Healthline
    Date:November 30, 2007
  • 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.
    Source:Healthline
    Date:December 31, 2007
  • Facial swelling doesn't just include the face but can also affect the neck or throat. If there are no injuries to the face, facial swelling can indicate a medical emergency.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Hearing loss is when you're unable to partially or completely hear sound in one or both of your ears. Hearing loss typically occurs gradually over time. The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) reports that abou...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Communication disorders can affect how a person receives, sends, processes, and understands concepts.
    Source:HLCMS
  • 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.
    Source:Healthline
    Date:November 30, 2007
  • 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.
    Source:Healthline
    Date:November 30, 2007
  • 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.
    Source:Healthline
    Date:December 31, 2007
  • Labored breathing is a medical emergency. Breathing is an automatic process, regulated in the brainstem. Working to breathe is usually a sign of
    Source:Healthline
    Date:November 30, 2007
  • 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.
    Source:Healthline
    Date:October 31, 2007
  • Impaired sensation is the inability to perceive things accurately with the senses. Decreased sensations, tactile hypesthesia, hypoaethesia, limited sensation, reduced sensations.
    Source:HLCMS
  • 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.
    Source:Healthline
    Date:September 30, 2007
  • Clear, sharp vision can help you navigate the world, from reading traffic signs to making sure you don't miss a step in your home.
    Source:HLCMS
  • 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.
    Source:Healthline
    Date:November 30, 2007
  • 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.
    Source:Healthline
    Date:November 30, 2007
  • 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.
    Source:Healthline
    Date:December 31, 2007
  • Myoclonus is a sudden muscle spasm. The movement is involuntary and can't be stopped or controlled.
    Source:HLCMS
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