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Old 01-14-2008, 08:57 AM   #1
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Brain Injury

I had a minor concussion a few years ago and I'm wondering if I have brain damage from it. The doctor did not order any type of scan so I dont know. If I was to get some type of scan now, would they be able to tell if I have brain damage?

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Re: Brain Injury

A scan now would detect large areas of damage, but possibly not small ones. If you had large areas of damage, you'd probably know it, though.

One minor concussion, without complications at the time, is unlikely to cause brain damage. Are you having some sort of problems?

 
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Old 01-15-2008, 03:06 PM   #3
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Re: Brain Injury

There are no scans that will detect minor damage? What about a PET scan?

 
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Re: Brain Injury

Actually, CAT scan (with contrast) is better for detecting brain injury. They can see where you have blood supply and where you don't. PET detects which parts of your brain are most active at any given time. Still, why do you think you have one?

 
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Re: Brain Injury

I feel like I am not as sharp as I once was and would like to make sure no permanent damage occured.

 
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Re: Brain Injury

You may as well ask a neurologist.

 
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