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Do I have brain damage?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 21, 2008
  • 11:12 PM

Since experiencing two concussions, I now feel that I cannot function as well as I use to. I have a lot of trouble with speech and language, and I feel that I am cognitively slower. The doctors tell me that I have nothing to worry about, but I worry because I have never had a cat scan or anything done, but that wouldn't help because I never had a scan before the incidents.

So my questions are, are there any scans that can detect minor brain damage? What are the chances that I have permanent brain damage, even SLIGHT damage? What are the chances that my brain didn't heal completely?

I would classify the concussions I suffered as moderately bad. I did not experience any memory loss right after the incident or pass out.

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  • No brain injury is ever too small as to be ignored. If a very small head injury can cause some of the problems you mention. Talk to your GP and ask for more help. The other thing you can do is contact Headway who may be able to chat with you and alieviate some of your concerns. If you really feel that you have some damage then your GP should refere you to a consultant. The brain is so very fragile that what you are feeling should be taken seriously.Get lots of rest and dont worryas that wont help. Kimmy7
    kimmy7 1 Replies
    • January 27, 2008
    • 08:54 PM
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  • No brain injury is ever too small as to be ignored. If a very small head injury can cause some of the problems you mention. Talk to your GP and ask for more help. The other thing you can do is contact Headway who may be able to chat with you and alieviate some of your concerns. If you really feel that you have some damage then your GP should refere you to a consultant. The brain is so very fragile that what you are feeling should be taken seriously.Get lots of rest and dont worryas that wont help. Kimmy7 You do need to get checked out. A CAT scan or an MRI scan will detect small levels of damage to the brain and it isnt too late to ask for this to happen. You need to put pressure on your GP to refer you to a Neuorologist who should be well placed to make an initial assessment and suggest a scan if he feels it is required. Brain damage can show up some time later following a injury and as with the previous post check out the Headway Website it has loads of really good information on different types of head injury and the symptoms to look out for. You need to shout about this and don't take no for an answer.
    Gaille 1 Replies
    • October 28, 2010
    • 06:46 PM
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