Neurology Community
Blacking out
About This Community:

This forum is for questions and support regarding neurology issues such as: Alzheimer's Disease, ALS, Autism, Brain Cancer, Cerebral Palsy, Chronic Pain, Epilepsy, Headaches, MS, Neuralgia, Neuropathy, Parkinson's Disease, RSD, Sleep Disorders, Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Blacking out

OK, i have a close friend who was thrown against the side of a concrete pool and she had serious head trauma, resulting in temporary amnesia, she went into the hospital and fell into a light coma, when she woke up they performed surgery and had to remove the excess fluid around her brain because it had swelled really bad and had caused amnesia, speech deficiencies and loss of motor skills, after she was released she seemed fine and everything went back to normal but just recently she started passing out at random again; in the middle of conversations, sitting in the classroom, walking around, shes not anemic, and she doesn't have low blood pressure, no rapid movements or sudden changes of position. My question is, first, is this normal after a head injury and it just takes a while to go away? or could there be more to it, if so please give details. Im really worried about her so if anyone can help you can ask how to contact me
Related Discussions
Avatar_m_tn
Hi.

It is very hard to pin this new series of events solely on her previous history of trauma but it is a possibility.  During the injury, some blood vessels supplying blood and oxygen to the brain may have sustained injury causing narrowing of their lumen.  This will make the person prone to sudden loss of consciousness.

Other arteries supplying the brain would also have to be checked, such as that of the carotid arteries passing on both sides of the trachea.  These vessels can usually be evaluated by using an angiogram, the classical angiogram or through magnetic resonance angiogram (MRA).

Another possibility is that this can be a form of seizure.  In this situation, she may have to be evaluated through an EEG and receive medications if indeed these are seizure equivalents.

Regards.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Neurology Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
3 Reasons Why You are Still Binge E...
Jul 14 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating: What Your Closet ...
Jul 09 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Neurology Answerers
620923_tn?1405964489
Blank
selmaS
Allentown, PA
144586_tn?1284669764
Blank
caregiver222
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Ball123
1689801_tn?1333986916
Blank
Dagun
Iceland
352007_tn?1372861481
Blank
LisaJF
1780921_tn?1384615710
Blank
flipper336
Chandler, AZ