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How long does it take for a concussion to heal

A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jefferson Chen
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Up to 6 weeks: In general, the symptoms of concussion may take up to 6-8 weeks to go away. Intermittent headaches may occur as may other symptoms like dizziness, nau... Read More
Dr. James Goodrich
Neurosurgery 40 years experience
Head concussion: It depends on the severity of the concussion - the more severe the longer the time to recover. In a severe concussion it can months for the symptoms t... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Kohl
Travel Medicine 36 years experience
Quite Variable: Concussions can heal in a few weeks or longer than a year. Many factors affect healing. Factors which lengthen the time of healing are younger age, u... Read More
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Maybe they don't: Emerging evidence from research in professional sports indicates that they may never heal completely, but may lead to mild traumatic brain injury synd... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
Give it time: Should stabilize and fully heal by 6 weeks, if all that occurred was a "bad concussion", followed by post-concussional symptomatology. However, some ... Read More
Dr. William Singer
Pediatric Neurology 52 years experience
Weeks to months: After a first concussion it may take several weeks to months for symptoms to resolve.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Yes: A concussion is a "bruise" to the brain. Depending upon the severity and if there is any brain swelling or pressure change in the skull, symptoms can... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Zanger
Cardiology 34 years experience
Concussion: Generally should resolve within a week headaches can persist.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Bordini
Clinical Psychology, Neuropsychology 33 years experience
Should not take long: Usually symptoms of an uncomplicated midl concussion resolve within weeks ot a month, though it is possible some more subtle findings could linger sli... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental and Behavioral 51 years experience
Post-Concussive: Syndrome begins within 10 days of concussion, minor head injury, & lasts a few weeks -a year. Persistence of dizziness, headache, & mild impa... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Singer
Pediatric Neurology 52 years experience
Duration of symptoms: The duration of the symptoms of concussion vary with the individual and the condition of their brain before the concussion. Concussion symptoms may e... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Variable: The time of onset and type of symptoms are variable. Symptoms may come on immediately or be delayed for days. The symptoms range from headache, inabil... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Harvey
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Post concussive : After a concussion it is not unusual to have some persistent headache, dizziness, vertigo or general malaise. So long as the symptoms are getting bet... Read More