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A 42-year-old member asked:

pain on left side of head behind ear after got hit there. should i be worried about concussions?

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Dr. Atif Haque
Neurosurgery 18 years experience
Possibly: If you are completely normal with just some pain at the site of impact, you probably can continue to observe. However, if you had loss or altered awareness, focal neurological deficit, worsening headache, are on blood thinners, etc., you ought to get it checked out. If in doubt, err on the side of getting checked out.

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Last updated Jun 16, 2017

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