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A 17-year-old female asked:

How long till i can play rugby u got a concussion 7 weeks ago still have bad headache feel dizzy i wanna play asap i'm not doing running how long wait?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 31 years experience
See below: You want to conservatively have 1 week symptom free existenence (no headache or dizziness) before playing again. Seek out your pediatrician/internist/family practitioner or a sports medicine physician/orthopedic doc or neurologist to ensure you are improving-or to attain clearance.
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Provided original answer
sorry typo: existence... bottom line: be conservative and allow healing of your brain!
Mar 4, 2014
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Please be patient: Seems you still possess some postconcussional symptoms, and best you not risk additional injury until all is settled down. Would very closely with neurologist or physiatrist, and get treatment for current symptoms. Likely, you will improve dramatically over next few weeks.
Dr. Judith Tellerman
Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
CONCUSSION: It is best to discuss this with your Neurologist who knows your medical history. If you are uncomfortable with your Dr. consult with another for a 2nd opinion.

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