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A 18-year-old female asked:

I have had post concussion syndrome for 2 months want to play rugby can i what about soccer or figure skating when is it safe to play these sports?

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Dr. Jefferson Chen
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Symptoms?: You need to be asymptomatic before you should engage in sports where you may hurt your head again. That means that you should not have some of the symptoms of concussion-ie. Headaches, nausea, trouble thinking or focusing. Concussions can have a cumulative effect if the brain has not sufficiently recovered from the last one. Check with your doctor if you are concerned or not getting better.
Dr. Walter Husar
Neurology 33 years experience
Concussion: The rule of thumb when it is "safe" to resume contact sports, is one week after you can exercise without any symptoms of headache, and dizziness.

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Last updated Oct 27, 2018

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