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A 27-year-old male asked:

hit on top of head while boxing 7 days ago. it is hard to concentrate & headache worsens when i shake my head. how long do these symptoms linger?

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Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Concussion: Sounds like a concussion. The symptoms you describe can last 4-6 weeks. If you have not seen a doctor, I would recommend getting an evaluation.
Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Concussion: Important to see your doctor about this, as a baseline workup is indicated, and you still plan on boxing. Your answer is that for athletes it usually takes 4 weeks to improve, and mental and physical rest are recommended. Non-athletes can have symptoms for 6-8 weeks. But a doctor workup is essential.

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