A 27-year-old female asked:
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friend hit me in the head. not hard,more like a joke. could that cause a concussion or brain bleed?

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Dr. Gregory Gilbert
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
No: While in medicine, anything is possible and of course it is possible, it seems exceedingly unlikely to the point of impossible and certainly improbable. Do you have any symptoms? Loss of consciousness? Headache? Difficulty thinking or concentrating? Nausea? Vomiting? If you have none of these sympoms, the answer remains no. If you do have them within 6 hours, perhaps get checked out.
Answered on Aug 8, 2014
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Dr. Phillip Goebel
16 years experience Emergency Medicine
Not likely: 27 year olds rarely suffer concussions or bleeding from slight trauma. If you are not having any symptoms like headache, dizziness, trouble walking, or nausea, no need to worry.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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Dr. Satish Sundar
34 years experience Pediatrics
Unlikely: It does take certain momentum and force to cause concussion. Brain bleed take even more trauma than trivial hits. Loss of consciousness often is associated with significant concussion.
Answered on Aug 29, 2018
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