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does it take awhile for a slight concussion to the back of the head to heal?

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Dr. David Kira
20 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: A concussion is a "bruise" to the brain. Depending upon the severity and if there is any brain swelling or pressure change in the skull, symptoms can vary widely. It's a good idea to stay in contact with your doctor or neurologist after a head injury to watch for new symptoms but it may take weeks to recover.
Answered on Jul 21, 2018
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Dr. Theodore Wu
21 years experience Ophthalmology
Concussion: It may take weeks or months for the head to heal fully after a concussion. Once you have had one concussion, it is easier to have another.
Answered on Jul 21, 2018

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