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A 31-year-old female asked:

when are you in the clear from life threatening complications after mild concussion like epidural hematoma, etc. my ct scan was normal. so was exam.

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Anthony Filly
Radiology 26 years experience
Prob in clear: You can have delayed subdural hemorrhage several days after trauma but it is not common. If your initial ct is negative you should be in the clear. If you develop new or worsening symptoms then a repeat scan may be warranted.
Dr. Gregory Fiasconaro III
Anesthesiology 32 years experience
Not the same: The epidural space is in the spinal column and the skull. An epidural hematoma is a medical emergancy in both places. If a ct scan was normal you did not have one. A concussion can happen without any bleeding in the head. Side effects from the concussion, headache, blurry vision and nausea, should be taken seriously for 2-4 weeks. If they reappear or worsen seek medical attention.
Dr. Kevin Vaught
Neurosurgery 28 years experience
You are!: With a mild concussion, a normal exam and a normal ct have ruled out a serious problem. As far as the concussion, take it easy until you are free of any residual symptoms.

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Last updated Sep 30, 2013

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