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A 51-year-old female asked:

My 6 year old daughter tripped and hit the side of her head on a wooden table. i am so nervous that she has a concussion. she says it hurts a lot and i feel a big bump. she is icing it but worried it could be something more serious?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
Objectification: A concussion is a acute head injury associated with loss of consciousness, amnesia, or a combination of both. It is transient. Post injury headaches are not uncommon, and do not correlate with "brain damage". Nausea, vomiting, dizziness, confusion, imbalance, episodes of altered awareness, all are strong reasons to see her pediatrician. Might phone office to discuss.
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