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What are the common symptoms or signs of a concussion?

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Dr. Tung Nguyen
Neurosurgery 31 years experience
Impaired function: Concussion can affect your physical state, thinking ability, emotional state, and can affect your sleeping pattern. Some common findings are headaches, nausea, sensitivity to light and noise, fatigue, visual problems, problems concentrating, emotional irritability, drowsiness, sleeping problems. If you are concerned, see a physician who can evaluate you for post-head injury symptoms.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

What are the most common signs of a concussion ?

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Dr. Tung Nguyen
Neurosurgery 31 years experience
Impaired function: Concussion can affect your physical state, thinking ability, emotional state, and can affect your sleeping pattern. Some common findings are headaches, nausea, sensitivity to light and noise, fatigue, visual problems, problems concentrating, emotional irritability, drowsiness, sleeping problems. If you are concerned, see a physician who can evaluate you for post-head injury symptoms.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What symptoms are common in a head concussion?

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Dr. William Singer
Pediatric Neurology 51 years experience
Symptoms are multipl: Symptoms incluse alterations of consciousness, headache, confused thinking, nausea and vomiting, difficulty with balance and fatigue are common, lasting minutes to hours to as long as months. An acquired attention deficit disorder and slowing of processing information. You should not go back to school or work until these symptoms resolve.
A 47-year-old member asked:

What are the main symptoms/signs of a concussion?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Classically,: Definition of loss of consciousness, loss of memory or combination of both, subsequent to head injury. However, recent studies of sports injuries raise concerns of low level brain injury persisting for perhaps several weeks subsequent to trauma. This is no longer considered just a "bump on the head", or getting "dinged".
A 30-year-old member asked:

What are some signs or symptoms of a concussion?

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Dr. Nathaniel Brooks
Neurosurgery 19 years experience
Concussion Diagnosis: Concussion is caused by trauma to the brain. Concussion causes a constellation of symptoms including headache, confusion, nausea, dizziness, mood changes and sleepiness. You can have a loss of consciousness as part of the initial injury but this does not happen in all concussions. Treatment is rest and gradual return to activity. Contact your doctor to help with the diagnosis.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What are the most common symptoms of a concussion?

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Dr. Robert Greer
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Altered awareness: The concussed person is an unreliable historian.Most often they want to get back into the game and will negate their symptoms so they can continue playing.We, in florida, are moving to hold concussed players out for at least a week to measure(as best we can) their injury.

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