A 18-year-old male asked:
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hit my head on the school bus. it wasn't very painful with no symptoms but i'm concerned about a concussion. are there tests i can do myself to check.

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Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Head Injury: If you did not become sleepy or 'somnolent' as we call it, and/or did not get nauseated or vomited, then you most likely do not have a concussion. If more than 24 hours have passed since your injury without these symptoms then you will be fine.No testing needed.
Answered on Sep 9, 2013
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
34 years experience Neurosurgery
Concussion Symptoms: Most people with a concussion recover quickly and fully. But for some people, symptoms can last for days, weeks, or longer. Symptoms of concussion: thinking, remembering, emotional, sleep, difficulty thinking clearly, headache, fuzzy or blurry vision, irritability, sleeping more than usual, feeling slowed down, dizziness, sensitivity to noise or light, balance problems, more emotional, difficult.
Answered on May 23, 2016
Dr. James Goodrich
38 years experience Neurosurgery
Concussion: With a hit to the head and no symptoms such as headache, vomiting or altered mental status it is extremely unlikely you sustained a concussion.
Answered on Sep 11, 2013
Dr. William Singer
50 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Concussion?: If you do not have any symptoms of concussion including change in alertness or unconsciousness, headache, confusion, you have not had a concussion. There are not home tests except to keep track of symptoms and discuss them with your doctor.
Answered on Sep 11, 2013

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