A 58-year-old female asked:

How do i know if i have a concussion?. i hit the top of my head really hard on the lift gate of my car. now i am having shooting pains that are coming from the spot where it hit and shooting down behind my eyes and ears. my face feels kind of numb and my

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Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 21 years experience
You : You need to be evaluated by a medical professional right away if you have not done so already. A ct scan of your head/brain needs to be done to rule out any bleeding or trauma. Lastly to answer your question, a concussion is a traumatic brain injury caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head that results in a change in the way your brain normally works. The signs of a concussion are headache, problems with thinking and remembering, increased sleep and mood changes. The symptoms you are experiencing are more worrisome and warrant a prompt evaluation. Good luck.
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Dr. Patrick Ralph
Pediatric Dentistry 31 years experience
Concussion?: Sounds painful and i advise an x-ray to rule out any damage. If you had loss of consciousness, dizziness, blurred vision, nausea it could possibly a concussion.
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Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 21 years experience
Concussion: There are many symptoms of a concussion. These include headache, nausea, trouble sleeping, mood changes and trouble concentrating. Your symptoms are not that typical. Here are some resources to learn more: www.neurocuro.com/concussion-notes www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/concussion/basics/symptoms/COM-20019272
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Dr. Delight Thompson
Clinical Psychology 20 years experience
Measurement Tools: Standardized Assessment of Concussion (SAC) is one tool that looks at orientation, memory, concentration, and recall. It is used in the MACE (Military Acute Concussion Evaluation. (pdhealth.mil/downloads/MACE.pdf). Cut off 25
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