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Can a concussion be missed even after a CT scan?

Can a concussion be missed even after a CT scan?

Wont show: Concussions don't show on ct, only bleeding. Concussion: 1. (medicine / pathology) a jarring of the brain, caused by a blow or a fall, usually resulting in loss of consciousness 2. Any violent shaking; jarring definition of contusion:, to bruise, an injury that does not disrupt the integrity of the skin, caused by a blow to the body and characterized by swelling, discoloration, and pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Computed Tomography (Definition)

Ct uses xrays taken an 360 degrees combined with a computer to see"inside" the body. The table moves as the xray tube and detectors spin around the patient 10 times a second or more! the image shows excellent soft tissue detail, enhanced with injection of intravenous contrast or oral contrast. This way the body is shown in slices, in any plane, usually axially, but ...Read more


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I got a concussion on sunday morning my ct scan came back clear but I'm still feeling nauseous and a little foggy. Is this normal?

I got a concussion on sunday morning my ct scan came back clear but I'm still feeling nauseous and a little foggy. Is this normal?

Yes: Symptoms from a concussion can last weeks. You can always follow up with your primary care to find out more. Also check out post concussive symptoms from some Internet sites that deal with football injuries. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Will my mtbi recover?Well according to your personal opinion?I got a concussion, not detected on CT scan.6months since, some improvement made

Will my mtbi recover?Well according to your personal opinion?I got a concussion, not detected on CT scan.6months since, some improvement made

Impossible to Answer: Ct, MRI scans are very crude compared with the cellular ; synaptic complexity of the brain; which even the best brain specialists in the world, ramachandran, only partially understand. Medicine is quite low-tech compared with our soul, mind, brain, body. Study yourself. The more you work ; use your mind/brain, all kinds of activities, the better you will do, sort of like progressing from infancy. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with concussion after a clear ct scan. Some of my symptoms are getting worse. What if nothing shows up on any other tests?

Depends on sxs: It is not clear what symptoms you are referring to and what the timeline is of the date of concussion and onset of symptoms. If you believe you have symptoms of concussion that are worsening, please return to your physician. At times, post-concussive symptoms can worsen if health is not well managed and may take longer for recovery. Post-concussive syndrome can take months for full recovery. ...Read more

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Symptom of mild concussion ended but back after a week.Ct scan: normal. Do I have pcs? What can I do? How long does it last?Do I have to c a doc again

Symptom of mild concussion ended but back after a week.Ct scan: normal. Do I have pcs? What can I do? How long does it last?Do I have to c a doc again

Post-concussion Synd: I suspect you have post-concussive syndrome (a myriad of symptoms - headaches, nausea, dizziness, poor focus, intermittent tired feeling, etc - that wax/wane). The syndrome can last many months but it usually resolves in most people within 6 weeks. I would suggest seeing your pcp for any new or worsening symptoms. ...Read more

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Normal CT scan concussion but neck and back pain?

Normal CT scan concussion but neck and back pain?

Possible: Trauma to head often associated with spinal injuries. Should consult physician for good examination and referral for appropriate testing and ultimately diagnosis of clinical problem. ...Read more

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What do you advise if i was seen in the ER for a mild concussion, and the CT scan revealed incidental information, ?

Incidental finding: It depends on what the finding is. It may o may not need specific treatment. ...Read more

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Hi, I had a concussion about 3 months ago. The left side of my scalp is still numb. What could it be? (My CT scan was negative)

Hi, I had a concussion about 3 months ago. The left side of my scalp is still numb. What could it be? (My CT scan was negative)

You damaged some: superficial cutaneous nerves in your scalp when you injured it. The sensation should hopefully come back in 3-6 more months.. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Korona
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Ct Scan (Definition)

Ct scan uses data from a beam of xrays and reconstructs a cross sectional image of your body. It is a high dose of xrays and used only when the benefits outweigh the risk. Cancer risk is 1 in 500 in children. Also using iodinated contrast might cause transient renal failure in about 5% of patients. (contrast induced nepropathy) most do not explain this to the patient as ...Read more


Dr. William Singer
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Concussion (Definition)

Concussion is an injury to the brain usually caused by trauma. Symptoms include loss of consciousness, altered ...Read more