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Dr. Kenneth Casey
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Please help me! can you get a concussion without hitting your head?

Please help me! can you get a concussion without hitting your head?

Very rarely: It takes a bit of force to produce a concussion-so while in a rare circumstance one might turn the head fast enough(elderly) or rotate fast enough(e.G spinning car or amusemnt park ride) this would be uncommon. ...Read more

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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


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Dr. Bradford Romans
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Can you get a concussion by hitting yourself in the head?

Can you get a concussion by hitting yourself in the head?

Certianly yes.If u: hit hard enough.I would redirect your focus to why or how u did this?If intentional ,you need to talk to your doctor about this behavior,and get help.Look up the symptoms of concussion and see how many you R experiencing.It is very important not to get a second concussion while suffering symptoms from the first one.This is how people die from concussion.If you R having symptoms,see your doc. ...Read more

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Can you get a concussion if you don't hit your head, but you jolt it on a roller coaster?

Perhaps: Trauma causing concussion implicates loss of consciousness, loss of memory or combination of both. Does this describe you? ...Read more

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How hard do u have to hit ur head to have a concussion? Any certain place that hitting ur head is more common to get concussed?

Not hard: Concussions are serious, and recent evidence shows that they are not diagnosed as often as they probably should be. If you have had any trauma to the head through sports or accident, see your doctor or a neurologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Ashwin Patel
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If you only get a headache from hitting your head on something, does that mean its probably not a concussion?

Not a concussion: If headache is the only symptom and there is no additional symptoms like dizziness, nausea, vomiting coma loss of consciousness, or weakness of arms or legs with in first 48 hrs., then it is not a concussion. ...Read more

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Dr. Chan Hwang
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Is it possible to have a CSF leak without a very hard hit to head maybe a bump enough to get symptoms of a concussion wasn't knocked out drip and ear?

Is it possible to have a CSF leak without a very hard hit to head maybe a bump enough to get symptoms of a concussion wasn't knocked out drip and ear?

Absolutely. See MD.: Your symptoms sound like you may be experiencing a CSF leak. A bump placed at just the critical place with just the critical force may be all that is needed. Please see your doctor for a full H&P, diagnosis, and treatment. If you do have a CSF leak, you may need to be on bedrest with a lumbar drain until your CSF leak heals. Otherwise, surgery may be necessary. Best wishes for a full recovery. ...Read more

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I hit my head yesterday and i feel fine. How do I get checked for a concussion?

No symptoms?: If you have remained symptom free you may not have a concussion. Symptoms of a concussion can include: headache, nausea, vomiting, confusion, blurred vision, slurred speech, weakness, feeling dazed, numbness, lack of coordination, problems with short term memory, dizziness & repeating things over & over. You can develop a concussion with or without loss of consciousness. Doctors can check. ...Read more

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