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Doctor insights on: Can You Have A Concusions Even If You Have Not Had An Unusual Blow To The Head

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Is a moderately hard blow to the head with a foam dodgeball enough to cause a concussion?

Is a moderately hard blow to the head with a foam dodgeball enough to cause a concussion?

Possilby: Only worry if you are having symptoms of concussion. How solid an object may be is not the determining factor causing a concussion, it is the angle of the blow, the rotation of the head on neck and the susceptability of the individual. ...Read more

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I received a blow to the head with a bat over 3 months ago. Will the impression in my forehead ever go away? The injury occurerd dec. 30. Xrays show no concussion

I received a blow to the head with a bat over 3 months ago. Will the impression in my forehead ever go away? The injury occurerd dec. 30. Xrays show no concussion

I'm: I'm assuming you mean the x-rays didn't show a depressed fracture, as a concussion implies a traumatic brain injury that alters the way your brain functions to some extent, and often improves with time. If there is a depression after 3 months left on the forehead, it is unlikely to fill in by itself. Options for you, if you're bothered by its cosmetic appearance, would be to consult with a facial plastic or general plastic surgeon to consider soft tissue fillers (injectables) or some type of underlay graft technique (i.e., alloderm) that can restore surface contour. ...Read more

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5 consucutive hard blows to same spot in head. Diagnosed with concussion, did not lose consciousness, no amnesia. Permanent damage expected?

5 consucutive hard blows to same spot in head. Diagnosed with concussion, did not lose consciousness, no amnesia. Permanent damage expected?

Hard to know: So much new information coming out these days on TBI, CTE, etc. That based on the limited information you've provided I don't think anyone can give you a definite answer. There are tests & testing that can be done to assess how you are NOW but nothing has been developed to talks about the future (definitively). I'm happy to talk privately with you as well. Write me: www. Healthtap. Com/dr-drsaghafi ...Read more

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I fell on ice, hit my head & got concussion ice skating when I was 12. I'm now 16 & havnt grown since. Is it possible the concussion stunted my height?

I fell on ice, hit my head & got concussion ice skating when I was 12. I'm now 16 & havnt grown since. Is it possible the concussion stunted my height?

Not likely: Not likely at all. An injury can have an affect on growth, but this is usually temporary. Consider a good checkup including x-rays to see if your growth plates are still open and a basic endocrine workup. Thank you. ...Read more

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I sustained a blow to the right side of my head yesterday while moving a wardrobe. I have some drowsiness and tingling in my left hand. Concussion?

I sustained a blow to the right side of my head yesterday while moving a wardrobe. I have some drowsiness and tingling in my left hand. Concussion?

Unlikely concussion: As has been documented repeatedly on this site, concussion is loss of consciousness, amnesia, or combination of both. Your tingling may be indicative of neck or plexus stretch, strain associated with your trauma. Have your doctor evaluate. Left sided tingling can also be sign of cardiac issue. ...Read more

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Looking thru a scope of a 308 and the blow back hit me n forehead. Bump and bleeding a little. Concussion? I feel ok just a little headache, disore

Looking thru a scope of a 308 and the blow back hit me n forehead. Bump and bleeding a little. Concussion? I feel ok just a little headache, disore

Mild concussion: You don't have to be "knocked out" to have a concussion. Many of the symptoms of a concussion are pretty subtle and can take days to manifest. In your case you c/o headache and feeling disoriented which are both concussion symptoms. Watch for irritability, memory problems, sleep problems or sensitivity to light and you should see your doctor as soon as possible. Go to the ER if you have no doctor ...Read more

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What symptoms are common in a head concussion?

What symptoms are common in a head concussion?

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. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat a head concussion?

What is the best way to treat a head concussion?

Drink Fluids: Make sure to drink fluids and get some rest. ...Read more

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I hit my head and saw stars. Is this a concussion?

Probably: A concussion is defined as a brief alteration in brain function that may occur after a mild traumatic brain injury. There does not have to be any loss of consciousness. This can be manifest as the stars that you see. Other associated findings include dizziness, trouble concentrating, headache, nausea. These symptoms should improve over time. ...Read more

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Hit my head with a dumbell, could I have a concussion?

Concussion: A concussion is a traumatic brain injury. You do not have to be knocked out to have a concussion. A headache, dizziness, disorientation, lack of ability to concentrate, difficulty sleeping, irritability, increased symptoms with activity all may signal a concussion. The treatment for concussion is brain and physical rest unless serious or unrelenting symptoms. Should be evaluated if any concerns. ...Read more

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Can you get a concussion from being elbowed in the head?

Yes: Any impact to the head has potential for causing concussion. There are even instances of concussion without direct impact to the head, rare though. ...Read more

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Hit my head yesturday and tons of pain today. Could it be a concussion?

Hit my head yesturday and tons of pain today. Could it be a concussion?

It could be: Several things are taken into consideration when diagnosing somebody with a concussion. Believe it or not pain isn't one of them. You should be examined by a physician so that the whole story can be told and the facts put together. If in doubt then, you should get a medical examination. If you'd like to shoot me a line at www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi we can kibitz. ...Read more

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What can cause head pain from a concussion?

What can cause head pain from a concussion?

Blow to the brain: A concussion causes pain from the impact injury to the brain when the brain strikes the skull from the inside. Sometimes it is not severe enough to cause too much dysfunction except the headache which can last for weeks or even a few months. Omega 3 pills are showing some benefits to people. ...Read more

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How should I know if I suffered head concussion or fractured skull?

Radiograph: Unless the skull fracture is very severe as with an object protruding into the head, you cannot diagnose a fracture without an x-ray or a cat scan. A concussion may occur with or without a loss of consciousness. The general symptoms include headache, nausea, difficulty focusing mentally, dizziness, ringing in the ears, trouble sleeping (both too much and too little). ...Read more

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Can you get a concussion from a tap on the head?

Can you get a concussion from a tap on the head?

Depends: The effects of concussions can vary and be unpredictable. It depends on the severity of the injury. The symptoms can include headache, dizziness, vision change (blurred vision/ double vision), nausea/vomiting. If your symptoms or headache are severe, or if you have a loss of consciousness, you should get evaluated immediately. ...Read more

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