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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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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