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I started having myoclonic seizures at 4 years old until 10 years old. Did not start having them again until age 36. I then had 3 seizures in one year of which 1 put me in icu with severe concussion and laceration to back of head. Am I considered an epile

I started having myoclonic seizures at 4 years old until 10 years old. Did not start having them again until age 36. I then had 3 seizures in one year of which 1 put me in icu with severe concussion and laceration to back of head. Am I considered an epile

Yes.: Across subtypes of childhood myoclonic epilepsy, many patients have an underlying genetic cause for their seizures. Despite advances in identifying causes of epilepsy, for most cases of infantile & early childhood myoclonic epilepsy, no clear etiology will be found despite an appropriate workup. Overall prognosis associated with myoclonic epilepsy in childhood depends on the underlying etiology. ...Read more

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Concussion (Definition)

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


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Does it take awhile for a slight concussion to the back of the head to heal?

Does it take awhile for a slight concussion to the back of the head to heal?

Yes: A concussion is a "bruise" to the brain. Depending upon the severity and if there is any brain swelling or pressure change in the skull, symptoms can vary widely. It's a good idea to stay in contact with your doctor or neurologist after a head injury to watch for new symptoms but it may take weeks to recover. ...Read more

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Slipped and fell backwards in shower yesterday (not sure how), hit back of head rly hard. Headache and hurts to touch spot. Do I have concussion? 17?

Slipped and fell backwards in shower yesterday (not sure how), hit back of head rly hard. Headache and hurts to touch spot. Do I have concussion? 17?

Pain isn't concussio: Pain where you hit your head is normal. Concussion causes changes in vision, thoughts, alertness, or sensorium.
Can't say you don;t without exam, but doesn't sound like it ...Read more

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Stood up in bathroom and hit back of head on pedestal sink. No LOC, just mild dizziness and 2/10 occassional headache. Concussion or worse?

Stood up in bathroom and hit back of head on pedestal sink. No LOC, just mild dizziness and 2/10 occassional headache. Concussion or worse?

Need examination: I highly recommend you get a neurological evaluation so that a good baseline can be obtained and the history be clarified in order to determine whether or not you truly had a concussion or just a good WHACK to the noggin. If you'd like a private 1-1 I'd be happy to help. Write to www. Healthtap. Com/dr-drsaghafi ...Read more

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Mild scattered punctate matter foci abnormalities. Is this bad after slip and fall accident resulting in 10 staples back of head. Poo st concussion?

Mild scattered punctate matter foci abnormalities. Is this bad after slip and fall accident resulting in 10 staples back of head. Poo st concussion?

Incidental finding: The white matter changes are not related to your head concussion, they are rather chronic and have to be interpreted in the clinical context. Talk to your doc at follow up about the results and try to recall any unexplained symptoms (if any), in trying to determine if they are of clinical significance. ...Read more

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17YO daughter hit back of head iceskating. Was a little dizzy, pupils dilating properly, headaches for about 5 hours, intensity varies. Concussion?

17YO daughter hit back of head iceskating. Was a little dizzy, pupils dilating properly, headaches for about 5 hours, intensity varies. Concussion?

Must be evaluated: By a professional not by you, to make sure no intracranial injury, will need tests for this, take her to your nearest ER ...Read more

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Having daily headache in the back of head for 3weeks. Concussion over 2months ago. Ct normal after injury. Concussion complication after all this time?

Having daily headache in the back of head for 3weeks. Concussion over 2months ago. Ct normal after injury. Concussion complication after all this time?

Post-traumatic HA: Not unique to have headache following injury, and this could last for many months. Suggest though, you check dentition, jaw, neck, etc for potential persistent triggers and address these if present. Some medications may also help, especially if emotional consequences are present. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Right and back of head hurts w/contact, persistent feeling of being pelted by stones. Concussion 7 months ago? Ct normal. Is this serious?

Right and back of head hurts w/contact, persistent feeling of being pelted by stones. Concussion 7 months ago? Ct normal. Is this serious?

Unclear: It would be unusual for a concussion 7 months ago to cause superficial scalp pain as you describe. It may be a paresthesia from the cervical nerves which is the area of distribution you refer to. I recommend seeing your physician for further evaluation. ...Read more

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I had a minor concussion 9 days ago. I went to the e.R they did a CT scan it was neg. I hit my forehead but my sides & back of head hurt. Normal?

I had a minor concussion 9 days ago. I went to the e.R they did a CT scan it was neg. I hit my forehead but my sides & back of head hurt. Normal?

Post-concussion synd: You are describing a post-concussive syndrome, and the headache described is consistent with your injury. If headache gets worse, best to be checked out by your doctor. ...Read more

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3yr old fell and hit back of head 24hrs ago no vomiting seems ok how long should he be monitored for when would concusion or contusion show is he safe?

3yr old fell and hit back of head 24hrs ago no vomiting seems ok how long should he be monitored for when would concusion or contusion show is he safe?

Should be fine: The kid who is not knocked out or disoriented & confused @ the time of the injury is probably fine. I try to keep them on their normal nap/sleep schedule and visit them with a flashlight while sleeping to check. If sleeping well, leave him alone. Kids will start barfing if problem is coming. Some of these kids can have an event related headache arise up to a few weeks after in a normal recovery ...Read more

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Can you get a concussion from hitting the back of your head on a wall?

Concussion: Any head injury may cause a concussion. Some are mild, some are moderate, and some are severe. They may cause symptoms of headache, dizziness, nausea, etc. If you retained consciousness and there are no symptoms, you will be alright. ...Read more

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I have been recovering from back to back concussions for over a year and yesterday someone patted my head four times kinda hard and it still hurts?

I have been recovering from back to back concussions for over a year and yesterday someone patted my head four times kinda hard and it still hurts?

Scalp pain: May take a year to resolve. If you injured a cutaneous nerve and it tried to regrow from its origin and came up against an obstacle (such as scar tissue between the skull and skin) It may form a neuroma. If this is the case tenderness may persist for years. These are issues that are of course separate from the myriad cognitive / behavioral issues that may arise following a single TBI. ...Read more

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I’ve recently found out I have a concussion but not bad enough for a head scan and was allowed home. When am I able to get back to physical activities?

I’ve recently found out I have a concussion but not bad enough for a head scan and was allowed home. When am I able to get back to physical activities?

Call doctor back: Concussions are graded one, two and three. Grade three being a knockout or loss of consciousness.
Call back to find out when its OK. More information is needed as well as your job situation. ...Read more

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I just got hit in the back of the head with a hockey puck. Would there be obvious symptoms of concussion?

I just got hit in the back of the head with a hockey puck. Would there be obvious symptoms of concussion?

Can be: Some of the more common symptoms include confusion, headache, nausea, vomiting, blurred vision, and loss of memory. ...Read more

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My 6 month old fell and hit the back of her head how do I know if she has a concussion and do I keep her awake if so for how long?

My 6 month old fell and hit the back of her head how do I know if she has a concussion and do I keep her awake if so for how long?

Watch over the next: Day or so. It would be extremely unlikely to have significant bleeding, but watch for unusual sleepiness, difference in pupil size, nausea/vomitting. Concussions have variable presentation and symptoms can show up even much later. You know your child best, and can tell if there is anything worrisome going on. I would not necessarily keep her awake, but stick to a routine sleep schedule. ...Read more

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Had a concussion a year or so before. Last night someone whipped a ping pong ball and it hit the back of my head? Should I be worried?

Had a concussion a year or so before. Last night someone whipped a ping pong ball and it hit the back of my head? Should I be worried?

Probably not: It is very unlikely a ping pong ball would create enough force to cause a concussion, even if it was hit very hard. Observe yourself for headache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, memory and concentration problems and other post-concussive symptoms. Seek medical attention if these develop and last beyond a day. If I can be of help then join my care team at www. Healthtap. Com/dr-clarkeholmes ...Read more

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I leaned back a bit on my bed's cushioned headboard, on the top of my head. I tapped it a bit. Could I get a concussion if I had one months ago?

I leaned back a bit on my bed's cushioned headboard, on the top of my head. I tapped it a bit. Could I get a concussion if I had one months ago?

Head trauma: From your description it does not sound serious and any symptoms related would have started earlier. If you have any other neurologic deficits and these make a consult and we can discuss it further. ...Read more

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Do I have a concussion I got tackled hard in rugby I the back of my head hit the front hurt a bit right after that now it really hurts I've had one b4?

Do I have a concussion I got tackled hard in rugby I the back of my head hit the front hurt a bit right after that now it really hurts I've had one b4?

Go to an ER: You should get immediate medical attention to rule out bleeding or swelling in your brain. Sports related injuries in account for 21% of all traumatic brain injuries in children in the U.S. According to the centers for disease control. ...Read more

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I got a concussion two weeks ago my head hurt for a week it was fine for a week then started hurting when I went back to doing contact in practice why?

I got a concussion two weeks ago my head hurt for a week it was fine for a week then started hurting when I went back to doing contact in practice why?

Refer to your PCP: Your body need time to heal.
Going back to sports too soon could be dangerous. Concussion takes more than six month to recover. Repetition of concussion causes alzheimer. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have all the symptoms of a concussion but never hit my head, neck, or back. Why?

What do you suggest if I have all the symptoms of a concussion but never hit my head, neck, or back. Why?

See your doctor.: It could be that you have just developed an atypical headache disorder. If your symptoms are worsening, I would see your physician as it could be a sign of a more serious condition. ...Read more

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Can you get a concussion from whipping your head back really fast? I mean using your own muscles and no outside force

Can you get a concussion from whipping your head back really fast? I mean using your own muscles and no outside force

Yes, but it's not...: ...likely. Most of the time, if you aren't properly trained and conditioned in head whipping, the worst that happens is your equilibrium gets seriously messed up, making you dizzy, nauseated & off balance. You COULD get a concussion after head whipping if you fall and knock your head on something hard. I don't recommend head whipping to unsupervised, unskilled casual dance enthusiasts. ...Read more

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I knocked my head a few weeks back and from then I feel strange. Bloated and sick. Could this be concussion symptoms?

I knocked my head a few weeks back and from then I feel strange. Bloated and sick. Could this be concussion symptoms?

Possibly: Concussion symptoms may last for a few weeks. Usually the symptoms include headache, nausea, trouble thinking, trouble focusing, dizziness. The symptoms tend to diminish in intensity. If they do not, you need to be concerned about some structural damage such as a subdural hematoma, intracranial hemorrhage, or post-traumatic hydrocephalus. These are more likely to occur if the tbi is more severe. ...Read more

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Walked into a hanging tree branch I didn't see. It bumped me around the back and top of my head. Can this cause injury? Had concussion before.

Walked into a hanging tree branch I didn't see. It bumped me around the back and top of my head. Can this cause injury? Had concussion before.

Of course, that...: Of course, but that would depend on the force of the impact. A little impact that scrapes off a few skin cells is an injury, but nobody worries about that. Getting knocked to the ground would be an injury, and we might worry about that one. Common sense and judgement will help one decide when to go see his doctor. Questions like "Can this cause injury? " almost always have YES for an answer. ...Read more

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Hit my head on a metal beam. I just got over another concussion headaches that stopped after months and now they are back, could this be permanent?

Hit my head on a metal beam. I just got over another concussion headaches that stopped after months and now they are back, could this be permanent?

Usually not.: If you didn't loose your consciousness, have dizziness. blurry vision. or weakness of face, arms, or or legs, then headaches alone would usually last for a period of weeks and disappear. Headache like yours lasting for months are rare and do not necessarily recur. ...Read more