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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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Could a concussion cause a pain behind an eye?

Could a concussion cause a pain behind an eye?

Not likely: It is not likely that the pain is relatedd to concussion. However, it may relate to the mechanism leading to the concussion, that is a rotation of the head backwards on the neck, pinching the greater occipital nerve, at the base of the skull. See a neurologist for diagnosis and treatment recommendations. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a concussion? . I hit the top of my head really hard on the lift gate of my car. Now I am having shooting pains that are coming from the spot where it hit and shooting down behind my eyes and ears. My face feels kind of numb and my

How do I know if I have a concussion? . I hit the top of my head really hard on the lift gate of my car. Now I am having shooting pains that are coming from the spot where it hit and shooting down behind my eyes and ears. My face feels kind of numb and my

Concussion: There are many symptoms of a concussion. These include headache, nausea, trouble sleeping, mood changes and trouble concentrating. Your symptoms are not that typical. Here are some resources to learn more:

www. Neurocuro. Com/concussion-notes

www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/concussion/basics/symptoms/COM-20019272 ...Read more

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Can a concussion cause eye problems?

Can a concussion cause eye problems?

Yes it can: Serious brain concussion can cause damage to the vision center of the brain with loss of vision or to the eye movement part of the brain with resulting eye movement problems called palsies which result in double vision. ...Read more

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My daughter fell and hit her face right beneath her eye. Can this cause a concussion? Is there anything I should look for as a red flag.

My daughter fell and hit her face right beneath her eye. Can this cause a concussion? Is there anything I should look for as a red flag.

Uncommon: While not impossible, it is very uncommon for facial trauma such as you describe to cause a concussion. Facial trauma that severe would be quite obvious. But as usual for any head trauma, monitor for symptoms such as recurrent vomiting, assymetric body weakness (all of a sudden I'm weak in my right hand...), complaint of severe headache. Likely she will be fine with a black eye in the morning. ...Read more

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Concussion a week ago after I hit the back of my head & neck. Feel better but have constant pressure behind nose and ears. Is it related to the injury?

Concussion a week ago after I hit the back of my head & neck. Feel better but have constant pressure behind nose and ears. Is it related to the injury?

Could be: You might want to ask your rheumatologist though. Based on your age, conditions and meds I can assume your rheumatolgist knows you best. Injury to the mastoids, sub dural hematoma can produce pressure like feelings. Might need to get a scan of your head if this persists. ...Read more

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Could dry contact lenses cause issues with eye tracking when being examined for concussion? PT said some difficulty tracking w left eye.

Could dry contact lenses cause issues with eye tracking when being examined for concussion? PT said some difficulty tracking w left eye.

No, your PT was: Checking your cranial nerves, which include those to all the muscles that move your eyes about in different directions. So, see your doctor for a neurological exam if you don't know whether your " visual tracking" problem pre-existed, or was present, prior to your injury. ...Read more

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Dear dr, I fall of stair 5 week ago and my head hate a wall I go to ER and have tc scan I got a concussion, sine I fall I got very bad headache non stop, and my blood pressure is low 80/40 and get very dizy. What causes to blood pressure to go this low?

Dear dr, I fall of stair 5 week ago and my head hate a wall I go to ER and have tc scan I got a concussion, sine I fall I got very bad headache non stop, and my blood pressure is low 80/40 and get very dizy. What causes to blood pressure to go this low?

Get checked: The effects of concussions can vary and be unpredictable. It depends on the severity of the injury. The best thing is to give your brain complete rest. The more strain you place on your brain while it is attempting to heal, the more likely it is to slow down the healing process.

It would be good to get re-evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes the eye to jerk or twitch? Can it be part of the after affects of the concussion sence the nrain heals so slow? Or is it lack of sleep?

What causes the eye to jerk or twitch? Can it be part of the after affects of the concussion sence the nrain heals so slow? Or is it lack of sleep?

Benign myokymia: Usually caffeine, fatigue or stress. Trying to address those factors typically does the trick. In a few persistent cases Botox can be used, but that's rare. ...Read more

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I have low blood pressure (av.80/40)cause on propranolol for headaches from concussion. Doc said ok, but I get dizzy often- (are there any risks?)thanks!

I have low blood pressure (av.80/40)cause on propranolol for headaches from concussion. Doc said ok, but I get dizzy often- (are there any risks?)thanks!

Re-evaluation: Please revisit your doctor, what was your heart rate? Propranolol would slow down your heart in addition to affecting your blood pressure. Of course dizziness has other reasons, given there is a history of concussion, kindly confer again with your doctor or get a second opnion, no offense, it's your right, good luck ...Read more

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Do people tell a concussion by shining a torch in your eyes?

Rarely: When doctors shine a light into the eyes, they are checking the pupillary reflex. This can be abnormal with a brain injury, but the absence of a abnormal pupillary reflex does not rule out a concussion or brain injury. ...Read more

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I have a concussion, the whites of my eyes have now turned grey and my eyes are glossy like I'm stoned...is this normal?

I have a concussion, the whites of my eyes have now turned grey and my eyes are glossy like I'm stoned...is this normal?

Normal for now: The gray may be coming from blood that is slowly being removed from the white of the eyes. It can also be from other issues such as liver or kidney problems. You should seek out advice from either your primary doctor or an eye doctor ...Read more

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Got a concussion 2 months ago can I still be having vison problems or is it post concussion my eyes just zone out some times also have anxiety?

Got a concussion 2 months ago can I still be having vison problems or is it post concussion my eyes just zone out some times also have anxiety?

Both: Anxiety and concussion make one another worse. Double vision, especially when looking at objects close to you, is common with concussion. ZacharyA, do you have a psychologist to treat your anxiety? There are psychologists on HealthTap who would be happy to help you. ...Read more

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Why do doctors shine a torch in your eyes when checking for concussion?

Why do doctors shine a torch in your eyes when checking for concussion?

Pupillary reaction: If the pupillary reaction is totally normal that means there is no herniation of parts of the brain due to trauma and pressure. ...Read more

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Did anyone ever get blurry eyes or double vision from a slight concussion?

Did anyone ever get blurry eyes or double vision from a slight concussion?

Yes: A concussion is similar to a bruise of the brain, and it can cause it to temporarily lose the ability to keep both eyes working together. If the double vision is constant, you should be evaluated by an eye doctor or general doctor. ...Read more

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So I had a concussion a month ago last 5 days I have been zoning out a lot that's what my eyes feel like could this be a subderal hematomo this late?

So I had a concussion a month ago last 5 days I have been zoning out a lot that's what my eyes feel like could this be a subderal hematomo this late?

Unlikely: Unikely to have a delayed subdural of any significance but it can happen - how long after your trauma were you scanned? Or were you scanned at all? ...Read more

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Eyes misaligned (left crossed) when focusing, or relaxed. 2 yrs ago Hit frontal bonecorner of wall. There was bleeding, no concussion. Possible link?

Eyes misaligned (left crossed) when focusing, or relaxed. 2 yrs ago Hit frontal bonecorner of wall. There was bleeding, no concussion. Possible link?

Yes can be linked: Head injuries are 1 of the most overlooked causes of ocular misalignments & motility abnormalities. You may have had a concussion without realizing it. Concussion does not require loss of consciousness for the brain to have suffered damage. You should see a doctor for the potential concussion (e.g. neurologist) & a neuro-ophthalmologist for the crossed eye condition. Repair may be possible. ...Read more

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Had concussion 2 months ago didn't not lose conciness but my eyes feel like zoning out for about 3 weeks could it be sinues or anxiety? Or do concus?

A concussion by-: -definition is a loss of consciousness due 2 trauma no matter how long the loss was. Obviously the longer the more serious it is. I can only say there is no answer with out being seen by a MD. ...Read more

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Had a concussion 2 months ago headaches and dizziness has been soing good now I just feel like my eyes losing focus sometimes like zoning out?

Had a concussion 2 months ago headaches and dizziness has been soing good now I just feel like my eyes losing focus sometimes like zoning out?

Postconcussive phase: Your symptoms are consistent with a postconcussive syndrome or phase of recovery although the "zoning out" concerns me a bit. If your concussion knocked you out for more than a few minutes then, the risk of seizures climbs substantially. Consider reporting this to your doctor. You may benefit from testing and/or consultation with a neurologist. Questions/Appointment? Www. Healthtap. Com/dr-saghafi ...Read more

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I hit my head about a month ago urgent care said mild concussion im worried about chronic hematomo. My eyes feel like they won't focus like zoning out?

Post concussion: Hi, Most concussion get total resolution of symptoms within one week, however, this can be prolonged if the proper steps at the beginning were not taken. I.E. total brain reset for one day and slow return to physical and mental activity after. Your symptom is a common one post concussion however, would suggest follow up with your doctor to talk about this further. ...Read more

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Can post concussion syndrome give me problems with focusing my eyes? I'm a month and week out from having mild concussion. Worried about hematomo? No ct

Can post concussion syndrome give me problems with focusing my eyes? I'm a month and week out from having mild concussion. Worried about hematomo? No ct

Yes: Nonspecific blurred vision is common with PCS. It should gradually improve. I wouldn't worry about a "hematoma, " especially after 2 months. Dr. Google steered you wrong there. ...Read more

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So I hit my head sat and I still have a slight headache, tired n bump went down, Area around eyes and face hurt and jaw area hurts. Concussion?

Make sure: Do you have any confusion, memory lapse or other cognitive issues? If you are at all concerned about concussion, it would be most appropriate to see your doc. Your other symptoms are consistent with some bruising and jarring of the muscles. ...Read more