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Concussion Delayed Symptoms
If normal symptoms post concussion are the same as delayed subdural hematoma symptoms-how are you to know if u should go to be evaluated?
Still need an Eval: Either way an accurate diagnosis should be made as these are still different entitities with different treatments. First we have to make a Diagnosis of a hematoma and that requires neuroimaging. Depending on the symptoms one is manifesting after concussion, addiional tests, monitoring and followup are critical. This may include neuroimaging. Thus I would recommend a ER or Neurology consult asap. ...Read more
I ran into a wall in september, but recently I've been having constant throbbing headaches and confusion could this be a delayed concussion?
Yes but eval needed: If you can link the onset of your symptoms to this injury, then you may be suffering from post-concussion syndrome. If the symptoms developed weeks to months later, then they are unlikely to be concussion-related. I recommend you seek a physician's opinion as soon as possible. The symptoms you describe are relatively nonspecific, and thus, could be the result of many different conditions. ...Read more
Son 16 had major concussion last may. Past 5 months he's been very fatigued and unable to stay awake sleeping 13+ hrs a day. Is this a delay reaction?
Usually no: "delayed reaction" to a concussion. If he had similar symptoms at the time that resolved then think of something else. On the other hand if the concussion was severe enough and went undiagnosed and treated effectively then this could represent the continuing effects. See your doctor first and follow advice. ...Read more
Concussion Diagnosis: Concussion is caused by trauma to the brain. Concussion causes a constellation of symptoms including headache, confusion, nausea, dizziness, mood changes and sleepiness. You can have a loss of consciousness as part of the initial injury but this does not happen in all concussions. Treatment is rest and gradual return to activity. Contact your doctor to help with the diagnosis. ...Read more
Classically,: Definition of loss of consciousness, loss of memory or combination of both, subsequent to head injury. However, recent studies of sports injuries raise concerns of low level brain injury persisting for perhaps several weeks subsequent to trauma. This is no longer considered just a "bump on the head", or getting "dinged". ...Read more
Possibly: Concussions typically occur after a head injury. At times, head injuries can be minor and we might not think much of them. If your confusion worsens or you develop other symptoms, you should get checked out. ...Read more
Many types of forget:
If you mean that you do not recall portions of time when the injury itself occurred - that is not unusual. If you have persistent problems with memory in general sine the injury, that is a TBI (traumatic brain injury) related memory problem.
Amnesia is a lapse in consciousness that disallows any (or most) recall of what had happened. One might come to and not recognize where one is. Do not drive. ...Read more
Concussion: Actually both. There is the physical elements of a concussion. Then there are psychosocial aspects that prolong concussion symptoms if not addressed. Then add in the vestibular aspect that frequently gets over looked and one can have a prolonged recovery. See a concussion expert ...Read more
I just got hit in the back of the head with a hockey puck. Would there be obvious symptoms of concussion?
Can I drink five weeks after sustaining a minor concussion? No extreme symptoms, and less than 10 drinks
Less than 3!: It is not a good idea to drink more than 2-3 drinks a day, and then not every day After a head injury there can be delayed problems. Drinking too much may cause symptoms that are hard to tell from a problem related to your concussion. Have 1 or 2 a couple of times a week. If you drink more than that you risk falling down and hitting your head again! Amongst other problems from too much booze. ...Read more
I have some symptoms of a concussion. My mom doesn't have insurance for us and I feel that I really should.?
See a doctor.: You need to be seen and examined by a doctor. If you go to your local ER, if you don't have insurance, they should still see you on an urgent basis. If you have a doctor whom you see for well visits, call them for advice, a visit or a referral. You may have a concussion which will resolve on its own, but you need to be seen to rule out an even more serious head injury such as bleeding. ...Read more
I got a concussion yesterday and was knocked out. I have no symptoms today though. How long until I can do physical activities?
How long do symptoms of a concussion usually last in a teen aged girl with her first concussion. The concussion happens during a rugby game?
Got a concussion 9 weeks ago. Practically symptom free but I'm a tad bit "foggy", no memory issues though. Will alcohol cause permanent damage?
80lb dog head butted me in the temple. Have had pain where I got hit. What is the symptoms of concussion or when should I seek medical attention?
LOC not necessary: The definition since the 1970's has been an injury to the head or brain with an alteration of consciousness. It does not need loss of consciousness, just a brief period of confusion, tiredness, cizziness and ability to focus. If you did not have any of these, you did not have a concussion. Local headache at site of injury has many causes. See your doctor or if necessary a neurologist. ...Read more
Can vertigo be treated/ cured? Symptoms last for a week or more and episodes occur every 4-6 weeks. Have had two concussions in the past, related?
I bumped head a week ago, didn't have concussion symptoms but it's sporadically sensitive to touch. Small bump that reduced but I'm concerned.?
Subgaleal hematoma: You probably have a small subgaleal hematoma. These collections are beneath the muscle layer of the scalp. They may take quite a while to resolve, but are not something to worry about. ...Read more
Backtoback concussions within 3days. Now19 months later I still have pcs, symptoms- slow processing, speech diff., etc. When can I return to sports?
Do not: Do not returned to the contact sport until all your symptoms are completely resolved. Meanwhile, see a neurologist to receive medications for symptomatic treatment.. ...Read more
Is it possible to be somewhat resistant to concussions? I have taken many hard clonks to the head but never had symptoms. BTW my neck is very wide.
Higher threshold: Some people may have a higher threshold, based on strength, age, genetics, size, fitness, etc., for concussion/brain injury but studies have shown with repeated trauma to the head one can experience delayed onset of brain injury. So be careful and try to avoid further hits to your head. ...Read more
Three weeks ago I suffered a mild concussion. Over the last couple weeks, I have displayed symptoms of post concussive syndrome. Safe to air travel?
Generally speaking it is safe to travel with concussion, although the altitude change may give you a headache. Tylenol should help.
Be sure you have seen a doctor and they made sure this is "Post Concussion Syndrome" and not something more serious beforehand.
Symptoms lasting past 10-14 days should be consulted by a neurologist and perhaps even a MRI to be sure nothing else is going on. ...Read more
I suffered a minor concussion 9 days ago. My only lasting symptom was a minor headache which ceased about three days ago. Can I drink tomorrow night?
Wouldn't recommend: After a brain injury, it would be better to avoid alcohol and any other nervous system depressant for quite a while. Remember, it the only one your have or will ever get. Take care of it now. It has to last a life time! Discuss this with your pcp, neurologist or ns who treated you. ...Read more
I have a history of several mild concussions. Since then, every light bump on the head makes me feel like I'm getting another one (symptoms return for a time). Are these new concussions? Is this PCS?
Concussion: It could be PCS. You née to see a doctor ...Read more
CONCUSSION: To concus means 'to shake violently'; which is what happens to the brain when the head or trunk is violently impacted. This violent event causes brain injury at the cellular level, which is why symptoms and recovery are vary from person to person. The key to recovery is close follow up with a provider knowledgeable in the concussion who'll monitor symptoms & neurocognitive test results. ...Read more
Altered awareness: The concussed person is an unreliable historian. Most often they want to get back into the game and will negate their symptoms so they can continue playing. We, in florida, are moving to hold concussed players out for at least a week to measure (as best we can) their injury. ...Read more
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
Yes, both: Symptoms. Of a concussion include headache altered mental status (loss of consciousness), disorientation, confusion and difficulty with attention and memory. Cognitive changes and consciousness are the hallmarks of concussion. Symptoms of whiplash are generally headache and neck/shoulder pain. A person may have both from the same injury. ...Read more
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