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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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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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Can you get a concussion by hitting yourself in the head?

Can you get a concussion by hitting yourself in the head?

Certianly yes.If u: hit hard enough.I would redirect your focus to why or how u did this?If intentional ,you need to talk to your doctor about this behavior,and get help.Look up the symptoms of concussion and see how many you R experiencing.It is very important not to get a second concussion while suffering symptoms from the first one.This is how people die from concussion.If you R having symptoms,see your doc. ...Read more

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Can you get concussion from banging head afgainst af door?

Can you get concussion from banging head afgainst af door?

Certainly: Any type of head trauma could cause a concussion, but please note, by definition, a concussion is loss of consciousness, loss or memory or a combination of both. Headache secondary to head impact does not qualify. However, maybe your head pain could respond to therapy. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Banged my head last night quite hard, could I have concussion?

Concussion: As long as you did not have a loss of consciousness or neurological findings such as weakness or sensation changes it is unlikely you sustained a concussion. ...Read more

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I got hit in the head with a rock. What are symptoms of concussion?

Concussion: Symptoms include altered mental status, loss of consciousness, being stunned or confused, headache, dizziness, difficulty thinking clearly, slurred speech, difficulty walking independently. ...Read more

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Please help me! can you get a concussion without hitting your head?

Very rarely: It takes a bit of force to produce a concussion-so while in a rare circumstance one might turn the head fast enough(elderly) or rotate fast enough(e.G spinning car or amusemnt park ride) this would be uncommon. ...Read more

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

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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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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Can hits to the head while you have a concussion affect you or your recovery?

Can hits to the head while you have a concussion affect you or your recovery?

Yes. That's why you : have to refrain from playing contact sports until you no longer have Post-Concussive Syndrome. Check in regularly with your doctor & a Sports Medicine doctor or a neurologist. ...Read more

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Is it possible i can have a concussion after hitting my head on a sink 3 weeks ago?

Post concussion: You may have a post concussion syndrome. This is a complex disorder in which a variable combination of symptoms — such as headaches and dizziness — last for weeks and sometimes months after the injury that caused the concussion. The duration or severity of the concussion is not related to the severity of the post concussive syndrome. If you have any of these symptoms see a neurologist. ...Read more

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Can you get a concussion from intense sex. Like if your head is jerking everywhere?

Can you get a concussion from intense sex. Like if your head is jerking everywhere?

possibly: Sudden deceleration of the head (often but not always associated with striking a stationary object) can result in the brain hitting the inside of the skull causing a concussion or even cerebral contusion (bruising). The discomfort and cognitive changes associated with a mild concussion usually resolve over several weeks. If loss of consciousness and/or severe thinking impairment occur, go to er. ...Read more

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Why can children get hit and the head amd be fine where an adult would have a concussion?

Why can children get hit and the head amd be fine where an adult would have a concussion?

Varies: The adult system is complex, with fully developed neuron connections that may respond poorly to head trauma. The infant or child, with a developing but simple set of connections, is more tolerant to some similar jarring events.The kid is also more likely to lay down and stay put after trauma, allowing them to reorient and not aggravate the issue, while the adult may try to ignore it & get worse ...Read more

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I have a cuncussion and got hit in the head again. How high is the risk of another concussion?

I have a cuncussion and got hit in the head again. How high is the risk of another concussion?

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 you haven't fully recovered from a previous concussion, it can increase the chances of having a more severe injury from another head injury. ITs best to get checked. ...Read more

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Got hit on the head with basketball but i don't have any other symptoms. Could this be a concussion?

Got hit on the head with basketball but i don't have any other symptoms. Could this be a concussion?

Probably not: A concussion involves either loss of awareness or possibly altered mentation, so potentially things like confusion even in absence of loss of consciousness can still be a concussion. Without any symptoms, however, it probably wasnt a concussion. ...Read more

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Me and my friend hit heads when she was leaning in to tell me something. could that cause concussion?

Me and my friend hit heads when she was leaning in to tell me something. could that cause concussion?

It depends: It depends on how hard you hit your head. Signs of concussion are dizziness, headache, difficulty concentrating, nausea, light sensitivity, vomiting, to name a few. If you're not experiencing any of these symptoms, and only have mild pain where you hit your head, it's unlikely you would develop a concussion from that collision. ...Read more