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Hit my head with a dumbell, could I have a concussion?

Hit my head with a dumbell, could I have a concussion?

Concussion: A concussion is a traumatic brain injury. You do not have to be knocked out to have a concussion. A headache, dizziness, disorientation, lack of ability to concentrate, difficulty sleeping, irritability, increased symptoms with activity all may signal a concussion. The treatment for concussion is brain and physical rest unless serious or unrelenting symptoms. Should be evaluated if any concerns. ...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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I hit my head 7 days ago is it possible I have a concussion?

I hit my head 7 days ago is it possible I have a concussion?

Yes: A concussion is a diagnosis by exclusion. It is the presence of lingering symptoms after a head injury without abnormal radiographic findings. Symptoms can include headache, dizziness, or vomiting. You should see a physician for guidance and depending on your symptoms may need a brain ct scan or mri. ...Read more

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I have a concussion and I hit my head hard, can it make it worse?

I have a concussion and I hit my head hard, can it make it worse?

Yes: Need to be careful after a concussion. After a concussion, a second concussion may result in a
'Second impact syndrome', a potentially life threatening condition. If you have not been made worse, rest both physicall and mentally until symptoms resolve. ...Read more

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I hit my head a week ago and it still hurts. I'm having migraines now is this normal? Do I have a concussion?

I hit my head a week ago and it still hurts. I'm having migraines now is this normal? Do I have a concussion?

You may have had a: concussion and this may be the result. Please make sure to see a doc and stay w/him/her until your symptoms have resolved. Such symptoms go away slowly but there are lots of reasons to hope. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I hit my head on a headboard on 4/5, felt nauseous at 4:30am 4/7 and was nauseous with a headache from then until now 4/9. Do I have a concussion?

I hit my head on a headboard on 4/5, felt nauseous at 4:30am 4/7 and was nauseous with a headache from then until now 4/9. Do I have a concussion?

Probably: If you do not have other symptoms of an infectious illness, then your symptoms are consistent with concussion. The most important thing you can do is rest. If your symptoms persist for another week or the vomiting and headache worsen see your doctor. ...Read more

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I hit my head a couple times on a metal top of a checkers board game. I think I have a concussion but not sure and I'm not sure if I should go to sleep. What should I do?

I hit my head a couple times on a metal top of a checkers board game. I think I have a concussion but not sure and I'm not sure if I should go to sleep. What should I do?

Hello.: Hello. Symptoms of a concussion can include: headache, nausea, vomiting, confusion, blurred vision, slurred speech, weakness, feeling dazed, numbness, lack of coordination, problems with short term memory, dizziness as well as repeating things over and over. You can develop a concussion with or without loss of consciousness. If you have these types of symptoms, recommend that you see a doctor. If not, allow yourself to get the sleep you need. ...Read more

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I hit my head on the car door and have a small bump. 24 hours later I have a bad headache. Could I have a concussion?

I hit my head on the car door and have a small bump. 24 hours later I have a bad headache. Could I have a concussion?

NEED TO BE CHECHED: You had head injuru and 24 hours later you have bad headache.You need to be checked and need a cat scan to rule out a subdural hematoma
go to the er and have it checked. ...Read more

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Do I have a concussion I hit my head pretty hard last night I am dizzy have had headache ever since I hit my head

Do I have a concussion I hit my head pretty hard last night I am dizzy have had headache ever since I hit my head

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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Do I have a concussion? I think I have a cuncussion but im not sure. I hit my head really hard on a door knob and im pretty sure I blacked out for about five minutes also I feel really dizzy and its hard to look at the computer also I have a large lump on

Do I have a concussion? I think I have a cuncussion but im not sure. I hit my head really hard on a door knob and im pretty sure I blacked out for about five minutes also I feel really dizzy and its hard to look at the computer also I have a large lump on

Yes: Any loss of consciousness qualifies as a concussion. No loss of consciousness with the dizziness you describe would qualify as a concussion. If symptoms do not resolve spontaneously or if symptoms worsen, you should seek a more formal evaluation. Good luck ...Read more

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I got tackled hard in rugby I did not hit my head but it hurt my head an neck my ears hurt with sound my head dosent hurt now do I have a concussion?

I got tackled hard in rugby I did not hit my head but it hurt my head an neck my ears hurt with sound my head dosent hurt now do I have 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. Pain, alone, doesn't make it a concussion. ...Read more

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Do I have a concussion? Yesterday I was snowboarding in winter park colorado. I was extremely intoxicated (poor choice I know) and apparently I fell and hit my head. I was unconscious for a few minutes. Ski patrol gave us a sheet of head trauma informatio

Toxic concussion: Doctors see more injuries from snowboarding accidents than from any other ski sport. That fact alone should tell you not too snowboard while intoxicated. Follow-up with your doctor, get examined and report any symptoms. A brain ct or MRI may be warranted depending on the exam and symptoms. ...Read more

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I hit my head and saw stars. Is this a concussion?

I hit my head and saw stars. Is this a concussion?

Probably: A concussion is defined as a brief alteration in brain function that may occur after a mild traumatic brain injury. There does not have to be any loss of consciousness. This can be manifest as the stars that you see. Other associated findings include dizziness, trouble concentrating, headache, nausea. These symptoms should improve over time. ...Read more

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What to do if I hit my head pretty hard. Concussion?

What to do if I hit my head pretty hard. Concussion?

Protocol for TBI: Put the brain at rest until symptoms abate. No exertion physical or mental. The metabolic needs of a concussed brain are increased. This resolves over time. Talk to a tbi expert if you have any residual symptoms. You might need to have a ct done to exclude bleeding depending on your physical exam, signs and symptoms. ...Read more

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Hit my head yesturday and tons of pain today. Could it be a concussion?

Hit my head yesturday and tons of pain today. Could it be a concussion?

It could be: Several things are taken into consideration when diagnosing somebody with a concussion. Believe it or not pain isn't one of them. You should be examined by a physician so that the whole story can be told and the facts put together. If in doubt then, you should get a medical examination. If you'd like to shoot me a line at www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi we can kibitz. ...Read more

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I hit my head yesterday and I feel fine. How do I get checked for a concussion?

No symptoms?: If you have remained symptom free you may not have a concussion. Symptoms of a concussion can include: headache, nausea, vomiting, confusion, blurred vision, slurred speech, weakness, feeling dazed, numbness, lack of coordination, problems with short term memory, dizziness & repeating things over & over. You can develop a concussion with or without loss of consciousness. Doctors can check. ...Read more

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Hit my head on a metal rack I feel fine. Didn't use much force just worried about the whole concussion thing.?

Concussion: If you have no pain, dizziness, blackout, you are likely fine. Watch for confusion, balance or concentration issues. Read more about concussion at http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/concussion/basics/definition/con-20019272 ...Read more

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Hit my head pretty hard on hardwood floor. I was wondering if I have some sort of concussion? What do I need to do

Concussion?: If you are having symptoms of a concussion, dizziness, headache, clouded thinking, poor coordination, see your doctor. If you are not having any symptoms you do not need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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I had a concussion before and about an hour ago, I hit my head against the wall because I slipped. I don't know if I got a concussion again..

I had a concussion before and about an hour ago, I hit my head against the wall because I slipped. I don't know if I got a concussion again..

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

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What are the chances of getting a concussion while in a car and driver hits another car. But going slow, no more than 15 miles/h. didn't hit my head?

Concussion: If you didn't hit your head then you didn't suffer a concussion. A concussion will leave a person with headaches that worsen with exertion. There is often nausea, dizziness, irritability, difficulty concentrating, and poor memory for learning new information. Rest is prescribed until the headaches resolve. ...Read more

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Had a concussion two years ago. Got in a car last night, the ride was bumpy. Hit my head a few times on hard part of seat. Should I worry about it?

Had a concussion two years ago. Got in a car last night, the ride was bumpy. Hit my head a few times on hard part of seat. Should I worry about it?

Not likely: Unless you hit your head pretty hard, it's unlikely. Questions to ask yourself: did you experience loss of consciousness? dizziness? visual changes? Nausea? Altered mental status? Confusion? sleepiness? if you had no symptoms, and still don't, concussion recurrence from car ride unlikely. ...Read more

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I hit my head on the edge of the microwave, could I have gotten a concussion?

Symptoms?: After a mild head injury it is possible to have a concussion if you have some of the following symptoms
Headache, confusion, fatigue, unsteadiness, difficulty with orientation or memory, difficulty focusing and thinking clearly. You do not have to lose consciousness. ...Read more

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I hit my head last night. And now have a headache. Is there any concern for a concussion?

Concussion: You don't have to have a loss of consciousness to have suffered a minor concussion. A headache is a very common after effect of a concussion. Any headache that is severe and intolerable after a head injury needs to be evaluated by a physician. ...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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I hit my head and got a concussion 5 months after my first one, and now I feel foggy and still get headaches. Should this pass?

I hit my head and got a concussion 5 months after my first one, and now I feel foggy and still get headaches. Should this pass?

Evaluated?: I would be visiting my doctor and neurologist if the symptoms haven't passed or lessened after 5 months. You've had 2 concussions and may benefit from more screenings/imaging at this point. ...Read more

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Why do I still feel nauseous from my concussion even though I hit my head on Jan13th? Why do u feel nauseous after a concussion?

Brainstem effect: The mechanism of concussion results from a deformation of the brain stem at the level of the migraine driver and the vomiting center. If the nausea comes with headache you are having post concussive migraine. Speak to your doctor about migraine preventative such as amitriptyline, Inderal (propranolol) or Topiramate. ...Read more

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I hit my head hard on the wall four days ago, mild headache started after two days, no other problems. What should I do? Is it concussion?

The first thing you: Can do is to stop banging your against walls and other solid objects. Since you developed a headache afterwards, you probably had a mild concussion. You need to get plenty of sleep, take a non-narcotic pain med as needed for the headache and DEFINITELY protect your head during the healing period. ...Read more

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I hit my head in the shower a couple of days ago, no concussion symptoms except for a headache on and off, should I seek medical attention?

I hit my head in the shower a couple of days ago, no concussion symptoms except for a headache on and off, should I seek medical attention?

Probably not needed: You probably don't need medical attention if you don't have red flags after a head bump: Vomiting, waxing & waning drowsiness, disorientation, short-term memory impairment, obvious bruises around eyes or behind the ears, neck stiff & sore, fever, or just not acting like your usual self. Take care of the headache as you usually would. Be well! ...Read more