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Why do I smell blood, but not having a nose bleed? I fractured my nose and had an concussion about 4-5 months ago. After my recovery i returned to practice and games. It seems everyday in practice, i get elbowed in the nose but i don't get nosebleeds. Wha

Why do I smell blood, but not having a nose bleed? I fractured my nose and had an concussion about 4-5 months ago. After my recovery i returned to practice and games. It seems everyday in practice, i get elbowed in the nose but i don't get nosebleeds. Wha

I : I am very concerned about your symptoms. I would like you to see a neurologist and have a complete evaluation of your symptoms. Your symptoms sound somwhat like a concussion, but the duration is very concerning and you need a full neurological evaluation. If you are having this severe of symptoms then you should not be participating in any type of sports until you are cleared.

In addition, you should see your ENT doctor again to re-evaluate your persistent injury. But seeing the neurologist is most important at this time.

If you have worsening headache, visual changes, vomiting, weakness or numbness then you will have to be seen as an emergency. ...Read more

Dr. Franklyn Gergits
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Nosebleed (Definition)

A nosebleed is a symptom in which there is enough bleeding in the nose for a person to see it coming out of the nose or taste it going down the throat. Nosebleeds are often due to a broken small blood vessel, and stop when a clot forms at the break in the blood vessel. ...Read more


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I just started having a nose bleed today. I've only had one in my life after surgery. Is it a problem from my concussion that I got on February 2nd?

I just started having a nose bleed today. I've only had one in my life after surgery. Is it a problem from my concussion that I got on February 2nd?

I doubt it. what was: the surgery 4? Your nose? If it were from a distant concussion, a nose bleed is not a sign of this. If they become recurrent U need 2 C Ur PCP & have it evaluated. ...Read more

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How can i get a nosebleed?

How can i get a nosebleed?

Nose bleed reasons:: nasal congestion or nasal dryness, ^ blood pressure, excessive use of decongestants, being at ^ altitude, trauma to nose, nose picking, or blowing the nose hard. Bacterial & viral infections can ^ risk as well as bleeding disorders. Recurrent nose bleeds may be due to broken vessel in the nose. Alcohol / cocaine abuse can cause nose bleeds, as can tumors. ...Read more

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What's a double concussion?

What's a double concussion?

Very dangerous: There's a syndrome called "second impact syndrome" which can occur as someone has a second concussion while recovering from their first concussion. The resultant injury to the brain can cause malignant cerebral edema (swelling) and this can be fatal- mortality is 50-100%. ...Read more

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How can I stop a nosebleed?

How can I stop a nosebleed?

In most cases: The bleeding for most patients are from the front of the septum. Lean forward (so you won't swallow your own blood) and pinch the nostril with your isilateral thumb on the side that is bleeding for 10-15 minutes will usually stop the bleeding. Decongestant spray like afrin (oxymetazoline) can also help. If the bleeding continue and is severe, you'll need to go the emergency room for treatment. ...Read more

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What exactly is a concussion?

What exactly is a concussion?

Poorly Understood: We are getting better at understanding it. It is a generalized. ...Read more

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How many concussions is too many?

Depends on severity: Ideally, we would prefer that patients don't have any concussions. However, these do happen. The concern with multiple concussions is their cumulative effect. If the concussions occur within a short period of time serious brain injury can occur. The entity of "dementia pugilistica" occurs in boxers who suffer many concussions in a short period of time. ...Read more

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I had a concussion and need help?

See your doctor: I recommend you see your regular doctor, a sports medicine doctor, or neurologist. If your symptoms are bad, worst headache of your life, slurred speech, double vision, nausea, vomiting, then go to the ER. You need to be further evaluated. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a concussion?

What are symptoms of a concussion?

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

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What are the tests for concussion?

What are the tests for concussion?

Interview,talking.: Often the concussed will answer questions in a way that helps you to know they have a concussion.Ask about where they are, who you are, where they are, what day it is etc.You will be surprised in how messed up the concussed person is in the immediate injury period. ...Read more

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What should I do for a concussion?

What should I do for a 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 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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What are the symptoms of concussion?

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

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How to know if you have a concussion?

How to know if you have a concussion?

Symptoms: Dizziness when you move your head, problems concentrating, disorientation, difficulty doing simple math, problems reading, ringing in the ears, headache, problems controlling your temper, impulsivity, and changes in sleep habits.

Any combination. ...Read more

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How to determine you have a concussion?

How to determine you have a 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 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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Is it possible to die from a concussion?

Is it possible to die from a concussion?

Absolutely: In second impact syndrome, patients who suffer more than one head injury in a short amount of time if it is severe enough, can die easily. This injury has a high mortality rate. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have a concussion?

What should I do if I have a concussion?

Concussion treatment: The mainstay of concussion treatment i'd cognitive and physical rest followed by a gradual increase in activity. If symptoms return from increase activity continue rest. Recovery from concussion is variable person to person. Seek the advice of your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the latent signs of concussion?

Several: Headache, decreased cognitive functioning, difficulty concentrating, memory loss, lack of , coordination, dizziness, dilated or unequal pupils, nausea, repeated vomiting, blurred or double vision, slurred speech, emotional outbursts, ...... ...Read more

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Is monthly too often to have a nosebleed?

Is monthly too often to have a nosebleed?

No. : This is a very common frequency for nosebleeds. The frequency can typically be decreased by increasing the moisture of the the nose. This can be done by humidifying the air in your home, using moisturizer cream or lubricants (try to avoid petroleum products, like vaseline) and frequent nasal saline sprays. ...Read more

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What could I do while I have a concussion?

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 are the syptoms of a mild concussion?

First,: There must be some history of closed head injury which did not result in gross brain injury visible on ct scan or significant loss of consciousness. The person is stunned, may have a headache, nausea, dizziness, and followed by days of poor sleep, concentration, irritability, and maybe persisting dizziness, ringing in the ears, lapses of short term memory. There are more but these are significant. ...Read more

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Could having a concussion make you scared?

Yes: If it is fear that comes on abruptly for no apparent reason and lasts a few minutes i would be concerned about focal seizures which can be treated with medication. There are other causes of fear after head trauma (ptsd) etc. ...Read more

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What do I do if i think I have a concussion?

Seek immediate medical attention: Go to the er, or get evaluated by a medical professional trained in concussion identification or management- could be an er physician, physiatrist (physical medicine and rehabilitation), neurologist, primary care, or pediatrician (if of appropriate age.). ...Read more

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What are some signs that i had a concussion?

What are some signs that i had a concussion?

Several: signs include loss of consciousness or altered level of alertness. Confusion, difficulty thinking clearly, headache and vomiting, irritability and problem with focus and attention. you may also experience altered sleep patterns. ...Read more

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How can you be sure you've had a concussion?

How can you be sure you've had a concussion?

You can't always: Concussions may not present fully in the immediate present. Some of the post-concussive symptoms may develop later, especially headaches, vertigo, problems with reading and concentration. Get evaluated by a professional at the very least to track and monitor symptoms. ...Read more

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Is there a way to know if i had a concussion?

Is there a way to know if i had a concussion?

Symptoms are multipl: After a head injury symptoms include 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. Usually more than one symptom is present. ...Read more

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What should I do if i think i had a concussion?

Be evaluated.: Seek medical attention if you believe you 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 as well as repeating things over and over. You can develop a concussion with or without loss of consciousness. Take care. ...Read more

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How to figure out if I could have a concussion?

Concussion: The first criteria is a blow to the head. If you had a loss of consciousness then you definitely had a concussion. If no loss of consciousness but one of the following is present: persistent headache, nausea, imbalance, lightheadedness, difficulty concentrating, memory loss, irritability then you likely suffered a concussion. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Concussion (Definition)

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