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Passed out, Hit head& had 5 sec seizure. Minor concussion after. 3 months later my head pounds while/after physically exerting myself. What shouldido?

Passed out, Hit head& had 5 sec seizure. Minor concussion after. 3 months later my head pounds while/after physically exerting myself. What shouldido?

Testing is needed: This is not just a concussion, since you passed out first. This history is important. Some of the conditions that cause loss of consciousness can cause exercise intolerance. Namely, blood vessel problems or heart problems would be evaluated for here. Perhaps this has been done? Hope that helps! ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Seizures (Uncontrollable Jerking Of Limbs) (Definition)

A seizure is a symptom in which a person has a convulsion or epileptic attack, usually involving jerking movements of the head, limbs, and rest of the body. It represents abnormal brain function, and can be caused by fever (mainly in young children), by brain infections or tumors, by drug abuse or overdoses, by chemical imbalances, sleep deprivation, etc. ...Read more


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Chances of having seizures after a mild concussion? Had one 2months ago. Started drinking alcohol, not often, 4drinks a weekstill scared it might hurt me?

Chances of having seizures after a mild concussion? Had one 2months ago. Started drinking alcohol, not often, 4drinks a weekstill scared it might hurt me?

Increased chance: There is an increased risk of seizures after significant head trauma. You should see a neurologist and have an eeg and possibly mri. Concussion can lead to cellular level damage that takes a long time to heal. Drinking is not recommended during the process of healing. Neuropsychiatric testing may identify areas of impairment that will need to be accommodated until you heal. ...Read more

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Can a concussion result in a seizure commonly?

Yes but rarely: Depends on many factors like location of injury force age of person and underlying or coexisting medical problems. ...Read more

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Is there a correlation between concussions and seizures?

Is there a correlation between concussions and seizures?

Yes.: A concussion is technically a bruise to the brain. Any injury, especially repetitive can cause seizures. ...Read more

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Is there a correlation between a concussion and having a seizure?

Yes: It is common for patients to have a seizure immediately following a concussion. This does not usually cause a seizure disorder. After 1 week, the risk of another seizure is almost the same as someone who did not have a seizure. Severe traumatic brain injury can cause long term seizure disorders. ...Read more

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I wanted to know when you have a seizure, concussion, etc why can't you remember what happened?

I wanted to know when you have a seizure, concussion, etc why can't you remember what happened?

Suppression of brain: Any episode of altered consciousness, either spontaneous or caused by trauma will result in transient suppression of brain neuronal function, and lack of external awareness of events. Actually memory may be lost prior to and following such an event, anterograde and retrograde amnesia. ...Read more

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I have a 16 year old male friend who got a concussion a few weeks ago. Yesterday he had a seizure while playing a video game. What might this mean?

I have a 16 year old male friend who got a concussion a few weeks ago. Yesterday he had a seizure while playing a video game. What might this mean?

See a doctor: It's possible that the head injury is related to the seizure, especially if this was your friend's first seizure. This warrants an evauation right away. ...Read more

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My father suffered a sever concussion and hasn't healed. He started having seizures I guess but he is aware of everything are they seizures or what?

Types of seizures: There are a couple types of seizures that could be like this. A head injury lead to seizures, and some seizures do not require loss of awareness. Normally these cause tingling or shaking on one side of the body. They are called partial seizures. There is also something called a nonepileptic seizure that does not interfere with awareness. ...Read more

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Could a mild seizure & concussion have the same symptoms? Had dizziness, nausea b4 I fell into a wall which makes me think I had seizure vs concussion

Could a mild seizure & concussion have the same symptoms? Had dizziness, nausea b4 I fell into a wall which makes me think I had seizure vs concussion

Yes: Yes they can. As you are implying, a concussion would usually have had to have some type of injury before it occurred. Don't hesitate to be seen and thoroughly evaluated. ...Read more

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Had a concussion 4nonths ago. Mild, no LOC. What are the chances of getting epilepsy and seizures because of it? In what time frame do they start usually?

Concussion prognosis: It is not likely that a mild concussion will result in seizures or epilepsy. Most seizures that occur after a head injury require a severe injury and they occur soon after. Sometimes very severe injuries seem to cause seizures up to years later.

In your case, it is unlikely that the concussion will cause seizures. ...Read more

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I have a very high level of ferritan in my brain. I'm haveing many problems with confusion and memory and seizures. I also has 2 concussions?

Neurology: See a board certified neurologist. You must be examined, evaluated, diagnosed and treated: You will need a CT scan and an EEG to evaluate your seizures. Do not ignore these symptoms and your question cannot be answered online. Go to the ER or your neurologist today. Repeat your serum ferritin level. ...Read more

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Ever since I had a grade 2 concussion when I was 3 I had fevers at random and seizures throughout the night when im asleep will it go away? Help?

Ever since I had a grade 2 concussion when I was 3 I had fevers at random and seizures throughout the night when im asleep will it go away? Help?

Be seen: If you have been diagnosed with epilepsy you should follow up with your neurologist for further evaluation. Nocturnal seizures may be related to other issues and should be followed closely. Workup of fevers should also be evaluated as well. Please see your health care provider to help create a diagnostic and potential treatment plan as necessary. ...Read more

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My sister is 12 and had a seizure. It has never happened before. She had a concussion 6 months ago and is always complains about her ear.?

Question?: Not sure of the question, if there is one. Regardless, a 12 year old with new onset seizures needs to be evaluated by a doctor, usually a neurologist, who specializes in the brain and nervous system. That doctor can help create a diagnostic plan for your sister. ...Read more

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I started having myoclonic seizures at 4 years old until 10 years old. Did not start having them again until age 36. I then had 3 seizures in one year of which 1 put me in icu with severe concussion and laceration to back of head. Am I considered an epile

I started having myoclonic seizures at 4 years old until 10 years old. Did not start having them again until age 36. I then had 3 seizures in one year of which 1 put me in icu with severe concussion and laceration to back of head. Am I considered an epile

Yes.: Across subtypes of childhood myoclonic epilepsy, many patients have an underlying genetic cause for their seizures. Despite advances in identifying causes of epilepsy, for most cases of infantile & early childhood myoclonic epilepsy, no clear etiology will be found despite an appropriate workup. Overall prognosis associated with myoclonic epilepsy in childhood depends on the underlying etiology. ...Read more

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My son suffered from a concussion on saturday that resulted in him being knocked and having a seizure episode, his brain is bruised, shld EKG be done?

Concussion: If you mean should he have an eeg rather than an ekg it probably isn't necessary unless he has a series of seizures. An MRI might be more revealing. ...Read more

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8 year old with daily head aches, an e.E.G. Showing absence seizures; past head injury and concussion. What to request from paediatric neurologist?

8 year old with daily head aches, an e.E.G. Showing absence seizures; past head injury and concussion. What to request from paediatric neurologist?

Ask them: If there is a focal lesion which can be followed or removed. You need the highest quality imaging... Sedation. 32 channel 3t head coil is needed. If your hospital does not have this - ask your surgeon if they know of a place that has this. This gives you the best chance to find a seizure focus.

Just for instance I found a seizure focus in a patient missed by two prior scans. So ask for it. ...Read more

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My son had a concussion and had a mild seizure he was conscious but his legs trembled right arm and jaw. The dr recommended rest but said if he had an?

My son had a concussion and had a mild seizure he was conscious but his legs trembled right arm and jaw. The dr recommended rest but said if he had an?

How to manage: If he had a head injury with concussion and suffered seizure activity at time, this would not be a cause for concern, and I would not recommend medication. But if he has one or more future seizures, then he should be placed on an anti-epileptic drug. Discuss further with your neurologist. ...Read more

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Car accident 8 months ago suffered severe concussion new symptoms seizures decline in vision cognitive hunger sleep & left arm leg numb & tingle?

Car accident 8 months ago suffered severe concussion new symptoms seizures decline in vision cognitive hunger sleep & left arm leg numb & tingle?

Stay with your doc.: Seems like you have a few issues which may or may not be related to each other and may or may not be related to your prior accident. You are being evaluated with the right stuff - MRI, etc. Your symptoms will require some thinking and close examination over time. Stick with your doc and they will be able to explain them far better than anyone on the internet. ...Read more

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I have hashimoto thyroidism, pituitary tumor, seizures, lesion on my brain and had multiple concussions. My calves are hurting bad what could this be?

I have hashimoto thyroidism, pituitary tumor, seizures, lesion on my brain and had multiple concussions. My calves are hurting bad what could this be?

Wow- a lot!: This can either be as simple as muscular if you have had any changes in excercise or even trauma (fall, seizure). Or it can be neurological, neuropathic pain due to your comorbidities or even the brain lesion. Or vascular such as a DVT or blood clot in your veins. I would recommend that you get evaluated at your earliest convenience. ...Read more

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Can postconcussion headache be dangerous? Have daily headakes for a month, they started 2months after concusion. Can they cause seizure? Can tylanol help?

Concussion headaches: Headaches after a concussion usually occur immediately after a blow to the head and resolve over a few days to weeks. Seizures are uncommon and not associated with postconcussion syndrome. The headaches that have started two months after the concussion may be unrelated. See a neurologist or a neurosurgeon to evaluate the headaches. ...Read more

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Can you be concussion prone?

Can you be concussion prone?

Yes: I don't know about "concussion prone", but there is evidence that shows that athletes who sustain a concussion are more likely to have another concussion. The effect of repetitive concussions can be very serious. ...Read more

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What can cause a concussion?

What can cause a concussion?

Blow to head: A blow to the head which causes a rapid movement of the head on neck causes the brain to deform a bit and temporally cause the brain and brain stem to deform, causing symptoms of a concussion. Headache is caused by the temporary injury to the headache center in the brain stem. Abdominal pain and nausea results from injury to the nausea and vomiting center in the same area. ...Read more

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What is a level 2 concussion?

What is a level 2 concussion?

Ratings change: The rating scale of concussion has undergone many changes. In general, a level 2, indicates that the concussion symptoms last longer that about 30 minutes. People with level 2 concussions have not lost consciousness, but individual becomes alert and relatively clear thinking. However, symptoms evolve over time and may last weeks to as long as a year. ...Read more

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What to do about my concussion?

Seek Medical Help: If a concussion is severe enough that there is a loss of consciousness, headaches, nausea/vomiting, blurred or double vision, trouble with thinking, amnesia, or any neurological signs- you need to seek medical attention right away. There may be some underlying structural damage such as a blood clot that may get worse and lead to serious permanent damage. Concussions are seen frequently by ers. ...Read more

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How can a concussion affect you?

How can a concussion affect you?

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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How do you diagnose a concussion?

How do you diagnose a concussion?

Symptoms & exam: Concussions are diagnosed by a pattern of symptoms after a blow to the head. Some doctors also use a computerized test to evaluate brain function. Typical symptoms are headaches, dizziness, poor sleep, grumpiness, and sensitivity to light and sounds. More symptoms are possible, depending upon the area of the brain affected. Examining the injured helps. Ct & MRI scans do not show concussions. ...Read more

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What can you do for a concussion?

See your doctor: A concussion is a serious injury and should be evaluated by a medical professional, especially if you have lost consciousness, feel nauseous or dizzy. Concussions are impact injuries of the brain and repeat injuries can cause irreversible damage. See your primary care physician, a neurologist, or the er if you think you may have recently sustained one. Don't take it lightly. ...Read more

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What can be done for a concussion?

What can be done for a concussion?

Rest: The most important thing you can do is rest, both physical and mental. Try to get at least 8 hours of sleep and eat a balanced diet with moderate amount of carbohydrate. If you have difficulty getting to sleep, try melatonin, over the counter. This is the substance your brain uses to regulate your biological clock. ...Read more

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Will I die from a mild concussion?

No: But seek examination by a Physician to assure that's what you have. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is a concussion?

Brain injury: A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury. Mild in that there is not typically any visible (with an MRI or ct) evidence of structural injury. The injury is at the microscopic (cell/molecular level). Seen with falls, car wrecks or in sports, they often result in headaches, memory loss, feeling "in a fog, " nausea/vomiting, dizziness & can be associated with long-term effects like depression. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a concussion?

How do I know if I 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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What should I do about my concussion?

What should I do about my concussion?

Get checked.: 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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How can I know if I have a concussion?

Symptoms of TBI: A concussion, or what is now referred to as traumatic brain injury (tbi) occurs from some kind of trauma to the brain. Direct head impact, such as occurs from a fall, or from events that cause rapid changes in body and head velocity like what happens on a roller coaster. There are many symptoms of a concussion including pain, fatigue, headache, dizziness, and problems focusing. ...Read more

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Can you advise for concussion problems?

See your doctor: Additional evaluation and treatment depends on what specific problem you are still experiencing. Unfortunately, that is beyond the scope of this forum. If you're still having problems, you need to see someone with concussion experience ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have a concussion?

How can you tell if you have a concussion?

Concussion: 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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How can you tell if you have a concussion?

Three ways: 1) you cannot account for a period of time following the event-even if your friends or other observers say you acted awake
2) you have difficulty concentrating, easily distracted, bit irritable, sleeping is off, mild headache
3) if you hop on one foot, trying to stay on a floor target, you find you cannot stay on the target for ten hops. ...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


Dr. William Singer
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Convulsion (Definition)

Convulsion = violent, involuntary contraction (s) of the muscles which may occur due ...Read more