Top
20
Doctor insights on: Signs Of Concussion After Hitting Head

Share
Dr. William Singer
788 Doctors shared insights

Concussion (Definition)

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


2

2
Hi, what are the signs of concussions? I fell down the steps and hit my head really hard on a solid piece of wood

Symptoms over signs: The american academy of neurology defines concussions based on the presence or absence of a loss of consciousness, confusion after the event and the persistence of neurologic symptoms. Treatment includes complete cognitive rest followed by a gradual reintroduction of physical and mental activity. Other symptoms such as headaches and sleep disturbances are treated symptomatically.

See 2 more doctor answers
4

4
My daughter hit the back of her head in the bath tub what are the signs of a concussion? I put ice on her head so far.

My daughter hit the back of her head in the bath tub what are the signs of a concussion? I put ice on her head so far.

Concussion?: The major sign of concussion is an alteration of mental status or level of alertness. Additional signs may be confusion, headache, dizziness, disturbance of sleep and a disorder of attention. If she is free of symptoms, yoiu do not have to worry.

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
Is it a sign of a concussion if you get hit in the head with a pipe and you feel sick to your stomach after?

Is it a sign of a concussion if you get hit in the head with a pipe and you feel sick to your stomach after?

Possibly: Abdominal distress after head injury may represent a post concussion symptom, especially if also associated with headache, confusion and tiredness. It results from an area of the brainstem that is kinked at the level of the of the nausea and vomiting center and the area known to trigger migraine symptoms. Wear hard hats in construction sites and most important protect your head even with a helm.

7

7
Hit the back of my head two days ago, no signs of concussion, went to the ER, doc said I was fine. However, afraid to fall asleep, am I safe to?

Hit the back of my head two days ago, no signs of concussion, went to the ER, doc said I was fine. However, afraid to fall asleep, am I safe to?

Probably safe.: The first 24 hours after any head injury require frequent evaluation (usually every 2 hours) for signs of head injury. If you have not had any symptoms of concussion, you are likely fine. However, there can be delayed consequences up to a month after, but this is rare. Not sleeping will certainly not help. If you have symptoms of concussion later get seen. No contact sports for a week, minimum

9

9
Can you have bleeding in the brain 28 hrs after a minor hit on sides of head and no apparent signs of concussion besides headache/pressure in temples?

Can you have bleeding in the brain 28 hrs after a minor hit on sides of head and no apparent signs of concussion besides headache/pressure in temples?

Injury to head: Some of the blood vessels speclly in the temples in our heads are very close to the skull Therefore susceptible to minor trauma to the head. Persistent headaches, mental status changes, drowsiness are all worrisome signs. Please go to the ER if you are having continued headaches, nausea blurred vision, drowsiness or any other progressive symptoms. An bleeding inside the head must be ruled out

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
4 yr old fell back onto concrete; hit head, but was somewhat braced by arm. Showing no signs of concussion, & is running around. Take to dr?

4 yr old fell back onto concrete; hit head, but was somewhat braced by arm. Showing no signs of concussion, & is running around. Take to dr?

Yes!: An epidural hematoma is caused by a blow to the head, in the temple area. These involve bleeding that is initially confined between membranes within the skull cavity, so a person may appear totally normal at first. Undiagnosed and untreated, pressure builds, can be rapidly fatal. (natasha richardson ring a bell?) bleed around brain (subdural hematoma) can cause delayed mental status changes. C md.

See 2 more doctor answers
11

11
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.

12

12
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.

13

13
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.

See 3 more doctor answers
14

14
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.

See 2 more doctor answers
17

17
I was hospitalized at age 5/6 because I had a concussion from hitting my head, could this affect me now?

No: Most concussions heal in 2-3 months. Concussions are not progressive, so a history of a concussion as a child should not be causing you any problems now or in the future

18

18
If none of the symptoms of a concussion occur after hitting my head twice when getting in and out the car I will be fine?

If none of the symptoms of a concussion occur after hitting my head twice when getting in and out the car I will be fine?

CONCUSSION: From what you describe regarding the mechanism of injury, and your current absence of symptoms, it does not appear that your sustained a concussion-force injury. If however you develop symptoms such as headaches, dizziness, difficulty concentrating, light/noise sensitivity, nausea/vomiting, then you should follow up with your doctor. Don't forget to duck your head next time

See 1 more doctor answer
19

19
How hard do u have to hit ur head to have a concussion? Any certain place that hitting ur head is more common to get concussed?

Not hard: Concussions are serious, and recent evidence shows that they are not diagnosed as often as they probably should be. If you have had any trauma to the head through sports or accident, see your doctor or a neurologist.