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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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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 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. A bleeding inside the head must be ruled out ...Read more

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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. ...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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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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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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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 ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Can I take my klonpin after possibly having a concussion from hitting my head 2 days ago?

Can I take my klonpin after possibly having a concussion from hitting my head 2 days ago?

No.: It would not be a good idea until you have had an evaluation and possibly a repeat one done including a ct or MRI scan of your brain to r/o swelling or bleeding. Klonopin (clonazepam) can obtund your level of consciousness and cause you to be less aware of symptoms related to the head injury. ...Read more

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If you only get a headache from hitting your head on something, does that mean it's probably not a concussion?

If you only get a headache from hitting your head on something, does that mean it's probably not a concussion?

Not a concussion: If headache is the only symptom and there is no additional symptoms like dizziness, nausea, vomiting coma loss of consciousness, or weakness of arms or legs with in first 48 hrs., then it is not a concussion. ...Read more

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I got a concussion the other day from hitting my head on the floor in Judo, and I'm getting hot flashes. Is this normal?

I got a concussion the other day from hitting my head on the floor in Judo, and I'm getting hot flashes. Is this normal?

IMHO we would need: More detail to give you any useful information. However, in general, I'm not aware that "hot flashes" are a symptom of a concussion such as the one you describe. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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Could i have a concussion from bending down and standing up too soon hitting head on counter? What should I do?

Concussion.: Depending on how hard you actually hit your head on the counter, you certainly could get a concussion by this mechanism. A concussion occurs after trauma to the head. You should watch for symptoms during the first 24 to 48 hours after the impact. If you are symptom free during this period, then you are probably OK. Look for somnolence, inattentiveness. ...Read more

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My boyfriend slipped and fell on ice hitting his head on the ground pretty hard, there's no blood but I'm worried if he has a concussion or something?

My boyfriend slipped and fell on ice hitting his head on the ground pretty hard, there's no blood but I'm worried if he has a concussion or something?

Urgent care: To get a check up. The symptoms can be delayed and if you are concerned, make sure he is not the one driving himself there. Good luck. ...Read more

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I was punch at my head but I don't feel dizzy when hitting just feel the pain at the head and it Swell afterward...concussion?and can it make me dumber

I was punch at my head but I don't feel dizzy when hitting just feel the pain at the head and it Swell afterward...concussion?and can it make me dumber

Head injury: What you are describing is a head injury, not a brain injury (concussion) You have local pain and swelling which is likely due to fluid under the muscles of the scalp. This type of injury cannot make you dumber. ...Read more

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Is walking into branches sticking out towards sidewalk a cause for worry? I brushed my head against it, slightly hitting. Had concussion months ago.

Is walking into branches sticking out towards sidewalk a cause for worry? I brushed my head against it, slightly hitting. Had concussion months ago.

Repeated concussions: Are very serious. BUT that is mostly when signs of the concussion remain and other concussions occur on top of it. These significant symptoms include, but are not limited to:
headache
confusion
change in emotion/behavior
not wanting to interact with people and migraine like symptoms of being bothered by light/noise/activity and nausea/vomiting
bad if the branches are causeing these. ...Read more