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How soon to expect signs of a concussion after an injury?

15 doctors weighed in
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine
7 doctors agree

In brief: Immediate or longer.

Head injuries have symptoms immediately,(obviously, it hurts) and symptoms of a brain injury be delayed up to a month.
The first 24 hours are critical, too, Here's a handout: If you were knocked out, vomit, are dizzy, confused, or feeling different than a simple bruise could explain, go to the ER, Don't take ibuprofen, alevel or aspirin for 72 hours.Take Tylenol (acetaminophen). See http://tinyurl.com/mtfplpt

In brief: Immediate or longer.

Head injuries have symptoms immediately,(obviously, it hurts) and symptoms of a brain injury be delayed up to a month.
The first 24 hours are critical, too, Here's a handout: If you were knocked out, vomit, are dizzy, confused, or feeling different than a simple bruise could explain, go to the ER, Don't take ibuprofen, alevel or aspirin for 72 hours.Take Tylenol (acetaminophen). See http://tinyurl.com/mtfplpt
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Dr. Susan Rhoads
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7 doctors agree

In brief: Immediately

some confusion or difficulty walking, talking.
Sometimes there can be limited or no symptoms but by 24 hours the signs and symptoms will appear. They may be subtle, difficulty with balance, sleep problems, difficulty with school, headache.

In brief: Immediately

some confusion or difficulty walking, talking.
Sometimes there can be limited or no symptoms but by 24 hours the signs and symptoms will appear. They may be subtle, difficulty with balance, sleep problems, difficulty with school, headache.
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: Could be immediate

or could be delayed.

In brief: Could be immediate

or could be delayed.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Bradford Romans
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Immediate symptoms

can be any combination of dizziness,amnesia of time surrounding traumatic event,headache,and ,of course,loss of consciousness,nausea,loss of higher cognitive function( addition,subtraction).
these are some of the possible signs that can occur rapidly.Long term problems with concentration,irritability,and other neuro deficits R seen.Its complicated,and should be assessed by a professional.

In brief: Immediate symptoms

can be any combination of dizziness,amnesia of time surrounding traumatic event,headache,and ,of course,loss of consciousness,nausea,loss of higher cognitive function( addition,subtraction).
these are some of the possible signs that can occur rapidly.Long term problems with concentration,irritability,and other neuro deficits R seen.Its complicated,and should be assessed by a professional.
Dr. Bradford Romans
Dr. Bradford Romans
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: DEFINITION

Classical definition of concussion: loss of consciousness, loss or memory, or combination of both.
If neither occurred, no concussion BUT the definition does not exclude a different type of brain injury without coma. If there are sleep disruptions, cognitive issues, emotional changes, need to evaluate.

In brief: DEFINITION

Classical definition of concussion: loss of consciousness, loss or memory, or combination of both.
If neither occurred, no concussion BUT the definition does not exclude a different type of brain injury without coma. If there are sleep disruptions, cognitive issues, emotional changes, need to evaluate.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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