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What are symptoms of a concussion?

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Dr. Christopher Conti
Emergency Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Christopher Conti
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Dr. Ali Saberi
Headaches, forgetfulness, mood swings, tiredness are some classic symptoms. Depending on the severity of concussion depends on how bad these symptoms will be. Some may never even get these symptoms of it is mild.
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Osman Farooq
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Dr. Robert Greer
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Robert Greer
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Dr. Ernest Bordini
Clinical Psychology

In brief: Multiple symptoms

Definitions have varied though there are common symptoms included loss or alteration of consciousness, nausea, amnesia, visual complaints, dizziness and headache.
For more: http://cpancf.Com/headinjuryclassification.Asp.

In brief: Multiple symptoms

Definitions have varied though there are common symptoms included loss or alteration of consciousness, nausea, amnesia, visual complaints, dizziness and headache.
For more: http://cpancf.Com/headinjuryclassification.Asp.
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