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Got hit in the back of the head with a foam dodgeball 10 hours ago. No severe headache. Still need to be concerned about brain damage?

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Dr. Rebecca Canner
General Practice
2 doctors agree

In brief: It depends

What symptoms are you having? Did you lose conciousness? Do you have any memory loss for the time before or after the injury? Even if you have a normal head ct, you could still have mild traumatic brain injury, or concussion, which can cause longterm problems with memory, cognitive function, headaches, fatigue and dizziness.
See a doctor if your symptoms worsen or do not improve in a few days.

In brief: It depends

What symptoms are you having? Did you lose conciousness? Do you have any memory loss for the time before or after the injury? Even if you have a normal head ct, you could still have mild traumatic brain injury, or concussion, which can cause longterm problems with memory, cognitive function, headaches, fatigue and dizziness.
See a doctor if your symptoms worsen or do not improve in a few days.
Dr. Rebecca Canner
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No knockout/no pbm

The trauma that knocks you out, even briefly, has produced a concussion.
This frequently includes short term memory loss, dizziness & nausea & headaches. If the trauma wasn't enough to cause even brief loss of function is unlikely to ever yield brain damage. Headaches, dizziness, nausea & vomiting may indicate you had more of a hit than you remember( memory loss is a sign of concussion).

In brief: No knockout/no pbm

The trauma that knocks you out, even briefly, has produced a concussion.
This frequently includes short term memory loss, dizziness & nausea & headaches. If the trauma wasn't enough to cause even brief loss of function is unlikely to ever yield brain damage. Headaches, dizziness, nausea & vomiting may indicate you had more of a hit than you remember( memory loss is a sign of concussion).
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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