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Signs of concussion ?

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Dr. Sarah Kohl
Travel Medicine
17 doctors agree

In brief: 4 major symptoms

People who are concussed have problems in one or more areas: thinking (foggy, slow, poor concentration, trouble learning) body (headache, blurry vision, nausea, light/sound sensitivity, fatigue) mood (irritability, sadness, nervousness) sleep (trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, increased sleep) if you think you have a concussion, rest and see your doctor.

In brief: 4 major symptoms

People who are concussed have problems in one or more areas: thinking (foggy, slow, poor concentration, trouble learning) body (headache, blurry vision, nausea, light/sound sensitivity, fatigue) mood (irritability, sadness, nervousness) sleep (trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, increased sleep) if you think you have a concussion, rest and see your doctor.
Dr. Sarah Kohl
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Dr. Diane stoler
Concussion is trauma to the brain. The consequences is called Post Concussion Syndrome. For in depth explanation, please go to my website. http://www.drdiane.com/patients/traumatic-injury/post-concussion-syndrome/ Please let me know if this has helped. Dr. Diane
Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Dizziness

Dizziness especially with rapid head movements; confusion, loss of consciousness, strange sensation in areas of the body; garbled speech; weakness in an extremity; these depend upon the part of the brain affected; so not all of them may show in a particular case.
I struck the back of my head and had black vision for several seconds followed by vertigo for about 6 weeks. But no loss of consciousne.

In brief: Dizziness

Dizziness especially with rapid head movements; confusion, loss of consciousness, strange sensation in areas of the body; garbled speech; weakness in an extremity; these depend upon the part of the brain affected; so not all of them may show in a particular case.
I struck the back of my head and had black vision for several seconds followed by vertigo for about 6 weeks. But no loss of consciousne.
Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
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Dr. Richard Simmons
Pediatrics - Neurology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Multiple

Concussion can have as varied a presentation as stroke.
Symptoms can range from a mild headache to combinations of symptoms including confusion, agitation, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, difficulty walking, difficulty with speech, mood changes, behavior changes, changes in memory, and decreased school or work performance. A doctor should see every patient with any symptoms after a head injury.

In brief: Multiple

Concussion can have as varied a presentation as stroke.
Symptoms can range from a mild headache to combinations of symptoms including confusion, agitation, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, difficulty walking, difficulty with speech, mood changes, behavior changes, changes in memory, and decreased school or work performance. A doctor should see every patient with any symptoms after a head injury.
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