Signs of concussion ?

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.
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.
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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What are the latent signs of concussion?

Several. Headache, decreased cognitive functioning, difficulty concentrating, memory loss, lack of, coordination, dizziness, dilated or unequal pupils, nausea, repeated vomiting, blurred or double vision, slurred speech, emotional outbursts, . .....
Altered cognitive. Latent signs are those that are ones that persist for extensive time. These include difficulty with attention, focus and distractibility, as well as emotional lability. Sleep disturbance can be a persistent problme.

What are the warning signs for concussion?

CONCUSSION. Headache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, loss of memory, difficulty concentrating, sleep disturbances, and unsteady gait.
Concussion. Concussions typically can occur after a head injury. It doesn't have to be a severe head injury or have loss of consciousness. 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.
Post Concussion. Concussion is the event...an injury to the brain. The consequences of a concussion is called Post Concussion Syndrome. Please go to my website for an in depth answer. Http://www. Drdiane. Com/patients/traumatic-injury/post-concussion-syndrome/ please let me know if this has helped. Dr. Diane.
Definition. A concussion by definition is a brief brain injury resulting in loss of consciousness, loss of memory or a combination of both. Persistent symptoms following the event may suggest additional impact on brain function and needs to be addressed.

Is bruising a sign of concussion?

Contusion. Contusion and concussion are two different things. Concussion can cause bruising or contusion of the brain.
Not a sign. I presume yoiu mean brusing of your head. It is not a sign of concussion, a mild brain injury. It is a sign of a head injury.

Hi, what are the signs of concussions? I fell down the steps and hit my head really hard on a solid piece of wood

Many. The most common symptoms after a concussive traumatic brain injury are headache, amnesia and confusion. The amnesia, which may or may not be preceded by a loss of consciousness, almost always involves the loss of memory of the impact that caused the concussion. There are other symptoms so I would consult a physician.
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.

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.