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What will happen if I get a second concussion shortly after the first?

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Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

It is difficult to answer this type of questions without knowing the type, severity and the extent of the trauma.
And the present symptomatology. The number of events is not necessarily relevant !

In brief: Depends

It is difficult to answer this type of questions without knowing the type, severity and the extent of the trauma.
And the present symptomatology. The number of events is not necessarily relevant !
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
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Dr. Martin Raff
Damages can, however, be cumulative, and damaged tissues not fully healed are more susceptible to further injury. This is one of the reasons for all the controversy surrounding football head injuries.
Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Prolong symptoms

A second shortly after a first concussion may result iin a prolonged duration of symptoms.
If this is due to a sports injury, do not participate in contact sports until you are completely symptom free. there is concern about a "second impact syndrome", when a brain is recovering from a concussion, somewhat swollen, experiencing another concussion with disasterous results.

In brief: Prolong symptoms

A second shortly after a first concussion may result iin a prolonged duration of symptoms.
If this is due to a sports injury, do not participate in contact sports until you are completely symptom free. there is concern about a "second impact syndrome", when a brain is recovering from a concussion, somewhat swollen, experiencing another concussion with disasterous results.
Dr. William Singer
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