Any physical or traumatic injury or blow to the head causes a concussion of the brain. A sudden movement of the brain within the cranial vault due to trauma can alter the mental state and even lead to an unconscious state. Though concussions are not serious, they cause symptoms that require medical attention. Loss of consciousness, memory loss, sensitivity to light and sound, behavioral changes, imbalance, confusion, dizziness, blurred vision, slurred speech, headache, etc., are all some signs and symptoms of concussion. Seek immediate medical help when the symptoms are prolonged.

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I have had multiple concussions. Is it due to growth hormone deficiency?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 28-year-old male, and I have been living with a lower quality of life for the past eight to nine years, starting around six to seven months after I had a pretty severe concussion. I had been diagnosed with post-concussion syndrome and saw several neurologists who ran numerous tests ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I just read your query, and from what you have mentioned, I feel that you could have osteoporosis or osteopenia rather than growth hormone deficiency. You can have your bone DEXA scan done and follow up with your orthopedician if it turns out to be either. Growth hor...  Read Full »

I am a 34-year-old male experiencing problems with cognition and memory after a concussion injury.Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 34-year-old male recently suffering from a concussion at work. I have never had this sort of thing happen to me before, and I have not felt like myself since the accident. I was sent to the local hospital, where they did a simple test of follow-the-finger or light, and basically...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and would like to say that your symptoms are quite normal after a head concussion. I agree with your doctor that a normal CT scan can help exclude a lot of complications related to head trauma, like brain bleeding. But you should know that there ...  Read Full »

I have recurrent shooting headaches five years after a traumatic brain injury. Kindly help me.

Query: Hi doctor, I have had persistent, recurrent headaches and shooting head pains due to a concussion from a traumatic brain injury, that I acquired five years back. The doctor has described my headaches as tension-type headaches, I have pain behind the eyes mainly, but it can be on the top of the head...  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I would like to know few more details about your problem. Since when you started to have this problem? Did it start immediately after the accident? Or it started after some gap? In which part of the head do you have headaches mostly? Is it only behind the eyes? ...  Read Full »

Do my psychiatric symptoms have something to do with my previous head injury?

Query: Hi doctor, Can a TBI go unnoticed because of a normal CT scan? At 15 years old, I fell backward down a flight of steps (about 10), presented to the ER with a contusion on the back of my head, headache, anosmia (anosmia lasted ultimately for about three weeks, headache for a while after). Possible L...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern and would explain that based on your description, it is less likely that you have had a brain concussion. Anyway, we cannot exclude that this head trauma may have influenced the increased sensitivity to everyday problems. Anyway, considering y...  Read Full »

How long should my daughter stay at rest after concussion?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter suffered a concussion 16 weeks ago. She is still struggling with several symptoms like constant headache, fatigue, trouble falling asleep, feeling weird and occasional dizziness. She does feel a little better compared to a couple of weeks after it happened, but unfortunate...  Read Full »

Dr. Rahul Rathee

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can completely understand your concern for your daughter's illness. I have seen the attachment. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Sports concussion injury is a new concept in medical sciences. Concussion is basically a very mild injury to the brain whic...  Read Full »

I fell along with my 13-month old daughter. Can she have a traumatic brain injury?

Query: Hi doctor, The other night, my 13 months old daughter started screaming like crazy, I ran and picked her up and tried to walk around the room to soothe her, and I accidentally slipped while holding her and she fell on the floor. As I was slipping, I fell knee first, and at that point in that micros...  Read Full »

Dr. Hardik Nareshbhai Rajyaguru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your question. There are two ways of judgement in our practice.Clinical judgement. Evidence-based judgement.The clinical one is based on the history, which you gave me. I appreciate the detailed description of the mode of injury and symptoms. Based on that, w...  Read Full »

I feel foggy, my vision is hazy, and have pain across my head and behind the ears. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor,I hit the back of my head against the wall 48 hours back. I did not feel dazed or lose consciousness and felt fine with minimal headache. Since yesterday I started feeling foggy, eyes hazy, headache across the top of the head and behind ears. Clears with the tablet Tylenol. After sleeping ...  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello,Welcome to have read your query.I am sorry for such discomfort you are having due to the hit on the head.A concussion is an injury to the brain that results in temporary loss of normal brain function or level of consciousness, that results from mechanical force such as a hit.The ...  Read Full »

I have anxiety and a concussion. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, How long will anxiety with a concussion last? I am on day ten, and it seems like I am only slightly better. I am not sure if it is alcohol withdrawal, and I am nervous in public. I have taken Xanax (Alprazolam) 0.25 mg for the past week.  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern, and post-concussion symptoms usually last a couple of weeks, but sometimes headaches and mood disorders or vertigo can last for months. If you have a loss of balance, drowsiness, or persistent headaches, I would recommend consulting wit...  Read Full »

I hit my head, and had a concussion. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I have experienced numerous concussions over the years. Recently I hit my head by falling; since then, I have experienced headaches, brain fog, and forgetfulness. In the last few weeks, with the start of snowboard season, I have fallen a few times, all minor falls and some without any ...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Regarding your concern, I would explain that you are still at the right time to build back your tolerance to concussion. All you need to do is avoid a head trauma for a couple of months and have a regular healthy diet. You can have some rest, avoid sports or strainin...  Read Full »

How can my concussion following a head injury be treated?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 46-year-old female preschool teacher. Recently, I was struck on the head by a first aid kit, a small box fan, and a child car seat, while I was putting another first aid kit on the top shelf in the storage closet at work. I did not lose consciousness but had mild nausea, extreme...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This is a post-concussion syndrome. This goes away by itself, but yes, it can take time like a few weeks to months. You should take proper sleep to get a complete recovery from this. Avoid exertion, strain, excessive television viewing, computers, and mobiles. I sug...  Read Full »

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