Concussion

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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Do I need to worry about the headache I still have three weeks after sustaining a concussion?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 27 year old female. I am currently taking Protonix for GERD caused by a low-functioning gallbladder that needs surgery for removal. However, three weeks ago, I had sustained a concussion. This is my second concussion. My first one came two years ago when I had a small brain hemorrh...  Read Full »


Dr. Eris Ranxha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry for the accident and the health problem you are suffering from. In my opinion, your health situation is due to the earlier accident, and it is called post-traumatic disorder, which is fully treatable. Just because earlier you suffered a brain hemorrhage afte...  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 icliniq.com. 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, consideri...  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. Bn Bhagat

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I 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 icliniq.com. 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 icliniq.com. 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 stra...  Read Full »

How to manage the pain present in the back of my head after a concussion?

Query: Hi doctor, I got a concussion a month ago. The most painful symptoms such as head throbbing and difficulty concentrating have gone away. But still, I am experiencing some pain in the back of my head. It often occurs on the top left and right portion of the back of the head. I am taking Ibuprofen ...  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know some further details about headaches. 1. Since when you started to have these headaches? since a month after concussion only? 2. In which part of the head you had a concussion and what hit your head? how many days of concussion pain lasted...  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 icliniq.com. 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? What...  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. Rajyaguru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 tha...  Read Full »

Does vomiting and sluggishness after a fall indicate concussion in an infant?

Query: Hi doctor, My 4-year-old son fell in his chair to concrete at about 10:00 AM (about 12 hours ago). He had a nice-sized knot pop up immediately. He cried a bit but seemed fine soon after. But as the day went on, he got sluggish. He took two different naps and was not playful at all. Then laid down a...  Read Full »


Dr. Nagaraj Patil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I do not think it is anything major as the height of the chair may not be big. However, any concussion cannot be ruled out. As you said, he vomited once. It is better to take him for examination and get the imaging done if necessary. I hope this was helpful.  Read Full »

Does a concussion result in one-sided pain in the head, temple, and jaw?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26-year-old female. My height is 5 feet 4 inches, and my weight is 188 lbs. 15 days back, I fell and have a mild concussion on the top of my head. My brain and cervical spine CT scan results were clear. Now I have a consistent headache since then, ranging from mild to severe, main...  Read Full »


Dr. Sandeep V Nair

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It most likely seems to be a post-traumatic headache. Although the CT scan (computed tomography) was normal, I feel an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) needs to be taken to re-confirm there are no extradural bleed or subdural hematomas that may form after some time. If ...  Read Full »

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