Concussion loss of consciousness

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There is a difference between losing memories of who you are and details of your life and losing memory just before being KO'd. Most people lose memories just before the incident of concussion or loss of consciousness because the event that results in them losing consciousness - the punch to the head etc - interrupts how the brain stores memories.
If the loss of consciousness was brief (seconds) and his neurologic examination and head imaging are normal then 1 week of rest (without symptoms) is reasonable. If the loss of consciousness is longer (minutes) and his neurologic examination and imaging are normal the period should be two weeks. Two concussions with loss of consciousness would require at least a month without play.
This is the time where they had lost consciousness. Sometimes the loss of consciousness is very transient. In these cases too a person may have no recollection that he had lost consciousness. Hope this answers your query! Take care!
I am also extremely tired regardless of the amount of sleep I get. Could it be a possible concussion and should I see a doctor?
These people have protocols, or standard operation procedures, that are very good and proven to reduce the possibility of later injury. You experienced a loss of consciousness (LOC) which, in any hospital I have worked mandated admission and 24 hour observation. Commonly blood pressure is monitered to determine the degree of swelling. Strange blood pressure readings indicate swelling. Of course a CT or MRI is also indicated. Nausea is a common symptom of swelling.
Three days ago i experienced a concussion with loss of consciousness i was probably struck in forehead by a large metal door, but i do not recall what occured. I was brought to the ER and a CT scan found nothing related to the injury. Due to the incident occuring at work i am being seen daily by a different Dr. I have been given confilicting information, and am very confussed about what i should be experiencing!
Concussions should be accompanied by a loss of consciousness during the event and this happens when the brain shuts off to protect itself after the trauma. Another condition which may be more serious is called contusion. Those who had severe head trauma who do not lose consciousness, may in fact have contusion that will manifest with headaches, blurred vision, and increased sleeping time a few days later.
Is there any rigidity? Any loss of consciousness? If the arm jerks or leg shakes only occur for a moment, and rarely at that, it might not be a seizure, rather, it could be just normal involuntary movements which you just happen to notice now because you are aware of things to watch out for. It would also unlikely be part of the healing process. Hope this answers your query.
Acute SDH usually produces features of raised intra cranial pressure such as headache, nausea, vomiting and sometimes loss of consciousness with seizures. You have not experienced any of these symptoms. As for the light headedness that you have been feeling, I think it may be related to a inner ear problem similar to benign positional vertigo. Usually light headedness starts after trivial trauma and is felt when the head is turned in different directions.
About 5 months ago I slipped on ice and hit my head on pavement (front right temple). I had what I think may be considered as a mild concussion (loss of consciousness for 1 minute followed by heavy disorientation (amnesia?) for 7 minutes) At that time I was very drunk and I am thinking this played a large role on why I even lost consciousness. (I am only an occasional drinker though) I am a very healthy 28 y/o male.
trade 1, in which there is just some confusion but no loss of consciousness, grade II in which there is transient confusion, no loss of consciousness, but the confusion lasts for more than 15 minutes, and grade III, in which there is any loss of consciousness. It sounds like your daughter did lose consciousness, and if this the case, her episode would be analogous to a grade III concussion.
I would suggest you to take OTC pain killers and keep a close watch on your symptoms if you develop persisting vomiting, unequal pupil size, loss of consciousness or seizures please inform your doctor immediately. Take care!
Hi, I hit the back of my head in a concrete wall , I did not loss consciousness after 10 minutes a feel dizzy and slightly headache also bad taste in mouth, its been 1 month and 2 weeks now my headache gone but main problem is my dizziness although its slightly and sometimes I feel some shortness of breath, I think its because of my anxiety and being depressed..and I think my dizziness persist its because im lack of rest and sleep at night everyday I slept only 3 to 4 hours...what should I do?
The American Academy of Neurology scale is graded on a scale of 1 to 3, where grade 3 has any loss of consciousness. Grade 2 is with any symptoms lasting more than 15 minutes. If there is any loss of consciousness or alteration in mentation or neurological deficit, labeling the injury as traumatic brain injury would also be appropriate. It is common for persistent headaches to occur after traumatic brain injury such as from a concussion.
Loss of consciousness isn’t required for a diagnosis of concussion or post concussion syndrome. Post concussion syndrome occurs within first 7 to 10 days and until 3 months. Symptoms are variable including dizziness, fatigue, irritability, anxiety, insomnia, loss of concentration and memory, light and noise sensitivity, headache varying from a tension type to cluster headaches. You need to consult a neurologist immediately.
memory loss, concentration difficulties), light sensitivity, blurred vision, depressed mood, and changes in personality, onset following a biking injury in which you sustained a concussion with loss of consciousness. You have expressed your frustration in the paucity of information available on the subject of “postconcussive syndrome” (PCS), and I must admit that part of your difficulty is rooted in the fact that the details of this syndrome remain the subject of debate.
The American Academy of Neurology scale is graded on a scale of 1 to 3, where grade 3 has any loss of consciousness. Grade 2 is with any symptoms lasting more than 15 minutes. If there is any loss of consciousness or alteration in mentation or neurological deficit, labeling the injury as traumatic brain injury would also be appropriate. You are not over-reacting. He is your son. It is common for sleep disturbances to occur after traumatic brain injury such as from a concussion.
The American Academy of Neurology scale is graded on a scale of 1 to 3, where grade 3 has any loss of consciousness. Grade 2 is with any symptoms lasting more than 15 minutes. If there is any loss of consciousness or alteration in mentation or neurological deficit, labeling the injury as traumatic brain injury would also be appropriate.
She had eaten well, and although she had been sent home from school for diarrhea that morning, had had plenty to drink, was eating and playing well, and had no episodes with diarrhea of any kind at home. This means that she had 8 hrs of healthy presence by the time the loss of consciousness happened.
I can't even begin to list the many reasons why, and important factors missed. However, any loss of consciousness, is considered major.
I had two concussions in my late teens, one with memory loss of several hours after the blow (knocked on my head playing basketall), the second with loss of memory of the accident (I was a pedestrian hit by a car). I'm not sure if I was unconscious in either case.
Loss of consciousness isn’t required for a diagnosis of concussion or post concussion syndrome. Post concussion syndrome occurs within first 7 to 10 days and until 3 months. Symptoms are variable including dizziness, fatigue, irritability, anxiety, insomnia, loss of concentration and memory, light and noise sensitivity, headache varying from a tension type to cluster headaches. You need to consult a neurologist immediately.
The American Academy of Neurology scale is graded on a scale of 1 to 3, where grade 3 has any loss of consciousness. Grade 2 is with any symptoms lasting more than 15 minutes. If there is any loss of consciousness or alteration in mentation or neurological deficit, labeling the injury as traumatic brain injury would also be appropriate.
HI Liam, How are you? Concussion may present with the symptoms you are experiencing such as loss of consciousness, confusion, headache, nausea or vomiting, blurred vision, loss of short-term memory or perseverating. (ref: http://www.emedicinehealth.com/concussion/page2_em.htm#Concussion%20Symptoms) The symptoms may resolve after some time or may persists. After initial treatment, it is important to go to your follow-up appointments for evaluation and monitoring. Take care and keep us posted.
Hello, In mild traumatic brain injuries, the patient often has headache, mental confusion, dizziness, blurred vision and fatigue and lethargy. In moderate to severe brain injuries, there is loss of consciousness, a severe, persistent, or worsening headache, repeated vomiting or nausea, seizures, dilatation of the pupils, slurred speech and weakness or numbness in the extremities.
The American Academy of Neurology scale is graded on a scale of 1 to 3, where grade 3 has any loss of consciousness. Grade 2 is with any symptoms lasting more than 15 minutes. If there is any loss of consciousness or alteration in mentation or neurological deficit, labeling the injury as traumatic brain injury would also be appropriate. Post-concussive symptoms can include headaches as you mentioned.
Injury to olfactory (related to smell) nerves, olfactory bulb in the brain, frontal and/or temporal lobes of the brain can all result in loss of smell. The injury can be in form of contusion or hemorrhage or damage to the nerves. Please discuss this with a neurologist. If the loss is due to concussion, there is a chance that the sense of smell will come back. Hope this helps. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
Hi My 9 year old fell while snowboarding, hit his head on ice, thankfully he was wearing a snowboarding helmet. He experienced no loss of consciousness, but some dizziness, was dazed, and had a headache. About 3 hrs. post fall he had some temporary visual disturbances, seeing what he described as red flames and seeing pink when the colour he was looking at was grey. This was the point I took him to emerg. and he was dx with a concussion.
The hospital that send you home after 5 hours of observation should have it's license revoked the the physician who signed your release have his license to practice medicine revoked. The standard of care following loss of consciousness is 24 hours observation. One of the wats they measure brain swelling is to constantly check your blood pressure and heart rate during this period. The failure to do so constitute gross inexecuseable negligence and malpractice.
I eventually went to the hospital about an hour later and they stapled me up, but when asked about dizziness, blurred vision, or loss of consciousness, I said I was fine because I was in a complicated situation. If you want to know why or get more details, read the background section below. But my question is am I okay? It's 3:30am right now and I have a small, persistent headache. Also, the staples still hurt a bit but I think that is normal. I'm scared to go to sleep in fear of not waking up.
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