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How do I know if I have a concussion? I was drinking tonight.

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How do I know if I have a concussion? I was drinking tonight. And I hit my head while on a swing. I hit the back of my head against a concrete fountain. The back of my head feels a little sore. Im answering questions very well despite my alcohol consumption. Should I be concerned or stop worrying so much?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Natasha replied 1 year ago.
Hi
Did you black out? Or felt dazed for a second?
When did this happen?
Any headache, visual changes or vomiting? Any neck pain or weakness or numbness?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

This happened three hours ago. I continued with my activities until now.

Expert:  Dr. Natasha replied 1 year ago.
Phil:
Did you black out? Or felt dazed for a second?
Any headache, visual changes or vomiting? Any neck pain or weakness or numbness?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

No not at all. I feel nauseous now. But I have been drinking for quite some hours today. From 3 till 11. The only complaint I have is a sore spot on the back of head.

Expert:  Dr. Natasha replied 1 year ago.
Okay,
well without a transient loss of consciousness (eg. black out or daze) it is unlikely to be a concussion or a significant head injury- particularly if it happened a while ago and you are able to type at the computer.
That being said, stop drinking any more tonight.
Have a friend keep an eye on you, if you start vomiting or develop a severe headache or if you feel confused, you need to go to the ER asap and get a head CT done.

Hang in there

Please leave positive feedback if this helped :-)
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Thank you very much.

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