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11-24-2004, 12:01 PM
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how does this concussion thing work??

on monday night I fell face down on floor during sleep, whole one side of the face bruised including lips, with fracture just below eyes, is it a big concern or will it heal over time?? and is this concussion sympton??

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Concussion

A concussion can happen to anyone, at any time. The most common causes of concussion include a blow to the head from a motor vehicle crash, fall or assault. People at higher risk are those who have difficulty walking and fall often, those who are active in high impact contact sports and those who are taking blood thinners, such as coumadin. Mild head injury, such as concussion is a frequent cause for hospital admission.

Signs and symptoms

The signs and symptoms of a concussion include severe headache, dizziness, vomiting, increased size of one pupil or sudden weakness in an arm or leg. The person may seem restless, aggitated or irritable. Often, the person may have memory loss or seem forgetful. These symptoms may last for several hours to weeks, depending on the seriousness of the injury. Any period of loss of consciousness or amnesia of the head injury should be evaluated by a health-care professional. As the brain tissue swells, the person may feel increasingly drowsy or confused. If the person is difficult to awaken or passes out, medical attention should be sought immediately. This could be a sign of a more severe injury.

This was taken from the University of missouri health care site.

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on monday night I fell face down on floor during sleep, whole one side of the face bruised including lips, with fracture just below eyes, is it a big concern or will it heal over time?? and is this concussion sympton??
I guess it all depends on how hard you hit your head?

best thing to do is to go get professional medical advice, you shouldn't get your medical situation assesed here on HF boards....

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I know i've already got my x-ray done

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I guess it all depends on how hard you hit your head?

best thing to do is to go get professional medical advice, you shouldn't get your medical situation assesed here on HF boards....

they want to do more tests saying there is fracture below eyes, and i'm just putting on ice right now, waiting for more tests tomorrow, we'll see how it goes from here!

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on monday night I fell face down on floor during sleep, whole one side of the face bruised including lips, with fracture just below eyes, is it a big concern or will it heal over time?? and is this concussion sympton??
What day is it? What city are you in?

It sounds like you have contusion symptoms, at least.

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What day is it? What city are you in?

It sounds like you have contusion symptoms, at least.
Uh... not really. He says his face is bruised, heck he fell on it! He'd be having concussion symptoms he he had one oh the things CH74 mentionned... headache, dizziness, vomitting, feels lost, forgets stuff...

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Uh... not really. He says his face is bruised, heck he fell on it! He'd be having concussion symptoms he he had one oh the things CH74 mentionned... headache, dizziness, vomitting, feels lost, forgets stuff...
Sorry doc, I really thought that bruises were like one of the two major symptoms of a contusion. (Cuts being the other?) Oh well. I never went to med school.

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on monday night I fell face down on floor during sleep, whole one side of the face bruised including lips, with fracture just below eyes, is it a big concern or will it heal over time?? and is this concussion sympton??
Theres three stages of concusions......

1st, 2nd, and 3rd degree with the later being very serious (lindros). I doubt you got a second or third degree, but im no doctor. Have it checked out. As for what a concusion is, its basically a bruise on the brain or blood swelling on the brain. Usually symtpoms include, nausia, dizzyness , weakness and in severe cases memory loss. If you have any of the following, you probably have a concusion. But again, im no experts, see a doc man..........

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Sorry doc, I really thought that bruises were like one of the two major symptoms of a contusion. (Cuts being the other?) Oh well. I never went to med school.
No, the whole concussion thing has to do with your brain hitting your head bones (crane in french.. can'T remember the english word), so yeah, cuts and bruises are just the symptoms of whatever happened, when he got hit or when he fell in this case. The symptoms for a concussion have to do with either some damage made to the brain, or blood vessels that broke when the brain hit the bones, and now the blood coming out of it is creating some extra pressure in there, compressing the brain

But whatever, although he did not mention any symptoms that seem suspicious about a concussion, if he thinks he really fell hard on the floor and is afraid about it, he should see a doctor, not some geeks on their PCs! :lol

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they want to do more tests saying there is fracture below eyes, and i'm just putting on ice right now, waiting for more tests tomorrow, we'll see how it goes from here!
My mistake...hope you get better soon, you always have to be extra careful when it comes to the ol' noggin'

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None of what you describe sounds like a cuncussion to me. A cuncussion means, in laymans terms, that something shook your brain. I wouldn't worry too much about it anyways, as I bet the fracture is worse than the concussion is, if you indeed have one. I've had something like 5 concussions, and they weren't really all that bad. You only really need to worry about a concussion if it's a really bad one, then it's more of a permanent injury. Minor ones aren't serious at all.

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No, the whole concussion thing has to do with your brain hitting your head bones (crane in french.. can'T remember the english word), so yeah, cuts and bruises are just the symptoms of whatever happened, when he got hit or when he fell in this case. The symptoms for a concussion have to do with either some damage made to the brain, or blood vessels that broke when the brain hit the bones, and now the blood coming out of it is creating some extra pressure in there, compressing the brain

But whatever, although he did not mention any symptoms that seem suspicious about a concussion, if he thinks he really fell hard on the floor and is afraid about it, he should see a doctor, not some geeks on their PCs! :lol
I give up.

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Yesterday when I waited six hours for doctor it was

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I give up.

terrible headache, and I still can't remember how i got hurt in the first place!!

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terrible headache, and I still can't remember how i got hurt in the first place!!
Now that sounds more like a concussion symptom! (Right M.D.?)

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It does... sorry if you think I was trying to prove you wrong or anything, there was nothing mean in what I said, maybe it was just no well worded or something

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It does... sorry if you think I was trying to prove you wrong or anything, there was nothing mean in what I said, maybe it was just no well worded or something
No problemo, I'm just being too much a flippant smartass for my own good, as usual.

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terrible headache, and I still can't remember how i got hurt in the first place!!
Well its pretty common to get headaches when your noggin hits something. And you can't remember how you got hurt because you were asleep lol... CSI:HFboards case solved!

Anyways, I suggest you improve your story a little bit by saying... ohhh i don't know... you slid in front of three slap shots and the guy was out to get your face?

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I got a really bad concussion when i was playing basketball and this black kid ran his head right into mine... his eye was all messed up but he was generally OK mentally... i was sooooooooo shooken up, i tryed to play on still but i was so lost. Slurred speech and everything too... its really odd and it sucks veryyyy bad!

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terrible headache, and I still can't remember how i got hurt in the first place!!
Well let me help you remember "on monday night I fell face down on floor during sleep, " Remember now??? LOL

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Anyways, I suggest you improve your story a little bit by saying... ohhh i don't know... you slid in front of three slap shots and the guy was out to get your face?
Or just go for the plain ol' truth: "I went to sleep drunk as a <insert insignificant superlative>".

It would explain many things, like how can you fall from the bed being an adult and all.


Aside from that, I feel for you and I hope my post brough you a little ray of sunshine your day was missing.

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Well second MRI scan confirm no damage!!

so putting on ice did the trick, after all. Guys its fun and all making fun of my situation, but wait t'ill it happens to you and then i'd like to see your reaction, When sleeping I have no control of what i'm doing so don't tell me I could have prevented this.

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so putting on ice did the trick, after all. Guys its fun and all making fun of my situation, but wait t'ill it happens to you and then i'd like to see your reaction, When sleeping I have no control of what i'm doing so don't tell me I could have prevented this.
Glad you're alright...and I was just pulling your leg friend, sorry if I offended you...hope that cheekbone heals fast.

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When i worked at a local ski hill, I was hit in the face (accidently) by a ski pole. I was dizzy and very distant, I remember sitting down and staring straight ahead for like 45 minutes until my manager came to find me because i wasn't doing my job. I was placed in the hospital diagnosted with a "major" concussion, a nurse came by every 15 minutes during the night to ensure i was not sleeping (apparently it gets worse when you sleep)

Its not a fun time.

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so putting on ice did the trick, after all. Guys its fun and all making fun of my situation, but wait t'ill it happens to you and then i'd like to see your reaction, When sleeping I have no control of what i'm doing so don't tell me I could have prevented this.
What, you think we've never taken shots to the head before. Hmm, I'll give you 2 instances, at our engagement party back before you were around, as I was saying good bye to my then fiancee's uncle, a good friend thought it would be funny to come running out and hit me on the head with a chair, wrestling style. Given the situation, I wasn't quite prepared and ended up taking the blow and sufferring from dizzy spells for a few days. My friend apologized though, that was the importatnt thing. Back in the mid 80's at my cousin's stag party, I bet someone I could cross the stage at the Amazon club without getting caught. Looking back, it was a poor decision. I learned a rule that has served me well since. You can't do an Olympic level floor routine while drunk. The end result was me catapulting thru the air landing on a strangers table and passing out.As a result I have a dimple near my right cheekbone that the ladies find most attractive. That was my last bout of alcohol related stupidity but a concussion nonetheless. I learn lessons, just not that quickly.

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No problemo, I'm just being too much a flippant smartass for my own good, as usual.
Behave yourself you uncivilised non-doctor pan-african aid specialist brute!

Habs4ever, I don't know much about concussions but I'm pretty sure you have to take it really easy lest you do any damage. And maybe look into some safer sleeping conditions...tying a pillow around your head? Sleeping in the lower bunk? Or on the floor maybe
Anyway, see a doctor if you have any of those symptoms mentioned above, because it could be very serious. I hear if you get a grade three concussion more than once you have to join the BWO.


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