Symptoms Of People Who Have A Concussion?
I passed out twice in a row last week. I don’t know how hard my head hit the wall until I regained my consciousness from the faint due to pain in the head, it’s been 1 week my head still aches in the back of the left side, also sometimes feel dizzy like being twisted like it was hit vertigo but only a few minutes, also a few days back from waking up until noon I felt part of my face like swelling in all parts. What are the symptoms? Please answer. Thanks.
Hello Rissa Irma,
Head trauma can cause injury to intracranial organs (in the bones of the head) that are mild to severe, such as swelling in brain tissue or even bleeding in the brain. Severe head trauma is characterized by a decrease in consciousness immediately during the event or shortly thereafter, patients with severe head trauma can fall into coma awareness.
Head trauma patients can experience the following symptoms:
Coordination problems, such as movements when walking
Investigations are generally done on someone who is suspected of having head trauma is a CT scan. CT scan is performed to detect any abnormalities in the brain arising from trauma. Handlers given in accordance with the abnormalities found during the examination and how the general condition of the patient.
Fainting (syncope) is a condition of loss of consciousness followed by spontaneous recovery of consciousness in a short time. Patients who faint can experience injury to the head, face, other body parts when suddenly falling due to fainting. Symptoms of syncope can arise due to many factors not just a direct result of head trauma, which can be due to heart problems - blood circulation, cardiac arrhythmias, heart attacks, vasovagal syncope, orthostatic hypotension, and so forth. Further examination is needed to determine the cause of the syncope.
In mild head trauma, known a collection of symptoms after trauma called post-concussion syndrome. Post-concussion syndrome can be characterized by symptoms of headache, dizziness, excessive fatigue, ringing in the ears, sleep disturbance, anxiety, blurred vision, sensitivity to light increased, disruption to taste and taste food. Generally, post-concussion syndrome can reduce by itself after a few weeks or months after trauma. Patients still have to undergo additional examinations to exclude the possibility of abnormalities arising in the brain due to trauma. In post-concussion syndrome patients generally there are no significant abnormalities in the brain. Handling of post-concussion complaints for example by administering antidepressant drugs, antiepileptics, pain relievers.
In your case, because there is a history of head trauma, it's a good idea to see a doctor directly. Various checks need to be done to prove the absence of serious abnormalities, especially in parts of the brain. Thus the explanation from me, hopefully useful.