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Fainted and hit the head. How to know if there is a concussion?

My husband fainted and hit his head at a restaurant tonight. He had played strenuous tennis and then had a margarita which he probably drank too quickly. He also had hot sauce on his food. He seems fine now but is sleeping. I can wake him and his eyes are normal. Can I just wake him every few hours during the night to rule out concussion?
Asked On : Tue, 2 Apr 2013
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Thanks for the query,

I understand your problem

If your husband did not have the symptoms like vomiting, loss of consciousness, bleed from nose, ear, black eye, seizures etc then you can wait and watch how he progresses. If you are too worried, you may consult a local neurologist/neurosurgeon and get a CT scan of the head to rule any brain injury. I personally do not feel that he has any evidence of concussion.

Hope this clarifies
Best wishes
Dr Gopal K Dash MD, DM, Post-doctoral fellowship (Epilepsy)
Consultant Neurologist and Epilepsy specialist
Narayana Hrudayalaya Hospital, Bangalore
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