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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hello
Doctor :   how can i help you today ?
User :   Hi i recently got a concussion. well thats what my doctor said. this was thursday and im still having headaches. is this normal?
Doctor :   post trauma , headache is a common symptom that can last for upto 1-2 weeks
Doctor :   but you should watch for symptoms like, nausea, vomiting, visual disturbances, seizures, etc
User :   i also told my doctor that i was worried about a brain tumor. They did a physical and neurological exam and said there was nothing wrong so they werent going to order a ct. if both those checked out fine can i saftely say its not a tumor?
Doctor :   yes
User :   they said the ct would most likely do more good then bad
Doctor :   as i mentioned earlier, you should watch for the above symptoms
Doctor :   if these symptoms are absent, you should relax as there is no intracranial issues including a tumor in the brain
User :   i had neasea the first 2 days same with visual problems but both cleared up
Doctor :   that is ok,
User :   and i told my doctor about that too
Doctor :   but if they recurr now and are persistant, then its a thing to be concerned about
Doctor :   post trauma, those symptoms are common but, they should not last more than 2-3 days
User :   well i also have a stomach infection so neasea comes back but its very dull and lasts for a minute at the most
User :   and its usually while lying down
Doctor :   that is fine
Doctor :   and now since the symptoms are cleared, just relax
Doctor :   take some advil for a few days
User :   yea i just have a headache now its very dull but still there
Doctor :   this will reduce the headache and all symptoms
User :   if i had a tumor would something be off in my physical/neurological exam that the gp wouldve picked up?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   in case of tumors, you would have persisting visual disturbances, cranial nerve paralysis, hearing defects, facial paralysis, and difficulty eating and swallowing etc
Doctor :   since these are absent, with you, it can be safely said, that you dont have any tumors in the brain
User :   with the visual thing she looked into my eyes with a light and checked the inside and said there was nothing
Doctor :   that means, the eyes are normal and everythings fine
User :   if i had the visual disturbances would i have a difficult time reading this?
Doctor :   yes definitely
User :   ok. its just the headache that is bothering me lol it seems to be lasting
Doctor :   no, it will go away as soon as your anxiety reduces
Doctor :   and you will not notice it when it goes off sooner or later
User :   how long would the headache last with a concussion agian? 1-2 weeks?
Doctor :   yes, not more than 1-2 weeks
User :   ok it hasnt been a week yet
Doctor :   so you can confidently relax
User :   ok
User :   ok would i also vomit if i had a tumor?
Doctor :   yes , and that would present suddenly and would be projectile in nature
User :   yea i havnt thrown up in a year
Doctor :   you would vomit at a very large distance and not near you
Doctor :   it would be just like a fountain
User :   the headache seems to be in 2 areas is that normal? its on the sides and back of head
Doctor :   yes, thats fine
User :   it never seems to be anywhere else but those 2 spots
Doctor :   that is fine
User :   well thank you very much for the help =)
Doctor :   you are most welcome
User :   i hope you have a good day
Doctor :   thanks and you too
Doctor :   take care, and have a speedy recovery
Doctor :   bye for now
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