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Head injury, unconscious, difficulty concentrating, understanding, lightheaded, tiredness. Concussion symptoms?

I was punched in the side of the head yesterday so hard that it knocked me to the floor and I wasn t sure what has happened. Since then I ve been finding it hard to concentrate and understand some things people have been saying and occasionally going lightheaded and extremely tired all day. Is it possible I have concussion?
Asked On : Thu, 10 May 2012
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Emergency Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Hi Becci,
Thanks for writing.
According to the symptoms you have mentioned, there is a possibility of concussion.
Concussion is due to some biochemical changes in the brain due to the injury.
Symptoms of concussion decrease gradually. It takes few days to weeks for complete recovery.
Giving proper rest to your body will quicken the recovery.
Still it is advisable to get a scan of your head and consult a Neurophysican for examination.
Answered: Wed, 17 Oct 2012
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General & Family Physician Dr. V. Jayaram's  Response
thanks for choosing health care magic

it seems like a minor head injury . the pain is mostly due to external soft tissue injury

if your symptoms persist or get aggravated then you need to get a CT scan done and contact a neurosurgeon

also look out for the following signs

severe headache
blurring of vision
weakness of limbs
Answered: Sun, 21 Oct 2012
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