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How can a concussion be identified after falling down the cellar and hurting the head?

I fell backwards down in the cellar -hit my head on the cement floor -got my self up not easily (age 89) nothing broken no pain -put some ice on my head-took 2 Tylenol and a hot shower and seem to be o.k. what are some signs of a concussion. happened 2/1/2 hrs ago.
Mon, 25 Mar 2019
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Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

The classical signs of head injuries and vomiting, loss of consciousness and seizure. However considering your age it would be better to take a CT scan of your head to rule out any intracranial injuries. Since you don’t have any of these symptoms, no need to worry. Relax and take adequate rest.

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