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What causes headaches after fainting and having a concussion?

My 30 year old daughter faintewd and hit her hear hard 4 weeks ago.Concussion initially but now getteng nasty sharp head pains most days.These only last a few minutes and are over the area she injured.Is this to be expected? Fainting was thought to be due to period but why is she still getting these headaches?
Wed, 13 Apr 2016
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Hi, I understand your concern and I'll try to help you. The pain of recurrent head after a head injury with concussion may be related to complications such as chronic subdural hematoma.

Chronic subdural hematoma is a late complication that occurs after 3 to 4 weeks after a head injury, which can lead to confusion, abnormal behavior, persistent headache, excessive sleepiness and even death. The treatment for this complication may even require a neurosurgical intervention.

The risk of life-threatening complications, it is important to seek the emergency room for an accurate diagnosis and to establish the most appropriate treatment for the case of his daughter.

Hope I have answered your question. If you have any further questions I will be happy to help you. Wish you good health.
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