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Hi there I suffered my first mild concussion about a year ago

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Hi there I suffered my first mild concussion about a year ago (was not unconscious, when I went to hospital the CT scan came up as normal was told it would clear up in a few day.) at boxing.

My question is that, if I go back to boxing and I have been asked, what is the risk that this could happen again in sparring for example.

If you could help us out in this regard I would be most grateful.

Chris
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  911DOC replied 3 years ago.

911DOC :

The risk is abou the same as you getting your first concussion. Sparring with headgear should be quite a bit safer than without. THIS MAY BE HELPFUL FOR YOU REGARDING CONCUSSIONS AND RETURN TO PLAY/BOXING.

911DOC :

The fact is that it is very hard to answer your question about the chances of this happening again... As most athletes who compete in contact sports will tell you at their career end, they all had multiple concussions (I'm talking about those who play into their twenties and thirties)

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a big issue re our American football right now

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and the science is not clear at all

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because it's so hard to study

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But boxing, even with headgear will carrry some small risk of reinjury

911DOC :

the nice thing

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is that you were not knocked unconscious in your first concussion

911DOC :

so this makes the concussion lower on the scale of severity

911DOC :

standing by

Customer:

Thats the thing i wanted to get a second doctors opinion, as this is the first head injury that i have had.

911DOC :

okay

Customer:

That answers my question thank you for your time.

911DOC :

no problem at all.... just out of curiosity are you going to box again?

Customer:

I will need to have a long think about it to be honest.

911DOC :

understood

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good luck to you whatever you decide

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positive feedback appreciated

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have a great evening.

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best

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Customer:

Thanks again bye

911DOC :

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