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Hi Doctor, Can you advise if somebody has post concussion

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Hi Doctor,
Can you advise if somebody has post concussion syndrome how long do the symptoms last & your medical opinion can the symptoms include dissociation with thought & action?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.

Dr. David :

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Dr. David :

usually post concussion syndrome will not cause dissociation of thoughts and actions.

Dr. David :

did you hit your head hard?

Dr. David :

it sounds like you are having excessive anxiety over this.

Dr. David :

usually concussion symptoms last a few days or a few weeks after the head injury, depending on how hard you hit your head.

Dr. David :

hello?

Customer: Yes, I had an accident at work, a metal bar fell on my head, I was diagnosed with pcs, I hadn't been feeling myself for approx 2 weeks, I don't know why but I concealed an item at work as a result I was dismissed from my position today - totally out of character?
Dr. David :

I see.

Dr. David :

if the trauma to the head was very hard, you should get a CT scan of the brain to check for a subdural bleed.

Dr. David :

sometimes you can have bleeding in the brain under the dural lining and this can put pressure on the brain and cause headaches

Dr. David :

and in rare situations, even personality and behavioral changes

Dr. David :

if the frontal lobe of the brain is pressed on

Dr. David :

so you should get a scan of the brain with a CT scan to check for bleeding if you haven't had that yet.

Dr. David :

there have been cases where brain tumors cause people possibly to do unusual things and change their behavior.

Customer: I feel better now, but I know I haven't been right at work or at home, the accident happened on 24/01/14 & the incident happened on 31/01/14, 7 days after, couldn't sleep, had headaches, altercations, missing in action, not myself?
Dr. David :

that could have been from a temporary bleed in the brain causing pressure on the the brain and causing behavior changes.

Dr. David :

if you feel better now, the bleeding could have stopped and the blood reabsorbed.

Dr. David :

you can read this story.

Dr. David :

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Customer: I don't want to lose my job, it's my livelihood, I know what happened is wrong, but I can honestly say it wasn't me?
Dr. David :

tell, you can see if you can get a CT scan of your brain or MRI scan to see if there is any evidence left of the bleed.

Dr. David :

and you can get a lawyer or solicitor to see if they can help you make a case for the trauma to the brain causing the temporary bleeding and temporary change in personality.

Dr. David :

it is a real possibility.

Customer: Is this possible, that I would have had a bleed?
Dr. David :

yes,

Dr. David :

that would have caused the headaches and personality changes possibly.

Dr. David :

best of luck to you

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Customer: Do you send me an email of the conversation we have just had?
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yes, a link to this conversation is in your email box which you can get to at any time.

Customer: Also are you a doctor based in the UK and what are your qualifications please?
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