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You may have some symptoms of concussions immediately. Others may be delayed for hours or days after injury,
Some of these delayed symptoms may include:
Symptoms in children:
Head trauma is very common in young children, but concussions can be difficult to recognize in infants and toddlers because they can't describe how they feel. Concussion clues may include:
See a doctor immediately if you suspect a concussion.
Seek emergency care for an adult or child who experiences a head injury and symptoms such as:
Other symptoms include:
Activities and factors that may increase your risk of a concussion include:
Potential complications of concussion include:
Second impact syndrome:
Second Impact Syndrome is experiencing a second concussion before signs and symptoms of a first concussion have resolved.
Signs and Symptoms of a Concussion
The signs and symptoms of a concussion can be subtle and may not show up immediately. Symptoms can last for days, weeks or even longer. If you suspect that you or someone you know may have a concussion, seek medical help immediately.
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