#7 - Signs and symptoms of a concussion

Concussions look and feel differently for every person who experiences them, which makes concussions difficult to identify. Let’s talk about concussion symptoms and signs so you know how to recognize a concussion. Important: if you see any of these signs, visit a trained healthcare provider right away.

Let’s start with symptoms that someone who has a concussion may report. Headache, dizziness, confusion, and nausea are some of the most common ones. Amnesia, vomiting, slurred speech, and fatigue are some others. Keep in mind that while loss of consciousness can be a concussion symptom, it’s not a must for diagnosing a concussion. Some concussion symptoms, like concentration problems, irritability, or anxiety, and sleep issues, may not show up for days or even weeks after the injury.

Now let’s go over some of the signs you may notice in someone who’s had a concussion. You may notice a behavior change, different sleeping patterns, or grades dropping for a student. They may be sensitive to light or noise and could feel worse in the afternoons than in the mornings.

Again, it’s very important to see a trained healthcare provider if you notice or experience any of these concussion signs or symptoms. Visit ConcussionCareProviders.com to find a care provider near you.

Learn more about concussions by reading our Concussion 101 Guide.


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