Head Injury,Age 4 and Older - Preparing For Your Appointment
To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Making the Most of Your Appointment.
You can help your
doctor diagnose and treat your condition by being prepared to answer the
- When and how did the injury occur?
you remember all the details before, during, and after the injury? If you do
not remember, are there witnesses available who can tell you about the
- How did you act after the head injury?
- Did you
lose consciousness? If yes, for how long?
- What are your main
symptoms? How long have you had symptoms?
- Have you ever had a
concussion (traumatic brain injury) in the past?
- How long ago?
- How severe was
- How was it treated?
- Do you continue to have
problems because of this injury?
- Was this injury intentionally caused by another
- What object caused the injury? Was there or is there an
object in a cut on the head?
- What home treatment measures have you
used to treat the head injury? Did they help?
- What prescription or
nonprescription medicines do you use?
- If a cut or scrape occurred,
is your tetanus immunization up-to-date?
- Were alcohol or drugs
involved in the injury?
- Do you have any
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
July 01, 2010
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