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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 18, 2009
  • 08:34 PM

A couple of days ago, I ran into a wall (was racing with a friend) and got hurt. I really don't remember anything about it, but my friends claimed that I was seizing and that I also swallowed my tongue. I went to the ER and got X-rays and a CT scan done and everything was ok. BUT for the past 3 days I've been feeling very nauseated and dehydrated.

I've been to 2 hospitals and I've looked this up on my own and I have yet to come up with a diagnosis. I'm a med student and I asked around school a lot and no one was able to help either.

Can someone please help?

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  • A couple of days ago, I ran into a wall (was racing with a friend) and got hurt. I really don't remember anything about it, but my friends claimed that I was seizing and that I also swallowed my tongue. I went to the ER and got X-rays and a CT scan done and everything was ok. BUT for the past 3 days I've been feeling very nauseated and dehydrated. I've been to 2 hospitals and I've looked this up on my own and I have yet to come up with a diagnosis. I'm a med student and I asked around school a lot and no one was able to help either.Can someone please help?Hi Kottom,Are your friends who witnessed your immediate behavior following the collision with the wall med students, also? If so, they need a refresher as it's anatomically impossible for a person to "swallow" his/her own tongue.That said, you report that initial x-rays and head CT (I'm assuming the CT was, in fact, of your head) ruled out any skull fracture or acute brain injury. It appears very probable that you sustained a concussion. As you apparently lost consciousness, this would likely be a Grade 3 concussion. The feeling of dehydration isn't a common symptom but the nausea (and/or vomiting) is.Barring underlying undiagnosed traumatic brain injury, your symptoms should improve over one to two week's time. Some people may develop Post-concussion syndrome (PCS) which generally entails increased severity and longer duration of symptoms. If you don't feel improved within one-two weeks, you should follow-up with your primary care physician. If necessary, he/she can refer you to a Neurologist.Be well!John
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