Hello and thank you for taking the time to read this. Im a 28 y/o male with a history of 4 concussions. 6 months ago I received a concussion while playing rugby. My head hit the ground pretty hard and i had the usual symptoms.. The next day i went in for a CT scan and they found blood on the back left side of my brain.. Im not sure if the blood was epidural or subdural.. Anyway, for 3 weeks i was feeling out of it but eventually got back to my normal life.. I was full of energy and maintaing a healthy diet and workout regime.. I was symptom free for 5 months and was more fit than ever.. Suddenly, 2 weeks ago, i started feeling out of it again.. I kept trying to exercise because it is such a habitual part of my life but the symptoms kept worsening.. I had a CT scan a few days ago which showed blood in the same area of my brain.. I do not recall any trauma recently.. The neurologist has me on meds for 2 weeks before another CT scan.. He doesnt seem to worried but i sure am... Even though the blood is in the same area it has not grown in size.. It is actually a bit smaller than 6 months ago.. The Dr. is curious if its a new bleed or old blood from the initial concussion..
I probably have been searching the web too much but im scared of what might be the problem. A chronic subdural hematoma came to mind but wouldnt the blood mass change in size and how was i symptom free for 5 months? Is it possible that the original blood was never fully absorbed and will need surgical intervention? Im awfully confused and scared bc im getting married in 2 months..
My symptoms are improving but i still get dizzy and lethargy around crowds.. The day of the CT scan i was sleeping 16 hours a day but now my sleep schedule has returned to normal.. I dont get severe headaches but only diziness and lethargy..
Finally, im an English teacher in South Korea.. So there def is a language barrier.. Being away from my family is causing more anxiety..
Thank you for your time.