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Does a Concussion Dialate Your Pupils?

Mai-KeroMai-Kero Registered User regular
edited August 2008 in Singularity Engine++
So I was driving home from work and I see an SUV doing ridiculous speeds come out of an on-ramp and flip three times over the highway, narrowly dodging a car in front of me by like ten feet. The car in front and I carefully swerve over to the side of the road that's accessible, jump out, and a lady and I book it across the highway to get to the SUV and see if everyone's okay while the woman's husband calls 911. The driver (only person in the car) is okay, tentatively, as she can talk and move and isn't missing anything. Eight more people decide to pull over and run up. One woman who comes in late is super-fat and starts screaming "EXCUSE ME I HAVE THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE ON THE PHONE I NEED TO KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON" and the person who came with me proceeds to tell her to back the fuck off and she's dumb and the person obviously needs some space and not to have snorlax walking over and suffocating her, except in a nice way. So the paramedics arrive, and we make statements, and we proceed to run back across the road, and the woman who came with me at first mentions that the driver's eyes were waaaay dilated and she didn't smell alcohol but she thinks she was probably on something.

So I'm wondering if she was probably right, or if just having a concussion or being in shock from your car flipping over three times would be enough to dilate your pupils and make you seem out of it?

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  • VeretasVeretas Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Shock doesn't dilate pupils I don't think.

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  • FizFiz Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    That must have been exciting to see. Plus, you ran ACROSS the freeway? Daaaang

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  • DaricDaric Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    I've had 2 concussions. Neither dilated my pupils I don't think.

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  • Mister LongbaughMister Longbaugh Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    your pupils can dilate if you're in shock. i think you have to be in a pretty advanced stage, though.

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  • FizFiz Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    What if you lost control of your vehicle and it started tokyo drifting like the tazmanian devil?

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  • Mai-KeroMai-Kero Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Fiz wrote: »
    What if you lost control of your vehicle and it started tokyo drifting like the tazmanian devil?

    You'd have to be going pretty fast

    and be pretty furious

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  • JedocJedoc Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Head trauma can definitely cause dilated pupils, as can direct trauma to the eyes. This can be the result of a concussion, although generally the pupils are mismatched in this case. However, if you really rattle your eyes around, you can "stun" the mechanism that controls your pupil, causing pronounced dilation in one or both eyes. This is easily the sort of thing that could result from a rollover crash.

    Or hey, they could have just been all coked up and tooling down the freeway. That happens too.

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  • DaemasDaemas Registered User
    edited August 2008
    was she texting?

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  • FaricazyFaricazy Registered User
    edited August 2008
    does anyone keep track of how many people have tried to kill you while driving, per day?

    today i had four

    brooklyn is fun

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  • PharezonPharezon Struggle is an illusion. Victory is in the Qun.Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Faricazy wrote: »
    does anyone keep track of how many people have tried to kill you while driving, per day?

    today i had four

    brooklyn is fun

    They were fascist german americans out for eastern european jew blood.

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  • Dely AppleDely Apple Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Maybe she had those drops from the optometrist and said NO I CAN DRIVE IT'S COOL and then BAM

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  • 1ddqd1ddqd Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    I have one pupil that is always larger than the other. My girlfriend says I was dropped on my head when I was a babay.

    I think she just hates my parents.

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  • Synthetic OrangeSynthetic Orange Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    See a doctor. My housemate got dropped on her head just a few weeks ago and dilated pupils was one of the things she was told to watch out for.

    Death to PA.
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  • Bendery It Like BeckhamBendery It Like Beckham Hopeless Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    A concussion can cause dilation of the eyes, yes.

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  • Dublo7Dublo7 Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Veretas wrote: »
    Shock doesn't dilate pupils I don't think.
    Fight or Flight response releases adrenaline, which does dilate the pupils.

    You're wrong.

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  • TheidarTheidar Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    A concussion, fight or flight and intracranial hemorrhage all can cause dilated pupils.

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  • Darth WaiterDarth Waiter Elrond Hubbard Mordor XenuRegistered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Theidar wrote: »
    A concussion, fight or flight and intracranial hemorrhage all can cause dilated pupils.

    I was in a wreck about seven years ago and got my bell rung; yeah, a concussion will dilate your pupils 'cause the sheriff on the scene thought he needed to do a sobriety test when I hadn't consumed a drop of alcohol in about two days.

    Cheers, you prick.

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  • TheidarTheidar Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    They do that in a lot of accidents, heck I'm surprised he even came up with another reason to do it.

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  • DynagripDynagrip destroy everything you touch Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2008
    dilated eyes is pretty common I believe with concussions

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  • jwalkjwalk Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Either that or she was tripping balls on Acid.

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  • humblehumble Registered User
    edited August 2008
    your pupils can dilate if you're in shock. i think you have to be in a pretty advanced stage, though.

    im just quoting this cause you have mos def as your avatar

    longbaugh we were meant to chill

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  • beavotronbeavotron Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    fear causes your pupils to dilate
    it's part of the fight or flight response, adrenaline rushes through your body and your pupils dilate to take in more light and information for assessing your situation/best course of action

    you can read all about it on wikipedia!

    edit: yeah dublo said it already durr hurr

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  • Dely AppleDely Apple Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    This has been the SE++ Board of Medicine debating case F4246

    We are now closed

    Please check again for news on your ticket

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  • Mister LongbaughMister Longbaugh Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    humble wrote: »
    your pupils can dilate if you're in shock. i think you have to be in a pretty advanced stage, though.

    im just quoting this cause you have mos def as your avatar

    longbaugh we were meant to chill

    yeah son. well i'm moving to canada in like a week so let's do it.

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  • Penguin IncarnatePenguin Incarnate King of Kafiristan Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    A concussion can dilate your pupils.

    Shock, I imagine could do it, as well. I think adrenaline tends to screw with that kind of a thing.

    Then again so does sweet lady mescaline.

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  • Mister LongbaughMister Longbaugh Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    if you get shot in the chest your shit will dilate like crazy

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  • humblehumble Registered User
    edited August 2008
    which part of canada

    east coast represent

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  • Penguin IncarnatePenguin Incarnate King of Kafiristan Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    So, in summary: Just about everything can cause your eyes to dilate.

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  • Mister LongbaughMister Longbaugh Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    humble wrote: »
    which part of canada

    east coast represent

    vancouver

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  • TheidarTheidar Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    So, in summary: Just about everything can cause your eyes to dilate.

    Not heroin though, gives you pinpoints instead.

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  • Penguin IncarnatePenguin Incarnate King of Kafiristan Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
  • TheidarTheidar Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    No that would be constriction.

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  • Penguin IncarnatePenguin Incarnate King of Kafiristan Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Well then wikipedia needs to be far less ambiguous about the things it's talking about.

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  • humblehumble Registered User
    edited August 2008
    humble wrote: »
    which part of canada

    east coast represent

    vancouver

    terrible

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  • Mister LongbaughMister Longbaugh Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    humble wrote: »
    humble wrote: »
    which part of canada

    east coast represent

    vancouver

    terrible

    why

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  • humblehumble Registered User
    edited August 2008
    cause i am in halifax

    we should both start skateboarding to each other and we will meet at the halfway point

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  • FalloutFallout GIRL'S DAY EVERY DAYRegistered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Dely Apple wrote: »
    This has been the SE++ Board of Medicine debating case F4246

    We are now closed

    Please check again for news on your ticket

    Where is Gregor when we need him!

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  • Mai-KeroMai-Kero Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    humble wrote: »
    cause i am in halifax

    we should both start skateboarding to each other and we will meet at the halfway point

    How accurate is this description of Halifax?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oz88kJSdT6Y

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  • Mister LongbaughMister Longbaugh Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    humble wrote: »
    cause i am in halifax

    we should both start skateboarding to each other and we will meet at the halfway point

    alright plan to meet at a gas station in winnipeg in three month's time.

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  • ascotascot Registered User
    edited August 2008
    So, in summary: Just about everything can cause your eyes to dilate.

    even this thread made me dilate
    i was like
    woah /dilate

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