Question by myira_shine: What non serious-injury would cause someone to slip in and out of consciousness from hitting their head?
I’m writing a story and I wanted my character to slip, fall, hit her head, and then pass out and wake up in the hospital and the doctor finds out and tells her that she’s pregnant. But I read that when you pass out, you only pass out for a few seconds up to a minute so that wouldn’t work for me because I want the doctor to have to determine whether or not my character is pregnant so that she can break the news to her.
In other words: the doctor would typically ask if the character if she is pregnant, to which she would reply ‘no’ since she has no idea that she is. But I want the doctor to be the one to have to find out that answer herself because my character would be unconscious at the time and couldn’t provide an answer on her own. And I can’t do that if she only passes out a second after she falls and then is awake once she’s casting up her wrist fracture.
So what kind of non-serious injury to the head would cause her to slip in and out of consciousness? Is it possible to just slip and hit your head hard on the floor and have that happen?
Answer by Plogsties
It can’t be “non-serious” if it causes loss of consciousness. Unless of course it represents a hysterical conversion reaction.
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