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Dr. Edison Han Dr. Han
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Rolled off bed hit my head on side table corner about a week ago. No bruise, no bump, scalp swelling still hurts. Headaches, jaw pain, ear ache?

Dr. Edison Han Dr. Han
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Rolled off bed hit my head on side table corner about a week ago. No bruise, no bump, scalp swelling still hurts. Headaches, jaw pain, ear ache?

See your Doctor: If you are still having pain after a week, it will be a good idea to evaluate with your physician. In my opinion, any pain lasting more than a week should be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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Neck pain, top of head tender to touch, dull headache and cheekbone is sore. Wasn't hit or no head/neck injury recently ?

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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Neck pain, top of head tender to touch, dull headache and cheekbone is sore. Wasn't hit or no head/neck injury recently ?

Pain in the neck: or cervicalgia, is the most common syndrome seen in PCP practice. May be due to a muscle strain or ligament sprain and with associated symptoms headache, facial pain or TMJ. See your PCP for consultation. ...Read more

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Head injury with no symptoms except for mild pressure near front of head. Bumped head moderately hard behind suv trunk. Pupils are same.?

Head injury with no symptoms except for mild pressure near front of head. Bumped head moderately hard behind suv trunk. Pupils are same.?

What is the question: Head injuries are common. The skull is built to resist most trauma and to protect the brain. Nasty bumps are common, but brain injury is rare. Repeated head trauma is not good and may end up with eventual brain damage. Protect your head, eyes, brain from repetitive injury. ...Read more

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Is head back bone bump harmful?

Is head back bone bump harmful?

Google: External occipital protuberance - check an image online. Is this the bump you were referring to? If yes, this is not harmful. ...Read more

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Bumped head days ago , bump on head now , healing . Is my right hand feeling pain or a bit weak due to the forehead injury or its unrelated?

Bumped head days ago , bump on head now , healing . Is my right hand feeling pain or a bit weak due to the forehead injury or its unrelated?

Ans: Unrelated to the bump on your head. Now if your neck was flexed enough. May have given yourself a whiplash. This may be real red. Do passive neck exercises and heat the neck for a week and see how you do ...Read more

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Dime sized knot on head. Painful to touch. Not from an injury. Been there for >3 weeks.

Knot: Most likely cause is either a small hematoma (a collection of clotted blood just under the skin), or a blocked and inflamed hair follicle. Try soaking in warm water and moisturizing the area before bed with triple antibiotic ointment. See a doctor soon if not improving. ...Read more

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Sudden bruising on arm. Red, hurts when pressed on it. Appeared suddenly. No injury or trauma. Help?

Sudden bruising on arm. Red, hurts when pressed on it. Appeared suddenly. No injury or trauma. Help?

Get a blood test: Sudden bruising without injury should be investigated with a complete blood cell count. This will include a platelet count as well as red blood cells and white blood cells. Start with your primary doctor, for the blood test. He/she may send you to a hematologist if the test indicates and abnormality. Or maybe you just are an aggressive sleeper. Don't ignore it, simple blood test ...Read more

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Hit head hard 48 hrs ago. No loc, no ha, pupils fine, no dizziness. Scalp a bit sore but feels like wet sensation under scalp in that area. Concerning?

Hit head hard 48 hrs ago. No loc, no ha, pupils fine, no dizziness. Scalp a bit sore but feels like wet sensation under scalp in that area. Concerning?

?goose egg: You likely have a local subcutaneous hematoma or bruise over the scalp, and this will resolve over the next several days. Your description otherwise is reassuring, and does not implicate any direct brain problem. ...Read more

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I have a painless golf ball sized lump on my shoulder joint. Doesn't feel like its an injury, no discoloration. Any ideas?

I have a painless golf ball sized lump on my shoulder joint.  Doesn't feel like its an injury, no discoloration. Any ideas?

Lump : A moveable lump under the skin may represent a non cancerous cyst or lipoma (fatty growth). If the area is growing or becoming painful see a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment and to make sure a skin cancer is not present. ...Read more

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After a head to head hit in a recent football game, I got a slight stiffness/crick in my neck that soon went away. No other symptoms. Head concussion?

After a head to head hit in a recent football game, I got a slight stiffness/crick in my neck that soon went away. No other symptoms. Head concussion?

YouGotACrickcussion: If you have no symptoms now you're sitting pretty!And just a little neck stiffness does not qualify as a true concussion. More like a neck strain.With a concussion, the brain gets a good bounce inside the skull & you'd be left with a headache & other symptoms.You may or may not have blacked out,but the symptoms last a while, sometimes a long while. The spinal cord can experience something similar. ...Read more

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Child hit side of his head 2 weeks ago. Now has goose egg on forehead and bruising on side of head and behind ear have just appeared. Serious?

Child hit side of his head 2 weeks ago. Now has goose egg on forehead and bruising on side of head and behind ear have just appeared. Serious?

Head Injury: Have him seen. The forehead injury by itself does not sound concerning but now the appearance of bruising on the side of his head and behind his ear makes it more serious. Bruising behind his ear may indicate a skull fracture. He would best be seen in the ER. All the best. ...Read more

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Hit my head a little bit on the top left frontal lobe, is that bad no headache no blurred vision?

Hit my head a little bit on the top left frontal lobe, is that bad no headache no blurred vision?

No symptoms: If you have no symptoms, such as headache, dizziness, loss of consciousness, nausea, etc., the injury may not be that bad. Other important factors are what hit your head, how hard, and how long ago this happened. ...Read more

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Dent on rt side of head and getting longer followed by headache, rt eye hurts, no trama or injury?

See a neurologist: You need to see a neurologist for the symptoms you are describing. You need a further work-up with a ct scan of the head to rule out any lesions that may may be eating away at your bone. An MRI may be useful as well as a neuroophthalmologist to evaluate your vision issues in a broader context. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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Could a head injury cause chill bumps on one side of the body?

Could a head injury cause chill bumps on one side of the body?

See a neurologist: Unilateral "chill" (goose) bumps in the context of a tbi may mean nothing at all but could be a sign of autonomic nervous system dysfunction, including reflex sympathetic dystrophy (crps) rarely even an autonomic seizure. Other associations can be related to spinal cord injury (cervical injury is common with head trauma) a neurologist should be able to sort this out. ...Read more

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Bump on the head:when it's a serious head injury?Last year i bumped my head in the filling cabinet when i was about to stand but now it developed lump

Bump on the head:when it's a serious head injury?Last year i bumped my head in the filling cabinet when i was about to stand but now it developed lump

UNLIKELY PROBLEM: Most head injuries are quite minor without any long-term consequence. A lump after impact is simply a scalp bruise or hematoma of no permanent problem. ...Read more

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Is a soft big bump signs of a head injury?

Is a soft big bump signs of a head injury?

Head injury: External signs of head trauma suggest the possibility of brain injury via the same mechanism. However, the skull separates the scalp from the brain, and what's been injured on one side of the skull doesn't necessarily predict the other. ...Read more

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My son fell and hit my hard wood floor on wednesday night at nine. He has a golf ball size of a bruise and bump on the right side of his forehead and a bump above his ear. He was showing signs of head injury so I took him to the er. They said to watch him

My son fell and hit my hard wood floor on wednesday night at nine. He has a golf ball size of a bruise and bump on the right side of his forehead and a bump above his ear. He was showing signs of head injury so I took him to the er. They said to watch him

Sounds positive: Based upon your description, and now passage of almost 3 days, doubt you have any reasons to be concerned. If he were to get difficult to arouse, confused, have nausea and vomiting, these would be reasons to reassess. ...Read more

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How do doctors know if I child has a head injury?

How do doctors know if I child has a head injury?

We don't...: ...You do, or whoever saw the child get hurt. We do know how serious a head injury may be, by something called the glasgow coma scale: http://www.Unc.Edu/~rowlett/units/scales/glasgow.Htm we use that to decide how to manage the injury. Of course, if there is an obvious wound, that will need to be treated as well. ...Read more

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How much time should I stay off school after head injury?

How much time should I stay off school after head injury?

Head injury: It really depends on the severity of the head injury, a mild one then going back to school should be no issue. A more severe injury with loss of consciousness could require more time. Best to discuss this with you treating physician as he/she will have a better understanding of what took place and can give better advice. ...Read more

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What to do if I have head injury, low sodium and exercise?

What to do if I have head injury, low sodium and exercise?

Depends: Please rephrase the question. exercise is good. Uncorrected low sodium increases the risk for seizures. How severe is the TBI? ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a head injury if passed out from a fall?

Get information: You should contact your doctor or a neurologist to discuss what happened to you. A neurological examination would tell if damage has occurred. ...Read more

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Doctors can you tell me when should I know to be concerned about a head injury?

Impaired function: Head injuries can cause headaches, nausea, arm or leg weakness immediately. Later, the effects of a concussion can be present, that would affect your physical state, thinking ability, emotional state, and can affect your sleeping pattern. If you are concerned, see a physician who can evaluate you for post-head injury symptoms. ...Read more

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I need some help please! why shouldn't you let person with head injury sleep for an hour?

I need some help please! why shouldn't you let person with head injury sleep for an hour?

Exam: In general, by keeping the injured person awake, it allows for others to watch them closely in case the injured person begins to display neurologic changes early and allow for a more prompt trip to the hospital. If someone is sleeping, it would be much more difficult for an observer to know if the injured person is deteriorating. ...Read more

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I had an auto accident a month ago, what symptoms of head injury could start to show now?

I had an auto accident a month ago, what symptoms of head injury could start to show now?

Not much: Unless your head injury was severe enough to cause brain damage at the time, and i'm guessing not as you are able to be online asking this question, you should not develop new brain problems now. If there was focal brain damage at the time, there is always a risk of seizure after several months but this is exceedingly low. ...Read more

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What to do if I could not smell or taste due to a head injury is there a name for this condition y?

Ansomia: This is common after even a relatively mild head injury & is related to disruption of the olfactory nerves (the sense of smell nerves). They are easily damaged as they pass through the base of the skull between the eyes. Unfortunately, recovery from this is rare. Other than not being able to smell smoke, the condition is not dangerous. Taste is involved because much of your taste is assoc w/ smell ...Read more

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Can you develope sezures later in life after a bad head injury i had one at age 14 just now turned 50 and am having partial sezures?

Can you develope sezures later in life after a bad head injury i had one at age 14 just now turned 50 and am having partial sezures?

Possible: What you propose is possible but you have to rule out other causes of seizures in your age group. These include tumors, strokes, vascular malformations and toxins and or allergies. Best to see a neurologist and clear things up so you don't miss something treatable. ...Read more

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I had a head injury again, after i did a few months ago, and now when i am reading i replace words, and get confused, could this be permanent?

I had a head injury again, after i did a few months ago, and now when i am reading i replace words, and get confused, could this be permanent?

Closed head injury: Could be as a result of cumulative injury i.e. A second injury could have a bigger effect. Need to see a neurosurgeon or neurologist and get evaluated. If imaging studies are ok then should get better with therapy and time ...Read more

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Feeling a lot of pressure on top of my head, like someone pushing my head down. Sometimes if feels hot. I never had any head injury in my life.

Headaches : Headaches are very common symptoms of stress, sinusitis, vision problems, migraines, or other serious ilnessess. If also you also have vomiting or other feelings and symptoms, please go to your doctor asap. ...Read more

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Hit my head on some metal after recovering from a head injury from 5 months ago. foggy and afraid i will never get better. Could this be forever?

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Possible: But it is only prudent for you to consult a doctor preferably a neurologist to make sure that you did not end up with something more serious such as a subdural hematoma etc. ...Read more

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I'm taking a whole host of meds and suffer bad migraines since a serious head injury, are any of my meds conflicting and making my migraines worse???

I'm taking a whole host of meds and suffer bad migraines since a serious head injury,  are any of my meds conflicting and making my migraines worse???

Med overuse headache: It is possible that you are suffering from medication over use headaches. In this situation, frequent use of medications can themselves trigger headaches. You should see a neurologist who is knowledgeable in headinjury and headaches. ...Read more

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I had a head injury as a teenager. I'm 45 now. I never saw a dr. When the incident occurred but I am wondering about any future problems. What can I e?

I had a head injury as a teenager. I'm 45 now. I never saw a dr. When the incident occurred but I am wondering about any future problems. What can I e?

More info needed: Important info needed to provide more help include the details of the head injury- loss of consciousness, presence or absence of coma, and/or residual deficits. Other factors that influence the future include subsequent concussions/head trauma, concomitant medical problems, history of drug/alcohol use/abuse, smoking history, and degree of cognitive stimulation/education. ...Read more

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My 15 month old is constantly falling and bumping his head pretty hard everytime. He just gets way ahead himself. Should I be concerned with head injury?

My 15 month old is constantly falling and bumping his head pretty hard everytime. He just gets way ahead himself. Should I be concerned with head injury?

Maybe: Toddlers fall and bump their heads all the time. Most of the time it just helps them learn not to fall and bump their heads. If a child does it excessively though, or is doing it repeatedly with enough force to cause significant injury (more than just bump, cry, then go back to playing), then an evaluation of gross motor skills and/or neurologic development might be warranted from your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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Head Trauma (Definition)

Any injury to the face, skull, or brain as a result of blunt force, or penetrating trauma. It can also occur due to rapid ...Read more


Dr. William Singer
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Traumatic Brain Injury (Definition)

Damage to the brain after trauma, meaning direct hits to the head, or a shockwave to the ...Read more