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How to know how bad a head injury is and what to do if woozy?

How to know how bad a head injury is and what to do if woozy?

Unconsciousness: Head injury severity is determined by the duration of symptoms following the injury. If you have wooziness for less than 15 minutes you are probably ok, if it lasts longer than an hour it is more serious, if you are unaware of your surroundings for more than a day it is very serious. ...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


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I suffered a head injury at work about 36 hours ago. I felt a little woozy all day yesterday i never blacked out, did not have any headaches, vomiting, memory loss or pupil change, but have noticed some blood when i blow my nose. Is there anything i sho

I suffered a head injury at work about 36 hours ago.  I felt a little woozy all day yesterday i never blacked out, did not have any headaches, vomiting, memory loss or pupil change, but have noticed some blood when i blow my nose.  Is there anything i sho

Do : Do not know about the actual type of injury. We already know that you have not had headaches, vomiting, loss of consciousness, amnesia or pupillary changes. Additional symptoms can include: nausea, ringing in your ears, feeling dizzy, slurred speech, confusion or feeling tired. Major concern is that you have felt woozy. The symptoms from a head injury can be subtle. I am not sure what to make of the blood in your nose - don't know the mechanism of injury. If you continue to be woozy, i would recommend a check up. Because not all the effects from a concussion may be immediate, self- monitor to ensure that you don't develop more symptoms. If there is a small amount of blood in your nostril and it is not on- going, it will likely resolve. Be gentle with yourself. Be self aware for signs or symptoms of a concussion. ...Read more

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Can a mild head injury make you dizzy?

Can a mild head injury make you dizzy?

Sure can: Diziness is one of the common complaints that should be asked about when assessing concusions or head injuries as it is common. In milder injuries it usually resolves but if it persists neurologic or ENT evaluation would be advised to asses vestibular and neurologic functioning. There are medications and vestibular therapies that can help if it is problematic and persistent. ...Read more

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Is it normal to be a little dizzy 2 days after a head injury that required stitches?

Is it normal to be a little dizzy 2 days after a head injury that required stitches?

Yes: Some balance disturbance or dizziness can be normal following a head injury. Most patients will have complete resolution of symptoms with tincture of time. If still present after 7-10 days, you should see your primary care provider. ...Read more

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What can cause a shooting pain followed by dizziness on the left side of the head. Only lasts for about 5-10 seconds, have never had a head injury.

What can cause a shooting pain followed by dizziness on the left side of the head. Only lasts for about 5-10 seconds, have never had a head injury.

Neuralgia?: Irritation of a nerve can cause unilateral (one side) shooting pains and dizziness might occur in some situations of head nerves. The fact that it only lasts a few seconds might support the idea of a "neuralgiform" pain syndrome (stemming from nerve irritation). These can be difficult to track down, and tests often normal. Any relationship to the wisdom tooth extraction? ...Read more

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Head injury i was hit in the head with a baseball bat about four hours ago and noow I am having nausea, dizziness and heaches. What should I do?

Head injury i was hit in the head with a baseball bat about four hours ago and noow I am having nausea, dizziness and heaches. What should I do?

Go to ER: The safest course of action would be to go to the er and be evaluated. If the physician determines that it is necessary, a ct of the head may be needed to rule out a serious injury. ...Read more

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Hi just of hospital after suffering minor head injury getting headaches minor dizziness +pressure in head should I go back or is tha normal.

Hi just of hospital after suffering minor head injury getting headaches minor dizziness +pressure in head should I go back or is tha normal.

Most likely normal: Agree with the other answer. Want to add that the most common after effects of a minor head injury, or concussion, are: headache, mild dizziness, and sometimes mild confusion. These almost always get better with time. ...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. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

Dizziness is a feeling of light headedness that includes loss of balance, vertigo, or the feeling as ...Read more