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Should someone always go to ER if head injury?

Should someone always go to ER if head injury?

How severe: If the injury causes any loss of consciousness, severe or persistent headache, lethargy or weakness the person should be evaluated in an emergency department as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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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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Head injury and experiencing emesis. Go to er?

Head injury and experiencing emesis. Go to er?

Head injury/vomit: Absolutely! get there now! vomiting after a head injury can indicate increased intracranial pressure, and this has to be investigated! ...Read more

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What would experts say about 1st thing an ER dr. Does to determine a concussion or serious head injury?

What would experts say about 1st thing an ER dr. Does to determine a concussion or serious head injury?

Mini mental status: A myriad of actions will make up the initial evaluation of a patient with a suspected concussion. A mini mental status examination is usually part of that battery of tests. Complaints of headache, amnesia, loss of consciousness, nausea/vomiting, blurred or irregular vision, inability to concentrate are also noted. ...Read more

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Head injury and bleeding after a bit of stomach pain should I go to the er?

Head injury and bleeding after a bit of stomach pain should I go to the er?

Probably: If you have the head injury from passing out from the bleeding then you should get to the er quickly and you shouldn't drive yourself. The stomach pain could be an ulcer from which you bled. Clearly you need to be seen. ...Read more

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Last night my one year old hit his face on my hard wood floor. He was showing signs of a head injury and I took him to the er. They told me to watch him for the next 12 hours. Now today he was acting a little normal but was fussy, and was playing normal.

Last night my one year old hit his face on my hard wood floor. He was showing signs of a head injury and I took him to the er. They told me to watch him for the next 12 hours. Now today he was acting a little normal but was fussy, and was playing normal.

Sounds good: Recurrent vomiting and a significant change in behavior/activities is the main sign of worsening problems.Be aware that an occasional vomiting episode can occur in those with very minor trauma and is not by itself reason to worry.Kids that age are quite resilient. ...Read more

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Colonoscopy prep, vomited, fainted, fell, head injury, ER & for 2nd colonoscopy same + knee surgery from fall.Time for 3rd, please advise.

Colonoscopy prep, vomited, fainted, fell, head injury, ER & for 2nd colonoscopy same + knee surgery from fall.Time for 3rd, please advise.

Hydrate well: Given your previous issues make sure the indications for your colonoscopy are sound. Hydrate well pre and during prep, use non osmotic prep eg not fleets phostasoda or visicol but go lytely or MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) type prep, do prep over slightly extended time period and have someone with you...Don't stand suddenly... ...Read more

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11 year old cousin, suffered head injury He's delusional, and falling asleep, repeating the event. He's in ER, cat scan good, what's wrong with him?

11 year old cousin, suffered head injury He's delusional, and falling asleep, repeating the event. He's in ER, cat scan good, what's wrong with him?

Consider other cause: You might consider other causes prior to the event, which caused the fall and a head injury. Such as medication overdose, Infections, Low blood sugar. I think the next step in the management your provider should consider a spinal tap. Good luck! ...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

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