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i hit my head a week ago and it still hurts

A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
You may have had a: concussion and this may be the result. Please make sure to see a doc and stay w/him/her until your symptoms have resolved. Such symptoms go away slo ... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
PostConcussion: This can be serious. Until one month after the symptoms resolve, it is essential that you do not risk any second impact to your head. If this persis ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
32 years experience Neurology
Mild Concussion: Likely have a small bruise (hematoma) under the skin) takes slightly over a month to resolve.
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Head trauma: Even after trivial head trauma it is not unusual to experience headaches or scalp tenderness for a week or two. However if headaches persist or increa ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Harvey
33 years experience Neurosurgery
Post concussive : After a concussion it is not unusual to have some persistent headache, dizziness, vertigo or general malaise. So long as the symptoms are getting bet ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Get evaluated now: It sound like a concussion but it could be worse. It must be evaluated and an MRI of the head should probably be done.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run la ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes: Yes, worried enough to go to an ER for exam/xrays.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Ouch.: Symptoms of a concussion can include: headache, nausea, vomiting, confusion, blurred vision, slurred speech, weakness, feeling dazed, numbness, lack o ... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
60 years experience Family Medicine
Bump: No. The bump will gradually disappear
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Morell
28 years experience Rheumatology
Head: Held up by neck. Head is hard, but internal superficial bleed possible. Neck blunt or crashing injury can strain spinal cord or exiting nerves. Alwa ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marius Frasie
25 years experience Internal Medicine
CONCUSSION?: Need to have it checked, good exam, possibly a ct head.
A female asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
35 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
You want: to see your doc. The lump could be anything from nothing, meaning lipoma, to something much more serious. NO REASON TO WAIT AND PROCRASTINATE. You cle ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
29 years experience Addiction Medicine
It should: Mant times afternoon trauma there is some blood that needs to be resorted and tissue damage that will eventually remodel. To help with healing nurse ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Lundin
26 years experience Neurosurgery
Common: Exercise frequently makes symptoms of concussion worse. This is how athletes are tested before allowing them to return to athletics after chi.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
48 years experience Family Medicine
Probably: But you should see a doctor anyway. Headaches can last for weeks after a concussion, sometimes, but i'd get checked anyway.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Sterling
44 years experience Emergency Medicine
Not To Worry: Don't worry. That's a sensitive spot and the soreness can last a while. If there was anything really serious, it would have shown-up by now, especiall ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
37 years experience Addiction Medicine
Infected pierced ear: You should twist the ear ring after applying alcohol to both sides of the ear to clean the ear. if the ear continues to swell or begins to drain see y ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
13 years experience Podiatry
Many reasons: Could just be a swollen joint, ligament tear, stress fracture, fracture, etc. Swollen finger could have many reasons, but if it's concerning with pai ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Throbbing headache.: To be on the safe side, go to the ER and have your trauma evaluated
A female asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Yes, one can have : a concussion without loss of consciousness. Since your symptoms are worsening, see your doctor tomorrow for a neurological exam to determine if you n ... Read More

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