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is it possible to get punched on the head and get a bruise and die like days or weeks later

A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Miller
10 years experience Family Medicine
A bit more than that: A serious blow to the temple that results in a skull fracture can lacerate the middle meningeal artery and cause an epidural hematoma. This is a neuro ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Fisher
34 years experience Neurology
Please repost: Is this a purely speculative question or are you asking because you or someone you know got punched? Please clarify where in the head and by what. Als ... Read More

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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
54 years experience Neurosurgery
ER trip maybe.: This blow has affected your spelling. If it is affecting vision, balance, sensation, strength or speech; or if pain is increasing you need an exam and ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Go to ER: It would be prudent to go to the emergency room of the nearest hospital to rule out internal injury.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
It could be: The only way we can tell if it is broken is by doing an X-ray.Nose has bone and cartilege. Put ice on it and get it checked with X-ray if fracture is ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
Time: It takes time for the blood, that has pooled to cause your bruise, to resolve. Other than time, make-up is your only other alternative.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
30 years experience Ophthalmology
Get checked: I take eye & periocular injuries seriously and so should you. By your description, you likely had significant swelling and likely a "black" eye. You p ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
57 years experience Endocrinology
Nose punch: Duck next time. Should go away. If there in 2 weeks show to medical team. Take some peace or boxing lessons.
A female asked:
Dr. Ayisha Gani
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Hematoma: You had bleeding around the eye caused by the assault. The blood underneath the skin as it gets absorbed may be forming to a scar, probably that is wh ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
33 years experience Neurology
Have it looked at: I'd recommend seeing an OPHTHALMOLOGIST to make sure it's not infected and to make sure the globe itself is protected. Got more questions? Write me or ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Goren
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Get checked: You might have a problem with you sinuses, which is behind the bone that you describe. If it is persisting you should get evaluated.
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
If : If there is an orbital fracture would anticipate that there would be edema (swelling) and pain. With that said, I am in no position to dispute the dia ... Read More

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