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A 62-year-old female asked:

8 days after head hit ground. no loc or confusion. unwell for several days cleared by doc no need for scan. back of skull still hurts how long bone to heal. can i work normally or do i have to rest?

5 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Margret Rose Dellosso
Clinical Psychology 21 years experience
Take it easy: You have had a trauma to your head even though you did not lose consciousness. It may be a bone bruise or the covering of the shill has a lot of nerve endings. Just take it easy and don't do things that cause more pain or much head movement . If headaches, swelling, confusion or any negative changes occur, get back to the doctor. Another few days rest doesn't hurt either. Better to be safe.
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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Have you informed yo: I am sure your doctor has given you some guidance! it does take 2-3 weeks to heal any soft tissue injury. If the symptoms persist or get any worse, your doctor will likely ask you to have an x-ray of the bone or a ct scan of the head. I would wait it out for few more days to see if it will improve on its own.
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Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 44 years experience
Head injury: It is not recommend to have scan after head injury if you had no loss of consciousness or confusion. Bone pain last between 4 weeks to 3 months.
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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Head injury: A contusion of the skull would leave a tender area for up to 2 weeks. Worrisome symptoms would include severe headaches, nausea, vomiting, drowsiness, confusion or visual symptoms. With these, examination by brain ct scan would be indicated.
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Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
Best: To return to your md for these answers. Bones can heal in 2 up to 6 weeks, rarely longer. Hrs md, facc www.Thepmc.Org.
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Last updated Dec 27, 2019

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