What would happen if someone hit the back of the head?
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Emergency Medicine 16 years experience
It depends: the degree of injury would depend on how much force there was in the blow and the persons health. It could range from annoying pain to death.
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Geriatrics 30 years experience
Don't know: It all depends upon the person, their medical/surgical history, medications & supplements they're taking, and the force of the blow, among other issues. I can imagine nothing happening to laceration (cut) to skull fracture to internal bleeding (epidural vs subdural hematoma) to death. Sorry but too many variables for specific prediction.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
What to do if I have seizures & i hit the back of my head?
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Neurology 52 years experience
Not unusual: Seizures are associated with alteration of consciousness, and often head injury is associated. Depending on the severity of your post-ictal symptoms, such as a bad headache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, visual blurring, etc, you might want to notify your doctor and get this evaluated.
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Last updated Apr 14, 2015
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