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What would happen if someone hit the back of the head?

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Dr. Phillip Goebel
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.
Dr. Alvin Lin
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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What to do if I have seizures & i hit the back of my head?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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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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