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A 20-year-old female asked:

I knocked my head against the bottom of the pool really hard 2 weeks ago. i got sharp pains but i thought it was normal as i knocked my head but now its getting worst. my headaches moved to the back of my head, leaving me dizzy and neck pains?

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Dr. Arnold Lentnek
Dr. Arnold Lentnekanswered
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
See a doctor: Increasing headaches 2 weeks after blunt head trauma is potentially serious. Can be a concussion or, even worse, an intracranial hemorrhage (bleed within the head). Either condition absolutely needs specific tests (often a CT scan of the head) to diagnose and specific treatment. You need to go to ER - NOW
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
Get attention: Combination of persistent headaches, dizziness, and neck pains, all need to be fully evaluated. You not only injured your skull, but likely neck, inner ear connections, and potentially may have some intracranial consequences. This needs to be checked out.
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Last updated Mar 24, 2021


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