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Louisville, KY
A 39-year-old female asked:

Kneeling down to clean fridge, stood up and hit my head really hard on the freezer door. took my breath away. pupils never changed, no vomiting, no headache but huge goose egg and its sore. happened at 9am. its 5:45 pm. think im okay?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
If you did not fall from the hit, you are unlikely to have injured your brain. The hematoma, "goose egg" will resolve with time. After a couple of days warm fomentation may facilitate the process.
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 54 years experience
Minor closed head injuries are very common, and not unusual to experience scalp bruising. See a doctor if increasing headaches, blurring or doubling of vision, nausea and/or vomiting, dizziness and/or imbalance, episodes of loss of consciousness.
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Last updated Mar 30, 2022

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