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A 21-year-old female asked:

Last night i hit my head due to a fall. it swelled up immediately and was sore but now it is the next day and i am not feeling any physical symptoms such as nausea or headaches. there is a small indentation that is red but that is it. do i need a doc?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 54 years experience
Closed head injuries are common and usually superficial. A localized scalp hematoma ("goose egg") is very frequent and does not require medical care. Progressive headaches, nausea and vomiting, blurred or double vision, dizziness, and imbalance could require seeing your doctor. If your fall was sudden and unexplained, you would need help.
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