A 30-year-old female asked:
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my son slipped on the ice and hit the back of his head. he has a bump , but acted just fine after. it happend 8 hours ago, and now says his head hurts?

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Dr. Asher Turney
18 years experience Occupational Medicine
This is very serious: This could be something serious like a subdural or epidural hematoma. It could be a skull fracture or a concussion. Since this type of injury can get worse fast go to er to be evaluated. Better to be safe than sorry and children can get worse very fast. It could be minor but safety is first so get it checked. Gods speed.
Answered on Aug 1, 2013
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Common finding: The trauma that knocks you out, even briefly, has produced a concussion.If the trauma wasn't enough to cause even brief loss of function is minor. A bump coming out, means he has a blood pocket under the scalp, but should do fine.Some will throw up once or have a headache.Headaches can recur up to 2 wks after the trauma.If he starts vomiting multiple times or seams dazed i would have him seen.
Answered on Jul 15, 2016

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