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A 45-year-old member asked:

hit my head hard now what should i do?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Run through these : Symptoms. You can have a concussion with or without loss of consciousness. Possible symptoms include: headache/ pressure of head, inability to recall what happened, dizziness, decreased coordination, ringing in the ears, confusion, slurred speech, nausea or vomiting & extreme fatigue. If you believe you have a concussion please seek medical care. Seek emergency care for loss of consciousness, >.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Provided original answer
on-going confusion, seizures, new onset of unequal pupils, recurrent vomiting, change in level of consciousness, loss of balance or difficulty walking. If you are getting yes' than a med eval is warranted. If no's than just be mindful if you develop delayed symptoms. Rest.
Aug 29, 2013

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A 20-year-old member asked:

I hit my head really hard should I go see a doctor?

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Dr. Jerome Litt
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HIT HEAD HARD: Yes. See a doctor.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Hit my head pretty hard on the doorway. When should I start to worry?

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Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Right then: Cheer up. If you hit hard enough to get an epidural hematoma you'd be dead already. The other clot, a subdural hematoma, develops more slowly. If you have a bad headache that gets worse, anything that seems abnormal, nausea, vomiting, etc. Go the er where you will have a ct scan that will probably be normal, an enormous bill, and be told you have a concussion. Worry if things are getting worse.
A 44-year-old member asked:

How hard do you have to be hit in the head to need to go to the ER instead of seeing your primary care doctor?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Head injuy go to er: It is not only the force but symptoms which tell you to be taken to er.If you loose consciousness even for short period, have headache following injury, feel dizzy, have nausea and vomiting, confusion and convulsion these signs should make you decide to go to er.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Does getting hit on the head make you disadvantaged or dumb?

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Dr. Clive Segil
Orthopedic Surgery 58 years experience
No: Unless you start off like that!
Dr. Glynis Ablon
Dermatology 29 years experience
no but repeated head trauma as seen in football players can lead to brain damage
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A male asked:

I got hit in the head really hard by a book off my desk, it is now a decent sized lump and it bled a bit, how long till this goes away?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Harold Fields
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Lump: It sometimes takes up to 2 weeks to disappear and sometimes you may even be left with a permanent lump. Good Luck

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