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A 51-year-old female asked:

i hit my head now i have a indent should i be worried?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Yes: You need immediate evaluation to rule out intracranial bleed.
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Probably not: How long ago? Is the indentation actually in the bone or just kind of soft tissue swelling over the skull. If it's over a day old, you can probably just watch it.

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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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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.
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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?

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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
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No: Unless you start off like that!
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A 42-year-old member asked:

I hit my head on the concrete floor and my head really hurts?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Head injury: If you have continuous headache following hitting the head on concrete floor you should seek medical help, you need to be checked and cat scan may need to be done.

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