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What to do when I bang my head?

What to do when I bang my head?

Depends: You don't necessarily have to do anything. If you experience severe headache, visual changes, dizziness or there's a change in memory or thought process, you may have a concussion. See your doctor in that case. Depending on your other medical conditions or if you're taking certain meds, your doctor will guide you as to the next steps. ...Read more

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I keep banging my head I will be ok?

I keep banging my head I will be ok?

ER: Please go to the emergancy room, this is not safe. ...Read more

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What to do if I banged my head, really hard?

What to do if I banged my head, really hard?

Possible concussion: Sxs: + or – loss of consciousness, headache / pressure, can't recall event, dizziness, v coordination, ringing in ears, confusion, slurred speech, nausea / vomiting & fatigue. For concussion seek medical care. Seek urgent treatment for loss of consciousness, on-going confusion, seizures, unequal pupils, recurrent vomiting, change in level of consciousness, loss of balance or difficulty walking. ...Read more

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Banged my head on the wall this morning. Feel fine but am worried. What to do?

Lose Consciousness?: You need to be alert for unusual drowsiness, nausea or vomiting could be especially worrisome. Was there loss of consciousness? Without loss of consciousness, you are much less likely to have persistent problems. Any question you need to be seen by a dr. ...Read more

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How hard do I have to bang my head to fall into a coma?

How hard do I have to bang my head to fall into a coma?

Hard to answer: I cannot tell you an absolute degree of injury needed to cause coma. If you are investigating this in consideration of doing harm to yourself or others, please contact your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Banged my head really hard should I go to the hospital?

Probably not: Did you knock yourself out? Is there just a bump or did you open the skin and there is bleeding? Are you fully conscious and aware of things and is there no problem with your thinking? Use these as guidelines as to whether an er should be consulted. ...Read more

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Should I go to sleep after I banged my head really hard?

Should I go to sleep after I banged my head really hard?

Head Injury: Closed head injur could be devastating:
nausea and vomiting, headaches, sleepiness, confusion, unsteadyness, vertigo, speech dificulty, visual changes are few indications that one must go to hospital asap. ...Read more

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Banged my head last night quite hard, could I have concussion?

Banged my head last night quite hard, could I have concussion?

Concussion: As long as you did not have a loss of consciousness or neurological findings such as weakness or sensation changes it is unlikely you sustained a concussion. ...Read more

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I feel off a chair and banged my head in the table on my way down. I have a but of a headache. Will I be ok?

I feel off a chair and banged my head in the table on my way down. I have a but of a headache. Will I be ok?

Get examined ASAP: You probably sustained a mild concision with headache; however, I advise a neurological exam by your private physician today! ...Read more

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I banged my head quite hard on a kitchen cupboard on thursday and still have a headache. Should I be worried?

I banged my head quite hard on a kitchen cupboard on thursday and still have a headache. Should I be worried?

Probably not: Most likely, you have area of bruising which has triggered tension headache, which should depart over the next few days. If you do not have repetitive nausea, vomiting, dizziness, imbalance, blurring or doubling of vision, no reason to be concerned. ...Read more

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I fell off my step ladder and banged my head hard on the floor. Now the right side of my neck hurts. What is the problem?

I fell off my step ladder and banged my head hard on the floor. Now the right side of my neck hurts. What is the problem?

Broken neck?: The worse thing that could have have happened is you broke your neck (cervical spine). Xrays will how this. If not, physical therapy and pain medications are helpfu. ...Read more

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I had mild concussion 3 months ago. Today I banged my head pretty hard on a steering with detailin a car. Should I worry about anything?

I had mild concussion 3 months ago. Today I banged my head pretty hard on a steering with detailin a car. Should I worry about anything?

Comments: Closed head injuries, without true concussion are very common events in life. If you have headaches, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, imbalance, blurring or doubling of vision, contact your doctor. ...Read more

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What to do if I have an abnormal growth on my forehead. I banged my head the other day - do you think there's a connection?

What to do if I have an abnormal growth on my forehead. I banged my head the other day - do you think there's a connection?

Possibly: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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Had a mild concussion about three months ago just banged my head pretty hard onna steering wheel gettin in a car should I worry about anything?

Had a mild concussion about three months ago just banged my head pretty hard onna steering wheel gettin in a car should I worry about anything?

Doubt concussion: By definition, a concussion is loss of consciousness, loss of memory or combination of both. You "just banged my head pretty hard", "three months ago". Why are you really concerned, do you have new symptoms? ...Read more

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I went to disneyland and I banged my head on a ride. My head has been hurting since. What can I do to make sure I don't have internal bleeding or etc?

I went to disneyland and I banged my head on a ride. My head has been hurting since. What can I do to make sure I don't have internal bleeding or etc?

Time is your friend: The fact you are able to ask the question and have returned means your injury is minor see your local md and he help you decide on x-ray and any tests you need. ...Read more

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Should I go hospital or doctors I fainted and banged my head on Friday the pain won't stop down the right side of my body and neck and my head?

Should I go hospital or doctors I fainted and banged my head on Friday the pain won't stop down the right side of my body and neck and my head?

Concussion: Go to the hospital as you may have suffered a concussion and other possible injuries from the fall. Also, you should be evaluated to determine the cause of the fainting so it doesn't happen again. ...Read more

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When I was young until I was 15 I had an overpowering urge to bang my head off my matress or pillow my doc doesn't know why what could be the reason?

When I was young until I was 15 I had an overpowering urge to bang my head off my matress or pillow my doc doesn't know why what could be the reason?

Pillows: I would be more worried if you still want to do this. It was probably a transitional phase perhaps because you're under a lot of stress. But if you wish to have an answer of something of the past, then usually conditions such as anxiety disorders and OCD will be close in causing this. Not all behaviors have a psychopathology. Just be glad you don't have this anymore. ...Read more

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A 17 year old boy grabbed and kissed me when I was about 8 yrs old. He pressed himself on me and banged my head. Having dreams and upset after years?

Dreams: Your are upset about an event that you state happened to you 37 years ago. You should really be seeing a therapist about this. Good luck! ...Read more

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I fell form my truck & banged my head on the ground now I struggle to lift my head up & my neck muscles are protruding?

I fell form my truck & banged my head on the ground now I struggle to lift my head up & my neck muscles are protruding?

Doctor can evaluate: A doctor at the E.R. Can evaluate to see if there is a neck injury, which can be quite dangerous (a risk of spinal cord injury). In general, possible spine injury victims should be transported by ambulance on a backboard, wearing a special neck collar. Afterwards, if only a minor sprain or strain, the physiatrist or orthopedic doctor can examine and refer one to physical therapy for help. ...Read more

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Banged my head few hours ago felt sick went to sleep woke up have burning sensation on the side were I hit it got a headache fell bit dazed?

Banged my head few hours ago felt sick went to sleep woke up have burning sensation on the side were I hit it got a headache fell bit dazed?

ER: Any change in headache severity or quality after a significant head injury, and particularly if the head injury CAUSED you to go to sleep, is reason to seek urgent medical evaluation. Again, if you have a headache, and not just pain where you hit your head, that is worsening, please go to the ER. ...Read more

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Since I was a child, I bang my head on my pillow to self sooth, to sleep. Never seen a doctor about it. I'm 34 and still do it. Any info would help.

Since I was a child, I bang my head on my pillow to self sooth, to sleep. Never seen a doctor about it. I'm 34 and still do it. Any info would help.

Not broke/don't fix: I'll agree it sounds peculiar but if it works for you why worry about it. Per-sleep rituals are common to all of us, but most just decide to give it up, get in bed, get into position and let go. If you are embarrassed by what you do you need to find an unrelated therapist and explore the issue. Perhaps they could help you alter the pattern to something that feels right. ...Read more