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How can a cracked skull and bruised brain be treated?

How can a cracked skull and bruised brain be treated?

Non surgical: Depending on the force of the trauma, skull fractures can be associated with bruising or contusion of the underlying brain. Simple skull fractures with small amount of bruising can be left alone and will heal with time. Fractures that break through the scalp, sunken into the brain and causing injury, extensive bruising may need surgery. ...Read more

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Feels like there is a bruise on the back of my neck. It's at base of skull to the left of my spine. Started 2 days ago.

Feels like there is a bruise on the back of my neck. It's at base of skull to the left of my spine. Started 2 days ago.

Often myofascial: If this is spontaneous neck pain, no injury, it is likely myofascial - pain in the soft tissues of the neck. Benign condition. Often treated with heat, ice and OTC medications. Stretching often helps. If it persists, have it examined by a physician ...Read more

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There is a dime size mass under the left side of my scalp but also going under the base of my skull. It feels bruised and itches. What is it from?

There is a dime size mass under the left side of my scalp but also going under the base of my skull. It feels bruised and itches. What is it from?

Needs examination: Any mass in any part of the body is a concern. It may be a simple lymph node but your doctor needs to examine this and evaluate further by ultrasound or biopsy if necessary to determine the cause of the mass ...Read more

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Ran into slider door skull in side forehead bruised Do I have anything to worry about. Found when I had X-ray for sinuses. Maria. 71 yrs. Old?

Ran into slider door skull in side forehead bruised Do I have anything to worry about. Found when I had X-ray for sinuses. Maria. 71 yrs. Old?

Usually not: This is usually not found on an Xray and needs better clarification form the doctor who interpreted tthe xray. If you were not unconscious, then usually not to worry about brain damage ...Read more

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Hit in the lower left back of skull w/the tip of a paddle board. No visible bump but developing headaches 3 days later. Pupils look ok, but I bruise easily. Should I be worried about bleeding in skull?

Hit in the lower left back of skull w/the tip of a paddle board. No visible bump but developing headaches 3 days later. Pupils look ok, but I bruise easily. Should I be worried about bleeding in skull?

See doctor: All I can say without more history and exam is that new onset headaches after head trauma is an indication to see a physician. Only after a detailed physical exam and history will we know the level of concern and what if any additional studies and or treatment is needed. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have pituitary gland & im taking cabergoline & my right side top head being hurting (skull) feels like a bruise &my neck hurts also is it the pills?

I have pituitary gland & im taking cabergoline & my right side top head being hurting (skull) feels like a bruise &my neck hurts also is it the pills?

Maybe: It is possible that it is a side effect - headache and skeletal muscle pain does occur but as you have a unique problem you should follow up with your prescribing physician for an exam to ensure it isn't anything else ...Read more

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2 yo chasing bro today. Tripped & hit forehead on wood stair. Some bruising & small dent if you push it. Acting normal all day. Poss skull fracture?

2 yo chasing bro today. Tripped & hit forehead on wood stair. Some bruising & small dent if you push it. Acting normal all day. Poss skull fracture?

Possible: If you think that you can identify an area of the skull that moves with pressure on it then a skull fracture is very possible, and a depressed skull fracture becomes a possibility and may need fixation. It is difficult to tell if there is swelling of the skin and soft tissue that can be depressed though. In general this can be cleared up pretty easily in you closest emergency room with an x-ray. ...Read more

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I woke up with a tender spot in the center and base of my skull that has not gone away and it has been 3 days. What should I do?

I woke up with a tender spot in the center and base of my skull that has not gone away and it has been 3 days. What should I do?

Any trauma?: If there has been no injury to that area, it may be due to irritation of the skin, have someone look carefully at that area for any rash or eruption. If none, try applying cold or warm applications. See your physician if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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The base of my skull hurts and is tender to the touch?

Hard to diagnose.: This is difficult to diagnose on this forum. How long have you had the pain? Do you have limited mobility in your neck? Is there any swelling? This could be just a sore muscle from poor posture or sleeping in the wrong position. If you feel it is not from this, then it would be best to have this checked by a physician. ...Read more

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I woke up the other day with a quarter size lump on the left base of my skull. It's tender when I press on it. What could it be? Should I see dr?

I woke up the other day with a quarter size lump on the left base of my skull. It's tender when I press on it. What could it be? Should I see dr?

Lump side of head: If it hurts and is red, it maybe a skin infection. Does it have pus in it? If so then squeeze it an get it out. It could also be a cyst or a lymph node. If it does not go away, then get it checked in a week or so. ...Read more

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About ten minutes ago while doing regular housework I noticed a severe pressure in my head on the bottom left of the skull. It feels tender to touch.

About ten minutes ago while doing regular housework I noticed a severe pressure in my head on the bottom left of the skull. It feels tender to touch.

Pain in skull: Keep a close eye on this. If it gets worse, go to the ER stat. If it starts to resolve shortly take an analgesic a wait since minor problems are more common than serious ones. ...Read more

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Sharp pain on top of right side of head closer to the middle. Tender to touch. Also radiates through middle of head to the base of skull.

Sharp pain on top of right side of head closer to the middle. Tender to touch. Also radiates through middle of head to the base of skull.

Neuralgia: This sounds like neuralgia which is an irritable superficial nerve in the scalp and usually clears without specific therapy. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen may help. See your physician if symptoms persist or worsen, however. ...Read more

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Touch top of head tender and get dizzy from concussion a month ago not knocked out how long to heal and skull has bump on it, I've been fine?

Touch top of head tender and get dizzy from concussion a month ago not knocked out how long to heal and skull has bump on it, I've been fine?

Variable: With your symptoms I'd say the range for everything to clear would be on the order of several weeks to several months. Head blows which then, cause significant effects of headaches, dizziness, difficulty concentrating, "goose eggs" on the scalp etc. Usually heal by then. Sometimes they can take longer but the good news is things WILL heal given time AND no further similar insults while healing. ...Read more

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Painful lump at the base of my back head skull near the center of neck. Tender to touch, burning sensation. Is it serious or fatal. Please help. Swoolen?

Painful lump at the base of my back head skull near the center of neck. Tender to touch, burning sensation. Is it serious or fatal. Please help. Swoolen?

Lump in the Head: Most lumps can be answered by Biopsy. Is it an abscess or a Lymphnode or a abnormal growth (tumor) hard to say without seeing and feeling it. Is it hard? Is it an infection. Please see your doctor to answer all those questions SOON. ...Read more

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I have a lump a little larger then a pea at the base of my skull on the right hand side. It's hard boney and tender I think its been there a few weeks?

I have a lump a little larger then a pea at the base of my skull on the right hand side. It's hard boney and tender I think its been there a few weeks?

See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more