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I hit the right side of my head hard a edge of a desk 3 weeks ago now I go dizzy when I put my head back or forward and the side of my head feels weir?

I hit the right side of my head hard a edge of a desk 3 weeks ago now I go dizzy when I put my head back or forward and the side of my head feels weir?

Concussion: I recommend that you see a physician to determine if you have had a concussion or if there is another problem. If you have a concussion then avoid contact sports or repeat trauma to the head because your brain is more susceptible to injury when it is healing from the initial blow. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Need I be worried about pressure in the front of my head, a stiff neck, and mild dizziness after hitting back of my head on an ice rink two days ago?

Need I be worried about pressure in the front of my head, a stiff neck, and mild dizziness after hitting back of my head on an ice rink two days ago?

Yes: Symptoms like these deserve a full evaluation in person by your health care provider. It sounds like you have suffered a concussion and need to not exert yourself until symptoms are 100% resolved. See the cdc website for more info: http://j.Mp/12m6hk4. ...Read more

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Last year I felt from a mororbike hitting my head on the right, a few months later I get dizzy if I turn to the left what can it be, also lump abreast?

Last year I felt from a mororbike hitting my head on the right, a few months later I get dizzy if I turn to the left what can it be, also lump abreast?

Garbled: Sorry, but your post is very difficult to understand. It appears that you are making three separate statements: 1) Mororbike, 2) get dizzy, and 3) lump abreast your breast; each of which is unrelated to the other two. However, to be certain, you should repost your question with assistance from a native speaker of English. ...Read more

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I was punch at my head but I don't feel dizzy when hitting just feel the pain at the head and it Swell afterward...concussion? And can it make me dumber

I was punch at my head but I don't feel dizzy when hitting just feel the pain at the head and it Swell afterward...concussion? And can it make me dumber

Head injury: What you are describing is a head injury, not a brain injury (concussion) You have local pain and swelling which is likely due to fluid under the muscles of the scalp. This type of injury cannot make you dumber. ...Read more

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Home remedy for ringing in ears and dizziness after passing out and hitting head?

Home remedy for ringing in ears and dizziness after passing out and hitting head?

Likely concussion: The tinnitus and dizziness could be from a concussion especially if it is not localized to one ear. Concussion symptoms will improve over time. If it is one ear then you might have labyrinthine concussion where the force delivered to the temporal bone that houses the ear causes hearing loss, tinnitus, and vertigo. See ENT if just one side. More importantly is why u passed out. Discuss with pcp. ...Read more

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Hit my head on monday got dizziness and plugged ears and kinda sinues pressure should I be worried its due to hitting head?

Hit my head on monday got dizziness and plugged ears and kinda sinues pressure should I be worried its due to hitting head?

Unlikely: Usually a concussion is when you lose consciousness. However you still may have had that in the dizziness may be part of that. But the plugged ear suggest an inner your problem. You can confirm the issue with your physician and see what the advice is ...Read more

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Fainting in dec, hitting my head. Been experiencing headaches, dizziness, fatigue and chest pains since. X-ray ruled out any head injury so what next?

Fainting in dec, hitting my head. Been experiencing headaches, dizziness, fatigue and chest pains since. X-ray ruled out any head injury so what next?

Why did u faint?: First thing is to find out why you fainted. Your symptoms may be related to the underlying problem rather than the fall. A neurologist should see you for a full eval. A holter echo and tilt table test may be helpful as well. ...Read more

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I hit my head a week ago on a steel frame and it still hurts and I get dizzy easily. What's wrong?

I hit my head a week ago on a steel frame and it still hurts and I get dizzy easily. What's wrong?

Need to tell your MD: Sometimes dizziness, drowsiness, headache, nausea, troublee with balance, mean increasing pressure on brain die to bleeding beneath the cover of the brain (dura). ...Read more

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Hit my head a week ago. When it happened I got dizzy and felt like I couldn't breath. It still hurts to touch what do I do?

Hit my head a week ago. When it happened I got dizzy and felt like I couldn't breath. It still hurts to touch what do I do?

Mild Concussion: Likely have a small bruise (hematoma) under the skin) takes slightly over a month to resolve. ...Read more

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Hit left temple hard. Week later woke up extremely dizzy only on left side of head (bad coordination get dizzy episodes on left side of head dailybad?

Hit left temple hard. Week later woke up extremely dizzy only on left side of head (bad coordination get dizzy episodes on left side of head dailybad?

Exam needed: The description of your symptoms suggest an exam is needed.
Call your DR and get this scheduled.
If worsening of the symptoms, then go to the ER ...Read more

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I'm having mild headaches in the back of my head, accompanied by nausea since yesterday morning. Hit my head snowboarding a few weeks ago pretty good, but didn't notice anything abnormal then, just slight dizziness, should I be worried?

I'm having mild headaches in the back of my head, accompanied by nausea since yesterday morning. Hit my head snowboarding a few weeks ago pretty good, but didn't notice anything abnormal then, just slight dizziness, should I be worried?

Go to ER now: The most serious condition is that of subdural hematoma which may be compressing your brain. You need to get checked out immediately at the ER since this condition, if left untreated, may lead to paralysis.Do not delay another second. ...Read more

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Hit my head a week ago. Still have symptoms of nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, and a foggy feeling. Should I go to er?

Hit my head a week ago. Still have symptoms of nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, and a foggy feeling. Should I go to er?

Yes.: If your symptoms have persisted for one week, it could be a chronic subdural hematoma or post concussion syndrome. Only a medical evaluation can tell whether or not you have a serious condition. ...Read more

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Hit my head a week ago, still have a headache, dizziness, bad anxiety and ear issues. The e.r doc said I have pcs but couldn't really give me a clear?

Hit my head a week ago, still have a headache, dizziness, bad anxiety and ear issues. The e.r doc said I have pcs but couldn't really give me a clear?

Hit your head: And now have the symptoms you mentions indicates a need to follow up w/your primary care doctor or a neurologist. You MAY have had a concussion and they can take time to resolve. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I broke 3 ribs one week ago falling ice skating and now have terrible headaches, dizziness, nausea. I didn't hit my head. What should I do?

I broke 3 ribs one week ago falling ice skating and now have terrible headaches, dizziness, nausea. I didn't hit my head. What should I do?

Go see your doctor: Even though you didn't hit your head, you fell hard enough to break three ribs. You must have jarred your head during the fall and your symptoms concern me if they are new and still present one week later. See your primary care doc asap or go to the emergency if you can't get an appointment or symptoms worsen. ...Read more

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Do I have a concussion? (been a week since I hit head) I'm dizzy, tired, difficulty remembering some stuff and focusing, headaches, not thinking clear

Do I have a concussion? (been a week since I hit head) I'm dizzy, tired, difficulty remembering some stuff and focusing, headaches, not thinking clear

Get checked: The effects of concussions can vary and be unpredictable. It depends on the severity of the injury. The symptoms can include headache, dizziness, vision change (blurred vision/ double vision), nausea/vomiting. If your symptoms or headache are severe, or if you have a loss of consciousness, you should get evaluated immediately. ...Read more

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Got dizzy, fell backwards, hit head last week. Still have neck and pain in back of head. Aslo achey with pelvic pain and sharp pain LLQ when I turn ov?

Got dizzy, fell backwards, hit head last week. Still have neck and pain in back of head. Aslo achey with pelvic pain and sharp pain LLQ when I turn ov?

See doctor: That fact that you got so dizzy and fell warrants an evaluation. You need to make sure that there was no serious damages to your head and body as well. ...Read more

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Hit my head above my temple a week ago while intoxicated. No loss of consciousness, no vomiting but still dizzy at times. Especially when lying down?

Hit my head above my temple a week ago while intoxicated. No loss of consciousness, no vomiting but still dizzy at times. Especially when lying down?

Get checked out: Even if you didn't pass out, one cannot rule out a subdural. Best to get checked out since the symptoms have been present for more than a week. ...Read more

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I hit my head now I feel dizzy what is it?

I hit my head now I feel dizzy what is it?

Merits evaluation.: Any blow to the head resulting in residual symptoms merits an early evaluation. One should see a doctor without delay for an assessment of mental status and neurologic signs and symptoms including pupils for inequality of size and any hint of cerebral bleeding. Persons on Aspirin are especially at risk of bleeding. A ct brain scan can exclude a bleed. ...Read more

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What are the causes of dizziness after a hit to the head and will it go away?

What are the causes of dizziness after a hit to the head and will it go away?

Concussion: You can develop a labyrinthine (inner ear) concussion from a blow to the head causing dizziness for several weeks. It usually spontaneously recovers over time ...Read more

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What to drink if I hit head and feeling dizzy?

What to drink if I hit head and feeling dizzy?

Seek medical care: 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 or loss of balance. ...Read more

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My girlfriend recently fell and hit her head and is showing dizziness and says she is drousy. How long before I can let her sleep?

My girlfriend recently fell and hit her head and is showing dizziness and says she is drousy. How long before I can let her sleep?

Head Injury: If the injury is more than 24 hours past you can let her sleep. If not the following is best advice: if she is throwing up she needs to get to the er. If she is not throwing up you can let her sleep, but please wake her up every two or so hours to make sure she is able to be roused awake. After 24 hours the worry lessens. ...Read more

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I am concerned I woke up the other night in a fright felt like someone hit me on my head real hard. I have been feeling very dizzy for some time now.

Uh-oh!: That is alarming! There are not enough details in your question to give a good answer. But dizziness can be serious and you should go to an ER or call your doctor now. I don't know how long "some time" is. Dizziness that does not change with position is even more worrying Go get checked. DO NOT DRIVE when you are dizzy. Have someone take you or call 911. ...Read more

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Why do you see stars when you hit your head or are dizzy?

Why do you see stars when you hit your head or are dizzy?

Brain is fooled: The sudden blow to the head causes irritation to nerve cells that fool the brain into "seeing" flashing lights. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Hit my head and feel dizzy, is there anything I can take for this?

Not really: Make sure that you see a local neurologist. It appears you may have sustained a brain concussion. It is common to experience dizziness after concussion, but you may need to have a brain imaging, at least ct scan. ...Read more

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Hit the back of my head 4 days ago still have bump I little dizzy when I lay down?

Hit the back of my head 4 days ago still have bump I little dizzy when I lay down?

Concussion: You may be experiencing some mild concussion symptoms. However, should your symptoms worsen or you develop vomiting or lethargy, a trip to the emergency room is warranted. Only a brain imaging, such as a ct scan or an MRI of the brain, can rule out a brain hemorrhage or a subdural hematoma. ...Read more

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I fell and hit my head and since I have had a headache and dizziness when I turn my head or get up.

Head injuries: Are important to identify. Though most bumps to the head are just a transiently painful unpleasantness, sometimes a mild concussion can result. All this depends on the mechanism of injury, so clinical assessment afterward is a good idea. Even "minor" concussions can have clinically significant consequences. Dizziness from inner ear problems can also be trauma related. See an MD for evaluation ASAP ...Read more

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Hit the back right side of my head from falling 3 days ago, today I feel dizzy, and my head feels pressure what does it mean?

Hit the back right side of my head from falling 3 days ago, today I feel dizzy, and my head feels pressure what does it mean?

Probable from muscle: If you did not lose consciousness and the injury was not severe you are most likely feeling the after effects of the trauma to the muscles and soft tissues. Head pressure and dizzyness can be due to muscle spasm. Try icing the area that was injured for 20 minutes several times a day. ...Read more

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I hit my head very hard and I feel dizzy and headache what will happen?

Get eval now.: 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 med care. Seek urgent treatment for loss of consciousness, confusion, seizures, unequal pupils, recurrent vomiting, change in level of consciousness, loss of balance or dizziness. ...Read more

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I hit my head on a counter, how do I know whether I hurt myself or not? It was the top of my head. I feel kinda dizzy.

Usually not: Usually, it will not be a big problem. If you developed severe headache, eye hurt, confused, vomit or new vision disturbance, you need go to ER to have an evaluation if you have bleeding inside the head. ...Read more