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Hit head sat. Blacked out. Bump and small cut. Above right eyebrow. Tingling. Yesterday extremely dizzy now 4 days later developing black eye. Concusion?

Hit head sat. Blacked out. Bump and small cut. Above right eyebrow. Tingling. Yesterday extremely dizzy now 4 days later developing black eye. Concusion?

Yes: You describe symptoms of a closed head injury or tbi, and I advise that you not delay an evaluation by your md or by a local emergency room dept. To be reassured that something more serious is not going on, a exam will help to determine this. A subtle fracture or hematoma can be serious. ...Read more

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I got hit in the face a week ago and my black eye/swelling hasn't gone away, I also have numbness on the right side of my forehead?

I got hit in the face a week ago and my black eye/swelling hasn't gone away, I also have numbness on the right side of my forehead?

Need to follow up: Sounds like you had a bad injury. Best step is to see your primary care doc or go to an urgent care. A orbit imaging may be needed and you may have a nerve injury too to explain the numbness. Suggest that seek care as soon as possible. Best of luck ...Read more

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PVC pipe hit me in the temple, two days later I have a very black eye and major swelling on my temple and forehead, and a small nosebleed today. Should I go to the ER?

PVC pipe hit me in the temple, two days later I have a very black eye and major swelling on my temple and forehead, and a small nosebleed today. Should I go to the ER?

Go to see a doctor: These things will heal, but the bleeding of the nose is suspicious. I would go to an emergency room, So I could have X-rays or MRI's if needed.
D. Stephen Hollis, MD ...Read more

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In march I had a seizure and hit the right side of my head very hard. The next day I woke up with a black eye. It still hasn't healed. Will it clear?

In march I had a seizure and hit the right side of my head very hard. The next day I woke up with a black eye. It still hasn't healed. Will it clear?

Were there X-rays: You might have suffered a fracture over the zygomatic arch or over the orbit, and this could explain delay, but lingering symptoms could afflict the supra-orbital or infra-orbital branches of the trigeminal nerve. Best to get assessed by either neurologist, or neurosurgeon. Also, get help preventing future seizures. ...Read more

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I hit my head on the sidewalk and got a really bad black eye from it. Half of the white part of my eye is solid red do I need medical attention?

I hit my head on the sidewalk and got a really bad black eye from it. Half of the white part of my eye is solid red do I need medical attention?

Red eye: If there is no blurry vision or eye pain, you may just have a sub conjunctival hemorrhage and can give it time to resolve. If you have blurry vision, eye pain and/or light sensitivity, you may have ocular inflammation (uveitis), and should see an ophthalmologist promptly. ...Read more

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Passed out monday, hit my head on the ground. Black eye, split lip and lump on my head. Headaches and sensitivity to smell. Go to my pcp? Or wait

Passed out monday, hit my head on the ground. Black eye, split lip and lump on my head. Headaches and sensitivity to smell. Go to my pcp? Or wait

Yes, PCP, or ED: Passing out and hitting your head with a new change in smell, as well as headaches deserves an evaluation. Your split lip may need stitches too. I recommend going your pcp or your local emergency department to review your symptoms and injuries. Passing out syncope) requires a work up. ...Read more

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I got elbowed in the forehead and received a big bump and a black eye. The black eye went away but I still have a bump there. It's been almost a month?

I got elbowed in the forehead and received a big bump and a black eye. The black eye went away but I still have a bump there. It's been almost a month?

Probably..: The bump was a hematoma (collection of blood under the skin.) these will often become fibrotic (scarred) and last for months. They are almost never permanent. You may be able to hasten the disappearance with gentle massage of the lump. I would give it about 6 months to disappear before doing anything else. ...Read more

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I got jumped by 5 guys and kicked in the head, what to watch for? I have a shoe print on my forehead and bumps all over my head, black eye

I got jumped by 5 guys and kicked in the head, what to watch for? I have a shoe print on my forehead and bumps all over my head, black eye

Many things: Did you lose consciousness? Is the vision from the black eye normal? Do you think you fractured any bone? Can you function and walk and move your limbs? If any of these are at issue, see your family doctor. Otherwise you can ice your forehead and rest and takes some tylenol (acetaminophen) for discomfort. ...Read more

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I got beaten up have headache, swelling on temple and forehead, jaw hurts, black eye! Can I smoke cannabis and why?

I got beaten up have headache, swelling on temple and forehead, jaw hurts, black eye! Can I smoke cannabis and why?

No: A teenager can become dependent on marijuana. Drug dependence is the body's physical need, or addiction, to a particular substance, in order for the person to feel like he is functioning normally. Over time, drug dependence leads to physical harm in the user's brain and body, to behavioral problems, and to association with people who also abuse drugs and commit crimes to obtain drugs. ...Read more

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Fell 6 days ago hitting my forehead against a step. No real symptoms etc but swelling/very black eye and a nosebleed started today, possible fracture?

Fell 6 days ago hitting my forehead against a step. No real symptoms etc but swelling/very black eye and a nosebleed started today, possible fracture?

A raccoon sign-: -could indicate a fracture, but only images will tell. It's seems to be not serious as you have no symptoms. Images only document the fracture, but the treatment would be to just observation. But be careful not to hit your head again! ...Read more

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I was smacked in the head really hard. I had a headache for hours after. Is it possible to have a black eye?

Yes: You can get a black eye when "smacked" in the head. Blood vessels are broke where the "smack" occured and then the blood migrates the the soft tissues around the eye giving you a black eye! ...Read more

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I fell and banged my nose pretty good the other day got a cut and black eye, what are the chances I have a concussion? Head really hurts

I fell and banged my nose pretty good the other day got a cut and black eye, what are the chances I have a concussion? Head really hurts

Concussion: We look for things like confusion, passing out, feeling out of it, not remembering what happened during and after you got injury, abnormal neurological exam. Have a doctor examine you if in doubt. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get rid of a bruise on my head? Fell on my head almost a wk ago and its embarrassing having to explain my black eye all the t

How long does it take to get rid of a bruise on my head? Fell on my head almost a wk ago and its embarrassing having to explain my black eye all the t

Gradual slow fading: Your black eye will fade away in a matter of 10 days to 2 weeks. There will be a change of colors from bright red to pink to brown as the hematoma gets absorbed.
Within 24 hrs of the injury cold compresses are indicated. After this warm hot packs applied for 30 minutes 3 x daily help to get rid of the black eye. ...Read more

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All of a sudden I have a black eye no trauma but have had a bad head ache off and on all day?

All of a sudden I have a black eye no trauma but have had a bad head ache off and on all day?

Get care immediately: This could be very serious, such as bleeding in or near the brain. Get care immediately, even if it means a nightime visit to an emergency room and a call to 911. DO IT RIGHT NOW! ...Read more

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Where can I get a ct head scan? Got a black eye a few weeks ago and have headache still. Never seen a space for any scans in primary doc office.

Where can I get a ct head scan? Got a black eye a few weeks ago and have headache still. Never seen a space for any scans in primary doc office.

Usually your: Primary will not have a CT scanner, but will refer to other facilities, so you can ask your doc where to go. Otherwise, hospitals will have a CT scan, or you can go to ACR. Org and search for accredted CT facilities in your area. You can also check with your insurance company. ...Read more

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Can a ct facial scan look at fracture in the head? Got into a fight 3weeks ago. A black eye and got a ct scan. Still  have headache. Worry? Or normal

It: Depends how the scan was performed. It is likely that the scan covered the front part of the skull, but probably not the middle or back part, so it depends where you feel the potential skull fracture is located. ...Read more

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Can a person have a subdural hematoma or skull fracture for a month with only symptoms being side headache and back head pain? Got black eye month ago

Can a person have a subdural hematoma or skull fracture for a month with only symptoms being side headache and back head pain? Got black eye month ago

Yes: Yes, in part because the mental status of the person, and therefore their ability to report pain, may be altered as well. There is also a condition known as a delayed subdural hematoma which can occur after the original injury. Don't hesitate to be seen and thoroughly evaluated. ...Read more

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But in a headlock a month and 8 weeks ago. Got black eye. Got ct scan no fracture &saw eye doc. Have dark discoloration under eye, black head pain. Why?

But in a headlock a month and 8 weeks ago. Got black eye. Got ct scan no fracture &saw eye doc. Have dark discoloration under eye, black head pain. Why?

Black eye: At least, like any other bruise, will take 6-8 weeks for most people to resolve (=fully disappear). Head pain after neck strain (aka: headlock) can be from persisting spasm of those muscles. May benefit from massage / chiropractic / physical therapy / cool compresses -- depends on you & situation. Hope these point you to next step. ...Read more

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Got hit in my face 3-4 days ago. Now have black eye. Bleed a bit from the nose then stop. Now see mucus/salive with small blood through mouth split. Er?

Got hit in my face 3-4 days ago. Now have black eye. Bleed a bit from the nose then stop. Now see mucus/salive with small blood through mouth split. Er?

Nose or eye: There could be two reasons for this finding. First is that the trauma that you sustained could have also caused damage to the inner lying tissues of the nose or it can be due to the fact that the nasolacrimal duct which drains tears from our eye is draining blood from the eye. Either way you must see an ophthalmologist to get thoroughly examined. ...Read more

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Head/eye injuries - what steps should I take to treat them?

Head/eye injuries - what steps should I take to treat them?

See doctor!: What you are asking depends on severity, extent, location.... Far too broad of a question o be able to answer in a meaningful way! ...Read more

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I fell on friday and hit my head on the concrete, and now have a black and blue eye. Today I started feeling a little light headed. Should I see a dr?

I fell on friday and hit my head on the concrete, and now have a black and blue eye. Today I started feeling a little light headed. Should I see a dr?

YES, See a doctor: Red flags after a head injury that mandate seeing a doctor: black eye/ raccoon eyes, bleed from ear, waxing ; waning alertness/ drowsiness, persistent nausea w/ or w/out vomiting, dizziness or vertigo, "worst headache of my life", unequal pupil sizes, new neurological deficits, or any symptom that you think should be checked out. Good luck! ...Read more

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My daughter fell and hit her head last week and has a giant bump and now there is a black circle around her eye. What should I do?

My daughter fell and hit her head last week and has a giant bump and now there is a black circle around her eye. What should I do?

Bump: Have her see a local pediatric ophthalmologist to check for internal eye damage, such as hyphema or retinal detachment. Long term eye problems include glaucoma and traumatic cataract. ...Read more

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Is it safe to sleep now? I hit my forehead on the door to dodge a bee! Hours ago. Felt pressure in my face like nose area almost to my eyes. I'm scared

Is it safe to sleep now? I hit my forehead on the door to dodge a bee! Hours ago. Felt pressure in my face like nose area almost to my eyes. I'm scared

YES: It is probably safe for you to sleep. You probably just have a facial contusion. You didn't blackout or have no nausea or vomiting. If you are really worried then by all means get checked. ...Read more