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When and how do I use heat for a head contusion/bruise with no cut or bleeding? How many times a day and how long each time? How long can I use heat?
Contusion head: As many times as you feel comfortable. ...Read more
Dizzy: When was the injury? Rest . See your dr. ...Read more
I have a bad head contusion and I have a bad heart mtrovalve prolapse. Can i still exercise safely?
Maybe: Most people with heart disease can exercise safely, at some level, individualized according to your underlying heart disease. However, this should be discussed with your doctor as there is high variability. A contusion is the medical term for a bruise. If all you have is a superficial bruise, this should not affect exercise. If you have a deeper injury, you may need to heal before returning. ...Read more
I got a head contusion 2 days ago, can I have a couple beers tonight? I currently have a headache that has not subsided since being injured.
May be okay: For head injury patients usually an observation of two days is enough to find out if there is a serious injury. If you have not gotten any new symptoms other than headache, then by this time it is safe to say that you don't have a serious injury. You can take over-the-counter medications for pain rather than couple of beers but I guess it should be fine. ...Read more
Is a concussion more serious than a contusion? Or are they about the same? I hit my head at work and doctor told me it was "just a contusion".
Concussion/contusion: Concussion is a brain injury and is to be taken seriously to avoid long term complications, however a contusion is a more minor injury that may result in a bruise. You may have a knot and point tenderness for awhile but it will get better with time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you hit: your head over a year ago, and have been having no symptoms, you probably don't need a CT. If you have symptoms, see your doc for an evaluation. ...Read more
Frequent moments of vertigo. After fall down stairs and head contusion along with other injuries and tetnis shot. Nothing shown on c.T. Or xray.
Do you think my child has a contusion or a concussion? My son is 3 i took him the e.R. Today he fell and hit head on our tile floor. It sounded like his skull cracked. When they done the CT scan it showed up normal and they said it was a contusion, and wh
A : A concussion is simply traumatic brain injury as the result to a direct or indirect blow to the head. A ct can rule out fracture or bleeding but cannot diagnose a concussion. A contussion is merely the outer swelling/bruising of the skin and head. Symptoms of concussion include: altered level of consciousness, headache, nasea/vomiting, etc. At this point in time the most important things to rule out are bleed/fracture which the ct did. Now you just need to monitor for improvement. ...Read more
I keep hearing that if you hit your head and no bruise, lump or tender spot is there, it indicates a concussion. Is this true?
Likely, bt not alwys: Concussion or mild traumatic brain injury can involve both an indirect and direct hit to the head even if there are no obvious bruises, lumps or cuts. Also, you don't have to lose consciousness to be diagnosed with a concussion. Having your body slammed into the ground (wrestlers or football players) even without any direct hit to your head can cause one. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer