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How long after hitting your head would you notice signs of bleeding in brain? Hit head on corner of concrete wall 7 hrs ago. Have a headache.

How long after hitting your head would you notice signs of bleeding in brain? Hit head on corner of concrete wall 7 hrs ago. Have a headache.

variable: This depends on the size and location of the "bleed." something large or in more eloquent areas would probably be noticeable sooner than a small one in not-as-important areas. Very small one might not be noticed at all.In severe cases, you could lose consciousness. Also, if a hemorrhage grows, it could become more noticeable. Somethings can progress over minutes/hours, while others can take days. ...Read more

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Hit head getting out of car last night. I hit the back/top kinda hard. Tender to touch and some headache. Should I go to doctor? Brain bleeding?

Hit head getting out of car last night. I hit the back/top kinda hard. Tender to touch and some headache. Should I go to doctor? Brain bleeding?

You must have hit: your head pretty hard Jonathan if it still hurts. Brain bleeding is unlikely (as is pregnancy which you list next to your gender (male). Sometimes people injury their neck, scalp and the tissues between the skull and scalp. If you have dizziness, change in sleep, attention, speech, vision or other neurological symptom. by all means go get checked out. ...Read more

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Friend hit me in the head. not hard,more like a joke. could that cause a concussion or brain bleed?

Friend hit me in the head. not hard,more like a joke. could that cause a concussion or brain bleed?

Unlikely: It does take certain momentum and force to cause concussion. Brain bleed take even more trauma than trivial hits. Loss of consciousness often is associated with significant concussion. ...Read more

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Head injury getting hit with keys to my head not heavy keys but at close range lasceration & 1staple what can cause brain swelling or internal bleed?

Head injury getting hit with keys to my head not heavy keys but at close range lasceration & 1staple what can cause brain swelling or internal bleed?

See your doctor: What you describe is a scalp not a brain injury. Only your doctor can answer this question. If he or she is considering a more serious injury imaging studies may be indicated. ...Read more

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How hard does someone have to hit their head for it to cause a brain bleed?

How hard does someone have to hit their head for it to cause a brain bleed?

Depends on various: Factors. For example if one is on blood thinners, what part of head makes impact, how weak the bone is. If there is any concern, go get an urgent evaluation. If there is severe headaches, persisting disorientation, nausea, vomiting, confusion, delirium, go right away to get evaluated. ...Read more

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If i got hit by keys to my head can it cause brain damage or internal bleeding or problems later I have laceration on right side of my head one staple?

Probably not, but. .: Jelly, given the information provided, unless it was a really large cluster of keys (heavy) or fell from a great distance, it shouldn't be enough to cause brain damage or internal bleeding. If you have persistent severe headaches, cognitive issues or just are worried i would discuss with your primary doctor whether an MRI or a neurology referral would make sense. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a TBI to cause a cyst in the spinal canal of the c-spine? If so, what is the likelihood of it growing? Found after MVA,brain bleed

Is it possible for a TBI to cause a cyst in the spinal canal of the c-spine? If so, what is the likelihood of it growing? Found after MVA,brain bleed

Yes: yes, car accident causing a whip-lash injury can produce a syrinx (aka cyst) in a cervical spine soon after the MVA, patient may not be symptomatic until months later when it gets bigger but radiographically small cyst can be detected on MRI right away, symptoms include: shoulder/arm pain, loss of feeling to temperature, pain in shoulders/arms ...Read more

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Could an iPad falling 2 ft onto the top of your head cause a slow brain bleed? Happened last week. Diagnosed w vertigo today. Didn't know if related

Could an iPad falling 2 ft onto the top of your head cause a slow brain bleed? Happened last week. Diagnosed w vertigo today. Didn't know if related

Yes.: Head trauma can produce a slow bleed, but symptoms are progressive and unlikely to consist of vertigo alone. Vertigo is not a diagnosis. It is a symptom which may represent any one of a number of underlying problems ( problems in the inner ear, vestibular nerve or in brain itself.). Best to check with your doc so that you understand the cause and specific treatment of your vertigo. ...Read more

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Is it possible to cause a brain bleed by shaking my head too hard?

Is it possible to cause a brain bleed by shaking my head too hard?

Not likely: Difficult to cause brain bleed without a significant impact. Do not keep shaking hard. ...Read more

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