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Hit head now metal bar 2 days ago and have dent in forehead and headache and is sore around the dent what should I do?

Hit head now metal bar 2 days ago and have dent in forehead and headache and is sore around the dent what should I do?

Get checked: A head injury like this needs a full exam and possibly a CT head for internal injury. Please see your doctor as soon as possible or to the emergency room ...Read more

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1yr old fell and hit head on the cemented ground on friday. Sunday he is vomitting but not sick. Pls help what to do now? Is it bec he fell?

1yr old fell and hit head on the cemented ground on friday. Sunday he is vomitting but not sick. Pls help what to do now? Is it bec he fell?

Forget alternative: This is a one year old. If something happened as that injury, and there are symptoms, for precaution, do not look for alternative causes of the symptoms. Go to your pediatrician, be evaluated, then you can find out the reason. Always point to the most possible cause as the cause, until proven otherwise. ...Read more

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2 yo hit head today. He acted & ate fine. This was 6 hrs ago. A little cranky. Now, he's hard to wake. He will but gets really mad & goes back to bed.

2 yo hit head today. He acted & ate fine. This was 6 hrs ago. A little cranky. Now, he's hard to wake. He will but gets really mad & goes back to bed.

Best to evaluate: A 2 year old with an acute head injury likely needs prompt evaluation to determine if they need any further studies such as neuroimaging (mri or ct scan). It can be hard to assess the mental status of a two year old so many institutions use this age as a cut off i. Their criteria for neuroimaging. ...Read more

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Hit head a few days ago now there's pressure in my head what could it be?

Hit head a few days ago now there's pressure in my head what could it be?

Need to se MD: You had a head trauma and few days later you feel heavyness in head. You need to be evaluated by your doctor and may need a cat scan to rule out a subdural hematoma from a slow bleed in the subdural space. ...Read more

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Hit head a couple of hours ago. Didn't hurt bad at the time but now my neck hurts. If I broke it would the pain be intense. I didn't hit my head hard.

Hit head a couple of hours ago. Didn't hurt bad at the time but now my neck hurts. If I broke it would the pain be intense. I didn't hit my head hard.

Head: Held up by neck. Head is hard, but internal superficial bleed possible. Neck blunt or crashing injury can strain spinal cord or exiting nerves. Always serious injury, recommend go be evaluated. ...Read more

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Hit head, only had headache for few months, then they stopped, I hit it again, and now ache and fog there for even longer. Worried it won't heal?

Hit head, only had headache for few months, then they stopped, I hit it again, and now ache and fog there for even longer. Worried it won't heal?

"Ache" and "fog": Presumably it will "heal" although it may take longer, depends on the length of time between the two hits and how hard you hit your head, there's really nothing you can do but wait (and try to keep from hitting your head so often, or keep a bicycle helmet with you). ...Read more

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Fell backwards on ice and hit head on concrete. Have a headache but otherwise ok. Dangerous? Don't want to go to ER right now

Fell backwards on ice and hit head on concrete. Have a headache but otherwise ok. Dangerous? Don't want to go to ER right now

Depends: It depends on how long ago this occurred and If you are just experiencing a minor headache. Then likely you would not have to go to the ER. If your headache is getting worse or if you are feeling confusion, feeling dizzy or loss of sensation, or if your feel like something is wrong, then please go to the ER. ...Read more

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Slipped and hit head first on floor 2yrs ago had moderate pain in head & neck now headaches are severe & feel like head is going to explode?

Slipped and hit head first on floor 2yrs ago had moderate pain in head & neck now headaches are severe & feel like head is going to explode?

Did you get checked: Out after the fall? Have you had any other head trauma or neurologic signs? If no other changes, suggest seeing a physician and having them take a look at your cervical spine as well as rule out any other serious issues. After a fall, many times docs forget to look at the neck musculature (too busy trying to rule out life threatening issues!) but this can lead to long term neck issues/headaches. ...Read more

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Hit head a week ago Dr said mild concussion. Bumped head again 4 hrs ago. Not hard. Slight head pressure for a bit. Feel ok now. Any need for concern?

Hit head a week ago Dr said mild concussion. Bumped head again 4 hrs ago. Not hard. Slight head pressure for a bit. Feel ok now. Any need for concern?

Clarification: A concussion, by definition, is a head injury causing loss of consciousness, amnesia, or a combination of both. The term is way overused by numerous physicians, as most of the patients have merely "bumped" their heads, and will experience no permanent consequence. You are likely in the latter category. ...Read more

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Drip after hit head has been constant coughed green mucas now ear is leaking just a regular drip?

Drip after hit head has been constant coughed green mucas now ear is leaking just a regular drip?

Go To Doctor NOW: Your symptoms suggest the possibility of two conditions. The cough, green mucous, ear drainage indicate an upper and perhaps lower respiratory infection; ear infection is also likely. The 2nd concern is the head injury however you do not give any further details. Both require urgent attention. See your doctor NOW for correct diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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3 yo fell off chair and hit head on tile. He is acting fine now. I would like to avoid all the viruses at the ER. Should I take him or watch?

3 yo fell off chair and hit head on tile. He is acting fine now. I would like to avoid all the viruses at the ER. Should I take him or watch?

Take him: I realize there is no fun in taking child to ER. You only have one chance. Child could also be taken to urgicenter. Child may well not need xrays as many times they do not. Would urge that you take the child in and have hims checked out You will still need to watch him all night.
BEst wishes. ...Read more

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Hit head on metal pole about 12 hrs ago im on 20mg xarelto no headache or anything now. Do I really have to go to the dr for every bump or bruise?

Hit head on metal pole about 12 hrs ago im on 20mg xarelto no headache or anything now. Do I really have to go to the dr for every bump or bruise?

Not necessarily: You don't have to. However, if you develop any bleeding, headache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, or blurry vision to name a few symptoms then certainly you should. Blood thinners can cause potentially life threatening bleeds with or without trauma. When in doubt always call or visit a doctor. ...Read more

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I have I.I.H., C.S.F. pressure getting worse. Ears/head/back, eyes esp. When I look left/right. Hit head, now fluid from outer edges of eyes.

I have I.I.H., C.S.F. pressure getting worse. Ears/head/back, eyes esp. When I look left/right. Hit head, now fluid from outer edges of eyes.

IC hypertension: YOU need to see your neurologist as soon as possible. If you have not consulted a neurosurgeon this should be done. The problem is affected normal function and may be that some meds may help or do you need shunted.
See the doc as soon as possible ...Read more

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1yr old fell out of crib, hit head on the corner of my bed about a 1/4 inch behind her ear. Small indent where she hit. No other symptoms. Should I worry?

1yr old fell out of crib, hit head on the corner of my bed about a 1/4 inch behind her ear. Small indent where she hit. No other symptoms. Should I worry?

Head trauma: You should get her examined by her pediatrician to make sure she ok or if she needs additional evaluation, X rays or even a consult with a neurologist. You watch her closely until you see her doctor, any change in her behavior or vomiting, take her to ER. Good luck. ...Read more

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9 days ago I hit head ice skating. Didn't pass put. Now, only symptom headache when I use iPad too much. Subdural hematoma risk?

9 days ago I hit head ice skating. Didn't pass put. Now, only symptom headache when I use iPad too much. Subdural hematoma risk?

Low: Risk of subdural is low, if your only symptom is headache with too much I-Pad use. Reuce the periods of use and take breaks. This may help ...Read more

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Hit head on bath tub 7 years ago think I had a concussion now I still have memory problems with lots of pressure on right side. What could be wrong?

Hit head on bath tub 7 years ago think I had a concussion now I still have memory problems with lots of pressure on right side. What could be wrong?

Your symptoms: Could be related to a "post concussive syndrome" you should see a general neurologist who can examine you and order an MRI to evaluate the brain structure to see if there are any treatment options available. ...Read more

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How hard of a hit to head does it take for detached retina? I hit head on brow bone few wks ago, but didn't seem severe, now flicker of light, scared!

How hard of a hit to head does it take for detached retina? I hit head on brow bone few wks ago, but didn't seem severe, now flicker of light, scared!

Pretty hard.: But if a diabetic it certainly can occur spontaneously. New flckers of light or new changes in vision would require an exam by an opthalmologist. ...Read more

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Fell down stairs.. dislocated fingers. Hit head...abrasion.. now I am wanting to nap a lot...is this normal?

Fell down stairs.. dislocated fingers. Hit head...abrasion.. now I am wanting to nap a lot...is this normal?

Be seen: This could be normal but given your history- a head injury can not be excluded so please be seen. ...Read more

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8 yr old daughter. Had hit head. Small knot, tenderness still but pain going away slowly. No other symptoms. She is sleeping now.?

8 yr old daughter. Had hit head. Small knot, tenderness still but pain going away slowly. No other symptoms. She is sleeping now.?

Head bump: Make sure you can rouse her every hour before you go to bed. Apply cool compresses to her head to reduce the swelling. If you encounter any problem during the middle of the night ro to the er asap. ...Read more

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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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My 13 yr old daughter hit head. Bump appeared on forehead within minutes. 4 weeks later it's still slightly raised. How can we get rid of it completely?

My 13 yr old daughter hit head. Bump appeared on forehead within minutes. 4 weeks later it's still slightly raised. How can we get rid of it completely?

Time sensitive: Some of these represent a calcium deposit under the scalp left over from the blood/bone irritation of the original injury. I have seen it take a year for these to fade. Rarely, a cosmetic surgeon can enter the area via a cut in the eyebrow and scrape off the excess, but it may re-accumulate. The best approach is to give it time. ...Read more

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Is it serious to hit head on cement?

Is it serious to hit head on cement?

That depends: Did you lose consciousness? You can have a concussion with or without loss of consciousness. Headache/ pressure of head? Are you unable to recall what happened? Do you feel dizzy or have ringing in the ears? Confusion or slurred speech? Nausea or vomiting? Extreme fatigue? If you believe you have a concussion please seek prompt medical care. ...Read more

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Hit head hard should I be alarmed at all if I don't feel out of whack?

No if you feel fine: That is fine. Just self monitor for delayed symptoms. You can have a concussion with or without loss of consciousness. Possible symptoms include: headache/ pressure of head, inability to recall what happened, dizziness, decreased coordination, ringing in the ears, confusion, slurred speech, nausea or vomiting & extreme fatigue. If you believe you have a concussion please seek medical care. Seek. ...Read more

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Fell backwards and hit head about 25hrs ago bad headache. And vision is messed up?

Fell backwards and hit head about 25hrs ago bad headache. And vision is messed up?

Go to Ed: You may have a concussion or traumatic brain injury. You need medical evaluation now. ...Read more