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Hit Head On Ice Rink
I just fell backwards on cement driveway landing on my bottom & slammed back of my head. Applying ice to swelling on head..
Rolled off bed hit my head on side table corner about a week ago. No bruise, no bump, scalp swelling still hurts. Headaches, jaw pain, ear ache?
See your Doctor: If you are still having pain after a week, it will be a good idea to evaluate with your physician. In my opinion, any pain lasting more than a week should be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more
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Not Uncommon: Obviously age, previous back problems or other musculoskeletal problems could make the fall more serious. Doubt fracture of the spine unless pain excruciatating. Most likely muscle sprain/strain/bruise. Also head injury needs to be watched for. Watch for any headaches, vision changes, nausea or vomitting, or any other neurological complaints. You may need to be looked at by physician. ...Read more
Hit top of my head when bending down in fridge and stood up quick hit it on freezer door.Still hurts giving me head ache.Should i worry?
Probably OK: It is unlikely that you hit your head with enough force on the freezer door to cause any serious damage. However, if you develop any symptoms of closed head injury, such as vision changes, vomiting, mental status changes, then you need to be seen. But the likelihood is that you got a good knock and may have a bruise. ...Read more
Yes: Er or ambulatory care. Especially if you had any loss of conciousness with it. ...Read more
XRAY: See a doctor to get an xray. ...Read more
I flipped chair in nurse station charting, I hit floor on bottom, chair hit back of my head hard.NP said contusion and lumbar sprain? Head still foggy
Contusion: Sorry for your accident. After even a mild concussion do not do activities that can compromise your health and cause further head injury. Avoid tasks that require concentration or complicated thinking. Follow up appointments are very important. Also follow the advice of your health care provider. Be well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Moved fast and bumped top of head on hard wood shelf 15 hrs ago small knot hurt after injury feels sore and tingly on top of head should I be concern?
Head trauma: Hello there, if you simply bumped your head then you should not be alarmed. However, if you feel this was a traumatic injury and you blacked out, passed out, feel like you were seeing stars or you have a severe headache you should seek emergency medical assistance immediately. It is possible that you have sustained a concussion but it is not possible to diagnose without seeing a doctor for help. ...Read more
Hit on head with a heavy box& 2-3days later head feels like cold compact laying on side where hit. Cat scan shows nothing. Worry or take ibuprofen?
You have a Doctor: None of us here are going to interfere with the recommendations of your physician treating you there in person. The physician who ordered your ct scan is caring for you. We do not have any of those reports, have not examined you, and do not know what you have been prescribed or told by your physician. In this case we defer to the doctor who is caring for you. ...Read more
Head injury: 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
Healing from bump on head. sitting up , looking at phone , leaned down felt something crack /pop in base of neck now hurts.See dr or put ice pk on it?
21month old just fell off of bed and hit her head on our metal floor fan. Has a small bump on the back left side of her head! visit er, or just ice i?
Observe her: Probably she'll be fine. Red flags to take her to er stat include: sleepiness, vomiting, purple or red bruise behind 1 ear (battle's sign), facial deformity after the fall, confusion, or seizure. Normal, non-emergent signs to expect after a head injury include headache, nausea, irritability, and lack of interest in playing. Trust your instinct, you're never wrong to bring her to er. Take care! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I slipped down the stairs. 6 steps and banged head on stairs. Hurts on the right side of my head?
Head trauma: can result in head pain (from the direct blow) or even from injury to the cervical spine. You need to be on the look out for signs and symptoms of TBI and seek medical assistance if you have a personality change, disturbed sleep, lethargy, seizures, confusion, disorientation, difficulty with thinking, concentration, ability to do calculations or change in vision or other senses. Sorry you slipped ...Read more
Head injury, fell from shower, hit head on toilet. Two days ago. Pressure sensation inside head. Nausea, no vomit. Can't focus. Should I worry?
Landed backwards and hit my head on cement floor. It's still sore a few hours later (nearly 5 hours). Hit back/ more side of head. What should I do?
Possible concussion: seek medical attention asap, at least for baseline evaluation should further changes occur. ...Read more
Hit front, top of my head yesterday very hard on dryer door. Neck & jaw instantly hurt, head felt warm, like it was bleeding. Instant headache, red mark. Today still painful. Hurts to touch and dizzy. Kind of groggy. ER?
Hit head above left temple on corner of car door 3 days ago. Small bump barely noticeable bruise&little scratch. Slight headache yesterday&today. Dr??
Ice it!: Accidents happen. The best, easiest & cheapest thing you can do is ice the area as soon as possible. Earlier is better, more often is better than less often. Acetaminophen, if you're otherwise healthy, can be used for pain relief (I tend to avoid ibuprofen). As you didn't lose consciousness or develop neurological symptoms (weakness, numbness) I surmise you will recover. Stay healthy &Good luck. ...Read more