Top
30
Doctor insights on: Hit Head On Ice Rink

Share
1

1
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

2

2
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

3

3
Hit head, still don't feel right after 9 days, is resting all I can do, using ice, no LOC, or vomiting, or numbness, or blurred vision, etc?

Hit head, still don't feel right after 9 days, is resting all I can do, using ice, no LOC, or vomiting, or numbness, or blurred vision, etc?

Head trauma: Depending on how hard you hit your head, it can take days to return to normal. See your MD to check your pupil & other nerves to be sure all is ok; to be sure did not have a mild concussion. ...Read more

4

4
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

5

5
Hit head hard should I be alarmed at all if I don't feel out of whack?

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

6

6
Hit head really hard on edge. Could I have an injury?

Hit head really hard on edge. Could I have an injury?

Possibly: Do you have a laceration, bruising or swelling? Symptoms of a concussion can include: headache, nausea, vomiting, confusion, blurred vision, slurred speech, weakness, feeling dazed, numbness, lack of coordination, problems with short term memory, dizziness as well as repeating things over and over. You can develop a concussion with or without loss of consciousness. ...Read more

7

7
Hit head and having severe pains straight after what do I do?

Hit head and having severe pains straight after what do I do?

APPLY ICE: If you did not loose consciousness the severe pains should subside...nonetheless obtain some medical advice and a hands on exam...we are recognizing CONCUSSION is an often UNDIAGNOSED condition and requires monitoring....

Hope this is helpful
Dr Z ...Read more

8

8
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

9

9
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

10

10
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

11

11
Hit head 3 days ago but I have no symtoms could I have internal bleeding? I heard u don't need symtoms

Hit head 3 days ago but I have no symtoms could I have internal bleeding? I heard u don't need symtoms

See below: After three days, I doubt there's any bleeding. You would probably have known by now. Did you lose consciousness with the injury? Were there any other injuries? If no, and you're 21, I suspect things will be fine. If you start having worsening headaches, visual disturbances, dizziness, then be seen. ...Read more

12

12
Hit head about 2 days ago and I feel off and have a moderate headache and some anxiety and have been off-balance?

Hit head about 2 days ago and I feel off and have a moderate headache and some anxiety and have been off-balance?

See your doctor: For assessment and reassurance, can be just anxiety, but need to rule out any abnormality, best wishes ...Read more

13

13
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

14

14
My 6mo is starting to sit unsupported but will frequently fall over and hit head on carpet. Is this potentially harmful if I allow it daily?

My 6mo is starting to sit unsupported but will frequently fall over and hit head on carpet. Is this potentially harmful if I allow it daily?

Relax: The brain is cushioned within the protective skull by layers of fluid and thin tissue. Tilting over from sitting height, especially on to carpet, does not create enough force to overcome babies built in protections. ...Read more

15

15
I have a hard knot on bottom left side of skull & haven't hit head, it's gotten bigger since I noticed it about 2 wks ago & isn't painful what is it?

I have a hard knot on bottom left side of skull & haven't hit head, it's gotten bigger since I noticed it about 2 wks ago & isn't painful what is it?

Hard to say: Hard to say w/o feeling and seeing it. Could be the mastoid, a normal bump behind the earlobe. Might be you never noticed it before. If it's growing, probably a lymph node and should go down in a few days to weeks. If continues to grow or becomes painful, see a doctor. Probably a benign thing (nothing to worry about). ...Read more

16

16
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

17

17
Hit head just above the ear child?

Hit head just above the ear child?

Look for Changes...: Look for changes in behavior. Children hit their heads often; most do very well after an accident. Crying in this case is good unless it is prolonged. Look for excessive sleepiness, vomiting, or change in mental status. If a bump (goose egg) is there and there is no bleeding, try a cold compress or sack of frozen peas. If vomiting does occur call your doctor or go directly to the er. ...Read more

18

18
What to drink if I hit head and feeling dizzy?

What to drink if I hit head and feeling dizzy?

Seek medical care: Possible concussion
sxs: + or – loss of consciousness, headache / pressure, can't recall event, dizziness, v coordination, ringing in ears, confusion, slurred speech, nausea / vomiting & fatigue. For concussion seek medical care. Seek urgent treatment for loss of consciousness, on-going confusion, seizures, unequal pupils, recurrent vomiting, change in level of consciousness or loss of balance. ...Read more

19

19
Hit head 4 days ago I feel fine and I didn't go unconcious when I hit it is the er nesscary?

Hit head 4 days ago I feel fine and I didn't go unconcious when I hit it is the er nesscary?

No: Sounds like you have no overt ongoing problems. Benign head injuries are quite common, and usually not sequelae. If you experience, headaches, nausea and vomiting, dizziness, visual changes, then contact your doctor. ...Read more

20

20
Hit head on corner edge of cardboard box on shelf above me. Headache. No other symptoms. Concussion?

Hit head on corner edge of cardboard box on shelf above me. Headache. No other symptoms. Concussion?

Possibly: If you have headache after a Blunt trauma to your head, you could call it a mild concussion. If it persists, don't hesitate to see your primary care doctor to discuss. ...Read more

21

21
Hit head on steering wheel yesterday about 435 pm how long before im out of woods for a subderal hematomo? Or any complications

See doc: May take as long as several weeks. But it is important to be checked. The problem is if is true, it could be catastrophic. Head trauma may not show the full problem right away. Go to Er, your doc today or urgicenter. ...Read more

22

22
Is there anything to do for a concussion other thatn go to dr or er? Fell yesterday & hit head on floor after getting out of shower.

Is there anything to do for a concussion other thatn go to dr or er? Fell yesterday & hit head on floor after getting out of shower.

Hello.: Hello. Symptoms of a concussion can include: headache, nausea, vomiting, confusion, blurred vision, slurred speech, weakness, feeling dazed, numbness, lack of coordination, problems with short term memory, dizziness as well as repeating things over and over. You can develop a concussion with or without loss of consciousness. It would be prudent to be medically evaluated. ...Read more

23

23
My 21 month old hit head she fell while strapped in her booster seat her chair tipped over and fell back...Pretty sure she hit her head?

My 21 month old hit head she fell while strapped in her booster seat her chair tipped over and fell back...Pretty sure she hit her head?

See below: If see a large bruise of bump, especially over the back or side of head, child has vomiting, or lost consciousness, is inconsolable of unresponsive (lethargic), is wobbly on feet, has clear drainage from nose or ears, or just doesn't look right to you, - get seen asap. ...Read more

24

24
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

25

25
Hit head on low ceiling while standing up. Had a short white flash in my vision. Feel a little slowed down and tired. About to go on big hiking trip!

Not related to eye: Not uncommon to have a flash of light when the head is hit. If you feel poor, please see a doctor or er as this could represent a concussion or rarely an intracranial bleed. ...Read more

27

27
Is there a test that I can do myself at home or online to determine if I have a concussion? Had fall, don't know if hit head but can't think straight

Concussions are. ..: More complicated to diagnosis than just based on answers from a online testing. Even when seeing a patient with a possible concussion an examination is important too. If truly worried about a concussion, you'll be best suited being seen in person. ...Read more

28

28
My 2 yo was in front of shopping cart. Bros jumped on cart & knocked it forward to ground. Don't think he hit head or very lightly. No crying. Worry?

My 2 yo was in front of shopping cart. Bros jumped on cart & knocked it forward to ground. Don't think he hit head or very lightly. No crying. Worry?

Generally no concern: Most of the time if a child hits himself against an object, falls on a hard surface and the like just observe your child. Of course, settings and children are different. Generally if no loss of consciousness, child is herself/himself, then just observation should be enough. However, if the child shows any odd behivior, then an emergency evaluation would be wise. Most importantly remain calm! ...Read more

29

29
I hit my head a month ago was leaned over trash can stood up real fast hit head on cabnet no black out or bump worried about chronic subderal hematomo?

Unlikely: Are you having weakness on one side of your body or seizures? If you are not, I wouldn't worry about a subdural hematoma. You're a 27-year-old, which isn't the typical type of person we see with chronic subdural hematomas. They're more often seen in babies, the elderly, and alcoholics. Hope that helps! ...Read more

30

30
Fell and hit head a week ago and experiencing very bad headaches and nausea. Should I be concerned?

Fell and hit head a week ago and experiencing very bad headaches and nausea. Should I be concerned?

You may have had a: concussion and this may be the result. Please make sure to see a doc and stay w/him/her until your symptoms have resolved. Such symptoms go away slowly but there are lots of reasons to hope. Peace and good health. ...Read more