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My sister. She is 16 years old. In anger she hit her head with hands for 4 to 5 times with her hands with full force. Her head will get any damage? ...or anything will happen? . I am worried for her

My sister. She is 16 years old. In anger she hit her head with hands for 4 to 5 times with her hands with full force. Her head will get any damage? ...or anything will happen? . I am worried for her

Behavioral health: Your sister will probably not harm her head with her bare hands, but trying to harm herself needs to be seen by a professional - doctor, counselor, crisis center. You may ask another adult what resources are available in your community. ...Read more

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My sister hit her head with bare hands with full force on both right and left side of head before 5 days. She is having minor headache and no other symptoms. Is it serious? What damage would have happen to brain. Any major problem will happen to her life

My sister hit her head with bare hands with full force on both right and left side of head before 5 days. She is having minor headache and no other symptoms. Is it serious? What damage would have happen to brain. Any major problem will happen to her life

Low Risk: The hits you describe are rather violent, but the force generated by hitting one's own head is not dramatic. She likely has a headache because she jarred her head and may have gotten a concussion. Long-term damage is unlikely but not zero. If it persists longer than a week, have her evaluated by her family physician. ...Read more

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I hit my head with my hands severely three days ago and now I am having moderate head ache and pain around the eyes. Is that serious?

I hit my head with my hands severely three days ago and now I am having moderate head ache and pain around the eyes. Is that serious?

Concussion: I'm going to assume you've had a concussion. Please lie low, avoid video screens, and especially be very careful not to receive a second impact to your head. No contact sports for a month might be a good idea, or ask your physician. Especially, I'm concerned why you hit yourself -- you're brave to mention this, and if your mind is playing tricks to make you hurt yourself, please talk with your doc. ...Read more

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Occupation:Truck Driver. In order to stay awake often I hit my head hard with my hand and now I have diplopia (a week ago).Do you think it's temporary?

Occupation:Truck Driver. In order to stay awake often I hit my head hard with my hand and now I have diplopia (a week ago).Do you think it's temporary?

No, see Eye MD: Hitting you head with your hand should not cause diplopia. There are many serious causes including stoke, MS, and tumor. Would recommend evaluation by ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Tree branch fell approx. 4 ft and hit head 5 days ago.  numb and bulging veins left arm, weak pulse left wrist. Slurring "s" words was amateur cage fighter pulled arm and chest muscle on left side 3 years ago, has swelling and feeling of pinched nerve und

Tree branch fell approx. 4 ft and hit head 5 days ago.  numb and bulging veins left arm, weak pulse left wrist. Slurring "s" words was amateur cage fighter pulled arm and chest muscle on left side 3 years ago, has swelling and feeling of pinched nerve und

Weak: Weak pulse and bulging veins in one limb could indicate a serious problem with the blood vessels in that region. Such problems, which include something called arterial dissection and something called venous thrombosis, could threaten the limb or your life. These sort of symptoms should be evaluated right away. Problems with the large arteries and veins in the neck or in a limb are usually first tested with an ultrasound, using a probe placed on the skin. There is usually no discomfort involved. ...Read more

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A year ago I hit the back right of my head prettyhard and formed a bump the size of my hand. Its gone down but there's still a small bump. Is it serious?

A year ago I hit the back right of my head prettyhard and formed a bump the size of my hand. Its gone down but there's still a small bump. Is it serious?

Head trauma: You must have really hit the head. A year out is a good sign that there was no serious injury to you. However with such force it is going to take more time to completely resolve. ...Read more

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I went to move my phone it slipped out of my hand and hit him in the head around his forehead/side of the head. He is 2 weeks is he okay?

I went to move my phone it slipped out of my hand and hit him in the head around his forehead/side of the head. He is 2 weeks is he okay?

Head injury: More than likely he's fine if the phone just slipped and bonked him. Monitor him for any swelling that seems excessive, or inconsolable crying. If you have any other concerns, reach out to your pediatrician - (there's always somebody on-call) and discuss what your concerns are, they will be able to help you decide if your baby needs evaluation. Good luck and congratulations on your new arrival! ...Read more

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My 14 month old displays self injurious behavior. Hits head on ground, or with his own hands. Otherwise normal& interactive & smart. What to do?

My 14 month old displays self injurious behavior. Hits head on ground, or with his own hands. Otherwise normal& interactive & smart. What to do?

Agree w' Dr Buzzeo: Also ask pediatrician about Birth to Three program. They will evaluate and help intervene if it is needed. It is a wonderful resource. ...Read more

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Sharp pain bottom at the back right hand side of head just above the neck, frequently when hit or I move too fast. Please help?

Sharp pain bottom at the back right hand side of head just above the neck, frequently when hit or I move too fast. Please help?

Very common: Poor posture leads to a muscle strain and back/neck pain. Most patients do not have a serious spinal problem. However if your pain accompanied by neurological deficiency (numbness, weakness) call a doctor. Moist heat, stretch exercises NSAID (otc) aleve (naproxen) and good mattress are very helpful. If concerned see pcp for further investigation. ...Read more

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My boyfiend hit me accidentaly with the hand (palm) in the back of the head, I don t have pain, just fell sleppy. Shoud I visit er?

My boyfiend hit me accidentaly with the hand (palm) in the back of the head, I don t have pain, just fell sleppy. Shoud I visit er?

Yes.: Yes, you should go to the er as soon as possible. Also, I wonder if it was an accident or something that has happened before? Perhaps you should speak with a domestic violence counselor if it is something that happens frequently. ...Read more

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I fell in the shower. I didn't hit my head but did hurt both my wrists and now my hands are a bit shaky. But I feel sick and dizzy. Is that normal?

I fell in the shower. I didn't hit my head but did hurt both my wrists and now my hands are a bit shaky. But I feel sick and dizzy. Is that normal?

No it is not normal.: Please seek medical evaluation now. 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. ...Read more

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My wife hit her head on the floor 2 weeks ago. She haschattering lips and/or teeth - mostly when in bed. It may change to leg spasms or a hand will shaking. Is it serious?

My wife hit her head on the floor 2 weeks ago. She haschattering lips and/or teeth - mostly when in bed. It may change to leg spasms or a hand will shaking. Is it serious?

See a doc ASAP: Take her to see a general physician as soon as possible. It may or may not be related to the fall but it's not worth taking the risk. The general practioner will be able to lead you to a specialist who can determine if the 2 events are related. ...Read more

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My one yr old constantly moves his thumb & fingers on his left hand & he likes to rock and hit his head. Normal? His doc said to keep an eye on it. Wh

My one yr old constantly moves his thumb & fingers on his left hand & he likes to rock and hit his head. Normal? His doc said to keep an eye on it. Wh

What his doctor: Means is that it could be a form of self-stimulation, especially if he looks at his hand from an odd angle while doing so. Does he point with his index finger for desired objects, raise his arms to be picked up, respond consistently to his name, wave " bye" back when someone waves at him, mimic pat-a-cake & peek-a-boo? If not, call your state's Early Intervention Program for an assessment. ...Read more

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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

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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

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My son hit his hand on ice, mark left has blood trapped under it (hit didn't break skin). Leave it?

My son hit his hand on ice, mark left has blood trapped under it (hit didn't break skin). Leave it?

Clean it: Cleanse the area with soap and water gently and cover with bandage, see doctor for proper bandage and topical antibiotic ...Read more

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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

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Bf hit head at work didn't know he had a lump and I accedently pressed it know he feels sick and sleepy?

Bf hit head at work didn't know he had a lump and I accedently pressed it know he feels sick and sleepy?

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, loss of balance or difficulty walking. ...Read more

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My friend pushed down hard on my head and then hit head butted me I don't have a headache or feel dizzy so will I be ok?

My friend pushed down hard on my head and then hit head butted me I don't have a headache or feel dizzy so will I be ok?

If you have no: Symptoms of headache, dizziness, vomiting, nausea, sensitivity to light or noise, excessive sleepiness, you should be fine. But these symptoms don't always occur right away, so if you develop any of these symptoms, you should be examined by your own doctor or go to an emergency room to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Hit head 4 days ago I feel fine and I didn't go unconscious when I hit it do I need a checkup even though I have no symptoms?

Hit head 4 days ago I feel fine and I didn't go unconscious when I hit it do I need a checkup even though I have no symptoms?

Doubtful: Am not concerned by your description, and at this point, would anticipate you have no future reason to be concerned. ...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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What does it mean when your skin is like raw to the touch? I hit my hand yesterday and now it hurts to touch it and feels almost raw!

What does it mean when your skin is like raw to the touch? I hit my hand yesterday and now it hurts to touch it and feels almost raw!

Abrasion?: Hard to say without seeing it. Did you scrape the skin off? Otherwise, sometimes just banging it can make the nerves hypersensitive. ...Read more

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Hit head 1 wk ago, exam ok- dr said take pain med. Mild headache, straining on toilet aggravates pain alot. No other symptoms what to do?

Hit head 1 wk ago, exam ok- dr said take pain med. Mild headache, straining on toilet aggravates pain alot. No other symptoms what to do?

Hmmmm: It's good the exam found no problem, but another might be worthwhile if it remains painful another week. Obviously, drink lots of water and eat so you won't strain. Avoid other strains as far as possible. Take OTC pain pills as directed and keep written notes on progress. Call the doctor if unsure. Best! ...Read more