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Hit my head pretty hard on the doorway. When should I start to worry?

Hit my head pretty hard on the doorway. When should I start to worry?

Right then: Cheer up. If you hit hard enough to get an epidural hematoma you'd be dead already. The other clot, a subdural hematoma, develops more slowly. If you have a bad headache that gets worse, anything that seems abnormal, nausea, vomiting, etc. Go the er where you will have a ct scan that will probably be normal, an enormous bill, and be told you have a concussion. Worry if things are getting worse. ...Read more

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Its been over 72 hours since I hit my head getting into a car pretty hard what should I still look for? Or worry about? Didn't black out or anything

Its been over 72 hours since I hit my head getting into a car pretty hard what should I still look for? Or worry about? Didn't black out or anything

You should be ok: Watch for any Neurologic abnormalities like dizziness, weakness, slurred speech, vision changes, or bad Headache that won't go away, especially if it includes a stiff neck. ...Read more

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Hit my head pretty hard on hardwood floor. I was wondering if I have some sort of concussion? What do I need to do

Hit my head pretty hard on hardwood floor. I was wondering if I have some sort of concussion? What do I need to do

Concussion?: If you are having symptoms of a concussion, dizziness, headache, clouded thinking, poor coordination, see your doctor. If you are not having any symptoms you do not need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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What to do if I hit my head pretty hard. Concussion?

What to do if I hit my head pretty hard. Concussion?

Protocol for TBI: Put the brain at rest until symptoms abate. No exertion physical or mental. The metabolic needs of a concussed brain are increased. This resolves over time. Talk to a tbi expert if you have any residual symptoms. You might need to have a ct done to exclude bleeding depending on your physical exam, signs and symptoms. ...Read more

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I fell off a golf cart and hit my head pretty hard. What should I do?

I fell off a golf cart and hit my head pretty hard. What should I do?

Head injury: It depends on whether you have any symptoms and how long ago this occurred. If it occurred more than a day ago and you feel alright, you can continue observation. If it occurred today and you have a headache, dizziness, trouble walking, you should go in to have a CT scan and an exam. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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I fell today and hit my head pretty hard its been 4 weeks and ever sense I randomly get headaches and get super tired. What's wrong?

I fell today and hit my head pretty hard its been 4 weeks and ever sense I randomly get headaches and get super tired. What's wrong?

May be Concussion: Please see your doctor as you are describing what may be a concussion. Symptoms generally resolve within a few days, but lasting as long as yours are it deserves an evaluation. ...Read more

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I just hit my head pretty hard, but I was always told when you hit your head you lose a large amount of brain cells and I have been good grades lately?

I just hit my head pretty hard, but I was always told when you hit your head you lose a large amount of brain cells and I have been good grades lately?

Hard head: Like most folks I have been there with a hard head knock. Getting out of a cab I hit my head when I pulled down the lid. Bled for hours but have survived well many years since.
Relax and keep going with your good grades. ...Read more

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Do I have a concussion I hit my head pretty hard last night I am dizzy have had headache ever since I hit my head

Do I have a concussion I hit my head pretty hard last night I am dizzy have had headache ever since I hit my head

Get checked: The effects of concussions can vary and be unpredictable. It depends on the severity of the injury. The best thing is to give your brain complete rest. The more strain you place on your brain while it is attempting to heal, the more likely it is to slow down the healing process.

It would be good to get re-evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Last night I hit my head pretty hard. A large knot popped up, felt instantly sick at my stomach and dizzy afterward. 16 hours later I'm having ear pain. What should I do?

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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Had a concussion two years ago. Got in a car last night, the ride was bumpy. Hit my head a few times on hard part of seat. Should I worry about it?

Had a concussion two years ago. Got in a car last night, the ride was bumpy. Hit my head a few times on hard part of seat. Should I worry about it?

Not likely: Unless you hit your head pretty hard, it's unlikely. Questions to ask yourself: did you experience loss of consciousness? dizziness? visual changes? Nausea? Altered mental status? Confusion? sleepiness? if you had no symptoms, and still don't, concussion recurrence from car ride unlikely. ...Read more

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I slipped in the shower a month ago and hit my head on the wall. It was swollen pretty big but now there's a hard lump there. Do I have a tumor?

I slipped in the shower a month ago and hit my head on the wall. It was swollen pretty big but now there's a hard lump there. Do I have a tumor?

NO: You have a HEMATOMA essentially a collection of clotted blood under your scalp! It will resolve slowly as the body repairs itself!


Hope this helps!

Dr Z ...Read more

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I just hit my head hard. My eyes are teary and foggy my head and neck hurt pretty bad I feel foggy and I'm a little a nauseas. Should I be worried?

I just hit my head hard. My eyes are teary and foggy my head and neck hurt pretty bad I feel foggy and I'm a little a nauseas. Should I be worried?

Head Injury: Did you lose consciousness when you hit your head? If the bang was that hard, it is better to be safe than sorry and let the ER evaluate you. Good Luck ...Read more

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Hit my head just above my right eye and below my right eye by my nose hard on dash board of hubbys semi. Its not black n blue but hurts should I worry?

Hit my head just above my right eye and below my right eye by my nose hard on dash board of hubbys semi. Its not black n blue but hurts should I worry?

Depends: If your eye was not hit and shows no evidence of redness, double vision and or blurring do not worry. The bones around the eye protected the eye. ...Read more

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Do I have a concussion? I think I have a cuncussion but im not sure. I hit my head really hard on a door knob and im pretty sure I blacked out for about five minutes also I feel really dizzy and its hard to look at the computer also I have a large lump on

Do I have a concussion? I think I have a cuncussion but im not sure. I hit my head really hard on a door knob and im pretty sure I blacked out for about five minutes also I feel really dizzy and its hard to look at the computer also I have a large lump on

Yes: Any loss of consciousness qualifies as a concussion. No loss of consciousness with the dizziness you describe would qualify as a concussion. If symptoms do not resolve spontaneously or if symptoms worsen, you should seek a more formal evaluation. Good luck ...Read more

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Yesterday I hit my head quite hard Since I have been very tender just behind/above my ear. Tender to touch, hurt when moving eyebrows. Should I worry?

Yesterday I hit my head quite hard Since I have been very tender just behind/above my ear. Tender to touch, hurt when moving eyebrows. Should I worry?

No: The muscles of the face, "scalp" are under this area. You are likely feeling it when you move the eyebrows which is elevating the epcranius and the temporal muscles which sit adjacent to each other. Should get better with rest and time! ...Read more

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Hit my head a week ago pretty hard and now when I walk it feels like my brain is bouncing off my skull and ibuprofen 600 only takes the pain away for?

Hit my head a week ago pretty hard and now when I walk it feels like my brain is bouncing off my skull and ibuprofen 600 only takes the pain away for?

Concussion: You may have a post-concussive/traumatic headache. If the headache is accompanied by other symptoms (difficulty concentrating, irritability) then you might have post-concussion syndrome. Improvement in symptoms is based on many factors including severity and location of the concussion. See your physician if the symptoms persist. Http://www. Cdc. Gov/concussion/pdf/facts_about_concussion_tbi-a.pdf ...Read more

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Hit my head hard now what should I do?

Run through these: 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 emergency care for loss of consciousness, >. ...Read more

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I hit my head really hard. What sould I do?

I hit my head really hard. What sould I do?

Symptoms?: It you are symptomatic - seek evaluation. 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

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What to do if I hit my head really hard on the wall?

What to do if I hit my head really hard on the wall?

It depends: If you have persistant symptoms you need to be looked at. You need to know why you hit the wall. (faint, seizure, clumsy, pugilism?) you might also need to repair the wall. ...Read more

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I hit my head/face really hard, should I get checked for an injury?

I hit my head/face really hard, should I get checked for an injury?

Yes: Never hesitate to seek medical attention. If you are ok, then you will have that fear removed. If you have an injury that needs attention, then you will get help without delay. ...Read more

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What to do if I fell and hit my head hard, please help very worried!?

What to do if I fell and hit my head hard, please help very worried!?

See your doctor: And get it checked out. Any headache, blurred vision, nausea, repeated vomiting, loss of consciousness,,,,, If worsening headache repeated vomiting blurred or double vision go to ER. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I hit my head really hard and I'm worried. Please help!?

What do you suggest if I hit my head really hard and I'm worried. Please help!?

Watch for symptoms.: Do you black out? Are you having problems naming things? Has your speech changed? Do you have numbness, tingling or weakness in an arm or leg, any change in vision? Any nausea or vomiting? Unexplained sleepiness? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you should see a doctor now. If not, you can use ice on the bump and watch. ...Read more

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I slipped outside on some ice and fell hard on my side I don't think I hit my head I feel fine though. I should be good right?

I slipped outside on some ice and fell hard on my side I don't think I hit my head I feel fine though. I should be good right?

If you feel alright: If there is no pain anywhere. No bruising, no cuts and you feel alright then you should be OK. Lot of slip and falls don't cause any significant injury. No problem and no treatment or check up needed. If any symptoms start next day or so, then you can see your doctor ...Read more