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What to do if I hit the top of my head really hard what should I do?

What to do if I hit the top of my head really hard what should I do?

Symptoms?: If you have none of the symptoms of a concussion, altered mental status, confusion, loss of consciousness, try applying an ice pack to the area injured. Any concussion symptoms be seen at the emergency room. ...Read more

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What can happen if I hit the top of my head while swimming?

What can happen if I hit the top of my head while swimming?

Concussion?: Aside from local trauma to the skin, a blow to the head can cause a concussion. Symptoms include confusion, headache, nausea/vomiting, short term memory loss, blurred vision, and loss of consciousness. A person should be evaluated if the have or develop any of these symptoms after head injury. If you are unsure, it is better to contact your doctor or go to the er to get checked out. ...Read more

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Hit the top of my head hard today did not pass out or get sick but I have a head ach its been about 14 hours now should I go see a dr?

Hit the top of my head hard today did not pass out or get sick but I have a head ach its been about 14 hours now should I go see a dr?

Not yet: Head trauma is a common cause of headache. If you did not pass out, become confused or throw up, you will likely be fine. If the pain doesn't resolve in a day or two, consider seeing your doctor. ...Read more

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I just hit the top of my head on stainless steel at work and now the nerves in my face are jumping. What's this a symptom of?

I just hit the top of my head on stainless steel at work and now the nerves in my face are jumping. What's this a symptom of?

Head trauma.: Facial twitching is not an expected symptom from head trauma. It is most likely unrelated to the head trauma. If it continues seek physician evaluation. If you were knocked out, (lost consciousness) have vision changes, vomiting, are confused, or have a progressively worsening headache than
you should seek immediate physician evaluation. ...Read more

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It's been over a year ago I hit the top of my head on the corner of kitchen cabinet door. What does it mean if it is still giving me a lot of pain?

It means that: You have waited far too long to seek medical attention. I am stumped as to why you would wait 1 year- you question requires a medical examination and obviously, 1 year is a dangerously wrong idea. ...Read more

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I hit the top of my head last night. Today I have a slight headache and a dull pain where I hit it. It hurts when I touch it. Should I be concerned?

I hit the top of my head last night. Today I have a slight headache and a dull pain where I hit it. It hurts when I touch it. Should I be concerned?

Watch for symptoms.: Slight headache and pain is common after an injury like this. However I would prefer you and somebody close to you watch for the following signs for first 24 hours after injury:-
Persistent headache, vomiting, drowsiness or altered state of consciousness, weakness of arms or legs, and blurriness of vision.
If theses symptoms do not appear in 24 hrs. You should be safe. ...Read more

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Standing up from the floor hit the top of my head with granite kitchen worktop. I felt a bit shaken only symptom a bit nauseous 13h after should go A&E?

Standing up from the floor hit the top of my head with granite kitchen worktop. I felt a bit shaken only symptom a bit nauseous 13h after should go A&E?

Yes: If several hours after sustaining some blunt trauma to head, you still feel dizzy and nauseous, you should get yourself checked to rule out brain contusion or internal bleed, which even if present need to be watched for resolution on its own. But getting proper diagnosis is the key to rule out other possibilities. ...Read more

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Hit the top of my head 2 days ago, slight headache and nausea. Help?

Hit the top of my head 2 days ago, slight headache and nausea. Help?

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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I hit the top of my head on the head of my bed. I have a headache now. How can I know if I have a concussion or bleeding?

I hit the top of my head on the head of my bed. I have a headache now. How can I know if I have a concussion or bleeding?

A concussion is-: -usually defined as loss of consciousness, no matter how brief. A bump on the head as U describe is happening 2 people every day, & headache is a common reaction. I would not B concerned. If they increase and continue 4 more than a few days C Ur PCP. In the meantime Tylenol (acetaminophen) & an ice pack may help. Doing this will not cover up any serious problem. ...Read more

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I hit the top of my head then heard a crack in back of my head near my neck it hurts like a headache in back of my head what could this be?

I hit the top of my head then heard a crack in back of my head near my neck it hurts like a headache in back of my head what could this be?

Get an Xray!!: As soon as possible!! You need to visit one of the urgent care facilities (North Shore Hospital?) and get an xray of your cervical spine with "ODONTOID VIEWS!!!!! Write this down and take it with you! Go NOW Hope this helps...!

Dr Z ...Read more

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I hit the top of my head on the freezer handle. The top of my head, right side and front is swollen and I feel pressure. The back of my neck is also?

I hit the top of my head on the freezer handle. The top of my head, right side and front is swollen and I feel pressure. The back of my neck is also?

Common reactions: You describe a minor head injury. If you are knocked unconscious, or if you experience new symptoms (eg, weakness, double vision, seizure, loss of balance) or if you feel worse, you should see a doctor for an exam. Swelling is very common when the scalp is bruised, and neck muscles often tighten up, especially over the 2-3 days following the injury. ...Read more

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At the playground with kids. I stood up & hit the top of my head on metal bar by the slide. Vision went fuzzy for a second. No vomit. Pupils ok. ER?

At the playground with kids. I stood up & hit the top of my head on metal bar by the slide. Vision went fuzzy for a second. No vomit. Pupils ok. ER?

If you are fine now,: You don't need to go to the ER. The symptoms you should look for are headache, vomiting, lethargy, instability walking, dizziness or any other symptoms that you are feeling different from usual. If you have any of those, you should go to the ER. You may have a bump on your head, for which you can apply ice and take Tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more

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2 days ago I hit the top of my head on car door suffer with health anxiety so was really scared now all day have a slight ache/pain in the spot I hit?

2 days ago I hit the top of my head on car door suffer with health anxiety so was really scared now all day have a slight ache/pain in the spot I hit?

Actually that sounds: Pretty normal if you have a contusion from a blunt injury to your head. If that is your only symptoms then I would try not fret. Take care. ...Read more

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Hit the top of my head a little over 48 hours ago no other symtoms but my left foot is tingling?

Hit the top of my head a little over 48 hours ago no other symtoms but my left foot is tingling?

Foot tingling: If the foot tingling just started after you hit your head I recommend getting seen for an exam as soon as you can. Hopefully it is not related! ...Read more

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Hit the top of my head getting out of the car yesterday. Hours later had fatigue. Still have headache. Is it normal? Concussion? What should I do?

Hit the top of my head getting out of the car yesterday. Hours later had fatigue. Still have headache. Is it normal? Concussion? What should I do?

Concussion: Symptoms are many. If you have difficulty concentrating, sleeping, speaking, difficulty doing calculations or writing, problems comprehending written / spoken langauge, dizziness, double vision, blurred vision, unsteadiness, slurred speech, disorientation, lateralizing numbness, weakness, nausea, vomiting, confusion, ringing in the ears you should be evaluated. A scalp contusion can hurt for days ...Read more

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26th of last month. I was in a car accident. I hit the top of my head on the ceiling of my car. I was never unconscious. I cry outof contrl evryday?

26th of last month. I was in a car accident. I hit the top of my head on the ceiling of my car. I was never unconscious. I cry outof contrl evryday?

After you have been: Examined by your doc to make sure there is no brain damage, a clinical psychologist can help you. You may be having an anxiety reaction to the accident or possibly ptsd. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What should I do about my back? Earlier today I hit the top of my head pretty hard and it pushed down on my neck. Now j can barely move and there ispain shooting through my upper back and rib cage plus I have a headache. What does it mean?

What should I do about my back? Earlier today I hit the top of my head pretty hard and it pushed down on my neck. Now j can barely move and there ispain shooting through my upper back and rib cage plus I have a headache. What does it mean?

You: You may have injured your head and neck when you hit the top of your head. Sometimes this can cause bleeding in the skull or broken vertebrae in the neck. I would recommend going to emergency room or urgent care to be checked out. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Hit head very hard @ playground w/kids. I stood up & hit the top of my head. Thought it cracked open but didn't. Vision was fuzzy. No vomit. Pupils ok?

Hit head very hard @ playground w/kids. I stood up & hit the top of my head. Thought it cracked open but didn't. Vision was fuzzy. No vomit. Pupils ok?

Quick care: As you've said "hit head very hard" with immediate symptoms, I'd advise a quick assessment at your local quick care center to make sure you've not seriously hurt yourself. You may have a concussion, that would need to be addressed with you on what to watch out for. ...Read more

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Concussion? Do I need to go to er? Hi I am 40 year old mom of 2. I hit the top of my head on the bottom of my daughter's loft bed pretty hard on thursday night (it is now saturday afternoon 2 days later). I saw some stars and fell to ground, but did not l

Hello.: Hello. You don't have to lose consciousness to develop a concussion. Your are experiencing symptoms that would be classic for a traumatic brain injury. I am especially concerned about your visual problems. I do recommend that you seek medical attention today. Take care. ...Read more

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Hit the top of my head pretty hard on a upper cabinet and my nose feels swollen and my teeth hurt, is that common?

Hit the top of my head pretty hard on a upper cabinet and my nose feels swollen and my teeth hurt, is that common?

Talk to your dentist: Not enough details to say, but if you had corrective jaw surgery, I suspect that you have an orthodontist, an oral surgeon, and a general dentist as a team by your side. Your treatment may still be in progress, but be sure that you talk to one/all and let them know your concerns. ...Read more

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I hit the top of my head at work. I got a chronic headache. It stopped. Top of nose started hurting, eyes feel swollen and headache happened again?

I hit the top of my head at work. I got a chronic headache. It stopped. Top of nose started hurting, eyes feel swollen and headache happened again?

Post-traumatic HA: Patients with a previous history of a primary headache (e.g. Migraine) disorder have a probability of developing a post-traumatic headache. Trauma may involve the cervical spine, especially in an acceleration-deceleration (whiplash) injury. The muscles may develop trigger points that are capable of referring pain to the head triggering migraine. Rec.: see interventional pain management specialist. ...Read more

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Hello, about an hour ago I run across the beach and dived in the ocean, I hit the top of my head but didn't hear any breaks around the neck and head area. But as time has gone on my neck is beginning to hurt, but I have full motion.

Possible concussion: Please go to your emergency room. I know it's inconvenient but you MAY have a concussion or neck injury even though you have full range of motion. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Hit the top of my head on monday night on steering wheel didn't black or anything no other symtoms but my left foot is tingling and my foot hurts also?

Hit the top of my head on monday night on steering wheel didn't black or anything no other symtoms but my left foot is tingling and my foot hurts also?

Whip lash...: Quite possibly, the top of you head was not the only area affected when you head was hit. It could be possible that your foot symptoms are resulting from secondary symptoms sustained during the same traumatic event. Either way, to remove all doubt, have both your head and foot be examined by a physician. ...Read more

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Hit the top of my head at work. I have a chronic migraine, the top of my nose is hurting and my eyes feel swollen. I don't have a history of migraines?

Hit the top of my head at work. I have a chronic migraine, the top of my nose is hurting and my eyes feel swollen. I don't have a history of migraines?

Headaches that are: Similar to migraine can occur after head trauma, even mild head trauma. See your doctor to discuss treatment and to also ensure that nothing more serious is the case. ...Read more

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I hit the top of my head on a medal bar while getting up fast from bending down to tied my shoe. I have a headache, my eyes are twitching and imsleepy?

I hit the top of my head on a medal bar while getting up fast from bending down to tied my shoe. I have a headache, my eyes are twitching and imsleepy?

You may have had a: concussion and this may be the result. Please make sure to see a doc and continiue 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