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I hit my head a week ago and it still hurts. I'm having migraines now is this normal? Do I have a concussion?

I hit my head a week ago and it still hurts. I'm having migraines now is this normal? Do I have a concussion?

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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I hit my head a week ago on a steel frame and it still hurts and I get dizzy easily. What's wrong?

I hit my head a week ago on a steel frame and it still hurts and I get dizzy easily. What's wrong?

Need to tell your MD: Sometimes dizziness, drowsiness, headache, nausea, troublee with balance, mean increasing pressure on brain die to bleeding beneath the cover of the brain (dura). ...Read more

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Hit my head a week ago. When it happened I got dizzy and felt like I couldn't breath. It still hurts to touch what do I do?

Hit my head a week ago. When it happened I got dizzy and felt like I couldn't breath. It still hurts to touch what do I do?

Mild Concussion: Likely have a small bruise (hematoma) under the skin) takes slightly over a month to resolve. ...Read more

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I'm 32 male I a plumber so I hit my head all the I hit my head hard on the left top middle a week ago I had a bump its gone now but my head still hurts?

I'm 32 male I a plumber so I hit my head all the I hit my head hard on the left top middle a week ago I had a bump its gone now but my head still hurts?

Head trauma: Even after trivial head trauma it is not unusual to experience headaches or scalp tenderness for a week or two. However if headaches persist or increase in intensity and frequency, or if there is accompaning nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, visual disturbances get evaluated for brain injury or bleeding. ...Read more

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I hit my head last week really hard on concrete. Didn't have symptoms of a concussion, however I still have a bump and one small area hurts to touch.

Bruise: Bruise may hurt for a week or so as long as you don't have any post concussive symptoms you should steadily improve. Tenderness to touch is common. ...Read more

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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?

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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Hit my head 4 years ago and it still hurts. Can someone explain what happened?

Hit my head 4 years ago and it still hurts. Can someone explain what happened?

Unusual: It is very unusual to have pain in the head 4yrs after injury. Need to see your doc get checked out including imaging studies. ...Read more

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I hit my head on a cabinet yesterday and my head still hurts. Is this something I should be concerned about?

I hit my head on a cabinet yesterday and my head still hurts. Is this something I should be concerned about?

Not unusual: If the pain in your head goes away with Tylenol (acetaminophen) 1000 mg then you are probably fine. If you develop nausea and vomiting, imbalance, or have a headache that will not resolve with Tylenol (acetaminophen) then you should be evaluated. ...Read more

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Hit my head on the car door about a day and a half ago. It hurt for a few minutes not other sypt. Today still slight headache on side of head, OK?

Hit my head on the car door about a day and a half ago. It hurt for a few minutes not other sypt. Today still slight headache on side of head, OK?

Concussion?: It could be concussion. See your doctor. Headache sometimes could be the only sign of concussion. It needs to be ruled out. If you develop additional symptoms such as dizziness, amnesia, loss of balance, nausea or vomiting, vision trouble, weakness on one side etc. Go to an urgent care center or ER to get ct scan of the head and exam to rule out bleeding or swelling of the brain. ...Read more

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Hit my head around 1230pm. My head still hurts along with my neck. My ears have that feeling like they need to pop which has been coming and going.

Concussion: Likely a concussion and if there is a significant lump larger than a quarter, more than a mild headache, loss of consciousness, numbness or difficulty with movement or are still having symptoms at 24 hours, head to the ER for a CT scan of the brain. ...Read more

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Hit my head hard near the top towards back on the corner of furniture moving. Still hurts after 17 days, very painful to touch. No nausea. Normal?

Hit my head hard near the top towards back on the corner of furniture moving. Still hurts after 17 days, very painful to touch. No nausea. Normal?

Post-trauma HA: I disagree with the previous answer. 17 days after the head injury, ct head likely won't help (a head bleed would either kill someone or encapsulate and start shrinking within the first 3 days). You should see a neurologist soon, to see if this is local scalp injury or post-traumatic headache, both of which are treatable. Good luck! ...Read more

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Hit my head on granite countertop 4 days ago. Fair lump, minimal bruising, still feeling pain/headache. Is it normal for it to hurt for this long?

Maybe.: Any bruise or bang can hurt for a week or 2. With head injuries, the key is knowing if the pain responds to simple over the counter pain relievers, in the dosages on the bottle. And if you've other symptoms of concussion that may warrant further exam. So if the pain is not helped with regular otc pain relievers, you have vomiting, dizziness, fever, confusion, weakness, vision change, see MD now ...Read more

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I'm a teacher. Yesterday, I was sitting.1 student walked by me &accidentally hit my head's back (left side)with her elbow. My head's back hurt&I instantly felt nauseous. Still feel nauseous&the pain where the head was hit. Is it concussion? How to treat it?

I'm a teacher. Yesterday, I was sitting.1 student walked by me &accidentally hit my head's back (left side)with her elbow. My head's back hurt&I instantly felt nauseous. Still feel nauseous&the pain where the head was hit. Is it concussion? How to treat it?

Head Injury: It is apparent you sustained a head injury and might have had a mild concussion without loss of consciousness. Most injuries like this do not need any treatment and one feels normal after few hours. But if the headache and nausea/vomiting persist you should go to ER and get it checked and may need a Cat Scan to rule out Subdural Hematoma ...Read more

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It feels like I hit my head, but I didn't. What can cause this? I haven't hit my head on anything, but the spot that hurts is sore to the touch and I have somewhat of a headache along with it. When I take ibuprofen it helps for a bit, but still hurts to t

Try: Try to have someone look at your scalp to see if there is an area of irritation or infection. If you have continued head pain you should be evaluated. If you had increased pain, fever, or vomiting then you would have to go to the er. ...Read more

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So I hit my head sat and I still have a slight headache, tired n bump went down, Area around eyes and face hurt and jaw area hurts. Concussion?

So I hit my head sat and I still have a slight headache, tired n bump went down, Area around eyes and face hurt and jaw area hurts. Concussion?

Make sure: Do you have any confusion, memory lapse or other cognitive issues? If you are at all concerned about concussion, it would be most appropriate to see your doc. Your other symptoms are consistent with some bruising and jarring of the muscles. ...Read more

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I hit my head on side of canopy bed. Had a knot on my head. Two days later still have headache eyes feel alot of pressure back of neck hurt nausea.

I hit my head on side of canopy bed. Had a knot on my head. Two days later still have headache eyes feel alot of pressure back of neck hurt nausea.

A contusion: If you had 1) No loss of consciousness 2) no confusion or visual change 3) no vomiting, continued headache is probably due to contusion/bruising of your head. Now, if you fell hard against it and still have neck pain, it's worth an xray. If you continue having headaches, or any of the above apply, see your doctor to be examined in person. ...Read more

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I fell on a concrete floor while having a seizure 6 days ago. I hit my head hard. They said they found nothing in the CT. Why does my head hurt still?

Multiple reasons: Your head could still hurt from a deep bruise in the scalp and even a bone bruise on the skull itself, a superficial hematoma, or sore spasming muscles in the scalp or even neck. If you continue to have pain that does not improve or notice any new symptoms, check back with your physician and express your concerns. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I hit my head a week ago. Hurt at the time but it stopped hurting untill today. Is it a bruise? Hurts to touch & I have a little headaches

I hit my head a week ago. Hurt at the time but it stopped hurting untill today. Is it a bruise? Hurts to touch & I have a little headaches

See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Hit my head a week ago. Still have symptoms of nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, and a foggy feeling. Should I go to er?

Hit my head a week ago. Still have symptoms of nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, and a foggy feeling. Should I go to er?

Yes.: If your symptoms have persisted for one week, it could be a chronic subdural hematoma or post concussion syndrome. Only a medical evaluation can tell whether or not you have a serious condition. ...Read more

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Hit my head a week ago, still have a headache, dizziness, bad anxiety and ear issues. The e.r doc said I have pcs but couldn't really give me a clear?

Hit my head a week ago, still have a headache, dizziness, bad anxiety and ear issues. The e.r doc said I have pcs but couldn't really give me a clear?

Hit your head: And now have the symptoms you mentions indicates a need to follow up w/your primary care doctor or a neurologist. You MAY have had a concussion and they can take time to resolve. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Hi I hit my head last week on a wall due to an accidental overdose and ive been getting random sharp pains since then and they hurt real bad?

Hi I hit my head last week on a wall due to an accidental overdose and ive been getting random sharp pains since then and they hurt real bad?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor and discuss your health and behavioral issues.
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