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I have a cut on my head i had fallen and hit my head..I can pull it open and it's about 2 eights of an inch long, do I need stitches?

I have a cut on my head i had fallen and  hit my head..I can pull it open and it's about 2 eights of an inch long, do I need stitches?

Probably not: 2/8=1/4" not very long, and if the 2 borders are close to each other then serous fluid will likely glue the skin back together. I sometimes use superglue or cyanocrylate to to close the small wound. ...Read more

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Should I have a doctor look at my scar? I hit my head about 4 months ago and had to get 20 stitches above my eyebrow. It was healing well, and then yesterday i was playing basketball and the ball tapped my scar. I didn't think anything of it. But now the

Should I have a doctor look at my scar? I hit my head about 4 months ago and had to get 20 stitches above my eyebrow. It was healing well, and then yesterday i was playing basketball and the ball tapped my scar. I didn't think anything of it. But now the

The : The bump on your head caused subcutaneous bleeding. The blood from the bruise dissected along tissue planes until it got to the scar and stopped. Your body will reabsorb the blood over the next few weeks. There is no reason for concern and no need to see the doctor as long as the head injury was minor with no loss of consciousness or subsequent impairment other than a bruise. ...Read more

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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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Have hypochondria and everytime i hit my head i think i break my neck. Can you ease my worries. How much force to break neck?

Have hypochondria and everytime i hit my head i think i break my neck. Can you ease my worries. How much force to break neck?

Not a good idea: If you really have hypochondriasis, then you probably know that seeking reassurance is counter productive and not useful. Health anxiety is very hard to deal with but you have to own it. Accept the anxiety. ...Read more

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Im a wrestler. I hit my head and now I have a bruise on my for head. I was not feeling well today and wanted to no if this was anything to worry about?

Im a wrestler. I hit my head and now I have a bruise on my for head. I was not feeling well today and wanted to no if this was anything to worry about?

Concussion?: Head trauma that results in persistent symptoms is usually a concussion, which means the brain is still trying to recover from the physical shock. A medical exam is needed to determine if this has happened and to recommend appropriate measures to ensure complete recovery and reduce risk of further damage. ...Read more

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Hit my head on the school bus window. It had a little bit of pain with it. Wondering if I should worry bout concussion. Don't think I have symptoms?

Hit my head on the school bus window. It had a little bit of pain with it. Wondering if I should worry bout concussion. Don't think I have symptoms?

Depends: The effects of concussions can vary and be unpredictable. It depends on the severity of the injury. The symptoms can include headache, dizziness, vision change (blurred vision/ double vision), nausea/vomiting. If your symptoms or headache are severe, or if you have a loss of consciousness, you should get evaluated immediately. ...Read more

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