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I Hit My Head And I Feel Dizzy
Merits evaluation.: Any blow to the head resulting in residual symptoms merits an early evaluation. One should see a doctor without delay for an assessment of mental status and neurologic signs and symptoms including pupils for inequality of size and any hint of cerebral bleeding. Persons on Aspirin are especially at risk of bleeding. A ct brain scan can exclude a bleed. ...Read more
Get eval 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 med care. Seek urgent treatment for loss of consciousness, confusion, seizures, unequal pupils, recurrent vomiting, change in level of consciousness, loss of balance or dizziness. ...Read more
I fell and hit my head and since I have had a headache and dizziness when I turn my head or get up.
Head injuries: Are important to identify. Though most bumps to the head are just a transiently painful unpleasantness, sometimes a mild concussion can result. All this depends on the mechanism of injury, so clinical assessment afterward is a good idea. Even "minor" concussions can have clinically significant consequences. Dizziness from inner ear problems can also be trauma related. See an MD for evaluation ASAP ...Read more
I hit my head in the summer of 2013. Up to now I've only had this feeling about 4 times of severe dizziness and a sense of dread. What could it be?
I'm really dizzy I didn't hit my head but the dizziness has been going on for about a hour what should I do and what could it be?
Definition: Dizziness is a generic term. You need to define the difference between lightheadedness and true vertigo (spinning). Is there a hearing loss? Is there tinnitus (loud noises perceived in the ear?) An acute onset of dizziness in a teenager may be benign positional vertigo and be related to quick movement of the head. All these symptoms need clarification before one can tell you what to do. ...Read more
Concussion: Yes, it is possible. See your physician or a neurologist. ...Read more
2 days ago, I hit my head on an open cabinet door (thin wood). Have headache & today feel slight dizziness & some difficulty concentrating. Thoughts?
Earlier today I was walking down my stairs and I had stood on my tiptoes as I walked down the next step and hit my head on the edge of the wall. I stopped then kinda walked down and got on my knees because it hurt not due to dizziness or anything of the s
Ouch!: Sounds like you smacked your head pretty hard! So sorry! I know that really hurts. I guess we've all done it at some time or another. If you didn't lose consciousness, are not having constant headaches, not having memory loss, blurred or double vision, difficulty waking up, you probably didn't do anything serious. You may be sore tomorrow though. ...Read more
I passed out from orthostatic intolerance and hit my head. They scanned it but a year later I'm noticing memory loss, speech slur and dizziness, why?
Some people: Are particularly sensitive to any form of traumatic brain injury. But at a year out, with the symptoms you report, you should review this with your doctor to make sure nothing else is going on. ...Read more
I'm having mild headaches in the back of my head, accompanied by nausea since yesterday morning. Hit my head snowboarding a few weeks ago pretty good, but didn't notice anything abnormal then, just slight dizziness, should I be worried?
I fell and hit my head twice today now I have blurry vision and I have a bad headache with dizziness what should I do?
I hit my head 3 days ago and I have a headache that is getting worse, nausea, extreme tiredness, and dizziness and can't focus. What should I do?
See a doctor!: Hi. Closed head injury can be very serious! You could have bleeding that produces a mass effect and pushes the brain places it really shouldn't go! See your doc and get a head CT...no harm done if it's negative, but it can save you untold woe if it's positive for a bleed! Tschüss! ...Read more
Fell & hit my head about 8 hrs ago. Was able to get right up and haven't had any dizziness/nausea, but have had headache since. Should I see a doctor?
Hit my head on monday got dizziness and plugged ears and kinda sinues pressure should I be worried its due to hitting head?
Hit my head on the street yesterday. I have a mild concussion. Headache and dizziness better today. Have a stiff neck though. Should I go to er?
Yes: You must rule out the possibility of bleeding into the brain. There is a well known lucid interval that may last for hours following a head injury. It would be wise to go to the emergency room and rule out the possibility of a sub dural bleed. ...Read more
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?
5.5 hrs ago I fell on ice &landed on back & hit my head. Didn't lose consciousness & hopped right up. No dizziness. I do have a mild headache&sore hip?
See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately addressed by your doctor in real-time (face-to-face). Only after a thorogh evaluation, possibly including labs and other studies, can he/she determine what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
I hit my head April 28th and 29th of this year. I was diagnosed with a mild concussion. I had PCS symptoms, and they are better now. Dizziness was a major symptom. I started taking fish oil and it's helped. When will I able to drink again?
I broke 3 ribs one week ago falling ice skating and now have terrible headaches, dizziness, nausea. I didn't hit my head. What should I do?
Go see your doctor: Even though you didn't hit your head, you fell hard enough to break three ribs. You must have jarred your head during the fall and your symptoms concern me if they are new and still present one week later. See your primary care doc asap or go to the emergency if you can't get an appointment or symptoms worsen. ...Read more
I hit my head a couple days ago and passed out. I woke up today with neck pain and have headaches and dizziness. Should I wait to see a doctor?
You should not wait: Although chances of intra cranial injury are low, loss of consciousness means significant injury. You might also have a neck injury. Only a neuro exam by a doctor can tell whether you need more tests, such as a CT brain scan. ...Read more
4 days ago I hit my knee pretty hard on my coffee table and passed out. Since then I have had headache, nausea and dizziness. Did not hit my head?
Concussion likely: From your description of what happened and your symptoms of headache, nausea, and dizziness it does sound like at the very least a head strike on either the coffee table or other object cannot be ruled out. If you are still not feeling well after this long I urge you to be seen by a physician sooner rather than later. I am available for questions at: www. Healthtap. Com/dr-saghafi ...Read more
I hit my head on the roof of the car really hard now I have a slight headache and severe nausea, vomiting and dizziness is this cause for concern?
Fell off horse 2 days ago, not sure if I hit my head. S/S: headaches (short, come&go), dizziness&nausea. Head injury symptoms or from my fractured rib?
I fell down a flight of stairs and hit my head on concrete. I have a mild headache, a little dizziness but no nausea or pupil dilation.
Neuro: If you had a loss of consciousness then you should be evaluated immediately at an emergency department. If headache increases especially if associated with increased nausea or vomiting call 911 immediately. Otherwise, continue to monitor and you can take tylenol (acetaminophen) for headache and rest for the next day or so. ...Read more
I hit my head on a ceramic sink near the mastoid area. A week after I went to the doctor had a CT scan which came back normal with mild concussion. I still feel headaches and dizziness.
I hit my head walking into glass window 5 days ago. My eyebrow got cut by glasses frame, went to ER and got 6 stitches. No vomiting in 24 hr just mild dizziness. 3 days ago I started noticing mild headache, gets better after sleep but present.
May need MRI:
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re you are still experiencing mild, transient effects from your mishap - i.e. mild concussion. My advice is to return to the ER where you were treated and let them decide whether to proceed further. An undiagnosed head injury would dangerous for you and disastrous for them so they will pay attention. If not, seek a 2nd opinion from a neurologist. ...Read more
Hit the back right side of my head from falling 3 days ago, today I feel dizzy, and my head feels pressure what does it mean?
Probable from muscle: If you did not lose consciousness and the injury was not severe you are most likely feeling the after effects of the trauma to the muscles and soft tissues. Head pressure and dizzyness can be due to muscle spasm. Try icing the area that was injured for 20 minutes several times a day. ...Read more
I fell & hit the back of my head, I had a headache, and symptoms improved gradually. However, today, 3 days later my headache is worse & I feel dizzy?
Not to worry: You're right on schedule. It will get better again. ...Read more
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