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I hit my head on a car now I have a bump on my head and it hurts and I also have this knot on my neck?

I hit my head on a car now I have a bump on my head and it hurts and I also have this knot on my neck?

Whiplash!: With any accident you may end up with broken bones or muscle spasm and tension. Since you are already experiencing some pain and showing signs of head and neck injuries, you need to see a physician or go the er. Don't wait too long, hope you will get better soon.
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I fainted yesterday and hit my head on the floor I have a bump on the back of my head and I woke up today with a sore neck. Nothing else was hurting?

I fainted yesterday and hit my head on the floor I have a bump on the back of my head and I woke up today with a sore neck. Nothing else was hurting?

Should look into it: It’s not normal for a 17 year old to faint. Much more info is needed before you can get a more specific answer. Did you lose consciousness, how long did it last, anyone witnessed it, are you taking any medications that could cause this, was it the first time etc. It can be a sign of a serious condition such an abnormal heart rhythm or as simple as being dehydrated. Discuss this with a physician. ...Read more

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I hit my head last night, had a small bump. Woke up to a stiff neck. I don't have headaches or anything besides the stiff neck. Should I get it checked out?

I hit my head last night, had a small bump. Woke up to a stiff neck. I don't have headaches or anything besides the stiff neck. Should I get it checked out?

Not necessarily: In the absence of other symptoms, the wait and see approach to a stiff neck is ok. The bump is enough to explain minor muscle or connective tissue irritation contributing to the stiffness. Apply heat and get adequate rest/hydration and see if it improves. ...Read more

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Fell backwards ice skating and hit my head. I have a bump, headache and my neck feels a little weird too. Should I go to the ER?

Fell backwards ice skating and hit my head. I have a bump, headache and my neck feels a little weird too. Should I go to the ER?

Lower chance: If you didn't black out and didn't break the skin the chance is lower of you having a brain bleed. If you are able to move the neck it's less likely fractured but always possible.
It would be important to know your age and medical problems to know for sure but the chance of a bleed from that kind of trauma is low. ...Read more

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Last night car trunk hit my head I have no bruise/bump. Later my ear felt like h2o draining. Now it hurts w/pressure. What to do? Should I be worried?

Last night car trunk hit my head I have no bruise/bump. Later my ear felt like h2o draining. Now it hurts w/pressure. What to do? Should I be worried?

Local trauma: If the trunk banging on head didn't leave any bruise or bump, it is unlikely that it was severe enough to cause any internal damage. You may have some fluid build up in your ears from previous allergies etc. That was exacerbated by the trauma last night. You may use OTC pain/anti inflammatory agent like Ibuprofen. If symptoms persist, get it checked with your doctor or Urgent care. Feel good. ...Read more

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Was in a fender bender today and hit my head on too of the car it didn't feel like it hurt but I had a bump on the head. Concussion?

Was in a fender bender today and hit my head on too of the car it didn't feel like it hurt but I had a bump on the head. Concussion?

Depends: A lot of factors go into the determination of how serious a head injury might be. The speed of the vehicle before impact, the location of the person being injured, the presence or absence of seat belts, the immediate symptoms after impact, whether or not loss of consciousness occurred, whether any memory loss for before or since the accident is present, and current symptoms. ...Read more

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Hello, four wks ago I hit my head on the car trunk lid. No blood but a week later I noticed a bump which now still has a raised scab. Action needed?

Hello, four wks ago I hit my head on the car trunk lid. No blood but a week later I noticed a bump which now still has a raised scab. Action needed?

Contusion: This is most likely soft tissue bruising (contusion) or a collection of blood under the skin (hematoma). It is common to get these after a head injury. They should settle on their own over a few months. There is nothing to be concerned about. ...Read more

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Why do we get a bump when we hit our head? I was playing basketball and hit my head against someone's forehead and now I have a bump that hurts.

Why do we get a bump when we hit our head? I was playing basketball and hit my head against someone's forehead and now I have a bump that hurts.

Contusion/hematoma: Contusion is our fancy word for bruise while hematoma refers to a collection of blood. You can develop a bump anywhere you get hit but it's more noticeable on your head because your skull is so close so surface that swelling can't go anywhere inwards so it swells outwards as a bump. You'll notice soreness on your thigh for instance when hit there but no swelling per se b/c it's gone inwards. ...Read more

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I have a small hard bump on my head that is really painful, I didn't hit my head it has been there for a while but now it hurts a lot.?

I have a small hard bump on my head that is really painful, I didn't hit my head it has been there for a while but now it hurts a lot.?

Cystic lesion: Most likely an infected cystic lesion like a sebaceous cyst or could be an ingrown hair follicle - unlikely to be a malignant lesion but it would be wise to have it examined and probably removed. ...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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Hit head a couple of hours ago. Didn't hurt bad at the time but now my neck hurts. If I broke it would the pain be intense. I didn't hit my head hard.

Hit head a couple of hours ago. Didn't hurt bad at the time but now my neck hurts. If I broke it would the pain be intense. I didn't hit my head hard.

Head: Held up by neck. Head is hard, but internal superficial bleed possible. Neck blunt or crashing injury can strain spinal cord or exiting nerves. Always serious injury, recommend go be evaluated. ...Read more

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I hit my head now my neck and top of my back hurts. I feel sick sometimes from the pressure I have on it. What is it??

I hit my head now my neck and top of my back hurts. I feel sick sometimes from the pressure I have on it. What is it??

Neck sprain: The neck and upper back pain are likely due to a sprain/strain that occurred when you hit your head. This can result in inflammation which can lead to the nausea you're experiencing. Try some ice and NSAIDs (i.e. Advil (ibuprofen) or Aleve), and also some gentle stretching. These type injuries typically will resolve within a few days to couple weeks. ...Read more

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I hit my head (whilst walking through a low doorway) and now my neck hurts. Could I have replicated the whiplash effect on my neck?

I hit my head (whilst walking through a low doorway) and now my neck hurts. Could I have replicated the whiplash effect on my neck?

Perhaps.: You may have injured the neck similar to whiplash if you were walking very fast and the speed of impact was high. If normal walking, you likely just strained some muscles. I would take ibuprofen for the inflammation and pain, and consider ice for 24 hours then heat thereafter. Control the swelling and then encourage blood flow to help the strain. Be sure your head is well supported while sleeping. ...Read more

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I accidentally hit my head, now I have this lump in my head and my neck hurts when I move it. Could it be a brain damage?

I accidentally hit my head, now I have this lump in my head and my neck hurts when I move it. Could it be a brain damage?

Unlikely: If these are your only symptoms, then you probably just have swelling from the injury and neck sprain/strain. If you are worried, then you should talk to your doctor about it. ...Read more

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I hit my head and went outside in the heat right after. My head and neck hurt and it is now 6 hours later. Am I dehydrated or could this be serious?

I hit my head and went outside in the heat right after. My head and neck hurt and it is now 6 hours later. Am I dehydrated or could this be serious?

Depends: If you have a lot of pain, dizziness or disorientation it could be serious. It depends upon how hard you hit your head. It is safest to see a doctor and get checked out. ...Read more

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I got tackled hard in rugby I did not hit my head but it hurt my head an neck my ears hurt with sound my head dosent hurt now do I have a concussion?

I got tackled hard in rugby I did not hit my head but it hurt my head an neck my ears hurt with sound my head dosent hurt now do I have a concussion?

Probably not: A concussion involves either loss of awareness or possibly altered mentation, so potentially things like confusion even in absence of loss of consciousness can still be a concussion. Pain, alone, doesn't make it a concussion. ...Read more

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I have 2 bumps on the back of my head above the base of my neck. I have had them for as long as I can remember. EvEry so often they hurt like now???

I have 2 bumps on the back of my head above the base of my neck. I have had them for as long as I can remember. EvEry so often they hurt like now???

? Cyst: Sebaceous cyst classically stay dormant for a while then might get inflamed on and off. Another differential is inflamed follicles especially in men can get painful after getting a haircut at the barbers or home. ...Read more

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Healing from bump on head. Sitting up, looking at phone, leaned down felt something crack /pop in base of neck now hurts. See dr or put ice pk on it?

Pain: You may have pulled a muscle or ligament I would use a hot pack or an ice pack and if that doesn't work then you could see your doctor ...Read more

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Hit back of head 2 weeks ago had bump went to e.r.I was cleared 2 go home w/ meds 4 headach/neck. Head still hurts where bump was &hav headache am I ok?

Hit back of head 2 weeks ago had bump went to e.r.I was cleared 2 go home w/ meds 4 headach/neck. Head still hurts where bump was &hav headache am I ok?

Patience: Sounds like you may have experienced a concussion. The symptoms in most cases trail off over time, just advance your activities as you can tolerate, don't push yourself too hard, and try to not overuse headache medicines like tylenol, (acetaminophen) NSAIDs, or opioids, as they can cause rebound headaches if used more than 2-3 days a week. ...Read more

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I hit my head on the car door and have a small bump. 24 hours later I have a bad headache. Could I have a concussion?

I hit my head on the car door and have a small bump. 24 hours later I have a bad headache. Could I have a concussion?

NEED TO BE CHECHED: You had head injuru and 24 hours later you have bad headache.You need to be checked and need a cat scan to rule out a subdural hematoma
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I'm on coumadin (warfarin) with stable INR. Hit my head on the handle above car door. No bruise, bump, or selling. Some soreness. Could I have brain bleed?

I'm on coumadin (warfarin) with stable INR. Hit my head on the handle above car door. No bruise, bump, or selling. Some soreness. Could I have brain bleed?

Good Question: Procedures that were performed our presume that CAT scan in them or I would've picked up a blame brain bleed. While there is reports of a delay bring a lead within 24 to 48 hours this would be unusual. A careful history with attention to changes in cognitive status would be helpful and will determine whether a further evaluation is needed. Good luck ismy wishes. ...Read more

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I just hit my head (my upper left hairline) on my car door frame. A little bump-I have a stressful day, just wanted 2 check 2 see if I'm okay to sleep?

I just hit my head (my upper left hairline) on my car door frame. A little bump-I have a stressful day, just wanted 2 check 2 see if I'm okay to sleep?

Bump on head.: You can get an egg like bump when you hit your head. Blood is trapped under a tissue covering the bone. This will resolve on its own. Should be safe to sleep especially if you didn't pass out when you hit your head. If this blow to your head left you rattled or confused then have someone check on you early in the AM. They just need to see if they can wake you. ...Read more

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I hit my head hard on the edge of a table and I have a bump on my head. It hurts when I'm laying upside down because the blood rushes to my head.?

Bump on head: Use ice to the area to take the swelling down. If you lost consciousness have headaches or any memory issues, you should get it checked out by a doctor. My guess is you will be just fine with ice and rest. Ice it 30 min every hour. ...Read more

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Fainted and hit my head on the wall. Now suffering with neck pain and pain all around my head mostly towards the back of my head.

Fainted and hit my head on the wall. Now suffering with neck pain and pain all around my head mostly towards the back of my head.

Syncope/Concussion: What you are describing is a mild concussion with neck strain and occipital tension headache. You should seek medical evaluation as soon as possible to get evaluated for the cause of syncope and evaluate your neck and head. ...Read more

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I hit my head on a shelf and now there is a bump on my forehead. Should I be worried about internal bleeding?

I hit my head on a shelf and now there is a bump on my forehead. Should I be worried about internal bleeding?

Unlikely: It would be unlikely. A bump is different from a fall. You would also have increasing headache, vomiting and confusion. Apply a cool compress and use Tylenol (acetaminophen) 650mg every 6 hours as required for pain. Follow up for any worrisome symptoms. All the best. ...Read more

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I went drinking teo nights ago I hit my head on a lot of stuff I have two bumps one on my forehead and one on the back top of my head I feel sick dizzy head hurts and I don't feel like eating anything do I have a slight concussion?

I went drinking teo nights ago I hit my head on a lot of stuff I have two bumps one on my forehead and one on the back top of my head I feel sick dizzy head hurts and I don't feel like eating anything do I have a slight concussion?

Quite possibly: If headache worsens or you lose consciousness (have family/friend check on you) or start projectile vomiting, go to er (preferably by ambulance) at once for evaluation & treatment of more sever head injury. ...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?

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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Why does my neck hurt if I hit my head?

Don't know your: Mechanism of injury but neck injuries often go hand in hand with head injuries. Recommend med eval. ...Read more

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I hit my head and my neck hurts the bottom of my head near the top of my spine connected to my head why is that?

Muscle Attachment: There is a strong system of muscles surrounding and supporting the neck. Any head trauma likely involves some neck trauma as well. Nearby neck muscles engage to protect the spine, and thus may create some soreness at sites away from the main area of injury or trauma. ...Read more

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I have a bump on the back if my head it dosent her one so ever but I have migraines and its been there for a while now haven't hit my head either?

I have a bump on the back if my head it dosent her one so ever but I have migraines and its been there for a while now haven't hit my head either?

Sebaceous cyst?: Depending on how long you've had the bump on your head, it could be a sebaceous cyst (usually is there for months or years). The headaches probably have nothing to do with a bump on the surface of your scalp. Take a look at this video: http://www. Youtube. Com/watch? V=bby0kjtdjn8. ...Read more

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Hit my head three months ago twice on shelf at the same side of the head on same day the bump on head ha come back after three month and hurts help?

Exam needed: The original lump was most likely a blood collection (hematoma)under the skin of the scalp. It receded but now the new swelling could indicate rebleeding, infection, new ingrown hair or cyst. Since it's painful or tender, it should be evaluated and treated by a physician. Apply warm moist compresses until you are examined. ...Read more

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I hit my head yesterday in a soccer game when I fell and the back of my head and the side of my neck hurts? What should I do

I hit my head yesterday in a soccer game when I fell and the back of my head and the side of my neck hurts? What should I do

Treat as follows: Make sure you did not become unconscious, apply ice to the area. Rest & take ibuprofen if you are not allergic to it. It will heal in a few days. ...Read more

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hit my head in a corner of a table it hurt so much just the left side were I hit when I try to turn my head on the left side my neck hurt I feel slow

ER: You need a visit to the ER to check your cervical spine and a neurological exam and possibly a CT scan to rule out a bleed on your brain. Stay calm and go to the ER or call 911. Good luck. ...Read more

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Found a small bump on top of head that hurts, especially if touched. Around the size of a dime. Haven't hit my head. Should I ice it? See a doctor?

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Evaluate it: Without seeing it, hard to know what it is. Could be an infection, cyst that is on the verge of rupturing, or traumatic cut or wound. If there is purulent discharge or redness or foul smelling odor, it may be an infected cyst that needs drainage. It could just be a bruise from hitting your head that just needs some ice and time for recovery. ...Read more