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Newborn hit back of head, is it protected?

Newborn hit back of head, is it protected?

Thick skull: In general, the backside of the skull is quite thick at any age. That thickness protects it from minor trauma. The brain inside is still at risk of injury when the skull remains intact, if the trauma suffered is enough to rattle up the contents. ...Read more

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Neonatal (Definition)

The term neonatal is generally used to describe events that occur with an infant within the first 30 days after birth. Some practitioners are looser with the definition & extend the ...Read more


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Fell backwards and hit head about 25hrs ago bad headache. And vision is messed up?

Fell backwards and hit head about 25hrs ago bad headache. And vision is messed up?

Go to Ed: You may have a concussion or traumatic brain injury. You need medical evaluation now. ...Read more

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Hit head 3 days ago but I have no symtoms could I have internal bleeding? I heard u don't need symtoms

Hit head 3 days ago but I have no symtoms could I have internal bleeding? I heard u don't need symtoms

See below: After three days, I doubt there's any bleeding. You would probably have known by now. Did you lose consciousness with the injury? Were there any other injuries? If no, and you're 21, I suspect things will be fine. If you start having worsening headaches, visual disturbances, dizziness, then be seen. ...Read more

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Hit head about 2 days ago and I feel off and have a moderate headache and some anxiety and have been off-balance?

Hit head about 2 days ago and I feel off and have a moderate headache and some anxiety and have been off-balance?

See your doctor: For assessment and reassurance, can be just anxiety, but need to rule out any abnormality, best wishes ...Read more

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1yr old fell and hit head on the cemented ground on friday. Sunday he is vomitting but not sick. Pls help what to do now? Is it bec he fell?

1yr old fell and hit head on the cemented ground on friday. Sunday he is vomitting but not sick. Pls help what to do now? Is it bec he fell?

Forget alternative: This is a one year old. If something happened as that injury, and there are symptoms, for precaution, do not look for alternative causes of the symptoms. Go to your pediatrician, be evaluated, then you can find out the reason. Always point to the most possible cause as the cause, until proven otherwise. ...Read more

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My 6mo is starting to sit unsupported but will frequently fall over and hit head on carpet. Is this potentially harmful if I allow it daily?

My 6mo is starting to sit unsupported but will frequently fall over and hit head on carpet. Is this potentially harmful if I allow it daily?

Relax: The brain is cushioned within the protective skull by layers of fluid and thin tissue. Tilting over from sitting height, especially on to carpet, does not create enough force to overcome babies built in protections. ...Read more

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I have a hard knot on bottom left side of skull & haven't hit head, it's gotten bigger since I noticed it about 2 wks ago & isn't painful what is it?

I have a hard knot on bottom left side of skull & haven't hit head, it's gotten bigger since I noticed it about 2 wks ago & isn't painful what is it?

Hard to say: Hard to say w/o feeling and seeing it. Could be the mastoid, a normal bump behind the earlobe. Might be you never noticed it before. If it's growing, probably a lymph node and should go down in a few days to weeks. If continues to grow or becomes painful, see a doctor. Probably a benign thing (nothing to worry about). ...Read more

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2 yo hit head today. He acted & ate fine. This was 6 hrs ago. A little cranky. Now, he's hard to wake. He will but gets really mad & goes back to bed.

2 yo hit head today. He acted & ate fine. This was 6 hrs ago. A little cranky. Now, he's hard to wake. He will but gets really mad & goes back to bed.

Best to evaluate: A 2 year old with an acute head injury likely needs prompt evaluation to determine if they need any further studies such as neuroimaging (mri or ct scan). It can be hard to assess the mental status of a two year old so many institutions use this age as a cut off i. Their criteria for neuroimaging. ...Read more

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Is it serious to hit head on cement?

Is it serious to hit head on cement?

That depends: Did you lose consciousness? You can have a concussion with or without loss of consciousness. Headache/ pressure of head? Are you unable to recall what happened? Do you feel dizzy or have ringing in the ears? Confusion or slurred speech? Nausea or vomiting? Extreme fatigue? If you believe you have a concussion please seek prompt medical care. ...Read more

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Hit head hard should I be alarmed at all if I don't feel out of whack?

Hit head hard should I be alarmed at all if I don't feel out of whack?

No if you feel fine: That is fine. Just self monitor for delayed symptoms. You can have a concussion with or without loss of consciousness. Possible symptoms include: headache/ pressure of head, inability to recall what happened, dizziness, decreased coordination, ringing in the ears, confusion, slurred speech, nausea or vomiting & extreme fatigue. If you believe you have a concussion please seek medical care. Seek. ...Read more

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Hit head really hard on edge. Could I have an injury?

Hit head really hard on edge. Could I have an injury?

Possibly: Do you have a laceration, bruising or swelling? Symptoms of a concussion can include: headache, nausea, vomiting, confusion, blurred vision, slurred speech, weakness, feeling dazed, numbness, lack of coordination, problems with short term memory, dizziness as well as repeating things over and over. You can develop a concussion with or without loss of consciousness. ...Read more

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Hit head and having severe pains straight after what do I do?

Hit head and having severe pains straight after what do I do?

APPLY ICE: If you did not loose consciousness the severe pains should subside...nonetheless obtain some medical advice and a hands on exam...we are recognizing CONCUSSION is an often UNDIAGNOSED condition and requires monitoring....

Hope this is helpful
Dr Z ...Read more

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Hit head a few days ago now there's pressure in my head what could it be?

Hit head a few days ago now there's pressure in my head what could it be?

Need to se MD: You had a head trauma and few days later you feel heavyness in head. You need to be evaluated by your doctor and may need a cat scan to rule out a subdural hematoma from a slow bleed in the subdural space. ...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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Hit head 4 days ago I feel fine and I didn't go unconcious when I hit it is the er nesscary?

Hit head 4 days ago I feel fine and I didn't go unconcious when I hit it is the er nesscary?

No: Sounds like you have no overt ongoing problems. Benign head injuries are quite common, and usually not sequelae. If you experience, headaches, nausea and vomiting, dizziness, visual changes, then contact your doctor. ...Read more

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Hit head on corner edge of cardboard box on shelf above me. Headache. No other symptoms. Concussion?

Hit head on corner edge of cardboard box on shelf above me. Headache. No other symptoms. Concussion?

Possibly: If you have headache after a Blunt trauma to your head, you could call it a mild concussion. If it persists, don't hesitate to see your primary care doctor to discuss. ...Read more

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Hit head on steering wheel yesterday about 435 pm how long before im out of woods for a subderal hematomo? Or any complications

See doc: May take as long as several weeks. But it is important to be checked. The problem is if is true, it could be catastrophic. Head trauma may not show the full problem right away. Go to Er, your doc today or urgicenter. ...Read more

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Is there anything to do for a concussion other thatn go to dr or er? Fell yesterday & hit head on floor after getting out of shower.

Is there anything to do for a concussion other thatn go to dr or er? Fell yesterday & hit head on floor after getting out of shower.

Hello.: Hello. Symptoms of a concussion can include: headache, nausea, vomiting, confusion, blurred vision, slurred speech, weakness, feeling dazed, numbness, lack of coordination, problems with short term memory, dizziness as well as repeating things over and over. You can develop a concussion with or without loss of consciousness. It would be prudent to be medically evaluated. ...Read more

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My 21 month old hit head she fell while strapped in her booster seat her chair tipped over and fell back...Pretty sure she hit her head?

My 21 month old hit head she fell while strapped in her booster seat her chair tipped over and fell back...Pretty sure she hit her head?

See below: If see a large bruise of bump, especially over the back or side of head, child has vomiting, or lost consciousness, is inconsolable of unresponsive (lethargic), is wobbly on feet, has clear drainage from nose or ears, or just doesn't look right to you, - get seen asap. ...Read more

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Hit head, only had headache for few months, then they stopped, I hit it again, and now ache and fog there for even longer. Worried it won't heal?

Hit head, only had headache for few months, then they stopped, I hit it again, and now ache and fog there for even longer. Worried it won't heal?

"Ache" and "fog": Presumably it will "heal" although it may take longer, depends on the length of time between the two hits and how hard you hit your head, there's really nothing you can do but wait (and try to keep from hitting your head so often, or keep a bicycle helmet with you). ...Read more

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Hit head on low ceiling while standing up. Had a short white flash in my vision. Feel a little slowed down and tired. About to go on big hiking trip!

Not related to eye: Not uncommon to have a flash of light when the head is hit. If you feel poor, please see a doctor or er as this could represent a concussion or rarely an intracranial bleed. ...Read more

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My 2 yo was in front of shopping cart. Bros jumped on cart & knocked it forward to ground. Don't think he hit head or very lightly. No crying. Worry?

My 2 yo was in front of shopping cart. Bros jumped on cart & knocked it forward to ground. Don't think he hit head or very lightly. No crying. Worry?

Generally no concern: Most of the time if a child hits himself against an object, falls on a hard surface and the like just observe your child. Of course, settings and children are different. Generally if no loss of consciousness, child is herself/himself, then just observation should be enough. However, if the child shows any odd behivior, then an emergency evaluation would be wise. Most importantly remain calm! ...Read more

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I hit my head a month ago was leaned over trash can stood up real fast hit head on cabnet no black out or bump worried about chronic subderal hematomo?

Unlikely: Are you having weakness on one side of your body or seizures? If you are not, I wouldn't worry about a subdural hematoma. You're a 27-year-old, which isn't the typical type of person we see with chronic subdural hematomas. They're more often seen in babies, the elderly, and alcoholics. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Hit head just above the ear child?

Hit head just above the ear child?

Look for Changes...: Look for changes in behavior. Children hit their heads often; most do very well after an accident. Crying in this case is good unless it is prolonged. Look for excessive sleepiness, vomiting, or change in mental status. If a bump (goose egg) is there and there is no bleeding, try a cold compress or sack of frozen peas. If vomiting does occur call your doctor or go directly to the er. ...Read more

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What to drink if I hit head and feeling dizzy?

What to drink if I hit head and feeling dizzy?

Seek medical care: 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 or loss of balance. ...Read more

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Fell and hit head a week ago and experiencing very bad headaches and nausea. Should I be concerned?

Fell and hit head a week ago and experiencing very bad headaches and nausea. Should I be concerned?

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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Bf hit head at work didn't know he had a lump and I accedently pressed it know he feels sick and sleepy?

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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My friend pushed down hard on my head and then hit head butted me I don't have a headache or feel dizzy so will I be ok?

My friend pushed down hard on my head and then hit head butted me I don't have a headache or feel dizzy so will I be ok?

If you have no: Symptoms of headache, dizziness, vomiting, nausea, sensitivity to light or noise, excessive sleepiness, you should be fine. But these symptoms don't always occur right away, so if you develop any of these symptoms, you should be examined by your own doctor or go to an emergency room to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Hit head 4 days ago I feel fine and I didn't go unconscious when I hit it do I need a checkup even though I have no symptoms?

Hit head 4 days ago I feel fine and I didn't go unconscious when I hit it do I need a checkup even though I have no symptoms?

Doubtful: Am not concerned by your description, and at this point, would anticipate you have no future reason to be concerned. ...Read more