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Newborn Hit Head
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
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
Hit head about 2 days ago and I feel off and have a moderate headache and some anxiety and have been off-balance?
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
Hit head on corner edge of cardboard box on shelf above me. Headache. No other symptoms. Concussion?
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
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?
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
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!
Slipped on tile 2wks ago and hit head on toiletpaper holder. Headache on and off but that's it. Safe to say no internal bleeding so I can stop worrying?
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
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
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
Seek medical care:
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
Fell and hit head a week ago and experiencing very bad headaches and nausea. Should I be concerned?
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
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