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I was punched at my head but I don't have any symptom afterward. Can it make me dumber?

I was punched at my head but I don't have any symptom afterward. Can it make me dumber?

Probably not: Repeated head injuries can cause problems with memory and brain function especially if they are severe. Multiple concussions have been related to future problems with memory and personality changes later in life. Best to protect your head and avoid activities that cause impact to your head. ...Read more

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What to do if punched in the head?

What to do if punched in the head?

Avoid: Monitor for symptoms of neurologic sequela such prolonged unconsciousness, mental status alterations, abnormal neuro exam, headache, blurred vision, vomiting seizures, slurred speech. Monitor closely for 24 hrs. Avoid repeated trauma. Brain damage can occur as a result of chronic head trauma. CTE chronic traumatic encephalopathy is now being diagnosed in football players, boxers, hockey players. ...Read more

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How long does discomfort from getting punched in the head last?

How long does discomfort from getting punched in the head last?

Concussion: It might be related to concussion.
Symptoms of that might take few days or longer depending on the force applied
If it does not settle in a week or so please see your doctor for assessment and management ...Read more

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I was punched in the head on friday now it hurts when I turn my head to the left. Could this be a bad sign of something worse?

I was punched in the head on friday now it hurts when I turn my head to the left. Could this be a bad sign of something worse?

Need evauation: It needs to be evaluated, it may be due to muscle spasm in neck or it may be related to the trauma to the head and may need cat scan after exam if indicated to rule out sub dural hematoma. ...Read more

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Was punched in the head last week and now feeling pain when turning my head. Is this most likely to go away or could I have permenant neck damage?

Was punched in the head last week and now feeling pain when turning my head. Is this most likely to go away or could I have permenant neck damage?

Neck pain: If you had full range of nect movement, it is unlikely you will have a perminant damage. You should see your doctor and have neck x-rays. If nothing is amiss, a physical therapist can help. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get punched on the head and get a bruise and die like days or weeks later?

Is it possible to get punched on the head and get a bruise and die like days or weeks later?

A bit more than that: A serious blow to the temple that results in a skull fracture can lacerate the middle meningeal artery and cause an epidural hematoma. This is a neurosurgical emergency that must be evaluated and treated promptly or a person can slip into a coma and die. A slower subdural hematoma can cause issues as well. Any head trauma with changes in mental status should be evaluated promptly. ...Read more

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I was asleep then felt a bang like I got hit by a boxing glub punch in my head "above my neck" like a shock & woke up instintly shood I be concerned?

I was asleep then felt a bang like I got hit by a boxing glub punch in my head "above my neck" like a shock & woke up instintly shood I be concerned?

Acute head pain.: Acute head pain. First of all, I hope you were not dreaming. If you were not, then if there were any associated symptoms such as visual blurriness, weakness, numbness, and persistent headaches then please seek further medical attention. ...Read more

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I was punched in my head a few months ago. Went to the e.R. And had MRI but it was normal. Now have spasms and twitching on that side. Is it serious?

I was punched in my head a few months ago. Went to the e.R. And had MRI but it was normal. Now have spasms and twitching on that side. Is it serious?

Stay w/Doc: Sorry to hear about what you've been through. Keep in touch w/your doc. You might consider visiting a chiropractor or massage therapist also. Your doc can measure your magnesium level. When that's low there can be muscle twitches and headaches. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I was punch at my head but I don't feel dizzy when hitting just feel the pain at the head and it Swell afterward...concussion? And can it make me dumber

I was punch at my head but I don't feel dizzy when hitting just feel the pain at the head and it Swell afterward...concussion? And can it make me dumber

Head injury: What you are describing is a head injury, not a brain injury (concussion) You have local pain and swelling which is likely due to fluid under the muscles of the scalp. This type of injury cannot make you dumber. ...Read more

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I have a little dark spot on head of penis ever since I got punched there. The head doesn't go back down to flaccid size even when penis isn't erect?

I have a little dark spot on head of penis ever since I got punched there. The head doesn't go back down to flaccid size even when penis isn't erect?

This should resolve: If it has only be a few weeks since you were punched, this may be a contusion/hematoma and should resolve over a few weeks to a few months. If you did have a bruise, the dark spot may just be post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation which fades over 3-4 months. ...Read more

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Fight today, got punched in the head, sensative as it is, puked up 3 times. Got kicked in the ribs after and it hurts to breathe advice please? Btw ko

Fight today, got punched in the head, sensative as it is, puked up 3 times. Got kicked in the ribs after and it hurts to breathe advice please? Btw ko

Get Checked out.: Because of the vomiting and the pain you're having with breathing, you should be checked out. I would go to the emergency room, just to be sure you're okay. Good luck. ...Read more

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I got punched in the head and eye bad and it has been a week now my head is burning and im weak it feels like its ivested with lava?

Time to see your Dr.: You need to follow up with your doctor to make sure you aren't having post-head trauma issues involving your brain, and to see that you don't have a subdural bleed or something else causing your symptoms. Don't delay as this is important to evaluate and possibly image too with CT scan or MRI. Your doctor knows best! ...Read more

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I was punched in the head the night before last. The swelling went down but still sore and tender. Mild headaches. Should I be seen to be safe?

I was punched in the head the night before last. The swelling went down but still sore and tender. Mild headaches. Should I be seen to be safe?

Yes. ...: You should see someone if the headache is getting worse since one need to rule out a subdural hematoma. If you are getting better and the headaches are gone within a week, then just let it be. When in doubt, you should consult your doctor since it is better to err on the side of safety. ...Read more

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I was punch at the head but I don't feel any dizzy when I was hit just pain at the skull is it mean my brain didn't get any concussion except my skull?

Brain rattled!: Any blow to the skull will "rattle the brain." If you have no symptoms, it obviously did not cause a noticeable injury. However, repetitive injuries, even with no symptoms at the time, cause more and more damage as time goes on and makes the brain more likely to be hurt with each episode. Peace, brother! Violence to you (by anyone) and by you (to anyone) is unhealthy to all (obviously). ...Read more

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I was punched in my head over ten times last night and one of the punches was to my left temple. In 2005 almost died from basil skull fracture s?

I was punched in my head over ten times last night and one of the punches was to my left temple. In 2005 almost died from basil skull fracture s?

Go see your Dr: And get a thorough neurologic exam. If u don't have any serious symptoms such as passing out, nausea vomiting, dizziness, increasing headache, passing out, bleeding in the eyes, nose and ear etc, u should be alright. Imagine those boxers getting punched multiple times and not developing any serious brain injury. Take care and god bless u! http://www. M.Webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/concussion-traumatic-br. ...Read more

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Can a punch deform head or change its shape (how it looks)?

Punch: Highly unlikely. If you indeed had change in your head shape you would immediately be taken to the ER.
If you are still concerned please go to the nearest Emergency facility. ...Read more

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Serious - what is the worst that could happen, medically, from being punched repeatedly on the head?

Serious - what is the worst that could happen, medically, from being punched repeatedly on the head?

Traumatic brain inj.: Traumatic brain injury (tbi) is a well described constellation of neurological symptoms that can be by repeated blunt trauma to the unprotected head. ...Read more

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I was punched repeatedly in the head yesterday by some bullies. Now I have a headache. Should I be worried?

I was punched repeatedly in the head yesterday by some bullies. Now I have a headache. Should I be worried?

Head trauma: There may be some possible head trauma. Play it safe, get to the ER right now somehow, and explain what happened, tell them your symptoms and ask for an appropriate evaluation to rule out damage. ...Read more

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Why do I punch myself in the head when I have anxiety attacks? It's a recent behavior I don't understand.

Why do I punch myself in the head when I have anxiety attacks? It's a recent behavior I don't understand.

Head punching: MAY be a way to distract yourself from your panic attacks. Please see your doctor to rule out other possibilities and a mental health professional to teach you strategies for coping w/anxiety. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I was feeding my newborn baby (1 week n 3 days old). My three year old punched him on his head, the baby cryed alittle but is fine. Should I worry?

I was feeding my newborn baby (1 week n 3 days old). My three year old punched him on his head, the baby cryed alittle but is fine. Should I worry?

Family practice: If he has stopped crying and is acting with normal sucking I wouldn't worry too much. Things like that will happen should be fine. ...Read more

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I sometimes punch myself in the head to fall asleep. It scares my wife. Will punching myself cause any damage to myself? I was in a car accident almos

I sometimes punch myself in the head to fall asleep. It scares my wife. Will punching myself cause any damage to myself? I was in a car accident almos

Better ways: There are much better ways to help yourself fall asleep. Melatonin, a popular herbal, over the counter preparation can be very effective. I would also seriously seeing your primary care provider for advice as well. Some sort of cognitive behavioral therapy, or other sleep aid may be appropriate. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Should I be on zoloft? I have a rich domestic violence history. Recently my significant other came to my residence and punched me upside the head. Since the incident I have: been unable to concentrate for more thant 1 hour at a time on good days. Some

Should I be on zoloft? I have a rich domestic violence history. Recently my significant other came to my residence and punched me upside the head. Since the incident I have: been unable to concentrate for more thant 1 hour at a time on good days. Some

Your: Your question is very important. Domestic violence is common and I'm sure many people who read these questions will relate to your fear and desire for help.

It sounds like you have post traumatic stress symptoms, which are common for people who have been in violent relationships. The most important pieces of advice I can give are: 1) seek the support of a psychiatrist and psychotherapist. Your fears are understandable. It would be very important to have all the resources available to help you cope with the huge stresses you are under. 2) medication and psychotherapy can be of great help. Which specific medication is best would come from a formal consultation with a psychiatrist. There are several good choices of medications. 3) it sounds like you should have an order of protection from a judge, so that your significant other can not come near you without being arrested again. 4) it would be very important to use the support system of a organization that helps people who have suffered domestic violence. Such an organization has support groups and legal services that can help you obtain an order of protection. Since you live in albany, for guidance I would suggest contacting:

the new york state coalition against domestic violence
350 new scotland avenue
albany, ny 12208-3007
(518) 482-5465. ...Read more

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My boyfriend punching me in my head always can it cause brain damage?

My boyfriend punching me in my head always can it cause brain damage?

Yes: Repeated blows to the head can cause damage to the brain. This is why boxers and football players have issues the longer they perform. My question is why do you stay with someone who repeatedly hits you in the head. It is a well proven fact that domestic violence WILL escalate and has proven to be fatal. Get out now and don't look back. ...Read more

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Could someone get monocular cortical blindness from getting punched/slapped in the head?

Could someone get monocular cortical blindness from getting punched/slapped in the head?

L/R Hemifield: Monocular vision loss is not cortical, but the right (or left) side of the visual field can be impaired (hemianopsia or quadrantanopsia) from a cortical lesion in the occipital lobe of the brain. Physical trauma can be the cause of such brain damage, and in a child would be suggestive of abuse. A CT/MRI is the next test to correlate the visual field with the anatomy. ...Read more