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I am pregnant and I hit my head?

I am pregnant and I hit my head?

Head injury: A concussion can occur after trauma to the head with or without loss of consciousness. Symptoms can include: blurry or fuzzy vision, slurred speech, weakness, fatigue, feeling dazed, numbness, lack of coordination or balance, headache, nausea, vomiting, confusion, problems with short term memory, dizziness as well as repeating things over and over. Please obtain a prompt medical evaluation >. ...Read more

Dr. Walter Husar
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When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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What looks like a broken blood vessel in my eye, spread throughout day, and headaches. Didn't hit my head. And I'm pregnant. What should I do?

What looks like a broken blood vessel in my eye, spread throughout day, and headaches. Didn't hit my head. And I'm pregnant. What should I do?

GYN: If you are being seen by an ob/gyn for pregnancy, consult with them as soon as you can. Sometimes hypertension can cause a conjunctival hemorrhage (blood vessel break) and headache. Since hypertension can be serious during pregnancy you should be evaluated as soon as possible even if you have a simple headache and spontaneous broken blood vessel, it is better to be safe. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant and just got hit in the head by a broken cabinet door. I've been putting ice on it. Should I be worried about a concussion or anything? Is there anything I can do to check for one?

I'm pregnant and just got hit in the head by a broken cabinet door. I've been putting ice on it. Should I be worried about a concussion or anything? Is there anything I can do to check for one?

How Bad: How bad was the injury? You have any headache, dizziness, tinnitus? If answer the question is no to all aspects, then it's very unlikely that you had a concussion. If you have a concern, then I recommend an evaluation by your doctor. ...Read more

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Can a mother's concussion have an effect on her baby, if she hit her head during pregnancy?

Can a mother's concussion have an effect on her baby, if she hit her head during pregnancy?

Grade I No: A grade I concussion will result in a brief period of memory loss and a headache and will not affect the fetus. Grade ii and iii concussions resulting in more severe symptoms "may have an impact" but only on the mother's awareness. Comatose mothers still deliver healthy babies. ...Read more

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I hit my head on my shelf in my room, and it was slightly bleeding but not anymore. It happened about 2 hours ago, but I show no symptoms am I okay?

I hit my head on my shelf in my room, and it was slightly bleeding but not anymore. It happened about 2 hours ago, but I show no symptoms am I okay?

I think your: Ok. There's probably no underlying damage. If we all went to the er for a head ct every time we bumped it, healthcare costs would be even greater. Professional boxers don't go in for a head ct after every fight; not yet at least. I can't say u don't have a skull fracture or that your not gonna have a concussion. It sound kinda like u bumped your head in the way millions do every day. Gdluc. ...Read more

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I hit my head into a steel post, the zone where happened hurts when I press it, should I be worried or concern with permanent lesions on my brain?

Blunt head trauma: Blunt head trauma can be very serious. Many people who sustain a blow to the head do not suffer from significant medical problems once the initial symptoms resolve. Head trauma should never be taken lightly. I recommend you be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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I hit my head multiple times. What should I do?

I hit my head multiple times. What should I do?

See below: If you did not lose consciousness or do not have pain consider yourself lucky. If you have pain see your physician asap. ...Read more

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What to do if I hit my head really hard on the wall?

What to do if I hit my head really hard on the wall?

It depends: If you have persistant symptoms you need to be looked at. You need to know why you hit the wall. (faint, seizure, clumsy, pugilism?) you might also need to repair the wall. ...Read more

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I hit my head and now I feel really rough. What should I take?

Eval: Get medically evaluated. 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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What can I take if I hit my head on the concrete?

What can I take if I hit my head on the concrete?

Consider Tylenol (acetaminophen): 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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What to do if I hit my head hard but no headache?

What to do if I hit my head hard but no headache?

Relax: If no pain on palpation or headache, no visual or other signs such as loss of balance or nausea. You are most likely fine ...Read more

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I hit my head on the concrete floor and my head really hurts?

I hit my head on the concrete floor and my head really hurts?

Head injury: If you have continuous headache following hitting the head on concrete floor you should seek medical help, you need to be checked and cat scan may need to be done. ...Read more

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Can I go to sleep after I hit my head?

Can I go to sleep after I hit my head?

Usually: 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 > ...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 saw stars. Is this a concussion?

I hit my head and saw stars. Is this a concussion?

Probably: A concussion is defined as a brief alteration in brain function that may occur after a mild traumatic brain injury. There does not have to be any loss of consciousness. This can be manifest as the stars that you see. Other associated findings include dizziness, trouble concentrating, headache, nausea. These symptoms should improve over time. ...Read more

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I hit my head really hard. Will I be able to sleep?

I hit my head really hard. Will I be able to sleep?

Concussion?: Usually -yes. 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 > ...Read more

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What to do if I hit my head pretty hard. Concussion?

What to do if I hit my head pretty hard. Concussion?

Protocol for TBI: Put the brain at rest until symptoms abate. No exertion physical or mental. The metabolic needs of a concussed brain are increased. This resolves over time. Talk to a tbi expert if you have any residual symptoms. You might need to have a ct done to exclude bleeding depending on your physical exam, signs and symptoms. ...Read more

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I hit my head on the floor 3 days ago, do I have to do mri?

I hit my head on the floor 3 days ago, do I have to do mri?

No: If there was no loss of consciousness, neurologic change such as weakness on one side or any other significant finding then nothing needs to be done. If you were to have a test a ct scan should be done first before an mri. Consult your physician about what if anything needs to be done. Depending upon your symptoms and neurological evaluation. ...Read more

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I hit my head 7 days ago is it possible I have a concussion?

I hit my head 7 days ago is it possible I have a concussion?

Yes: A concussion is a diagnosis by exclusion. It is the presence of lingering symptoms after a head injury without abnormal radiographic findings. Symptoms can include headache, dizziness, or vomiting. You should see a physician for guidance and depending on your symptoms may need a brain ct scan or mri. ...Read more

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I have a concussion and I hit my head hard, can it make it worse?

Yes: Need to be careful after a concussion. After a concussion, a second concussion may result in a
'Second impact syndrome', a potentially life threatening condition. If you have not been made worse, rest both physicall and mentally until symptoms resolve. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I hit my head now have headache and vision changes?

What do you suggest if I hit my head now have headache and vision changes?

Go to ER or Urgent: Care facility. If you have headaches and visual changes, and had hit your head, you want to make sure that you do not have any intracranial or subdural bleed occurring, that might make you lose consciousness too. So have this evaluated ASAP. ...Read more

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I hit my head quite badly and keep getting headaches what could this mean?

Post injury headache: There are several headaches after head injury 1)at the site of the injury - subgaleal hemorrhage withblood under the galeaa fibrous covering under the scalp., 2)migraine headaches and 3) post concussive generalized headache. Likely means you have had a mild concussion. Take Ibuprofen or tylenol (acetaminophen) for the pain. If it persists, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I hit my head hard on my wall and now I have a huge headache, what should I do?

When?: At 40 it is highly unlikely to get serious brain problem with such an injury but if pain continues and accompanied by nausea and vomiting see an md. ...Read more

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I hit my head yesterday and I feel fine. How do I get checked for a concussion?

No symptoms?: If you have remained symptom free you may not have a concussion. 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 & repeating things over & over. You can develop a concussion with or without loss of consciousness. Doctors can check. ...Read more

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I hit my head a few hours ago and I am scared to go to sleep. How long should I wait?

I hit my head a few hours ago and I am scared to go to sleep. How long should I wait?

Depends: If you blacked out and have possible concussion, it is recommended to monitor you for any changes in your mentation every 2 hours for the next 24 hours. If you just bumped head without losing consciousness, make sure that you are not having visual issues or nausea for about 3-4 hours. If you are concerned, seek medical attention (better safe than sorry). ...Read more