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I hit my head this morning. I got this knot in my chest and my breathing was funny. It went away. Should I still go to the doctor?

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Dr. Colin Kerr
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In brief: Head injury

If the head injury did not cause loss of consciousness or persistent symptoms like nausea, vomiting, or changes in your pupils, you probably do not need to see a doctor. It is unclear how a head injury could cause a knot in your chest.
When you're stunned, you tend to involuntarily hold your breath. As long as these symptoms have resolved, i would not be concerned.

In brief: Head injury

If the head injury did not cause loss of consciousness or persistent symptoms like nausea, vomiting, or changes in your pupils, you probably do not need to see a doctor. It is unclear how a head injury could cause a knot in your chest.
When you're stunned, you tend to involuntarily hold your breath. As long as these symptoms have resolved, i would not be concerned.
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