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How quick would symptoms of brain bleed show after fall, would it be very obvious? 4 days since son fell. Small bump/cranky. Bump gone. Am i in the clear? Fever today & stuffy. Any association?

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Usually

Symptoms occur within hours.
Fever and stuffy likely not related.

In brief: Usually

Symptoms occur within hours.
Fever and stuffy likely not related.
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Dr. Larry Lutwick
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Dr. Gregg Friedman
Gregg L. Friedman MD, Psychiatrist, Agrees
Dr. Gregg Friedman
Gregg L. Friedman MD, Psychiatrist, Agrees
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In brief: Do not worry

Most closed head injuries by far are very benign, and kids are very resilient.
Your description is typical of a fully resolved bruise over the scalp, and sounds only like he has upper respiratory tract infection now. However, if he seems very sleepy, has repetitive nausea and vomiting, and seems to act in unusual way, contact pediatrician just to reassure.

In brief: Do not worry

Most closed head injuries by far are very benign, and kids are very resilient.
Your description is typical of a fully resolved bruise over the scalp, and sounds only like he has upper respiratory tract infection now. However, if he seems very sleepy, has repetitive nausea and vomiting, and seems to act in unusual way, contact pediatrician just to reassure.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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In brief: Head injury

I see that you have asked several questions regarding your child's head injury.
If there are continued symptoms or concerns, you should probably see your child's doctor.

In brief: Head injury

I see that you have asked several questions regarding your child's head injury.
If there are continued symptoms or concerns, you should probably see your child's doctor.
Dr. Marina Armendariz
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