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My son was hit by a car in 2009 and had a hematoma for several months after .Recently he started getting headaches & throwing up..Why? He will get an

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
6 doctors agree

In brief: Get him evaluated.

Where was the hematoma, intracraneally or superficially? Superficial or subcutaneous hematomas do not cause problems, they disappear within few weeks or months.
I think that symptoms now have nothing to do with what happened in 2009 unless he had intracraneally bleeding that grew slowly (?) headache and vomiting may well be signs of intracraneally pressure or more commonly something less serious.

In brief: Get him evaluated.

Where was the hematoma, intracraneally or superficially? Superficial or subcutaneous hematomas do not cause problems, they disappear within few weeks or months.
I think that symptoms now have nothing to do with what happened in 2009 unless he had intracraneally bleeding that grew slowly (?) headache and vomiting may well be signs of intracraneally pressure or more commonly something less serious.
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Dr. Peter Corrado
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Hard to connect

More information is needed to answer your question.
Was the hematoma due to a head injury? A head injury patient may suffer from headache, dizziness and even personality problems. These changes usually occur shortly after the injury and resolve within a year. While unlikely that the remote injury is the cause of the current symptoms, your doctor should know the full history of the accident.

In brief: Hard to connect

More information is needed to answer your question.
Was the hematoma due to a head injury? A head injury patient may suffer from headache, dizziness and even personality problems. These changes usually occur shortly after the injury and resolve within a year. While unlikely that the remote injury is the cause of the current symptoms, your doctor should know the full history of the accident.
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Dr. Thomas Byrnes
There is a lot of research being done looking at the late effects of head injuries. Mechanical insults to the cranium can interfere with its ability to perform as a complicated, functional protective container of our most complicated and delicate organ system , the central nervous system. Sometimes mechanical causes can be undone/rebalanced mechanically. cranialacademy.com > a doctor finder fxn
Dr. Eric Trumble
Neurosurgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Repeat images

Post-traumatic hematomas may recur, cause head-aches, or e3ven seizures.
Head-aches and throwing up raises the concern for recurrent hematoma. It would be prudent to obtain repeat images(ideally from the same location so they have direct comparison to his past images). Head ct or MRI would be appropriate. If pathology is present, neurosurgical evaluation would be correct. Otherwise, neurology.

In brief: Repeat images

Post-traumatic hematomas may recur, cause head-aches, or e3ven seizures.
Head-aches and throwing up raises the concern for recurrent hematoma. It would be prudent to obtain repeat images(ideally from the same location so they have direct comparison to his past images). Head ct or MRI would be appropriate. If pathology is present, neurosurgical evaluation would be correct. Otherwise, neurology.
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Dr. Peggy Lindsey
Ophthalmology

In brief: Intracranial pressur

You are worried about possible elevation of intracranial pressure following remote head trauma with hematoma.
This could be the cause of the headaches and nausea. However, there are many common causes of headache with nausea and vomiting. A detailed history, examination and testing is the only way to determine the cause of your son's symptoms with any accuracy.

In brief: Intracranial pressur

You are worried about possible elevation of intracranial pressure following remote head trauma with hematoma.
This could be the cause of the headaches and nausea. However, there are many common causes of headache with nausea and vomiting. A detailed history, examination and testing is the only way to determine the cause of your son's symptoms with any accuracy.
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