Head Injury

Injury to your brain, skull, or scalp is called head injury. The types of head injuries are hematoma, hemorrhage, concussion, edema, skull fracture, and diffuse axonal injury. Headache, lightheadedness, dizziness, confusion, nausea, and memory loss are some of the symptoms of head injury.

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Why do I have constant headaches after a head injury?

Query: Hello doctor,I had a head injury last week. I started doing normal activities after five days, but now I have a constant headache. I have an exam later this month. What should I do?  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. The presence of a headache after head injury is present in 20 % to 30 % of individuals, but most often, it is related to stress and other factors rather than the head injury itself. The possibility of stress causing this ...  Read Full »

I was drunk and hit my head 14 years ago. Should I be concerned about the small cut I noticed in my head?

Query: Hello doctor, I was drunk and hit my head quite hard 14 years ago. When I woke up the next day, I noticed a small cut, but I did not have any symptoms. Should I be concerned about the head injury?  Read Full »

Dr. Nagaraj

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I cannot comment without seeing the site of injury. However, in concussion head injuries, the patient might get symptoms even after 24 hours. Give attention to symptoms like a headache when you change your posture, nausea, vomiting, and blurring of vision. If you notic...  Read Full »

Should I be concerned about the head injury that occurred 14 years ago when I was drunk?

Query: Hello doctor, I was drunk and bumped into a tall dresser which knocked a dinner plate off the top and hit me on the head about 14 years ago. I do not remember much as I was drunk. When I woke up the next day, I felt completely fine. I had a very small cut on my head so I did not consult the doctor. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Usually, the person experiences vomiting, headache, and dizziness after a head injury, but you did not experience any of these symptoms then, so do not worry. Everything is fine, and you did not experience any symptoms afterward. Are you taking any medicine currently?  Read Full »

Why am I experiencing memory loss after a head injury?

Query: Hello doctor, Over a year and a half ago, I had a head injury which I did not think was too major back then but it has caused many problems for me over the period of time and it is only getting worse. I have been experiencing a major amount of memory loss such as not remembering what we are learning...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your question carefully and would explain that your symptoms seem to be related to a concentration disorder, which is probably associated with a lot of daily stress and lack of adequate physical activity or a poor diet. As you are not concentrated, you do not...  Read Full »

I have headaches on one side due to frequently beating my head with metallic objects in the past. Can it be due to a brain tumor?

Query: Hi,I frequently used to beat my head with metallic objects when I was in my 20s. I used to lose my temper and do that. But now, at the age of 33, I started developing headaches on one-sided. I am afraid it could be a brain tumor as the pain comes and goes without any reason. Can I get a brain tumor ...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. It is less likely to get a brain tumor by beating your head with metals. So, I would exclude this possibility. You may suffer from tension-type headaches or post-concussion syndrome. I would like to know more about your ...  Read Full »

My 6-year-old son showed no symptoms of head injury after he fell from stairs, but I am worried. Please help.

Query: Hi, My 6-year-old son dripped over the mat and fell from the stairs. I immediately took him to the ER. He had minor bruises, and first aid was done, but I doubt if he hit his head against the coffee table. I forgot to tell my doctor that day, but my son says he has no pain in his head. Can there be ...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I suggest you watch for the following- 1. Any lethargy. 2. Multiple episodes of vomiting. 3. Convulsions or refusal to feed over 24 hours to 48 hours from injury. If no such problems occur, you need not worry. Blood clots are usually symptomatic...  Read Full »

What is the cause of the knot on my forehead after I fell down?

Query: Hello doctor,I fell and got a knot on my forehead five days ago. It is still there and will not go down. It went down initially after the first day, but it has stayed the same size since then. Currently, I am taking thyroid medications.  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your concern in detail and will surely help you out. I have seen the picture attached (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). The bump is due to trauma which causes inflammation and swelling, and this will go away with time. However, I s...  Read Full »

Do I have dizziness and headache due to the hit on the back of my head a month ago?

Query: Hi doctor,About a month ago, I hit the back of my head on the underside of a cabinet when standing up. It hurt, but I did not pass out or anything like that. For a day or two, I felt slightly dizzy. I had a dull headache for about a week. The back of my head was tender to touch, but no bleeding or a...  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.I understand your concern. You mentioned the history of being hit on the back of the head about a month ago. You had symptoms like pain on the hit spot, dizziness for two days, dull headache for one week, and tender feeling in the hit area on the scalp. I hope you did not h...  Read Full »

I hit my head, and had a concussion. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I have experienced numerous concussions over the years. Recently I hit my head by falling; since then, I have experienced headaches, brain fog, and forgetfulness. In the last few weeks, with the start of snowboard season, I have fallen a few times, all minor falls and some without any...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Regarding your concern, I would explain that you are still at the right time to build back your tolerance to concussion. All you need to do is avoid a head trauma for a couple of months and have a regular healthy diet. You can have some rest, avoid sports or stra...  Read Full »

Should the purple splotches around my eyes worry me?

Query: Hello doctor, The last night I felt sick, and it made me throw up hard, and I felt too much pressure in my eyes. When I looked in the mirror, all around my eyes were black, as if blood veins were ruptured with purple splotches. Should I be worried? Do I need to visit an ophthalmologist? Does it need...  Read Full »

Dr. Rahul Vaswani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I think you have nothing to worry about as far as you see. But, vomiting so violently that veins around your eyes have ruptured is a thing to worry about. Firstly, I think you could have ruptured your food pipe in the process, and let me tell you, that would have...  Read Full »

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