I hit my head a month ago hard and the bruise came to my forehead. I didn’t go to the doctor because I just thought I’d take the next few days calmly. After a few days, bruising developed under my eyes, but I didn’t go to the doctor. Now, however, it has begun to be questioned whether the attack resulted in any more serious damage.
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Injuries to the HEAD AREA should always be taken seriously as they involve a risk of brain, skull or neck injury.
At worst, damage can significantly impair your ability to work and function.
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Head injuries are quite common; almost everyone has sometimes knocked their heads. Fortunately, most head injuries are mild, leaving no permanent damage.
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The greater the impact force on the head, the greater the risk of serious injury.
The vernacular word “concussion” is not currently used as an official term, but symptomatic head injuries are referred to as either varying degrees of brain injury or, depending on the type of injury, intracranial hemorrhage or skull / neck fracture.
The risk of serious injury is increased by higher injury energy, old age, anticoagulant medications (e.g., blood thinning medication), and some other medications and diseases.
After a head injury, a doctor should be consulted if the condition is clearly abnormal.
You should see a doctor immediately if you come after knocking your head
- severe headache,
- repeated vomiting,
- abnormal behavior,
- memory problems (person does not remember what happened before or after banging their head),
- visual disturbances,
- balance difficulties or
Mild headache, nausea, and fatigue are common symptoms after a knock on the head. If they pass quickly and are able to function during the symptoms, it is not necessary to see a doctor.
The battered head should not be left alone.
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