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My mom bumped her forehead, has a goose egg and is on

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Hi my mom bumped her forehead, has a goose egg and is on Pradaxa. She bumped her head at 6 pm. The goose egg seems stable; isn't increasing still and she has ice on it intermittently. Should she take her next dose of Pradaxa at 10 pm?
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Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 9 months ago.

Hi there,
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Just a bump should not be concerning.

Your mom does not have any bad headache or any other symptoms.

She can go ahead with her dose schedule.

Continue icing.

And your mother should avoid any physical exertion.
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Customer: replied 9 months ago.
That's it? No concerns at all? There is quite a lot of hype about Pradaxa. You are sure she should just go ahead and take it?
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 9 months ago.

This is considered minor injury-- since there is no increase in size of the lump and she does not have any other symptoms.

On the other hand, stopping pradaxa can aggravate underlying condition it was prescribed for.

However, if you are overtly concerned, then one dose can be missed without any consequences.

But this is not absolutely needed.

You can also discuss with her doctor on call as well.

Best wishes

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