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I fell down the stairs and week ago and hit the back of my

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I fell down the stairs and week ago and hit the back of my head. Yesterday I started having pain at the base of my skull and down my neck. I'm also having a headache. I'm not sure if this is something that I should be concerned about
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 months ago.

This is Dr. David

any fall like this should be assessed by a doctor

you need a head CT scan to check for subdural bleeds beneath the bone next to the brain which can cause headaches

you need an xray of your neck to check for fractures

you should go to the ER to see a doctor to get these tests and scans after a fall like this.

do you have a hospital or ER close to you where you can see a doctor and get these tests?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I was fine until yesterday
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 months ago.

I see

you should still see your doctor or go to the ER for a neck xray and brain CT scan to check for fractures and bleeding and trauma from the fall

sometimes a bleed in the brain can be slow to develop and can develop after a week.

or you could have pulled a muscle in your neck or strained your neck

it can be hard to tell over the internet without being able to examine you and run some tests.

let me know if you have other questions.

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