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I t the top left side of my head pretty hard on a granite

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Hello, I hit the top left side of my head pretty hard on a granite counter top as I was coming back up from picking something off the floor. This happened about 3 hours ago. Since then my headaches got worse (pain travels to different parts of head, with area of impact still tender) but I do not feel dizzy and my pupils are not dialated. I noticed shortly after I hit my head that the bone behind my sinus on the left side started to hurt as well, and about an hour or so ago, I smelled a rotten food smell for a few seconds, then it was gone. I also noticed that when I got up to get a drink of water, I could feel some pressure/ the headache in my head as I walked (when headaches were at worst). The severity seems to come in waves, but they remain persistent. Should I go to an ER for a CT scan or see if headaches are alleviated with Tylenol/ice and rest? thank you!
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  DrRussMd replied 1 year ago.


Without doubt, with these symptoms, go to the ER.

Fracture and bleed need to be ruled out.

Have someone take you, or all a squad.

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