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Im trying to figure out if a blow to the side of my head is…

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Im trying to figure...

Im trying to figure out if a blow to the side of my head is something to be worried about

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you been dealing with this? Is there anything in particular that makes your head feel worse or better?

I was punched in the head this morning by accident so about 6 hours or, more like 8

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

Im also pregnant

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Neurology
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Neurologist: Dr. Bob, Neurologist (MD) replied 8 months ago
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Hi there. Sorry to hear about your injury. Did it knock you unconscious?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
no, i was not unconscious
Neurologist: Dr. Bob, Neurologist (MD) replied 8 months ago

Are you suffering from headache, nausea, visual changes or problem with your balance?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
ive had a headache and i have a bruise under my hair. the blow was particularly strong about 2 inches directly above where the top of my ear meets my head
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
eating makes it feel worse
Neurologist: Dr. Bob, Neurologist (MD) replied 8 months ago

There are muscles there that attach to the jaw, so it is not surprising that a blow or bruise here would hurt more when you chew. Otherwise, it is not very common to suffer a brain injury from a blow like this to this area of the head. When there is a bleed internally, it usually arises within a few hours of the trauma. The fact that it has been about 8 hours is very reassuring. This should improve slowly over the next 5-7 days. Ice and anti-inflammatories can help to reduce inflammation and help you to feel better sooner.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Thanks. That makes me feel better
Neurologist: Dr. Bob, Neurologist (MD) replied 8 months ago

You're welcome. Hope all works out for the best.

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Neurologist: Dr. Bob, Neurologist (MD) replied 7 months ago

Hello. How's your head toda? Has it improved? Do you have any follow up questions? If so, let me know and I would be happy to help further.

If not, a positive rating would me much appreciated. This is the only way physician-experts on this site get compensated for the time they spend helping patients.

Best wishes,

Doctor-Bob

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