Brain Injury: When to Go to the Hospital

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I hit my head on the corner of a desk , it did hurt a lot at the time and i had a large lump on the top of my head and a headache for a couple of hours .As the lump has gone down i notice there is a dent which is painful to touch , should i be worried about it , thanks .

So I went out two nights ago and got pretty drunk. I don’t remember getting back home. I woke up the next morning with a huge gash and couple bruises on my knee indicating I fell. I don’t remember falling, but the side/ top of my head is also sore to the touch. I’m guessing I hit my head in the process? I threw up the next day but assumed it was from the drinking. I have felt kind of out of it since that night. And my head still hurts. Should I go to the doctor?

I hit my left temple on the counter but i didn’t hit it that hard it was kind of light but it was enough for me to say ouch . Now the left side hurts a little bit like a tickling sensation. Should I be worried???

I think you should get It checked, but thats Just my opinion.

I hit my forehead off of the wall days ago and only now about 4 days after have developed a hard lump under my eye, as well as a black eye that’s only getting worse. I know the blood is draining from the egg on my head I’m more worried about the hard lump?

I hope you went to the ER

i would go to the hospital

I believe I would get that checked out since it has caused a knot in a place that wasn't hit.

I also hit my head on the edge of a door literally 8months ago now it left me with a big goose egg an then two black eyes days later & ever since I’ve been left with a hard lump on my forehead I’m a little worried myself if I’m honest, why do I still have this lump 8months on.....????! Someone help your advice would be greatful thanks

So today at the gym I accidentally dropped a 95 lbs weight in my head right above my left eye. It instantly welped up. I feel okay now it’s been a bout 2 hours. I have a bit of pain In My eye and of course a headache. Should I go in or is it safe to wait. I’m also a nanny of a 8 month old so I only have 3 days to decide before I go back to work On Monday.

How are you feeling? I had am 8lb weight roll off the top of the shelf and hit the top of my forehead....i feel fine, didnt lose consciousness but it does seem to hurt more now, which im assuming is the bruise/lump and itsa been 3 hours...

I lost my balance and hit the back of my head on a cast iron fireplace tool yesterday. I have a bump on that side of my head, a headache and I feel a bit “fuzzy brained”. Now I have a new bump on the opposite side of my head that really hurts. Should I be concerned? I am the main caregiver of my disabled husband and kids - and the only driver!

hi, I was punched in the head and after a week when i press on a spot on the side of my head it hurts alot. I got a CAT scan and they found nothing wrong at the time and it's been a week and I still feel pain and headache.

Hello, recently today I was ice skating and fell backwards and hit the back of my head hard against the ice floor, I felt my head throbbing and it hurts my neck to move my head around. Later that night I began getting minor headaches for short periods of time that leave and come back. Would you suggest going to the doctor?

So I was being stupid and jumped on my bed in a hurry to lay down with my phone in my hand, and it landed on my left temple. I didn’t have any headaches, vertigo or any of the symptoms listed above. I also noticed that when I bit down, just messing around to relive the pain on my temple it started to hurt even worse. I don’t know if it means anything, all I know is it was hurting for a while; and now the pain is gone.

Hi today at work i hit my head on the corner of the microwave and I started bleeding and was dizzy and got a headache and I still have the headache and the dizziness. I also have virtigo so should I see my doc

Sure kid, sounds like u got a goated concussion

yes, you probably should

my neck has been hurting for 3 days should i go to the hospital?

So I slide and feel down my steps tonight, I hit my neck on the steps and I'm pretty certain I broke my tailbone. I didn't pass out, puke, or anything like that but my neck is pretty sore. It mainly just hurts when I move my head but there are no Mark's or swelling is it safe to wait and see if it gets better/worse tomorrow and then go to the dr?

I just did the same thing, did you recover ok?

If you have pain that radiates down your arm, spine, or up your head, then a nerve is pinched and you need to see a Dr. Is the pain decreasing now?

I was putting rubbish out 2 days ago and when coming back in I slipped and whacked front of head on door frame.. I was dazed for about a minute!!! No bruise or swelling but my forehead is sore to touch!! Keep Getting pains in front of my head and weird like numbness in my face!!!

I was in PE with the kids and a red kick (the old fashioned ones they are not hard) but a kid kicked it full force and hit my whole side of face . It hurt but I had no headache no vomiting nothing, I mean it stung and my head felt sore a little but did not hurt. Today my left side of neck and shoulder hurt feels sore and stiff. I am 55. My daughter is a nurse she thinks its whiplash .. Could I get a bleed on brain from being hit? I’m getting nervous because now it’s sore on left side. I went to work at school today was fine until I got home to relax.

I fell face first down some concrete stairs today and I’m not sure if I lost consciousness. Other than scrapes and swelling on my face my limbs are so sore. I feel like I’ve been hit by a truck! Will this pass or should I make an appointment

I think you should, that sounded a bit hectic- you poor thing-, hope you're doing better, now. All the best, anonymous.

Eight days ago I was gardening and slipped and fell on a mossy rock. My yard is full of very large, sharp boulders. I hit my bum (very large bruise still there) and then hit the back of my head on another rock. I think I might have passed out. Cannot recall. My head did not really hurt until a few days ago, and now I am getting moderate headaches in the area that I hit. Should I worry? I did not go to the doctor after the fall. I am 58 years old.

My husband fell backward and hit his head on a pub table, he was a bit disoriented and had a big egg on the back of his head. Of course he didn’t want to get it looked at and he same ok but now it’s been a few weeks and he getting dizzy. Should I take him to get checked out.

Hello ... I was wanting to ask a question.. About two or three months ago I passed out in my kitchen , I tried to catch myself on the counter but I was already to far back to reach it . I remember going down and I could hear the sound of my head hitting the concert floor. It sound like a gun shot . It knocked in out for a few seconds . I should have gone to the hospital . My husband was a work when it happened but I told him the next day . I didn’t feel right after I fell but I just keep going . About a week later I started talking and seeing people that wasn’t there .. My husband thought it was the medication I was taking . Now I don’t see people but every once in a while I get a sharp pain in my head . It has been awhile since I fell but do I still need to have a MRI or C T scan

If a person fell 25ft above and hit his head landing on a concrete sidewalk, would that be fatal? or is there a chance of survival?

I hit side of my head and now I hit hurts when I try to yawn

I am one month away from turning 60. On Christmas day my boyfriend assaulted me and dropped me on a tiled floor causing me to hit the back of my head very hard. I had a very big bump on the back of my head which has subsided a bit but is still sore to the touch. I have a tiny bruise behind my left ear and my ear hurts inside if I pull on my ear. I have had a numb headache at the back of my ears since then. Should I go to the doctor and have it checked out? I have other bruises on my body as well!!!

I had an accident at work just over a week ago... My workmate and I were having trouble retracting a pump truck from beneath an empty pallet, so I stood on the pallet in the hope that my weight would hold it in place whilst my buddy pulled the pump truck out (we’ve done this before and it works!)... However, this time it didn’t work - he ended up yanking the entire pallet from beneath me - I lost my balance and fell backwards, landed flat on my back and smacked my head on the concrete floor. I felt really sick and dizzy for a minute or two, but then I made myself get up as if nothing had happened. I have felt OK-ish since... I think the back of my head hurts slightly and I might be a bit more forgetful - but I don’t know if I’m imagining it, because of the accident. Should I see a doctor? It’s now nine days since I fell and I’ve survived so far! I’m a 51 year old lady, in good health.

Hi, I've just come across your comment. I would certainly get checked by a Doctor. Hope you feel better soon!

I have been hit on the head by my boyfriend so I'm having pains on my head It is even swollen I can't even swallow the areas around my ears are also swollen

What?! I hope you went to the hospital! That is abuse! I hope you are safe. Do you have any friends or family you could stay with? You should never be with someone who would hit you.

Are you okay? I’m not a doctor, but am concerned. I feel like you should go to a doctor. Your boyfriend should not be hurting you.

I would suggest you get to a Dr. If this from multiple hits damage could be cumulative. I would also suggest getting some counseling, or removing him or yourself from each other in abusive situations. I understand the reasons to stay and that being made to feel like you are nothing is a long term process. Been there done that, got out finally and found that I am really someone I like. No one can put me down now. Hard to do but worth the hassle.


My Wifes hatchback supports gave out and the hatch came down on the back of her head pretty hard. No symptoms except she is developing a slight black eye on her right eye 48 hours later. I know getting hit the frontal area of the skull will cause black eyes, but I wasn't aware a blow to the back could. Anything to be concerned about? Thank you!

The top of my eye hurts after i hurt my head and has hurt for 2 days what should i do

Someone rear ended me the 8th and the dr told me I’ve had a concussion. Been vomiting off and on since the accident. I’m very wobbly, can’t focus. Today if I close my eyes or focus it’s worse. And there’s like a vibration (tremble maybe) throughout me. I couldn’t pass the finger to nose drunk test I think he dr. Office Friday but it seems worse now. I go back to the dr. Tomorrow, can I wait or should I go to the Er today?

Of course you should go to the ER! Are you kidding me? Those are serious symptoms!

I hit my right temple on the cushioned frame on the car getting back in the car - it hurts and now have a headache should I go to the walk-in or the ED

I was walking home drunk but have no memory and was found on the floor unconscious. I still have no memory if I hit my head or not but the last few days I’ve been feeling very dizzy and dazed aswell as having a headache and being confused aswell as not being able to concentrate. I did briefly pass out the morning after and woke up very confused and an ambulance was called, my blood pressure is still fine but I’m worried maybe i should of gone to the hospital.

I was rolling down a grass hill and there were these rock stairs and my head hit the rock stairs and my head hurts and I’m dizzy with a headache and my neck hurts also my friends were there and they said they heard a like loud noise when I hit my head so what do I do?!

2 days ago at work I was walking in the warehouse and a Canon D camera -the box was misplaced and fell on my forehead my head moved backwards abruptly. When I press on one left side of my forehead it hurts. I don’t have a bruise or bump but it hurts. Even though my neck moved backwards it doesn’t hurt. Should I go to the clinic tomorrow?

I’m a RN. We have a young person who is a family friend that contacted us for advice. She felt dizzy in her kitchen and before she could sit down on the floor she fell hitting her head hard on a kitchen stool. She had just put something in the microwave so she knows that the conscious seizure she had from the fall lasted 3 1/2 minutes. She didn’t contact us for two days asking for advice. She and her family had determined she has a concussion.
I’m beside myself. She’s in denial that anything could be really badly wrong and even if we pay for the ER visit won’t go. The reason she finally contacted us is because of the residual headache. I need her to understand that she HAS to be seen by a doctor and needs a CT scan at minimum to rule out a bleed.
She claims it isn’t spouse abuse but we know her boyfriend has roughed her up before and he’s not wanting medical involved. We may be able to convince her to go to an urgent care center but he insists he be present at all times. Urgent care won’t have the ability to do a scan. Any suggestions? It’s now been three days.

I was fixing a extra bar in wardrobe when the base of it slipped and fell on my nose the top just below my right eye ...medium size bump has appeared in last 20 minutes hurts and throws about 40 percent
When I scrunch it pains a little
Didn't knock me out luckily and didn't get dazed but there is a bump visible
Do I go a and e or wait
Please reply here as I just stumbled on this website

I'm 72 and fell backward and hit the back of my head on a concrete flower urn. I have a dent in the back of my head. No skin break, no headache or any other problems from the fall. Should I be concerned?

I hit my head about 3 days ago with the corner of a fireplace very hard. I’ve already have had 2 concussions from the past and I the right side of my head continues to hurt. I’m not sure what to do and I really don’t want to go to the hospital. What should I do?