Brain Injury: When to Go to the Hospital

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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?

I was drunk and don’t remember bumping my head but I woke up with a huge and painful bump and it hasn’t gone away even after 2 days. Is this normal or should I be concerned and go to the hospital? It still hurts when I put pressure on it

Today I was stretching on my bed and I fell off my bed and hit my head on the edge of my bed it hurt at first it still kind of hurts but I don't feel any things else should I get checked out or not

I fell shoveling walks and hit my forehead hard. It still has purple bump and black cheek. Still getting headaches and nausea but had act scan. It's been2 weeks. Do iI the too get it rechecked?

I slipped inside my bathroom and hit my head in the side of the toilet it hits my right lower part of my head near from my ear it gets a small cut that's bleeding and I can't take the pain should I see a doctor now?

I was in the shower earlier today and had dropped something and i went down to pick it up and when i came back up i hit my head on the Lever of the Shower Handle. I didn't lose conscience or had any signs of it. Should I have went to the hospital?

The freezer door swung open banging my 8 year old between his nose and forehead he seems fine and have been acting normal afterwards should i get him checked.

Hi there I’m a 20 year old female and a few days ago I was cooking dinner with my friend at her apartment and I started feeling really strange. I started Feeling very hot like I was overheating, light headed, dizzy, nauseous, and there was this ringing I. My ear. I thought maybe I should step out of the kitchen and sit down on the couch. I tried that but my symptoms were not improving it just felt like they were increasing. My vision started going In and out and along with the ringing everything was sounding muffled. I pretty quickly decided I needed to just step outside and maybe the cold would help me (this was all a matter of like five minutes) I was using her doorknob outside to hold myself up and then everything went black and I felt myself hit the ground but I don’t remember falling. I laid there for a few seconds. I thought that I had been laying on the flat deck part outside her apartment but when I opened my eyes I was actually laying headfirst on my back halfway down her concrete stairway. (she lives on the second floor and her door is right next to the stairs) other than a small dent in my head and some bruises on my arms and legs I feel fine (I don’t have a concussion I don’t think and I’ve yet to have any headaches) the dent is starting to lesson and there’s only a dull ache when I lay on it (I’m assuming it’s bruised from smacking it on the concrete) but I’m still concerned even if I haven’t sustained a serious head injury I have no clue as to why I passed out like that. I’d like to prevent it from happening again. I don’t think the back of my head would be as resilient a second time. Please respond I’m actually a bit worried.

I hit my head on a plastic cup holder (cracked it) and my head still feels a little sore. I’ve had nothing but soreness or a headache. Oh, by the way, I’m 12

A couple of nights ago I passed out and landed halfway down a concrete stairwell. I didn’t roll down them or anything I landed solid where I fell, trouble is though that I hit the back of my head when I fell. The back of my head doesn’t seem cracked open or anything but it does feel a little dented. Hence my concern. I have yet to have any headaches and I feel relatively fine other than a couple of bruises on my arm from the fall. I don’t have a concussion either. Idk what to you think? Should I be worried?

Yesterday I went to close the back window/ tailgate on my SUV, misjudged where my head was and slammed the tailgate on my head really hard. I couldn't believe it! It hurt badly and I got a little dizzy. After sitting in the car a few minutes to make sure I was ok I drove Cross the street and bought some ice to put on my head. I iced it for a few hours off and on and took Tylenol. Today my head is tender and there are indentations where the door hit me. I feel ok otherwise. Is there a chance there could be internal bleeding?

My 2, almosst 3 year old daughter slipped in the tub last night and hit the back of her head on one of our jets in the tub....She hit the soft spot behind her ear and it instantly swelled up and created a small purple/ red lump just behind her ear lobe.
She instantly cried and settled easy after the fact. She hasn't been acting unusual or vomiting. no raccoon eyes or anything of the sorts... we have been trying to ice it. We let her sleep through the night and checked on her periodically through out the night, and she didnt have any issues and woke easily. But the swelling behind her ear has increased....The discoloration has gone, but it just seems more swollen....
Should this be cause for alarm? she is acting completely normal, except complaining that her neck hurts.

yesterday me and my friends were all sitting on my livingroom floor and i have glass sliding doors. i lay down and my head was in line with the glass doors when my dog came and tried to lick my face and scared me, making me react by suddenly moving my head and hitting the temple quite hard against the glass. i felt pretty dizzy the rest of the night and have all of today too. i’ve had a headache on and off for a little but nothing too serious and my temple is really sore to touch but i think it might just be bruised. not sure if it’s serious enough to go to the doctors but i’m worried at the same time?

I hit my head on the steel at work when i hit it it didnt really hurt but now when i feel of where it hit it feels like an indent but at the angle i hit i dont think it could have caused it is this seriois ?

There was a large pane of glass thats 1/2 inches thick. It was put in the back seat of my car. It was long enough it was on my side of car. I jumped in not noticing it and the corner of it hit my head with great force. I couldnt talk it hurt so badly. I developed a headache for 2 days about 4 days after I hit my head. Headaches gone but im left with a finger tip indentation above my left ear. Its been about 7 days since it happened. Should I be seen?