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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hello
Doctor :   Hi,
User :   Hi i got hit in the back of the head a couple days ago. since then its been weird to lay on the back of my head..all i feel is pressure . is this something to be concerend about?
Doctor :   Did you loose consciousness after the fall ?
User :   No i didnt
Doctor :   Did you vomit or had nausea after the incident ?
User :   no
Doctor :   than there is no danger
User :   all that happened was i got a headache and it is tender to lay on the back of my head
Doctor :   is there a swelling at the site of the hit ?
User :   no
Doctor :   tenderness is a temporary effect
User :   should i just stay off the back of my head for a bit?
User :   or does it not matter?
Doctor :   you can avoid lying on back only to avoid pain , there is no risk involved
User :   ok
User :   now i have a stupid concern but its probably way out there. if i had a brain tumor...would i be able to feel that tenderness if pressure was applied on the skull?
Doctor :   no , not a chance
User :   ok
User :   a emt checked me
User :   they checked my eyes said they were normal and checeked my balance am strength and leg strength
User :   what were they looking for?
Doctor :   thats good
Doctor :   eye reflects increase in intracranial tension
User :   if i had a brain tumor would they have caught something in my eyes or muscle strength?
User :   sorry i just have a small concern about that
Doctor :   yes, they would have given a clue
User :   or mistaken it for something else and order a ct?
User :   because they said they dont want to do a ct because everything checked out fine
User :   but i had my small doubts and just wanted to clear them i tend to dwell on things
Doctor :   Do not worry , most of the brain tumors can be identified with clinical examinations
User :   so i should stop worrying? hehehe
Doctor :   yes, do not worry
Doctor :   and i am sure of what i said
User :   Ok =) OH also my left ear and jaw now pop
User :   but it doesnt hurt
User :   should i just let that be?
Doctor :   observe for few more days
User :   i did have a problem with grinding my teeth a couple years ago so is it possible its tmj?
Doctor :   TMJ is a chronic condition with pain in the joint and decreased movements
User :   oooooooh ok
User :   so its most likely due to the fall?
Doctor :   yes, it could be a chance
User :   Ok
User :   thank you very much for curbbing my concerns
User :   i hope you have a good day! bye!
Doctor :   you are welcome
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   kindly provide your feedback
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