Forehead injury, red patch, splitting pain, strong and throbbing pain. What can be wrong? - Online Doctor Chats
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Yesterday night I got hit by mistake
on the forehead
by a swinging door
Although there is not much visible scarring except for a small red patch
However ever since Morining
I have been experiencing splitting pain
on that side of head
The pain is quite strong and throbbing
I do not know whether this is naturallly a result of the injury
or whether it is due to some other problem because of that injury
Do you have nausea/vomiting?
Did you lose consciousnesses after the injury?
Is there any swelling at the site of injury?
Yes a little bit on the forehead and close to the temple
Let me brief you.
Head injuries are of various types depending on the severity.
Mild one is asymptomatic.
The injury you described, practically such injuries hardly produces any symptoms and in all possibilities can be labelled asymptomatic mild ones.
However presence of any symptoms such as headache, nausea, vomiting, loss of consciousness is sought with suspicion.
Without a scan it would be impossible to label the severity of injury.
However since you did not any have any symptoms at the time of injury and you do not have any other associated symptoms with the headache
Okk...I will take that
You can consider visiting a hospital and scan if the severity of headache worsens or if you develop additional symptoms as vomiting, nausea, giddiness, blurring vision or altered consciousness.
Have you followed?
Yeah I will definitely do that
Do you have any other query?
No thanks Doctor
a specialist for such kind of cases or can
I go to a general physician
Head injuries are managed by neurosurgeon.
However you can visit a general physician for assesment.
He/she can perform a basic examination and refer to a neurosurgeon if needed.
Hope that suffices.
Do you have any other queries?
Yeah it does
Thanks for consulting me.
Bye for now.
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