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Head ache and puffiness of eyes after a fall - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Headache and Migraines
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User :   Hello. I accidentally fell and bashed my head (thanks to tripping on a leftover dog bone). I have a small dent/abrasion, a couple of "goose-eggs" on my forehead and two black eyes. Slight headache but not enough to require OTC pain meds. Two days after the fall, I did blow a small amount of blood out of my nose, but there's been nothing since. I feel fine - slightly sore - and look terrible because of the puffiness around my eyes. Question: Should I see my physician?
Doctor :   Hello
User :   hi
Doctor :   I am Dr XXXX here
Doctor :   Give me a min please, let me read your query
User :   nice to chat with you. Can you tell I don't like going to a doctor?
Doctor :   i can understand that
Doctor :   may i know your age and gender please ?
User :   by the way, this happened last Sunday.
User :   59, female
Doctor :   I see
Doctor :   Well usually head falls are not that serious unless you hit something sharp, But in your case there are few things that will require you to see a physician
Doctor :   that being the blood from your nose and puffiness around the eyes, its just a protocol we should follow , it does not exactly mean there is something serious
Doctor :   But when we have certain symptoms after a head fall we recommend you seeing a physician
User :   I understand. I kind of thought that would be the case.
User :   "case" - so to speak :)
Doctor :   Yes its always said prevention is better than cure
Doctor :   and esp in medicine the sooner the better
User :   got it. I will call and make an appointment.
User :   I do really like my doctor, just hate going.
Doctor :   Well something we JUST have to do
User :   giggle. Yeah.
Doctor :   and our health takes number one priority
Doctor :   i dont think anyone likes to go to a DOC
User :   Thanks for your response. I will call now and make an appointment.
Doctor :   Sure please go ahead
User :   thank you.
Doctor :   Is there anything else i can help you with ?
User :   no - thank you again. You just confirmed what I felt I should do.
Doctor :   Your most welcome, take care of your self
User :   you, too :)
Doctor :   Bye
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