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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi thursday i got hit in the head the next day my vision was kinda fuzy but i could still see fine i had a headache and neasea. I didnt vomit and i still havnt vomitted. I went to the doctor Sunday and they said i had a concussion. everything is pretty much gone but the headache. how long should the headache last?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How may I help you ?
Doctor :   Usually if there is a head injury, the headache shows up in 24 hrs.
Doctor :   or even the fuzzy vision .
Doctor :   and once it starts within 48 hrs , it may continue till anytime untill the intracranial pressure lasts.
Doctor :   If there is Raised ICT , then it can show up as headche and etc.
User :   ok. should i go back to the doctors or let it take its course?
Doctor :   i feel you have to go to a general physician or a neuro for reevaluation now after the symptoms have shown up.
User :   I went 2 days after symptoms showed
Doctor :   What they had to say ?
User :   thats when they said it was a concussion
Doctor :   Are you on any other medication for any othert problem ?
User :   i was kinda worrie about a brain tumor but im 18 and its not in my im guessing the chances are very low?
User :   yes i am on ic omeprazole dr for my stomach infection
Doctor :   Yes, that is true and morover you do not have nay other associated factors.
Doctor :   so i feel tumors can be ruled out.
User :   ok
User :   i have an appointment for a checkup march 2 should i wait till then to see my doctor?
Doctor :   I feel, you should see the doctor a bit earlier to that . might be before the weekend.
User :   oh when i blew my nose there was a string f blood attached to the snot..should i be concerned abou that or is tat normal? i usually dont look at my snot
Doctor :   I feel you have to visit the doctor before saturday adn get re-evaluated.
User :   ok i think ill go tomorrow
User :   should i be worried?
Doctor :   That 'll be the best thing to do.
User :   does this sound life threatening?
Doctor :   No, With all the medical aid today, no issue at all.
Doctor :   You will be fine , once you get the examination and a scan done
User :   could the snot be associated with the head injury?
User :   and i can pretty much rule out a brain tumor?
Doctor :   Yes.
Doctor :   Brain injury would be a rare thing in your case.
Doctor :   i would say 1 in 1000.
Doctor :   But brain injury would be rare.
User :   thanks for the help
User :   ill gotomorrow
User :   to see my doc
Doctor :   tahnk you for consulting me.
Doctor :   take care, bye for now.
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