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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   My truck trunk fell and hit me really hard on top of my head today. I have no lumps or anything but feel kind of funny sometimes, should I go get checked out or am I okay?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   May I know your age?
User :   27
Doctor :   How long ago did this happen?
User :   around 11:00 this morning
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Is your head aching?
Doctor :   Did you vomit?
Doctor :   Did you lose consciousness after the accident?
User :   no i didnt vomit and my head aches a little
User :   no
User :   i came home and cleaned entire house
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i felt fine just very concerned
User :   and very worried
Doctor :   What did you refer to when you mentioned feel funny?
User :   slower than usual
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me explain.
Doctor :   Injury to the head commonly results in cerebral concussion and when the injury is severe it leads to bone fractures and intracranial bleeding.
Doctor :   In the absence of headache, vomiting, loss of consciousness, and just slowness of activities, the above mentioned conditions are ruled out.
Doctor :   So, I do not feel you have a serious concern.
Doctor :   So you need not worry.
User :   are you sure :( im so worried my neck is really stiff too Doc
Doctor :   However, in certain occasions about less than 5% I would say, symptoms can develop after 24 hours following the injury.
Doctor :   So you need not worry.
Doctor :   But I do recommend you to watch for these symptoms until tomorrow morning.
Doctor :   If you these symptoms do not occur within the 24 hour frame, you can be rest assured that you do not have any issues / headinjury secondary to the accident.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   I didnt getthe symptoms
User :   Yes im following
Doctor :   The commonest symptoms are headache and episodes of vomiting.
User :   Thank God !!!! And thank you so much!!!!! Maybe I can sleep now lol
User :   Im so nervous lol
Doctor :   Yes, good rest now. You should be feeling better in the moring.
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   We my period started yesterday and it started off pink and thickess and i havent been sexual ly active
User :   is that normal
Doctor :   If you have had your period have started on your usual days, and if you do not have any other associated symptoms,
Doctor :   then I do not think that there is a reason to worry.
User :   do i eat too much ice? lol maybe 3 bags a week
Doctor :   Menstrual irregularities can happen once in blue moon without any reasons.
Doctor :   It's hard to determine why such events happen.
User :   Your are wonderful...enjoyed the chat!!!!! Have a blessed night
Doctor :   But few factors such as diet changes, stress and minor changes are attributed as the cause of this.
Doctor :   So need not worry.
Doctor :   Is there any thing else?
User :   You were a great help!!!! Love It!!!!!!!!!!! That's It!!!!! Good night!!!!
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
User :   Bye
Doctor :   Good night!!
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