Intracranial pressure due to head injury - Online Doctor Chats
Doctor : hi
User : Hello Doctor,
I am a 14 year old boy who likes to play basketball. About 6 weeks ago last friday i hit my head of a basketball. Since then i have been getting on/off headaches for 6 weeks. Sometimes painful, sometimes not. Sometimes the headaches there but i cant feel it. I have also had nausea aswell which came in about 2 - 3 weeks ago. And starting yesterday or the day before i started getting a achey pain around where my heart is and the top of my left arm. I have tried taking paracetamol and iprofen but that didnt work.
how can i help you?
please give me some time to read through your history
User : ok
is the headache still there?
User : Yeas
User : Sometimes it gives me a more painful feeling at the right side of my head
i recommend a physical examination by a physician for you
to see what is wrong
also you might need to do a CT scan or a MRI scan of brain
User : ok, whats the most common thing it could be?
to see to what extent the hurt from baketball has had on you
since there is a history of injury
your symptoms suggest a head injury with possible raised intracranial pressure which is causing the nausea for you
User : intracranial pressure? how long will it take to get rid of that?
if this the reason it will not come down on its own
you will need to be given intravenous medications under supervision
to control it
and bring it down
so i recommend immediate examination by a physician and possible admission
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