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Intracranial pressure due to head injury - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Brain and Spine
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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.
Doctor :  
how can i help you?
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
please give me some time to read through your history
User :   ok
Doctor :  
is the headache still there?
User :   Yeas
Doctor :  
ok
User :   Sometimes it gives me a more painful feeling at the right side of my head
Doctor :  
i recommend a physical examination by a physician for you
Doctor :  
to see what is wrong
Doctor :  
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?
Doctor :  
to see to what extent the hurt from baketball has had on you
Doctor :  
since there is a history of injury
Doctor :  
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?
Doctor :  
if this the reason it will not come down on its own
Doctor :  
you will need to be given intravenous medications under supervision
Doctor :  
to control it
Doctor :  
and bring it down

Doctor :  
so i recommend immediate examination by a physician and possible admission
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