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Bumped head, got cut, bleeded, now stopped. Should I still seek medical advise?

I tripped and bumped the right side of my head on a shelf. There was a 2 cm long cut, some bleeding that stopped a few minutes later. I have or had no symptoms apart from some discomfort at the site. The wound is closed. I am 56 years old. Should I still seek medical advise? Can symptoms develop later?
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Asked On : Fri, 12 Apr 2013
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Thank you for the query.

If you have not lost your consciousness, no vomiting, no dizziness, no headache most likely the trauma were not strong enough to cause some serious consequences. However, some internal head bleeding may give symptoms after few hours or days. So you should be aware of mentioned symptoms and visit your doctor in such case.
If the wound is closed so the verges of it are in close contact, stitches wont be necessary and it should heal by its own.

Hope this will help.
Answered: Sat, 13 Apr 2013
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