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Forehead injury. Extreme pain, disorientation. Suggest?

While opening the door to my garage (heavy metal door), there was a shoe behind the door preventing it to open all the way, which I did not know, so ran into the side of the door. The door hit my left side near the temple. Immediately after I was in extreme pain and felt a little disoriented and nauseas. All day I have had a sharp, throbbing pain in my temple that travels down my cheekbone and into my ear. The pain is not constant, but occurs often to be concerning, and at least for a minute. Is the pain due to trauma to the artery running through my temple and do I need to go to the hospital? I have two small kids and try not to overact by running to the doctor with every bump. Thank you for your advice.
Asked On : Tue, 5 Mar 2013
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You need to consult your doctor for sure as you have disorientation and nausea after the injury.You need to have a ct scan to rule out internal bleeding.Mostly you dont have that but to be in a safe side you need to be ruled out.I advice advil at present and a scan.Thank you.
Answered: Wed, 7 Aug 2013
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