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Had a coughing fit. Had massive lumps and bruises on forehead. Why is it swollen?

My father had a fall yesterday afternoon. He said it wad from a coughing fit. I think it wad a seziure (from a stroke 5 years ago). He has a massive lump and bruise on his forehead and his eye is bruised and swollen. His left eye has trouble staying open. His forehead is massivley swollen. He wont go to the Dr, and says his ok. What should i do?
Asked On : Wed, 1 Aug 2012
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I think you should take him to a doctor definitely.

There are many possible causes of his fainting. As you said, it may be a seizure. And in that situation, earlier he gets to a hospital, the better. Then we can do an eeg for him. If you delay it, eeg may be negative despite it being an actual seizure.

There is also the possibility that this is a TIA, or a brief stroke. In that case his medicines may need to be readjusted.

There are other cardiac conditions also that need to be confirmed such as Atrial Fibrillation

I definitely would think that he should be examined by a neurologist for sure.
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