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Head injury, bad bleed, lightheadedness and dizziness. What is going on?

Hello I have a question,I was in a car accident,and I hurt my head I had a gash on the side of my head and I was bleeding badly the resure ppl put staples on the place on the side of my head where I was bleeding out, so they sended me to wake med,,but they didnt keep me long,but I am still haveing some lite headness and dizziness every day,sometimes 3 times a day,how long does this last.please let me know I am tired of feeling so bad.thanks terry
Asked On : Wed, 26 Dec 2012
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Neurologist 's  Response
Nov 2013
Hi Terry,

Thank you for posting your query.

Most likely, you are suffering from post-traumatic vertigo. In this condition, after a head injury, dizziness occurs. It may come in episodes. It is not a serious illness, so, there is no need to worry.

These symptoms improve over time and may resolve completely within a few weeks.

For symptom relief, you may use betahistine tablets.

Best wishes,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Answered: Tue, 1 Jan 2013
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