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Head injury due to fall. Bruise on temple, swelling, pain. Should it be checked?

Hi, I woke in the middle of the night and went to the loo, on the way back I fell and tried to get up, but was sleeping still so hit my head on the door frame and kept falling back then trying to get up, I hit my head again and again on the door frame until I woke. The next day I had a massive bruise on the left temple I told my doctor and he said when your blood level isnt right, your body tells you to lay flat, even thouh I was trying to get up. It has been over a year since this happened but now I have a swelling on my left temple where I fell and hit my head! Do you think I should get this checked out. I also get very sharp pains in my head now and again!
Asked On : Tue, 26 Mar 2013
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Nov 2013

Thank you for posting your query.

It is unlikely for the swelling on your left temple to be related to one year old mild head injury.

So, the current swelling needs to be evaluated, even though it may not be a serious issue.

Please get it checked up by your family GP.

Please get back if you require any additional information.

Best wishes,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology)

Senior Consultant Neurologist

Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad,

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Answered: Tue, 26 Mar 2013
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