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Head injury, headache. Fluid pooling in head. No family history of hypothyroidism. How to rule out skull injury?

I suffered a serious blow to the back of my head a few days ago, after slipping backwards and hitting the rear of my skull against a desk with the full force of my body weight. After the fall I couldn t move for a little, possibly from shell-shock/surprise, and suffered a blinding headache afterward. Since then my head has felt full and as if there is fluid pooling towards the back or front when I lack (respectively) back or forward. I ve had a headache non-stop after that. I m a 28 year old female, 120 lbs and healthy with no family history of outside hypothyroidism (which I ve tested negative for). I am, however, wondering if a fall like this could do any injury at all or if, because I m young and I didn t lose consciousness or suffer a concusion, that I m fine. What tests would I need to rule out injury to my skull?
Asked On : Thu, 29 Nov 2012
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thanks for choosing health care magic

I have a few questions , did you have loss of consciouness when you fell , any episode of the following

1. nausea / vomiting
2. bleeding from the ear or nose
3. loss of memory
4. weakness of the limbs or any part of your body

If yes you need to be evaluated by a neuro surgeon

you will need to take a CT scan of your brain to evaluate for any internal bleed

But if its just a mild headache then it could be case of concussion or a soft tissue injury .so relax it seems it looks more like a mild injury . try sleeping with out a pillow it might reduce your symptoms to some extent.
it has no relation to your thyroid hormones

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