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Head injury, pain on touching, slight dent in area. Treatment?

Hello, the other night I accidently hit my head pretty hard against a table because I was sitting on a couch and did not realize there was a table/bar sort of surface behind me and while laughing, i threw my head back and hit it pretty hard...its been about a few days but whenever i touch it hurts pretty badly and at the time it was very painful. Now I have a dent in the area, not a severe one but slight, should I go to a doctor or wait it out a few more days?
Asked On : Tue, 25 Sep 2012
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Dear Shellipedersen, hello

The skin over head area is such that any injury result in swelling or pain in scalp area. It is good that there is no symptoms of internal head injury. The headache will resolve in few days to weeks. Give proper rest to your body for better healing.

You can have X-Ray Skull, after getting yourself examined, to look for the dent in the area of injury.

Answered: Wed, 26 Sep 2012
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