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Headache after hitting a door, took advil, pain still perists. Should I see a doctor?

I was stepping up on a chair and hit the left side of my forehead very hard on the corner of a hard plastic door on a popcorn machine. I did not pass out but I have had a headache for 3 days. I have taken Advil (which I found out later I shouldn t have) for the headache. That has helped. I didn t take Aspirin because I was concerned about internal bleeding . I have continued going to work as the pain is tolerable with meds. Do you feel a consult with an M.D. is necessary at this point, or should I expect to have the headache off and on for a while?
Asked On : Sun, 19 Aug 2012
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Welcome to Healthcaremagic,
Most probably you had mild traumatic brain injury, slight concussion with no complication, except headaches. Yes, you right, anti-inflammatory are not indicated in head trauma if there is the risk of hemorrhage, but is very unlikely in your case. Generally symptoms appeared i concussion are transitory and resolve spontaneously over the weeks, but in some cases may appear post concussive syndrome with persistent headaches, dizziness, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, memory impairment, etc. then yes, definitely you need Neurologist consultation. At this stage monitor your self and your condition, avoid physical exercises , lifting heavy weights, prolonged sunlight exposure, alcohol, stress.
I wish you speedy recovery ,
Best Regards,
Answered: Mon, 20 Aug 2012
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