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Hit head leading to bump, no dilation, had diarrhea. Consultation?

My 70 year old mother hit her head last night on the marble floor and was out for few seconds. When she awoke she knew her name, date of birth, social security number... so we thougth she was okay. She did not want to go to the hospital.She had a bump on her left side of her head, not big. She went into the bathroom and had diarrhea . We checked her eyes about 1/2 hour later and they were not dialated (we used a flashlight) - now this morning I m concerned should she have seen someone?
Asked On : Tue, 2 Apr 2013
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Neurologist 's  Response
Nov 2013

Thank you for posting your query.

Based on your description, your mother seems to have suffered only a mild head injury, and as such there is no cause for concern now.

Please watch for the following warning symptoms, which could suggest a severe head injury- severe headache, vomiting, double vision, fits, decreased alertness, etc.

If she develops any one or more of them, take her to a doctor.

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: Wed, 3 Apr 2013
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