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head around the injury is very swollen and painful

I received a head injury a week ago. I required stitches and went to the hospital, all they did was put the stitches in and didn't even freeze me or do any further examinations. My head around the injury is still very swollen and painful, but now other things are arising. The back of my head is where I split open, a little beside the impact is now very tender and sore as well, and to make matters more concerning, I have what looks to be a small blood clot at the base of my head.. what do I do??

Asked On : Fri, 29 Jan 2010
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  User's Response

Hi.. Scalp is a highly vascular region and a minor injury over the scalp (head) can bleed a lot leading to leakage of blood which can collect below causing swelling and tenderness.. It may be the probable explanation for your symptoms.. Use hot water bags/fomentation that may help in resolving this swelling.. If the swelling is increasing or you develop fever, gapping of the stitches you may have to consult your doctors..

Answered: Fri, 29 Jan 2010
  User's Response

They won't freeze your skull if it's cracked hard enough. Swollen? It's cut open... if it's becoming more and more painful bandage over the stitches and keep off your feet, no use running around with a hole in your head. If you think it's serious however, take it seriously and go visit your doctor.

Answered: Fri, 29 Jan 2010
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I'm getting quite concerned. I think I will go into a clinic to get things checked out.. The swelling (bumps) are still there and really sore. I get some really bad dizzy spells..Unfortunately staying off my feet isn't an option, I have 2 young girls and am a stay at home mom.

Answered: Tue, 2 Feb 2010
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