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Head injury due to collision, memory loss - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   my brother collided heads with a team mate in a soccer game... since hes been home he has been asking the same questions over and over again... he is having trouble remembering, he did have a head ache, but it has subsided within the past half hour... he's not acting nearly confused as before... is it ok for him to go to sleep?
Doctor :   hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   let me read what you have typed
Doctor :   how long back was the injury?
User :   almost 5 hours
Doctor :   is he having nausea? vomiting? photo phobia?
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   does he remember the past things well?
Doctor :   does he remember how he got hurt?
User :   no he doesnt remeber the injury
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is there swelling or bruise around the region where he got hury?
User :   no
User :   not yet
Doctor :   if he develops nausea, vomiting it will indicate raise in intracranial pressure
User :   so is it ok for him to try and sleep?
Doctor :   is the pain radiating to any other part of head? or is it in one particular location?
Doctor :   how old is your brother?
User :   his heads not hurtin anymore... and he doesnt remeber where it was before...
Doctor :   has the pain subsided? ask him to rate pain intensity 1-10 with 10 being maximum pain
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   he should be examined by a doctor, if the pain is subsided now, and he is not having any nausea and vomiting, he can be observed
Doctor :   and if he develops any new symptoms, the immediate medical attention is needed
Doctor :   he can sleep now, and taken to his physician in morning
Doctor :   but in case the memory loss continues to worsen or the new symptoms are noted, he should be taken to ER
User :   ok ty dr.
Doctor :   have you followed what i have said?
User :   yes sir... ty very much... you've been very helpful
Doctor :   is there anything else you would like to ask me?
User :   no ty...
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