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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi Thursday i got hit in the side of the head the next day i was tired at first then i had some visual problems/headache/neasuea. This continued into Saturday. Sunday i no longer had neasea and today my vision has been getting better but i still seemed to have a headache. Should i be concerened?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   helo
User :   hello
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   I have understood that you had a head injury.
Doctor :   How bad was it at the time of the injury.
User :   yes there is a scab there so im guessingit was bleeding
User :   How bad was what?
Doctor :   The head injury , did you have any blood , an exeternal bleed , or any concussions or any visible scalp injury ?
User :   there is a scab where i was hit so im guessing there was bleeding
Doctor :   oK.
Doctor :   All the symptoms that you were stating are the symptoms of a build up of intracranial pressure .
User :   i went to the doctors and they said i had a concussion but my headache seems to being lingering around
Doctor :   like vomiting, headache an blurring.
Doctor :   are the vomiitngs violent?
User :   i havnt vomited in a year i believe
Doctor :   ok, so just the nauseating feeling ?
User :   yea
Doctor :   and how bad is the headche , wheer is it , which part , how much time does it lasty, is it intermittent or continuous ?
User :   its not that bad achey its on the sides andback area of my head and it seemstobe cntinous
Doctor :   Could you elaborate on the visual blurring, is there any sight defect, or blurring or anything else that you would like to add
User :   my vision was pretty muc prerfct it was just a little off
User :   if that makes sense
Doctor :   Could you elaborate on " it was just a little off "
User :   like it seemed like it was a tad but fuzy
User :   bit
Doctor :   May I know your age and gender please ?
User :   18 male
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   i was concerened about a brain tumor at first before i remembered that i got hit in the head
Doctor :   I would suggest a re-evaluation by the GP.
Doctor :   As it may be not tumor
Doctor :   as your just 18 and 65-70% tumore are seen after 40 yrs of age.
User :   so i should have no worries about it binga tumor?
Doctor :   i feel this might be due to the injury itself, and have to be reevaluted once again.
Doctor :   please get a CT done.
Doctor :   which is the best thing to get yourself screened.
User :   thats what i was thinking i mean no one in my family has had brain tumor so that would make itextrememy rare for me?
Doctor :   yes, exactly right.
Doctor :   A CT Scan would actually pin-point your injury or anyhting else.
Doctor :   And would make you feel better.
User :   ok
User :   thank you very much for the help
Doctor :   Please get an appointment before the weekend.
User :   i will
Doctor :   thank you for consulting me, take care, bye for now.
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