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Persistent headache following trauma to the head - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Headache and Migraines
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 40 Questions

User :   Hello
Doctor :   Hi
User :   i am wonderingi f you can help me.
Doctor :  
how can i help you?
User :   i am a 13 year old boy, who is interested in basketball. About 6 weeks ago on friday i got hit hard in the head with a basketball. I was fine, but when i woke up the next morning i started getting headaches all around my head. I have been getting these headaches for 6 weeks now
User :   sometimes they are painful sometimes its dull but, i really want to know whats going on
Doctor :  
Have you got a CT scan of the head done?
User :   i have visted the doctor about 2 weeks ago, she checked my eyes and ears. She said everything was fine.
User :   I have not had a CT Scan yet.
User :   i know basketballs arent that hard of objects, but im wondering what is the worst this could be?
User :   I have also had nausea along the lines with these headaches, but the nausea came in at a later date.
Doctor :   Head aches can occur because of internal injury to the brain.
Doctor :  
The baseket ball is ont that hard to cause such an injury.'
User :   so what could this be that i am recievening?
User :   recieving*
Doctor :  
But if your headaches are persisting then it is better to rule out the possibility of internal injury.

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