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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I hit my head I was wondering If i should get it checked out?
Doctor :   hi
User :   hello
User :   nice to meet you
Doctor :   yes you should get it checked
User :   I was ok after I hit my head
User :   why should i get it checked ?
User :   hello ?
Doctor :   in case u dont have any weakness, or any side effects , there is no need for any interventions
Doctor :   but still u need to have yourself examined once to avoid any problems that could have been avoided
User :   I feel ok. I wasnt really dizzy or anything after I hit my head
User :   I was just worried like if i Have a blood clot or something
User :   I didnt hit my head to hard but I get paranoid with these things
User :   I took aspirin because it thins the blood
User :   should I get a ct scan ? or just get a check up ?
Doctor :   justr a check up will do
Doctor :   no need for a CT scan
User :   i felt kinda tired today after I hit my head. could that be a side effect or something to worry about ?
Doctor :   usually head trauma can get you have such symptoms inc ase u have had a concussion (mild injury)
User :   Is their anything I should be worried about ? I mean I have hit my head harder before when I was younger and I bled but I didnt bleed this time. I was a little dizzy at first but then I was fine. I recall everything that happened and I didnt feel nauseous or anything
Doctor :   nothing much to be worried about
Doctor :   just rest for some time and within 24 hrs u will be fine
User :   and the feeling tired feeling is normal ?
User :   sorry for all the paranoid questions.
Doctor :   yes that is normal in the first 6 hr to 24 hrs
Doctor :   i understand
User :   I was also told i shouldnt sleep after the initial head trauma. I was just wondering if this was true
Doctor :   in case u are not in the hospital, if you go into sleep, and u cannot be aroused easily by anyone around you, it indicates contusion or coma which is serious
User :   I should be fine sleeping tonight, correct?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   but just make sure there is someone around u to keep a check on you every hour
User :   alright and how about this tiredness feeling? This will ware off?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   it will go away with day of rest
User :   You got me a little paranoid about the "having someone check up on me every hour part" because I am by myself
User :   I hit my head this morning around 10a.m
Doctor :   i understand, but i dint mean to scare you
User :   I would know if I had a concussion right? This could have just been a hard hit ?
Doctor :   yes, and u would have had nausea, vomiting , visual blurring etc
Doctor :   and unconsciousness for a longer period
User :   So it was probably just a hard hit and I am over reacting a little? Should I get it checked out anyway?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   you should get it checked it out
User :   Ill go tomorrow. As for having someone check on me every hour tonight. Is that necessary? Should i be fine by myself?
Doctor :   not really
Doctor :   if u dint have loss of consciousness at the time of head injury
Doctor :   i hope u have understood my advice
Doctor :   take care and bye for now
Doctor :   please log in again if u have any medical query
Doctor :   bye
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