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Hit on the head, has pain and bump on the site of impact. How long should I watch for symptoms?

Nov 2013
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My 10 yr old son hit head hard on door and has pain on touchon top of head and bump in front from falling. How long should i watch for symptoms before taking him to ER ?
Posted Thu, 13 Jun 2013 in Head Injuries
Answered by Dr. Sudhir Kumar 46 minutes later
Thank you for posting your query.
As of now, it appears to be a mild head injury with scalp hematoma (bleeding underneath the skin over skull bone). So there is no need to worry.
Please watch for severe headache, vomiting, drowsiness,fits, etc. If any of these occur you can take your child to ER, otherwise you can XXXXXXX the doctor in morning.
Best wishes,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology) XXXXXXX Consultant Neurologist
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