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Is An Indentation On The Head Post An Injury A Concern?

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Posted on Thu, 13 Oct 2016
Question: I fell and hit my head on a hardwood floor. It swelled up immediately and this morning there is an indentation in the middle of the bump. Should I be concerned?
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Answered by Dr. Ajay Panwar (46 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Needs to be physically examined by a surgeon.

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXX,
Thanks for being on healthcaremagic.com.
I am Dr.Ajay Panwar,a neurologist,here to answer your query.

I need to know whether you bled after injury?
Did you lose consciousness?
Are you having severe pain?

If response to all above questions is 'No'-then probably this may be some local tissue damage only.

Hope that helps.If you have any further questions,I shall be glad to have you in follow-up.

Regards
Dr.Ajay Panwar,
MD,DM(Neurology)
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Is An Indentation On The Head Post An Injury A Concern?

Brief Answer: Needs to be physically examined by a surgeon. Detailed Answer: Hi XXXX, Thanks for being on healthcaremagic.com. I am Dr.Ajay Panwar,a neurologist,here to answer your query. I need to know whether you bled after injury? Did you lose consciousness? Are you having severe pain? If response to all above questions is 'No'-then probably this may be some local tissue damage only. Hope that helps.If you have any further questions,I shall be glad to have you in follow-up. Regards Dr.Ajay Panwar, MD,DM(Neurology)