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My Aunt Fell Down The Stairs And Hit Her Head

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Posted on Fri, 24 Jul 2020
Question: My aunt fell down the stairs and hit her head and was briefly unconscious earlier. Her head was slightly hurting. We iced it but is there anything else I should do ?
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Answered by Dr. Shinas Hussain (59 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
A CT has to be taken.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for the query.
Loss of consciousness after a head trauma is an indication for CT scan to rule out any internal bleed or fracture even though the chances are less in this case.
I suggest you to consult a near by hospital and get a CT head done.
Hope I have answered your query.
Thanks
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My Aunt Fell Down The Stairs And Hit Her Head

Brief Answer: A CT has to be taken. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for the query. Loss of consciousness after a head trauma is an indication for CT scan to rule out any internal bleed or fracture even though the chances are less in this case. I suggest you to consult a near by hospital and get a CT head done. Hope I have answered your query. Thanks