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    What are the symptoms to look after a mild head injury?

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Posted on Wed, 1 Jun 2016 in Brain and Spine
Question: Hi I hit the side of my head on the car door this morning between my temple and ear I'm not dizzy or vomiting but feel ill which could be worry it hurt obviously and still does I'm not sure if I should go doctor or leave it for a bit there is no lump
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Answered by Dr. Vivek Chail 33 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Alerting signs after head injury are listed as following

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for writing in to us.

I have read through your query in detail.
Please find my observations below.

Sorry to hear about the injury you had and hope it is not paining much. The hit on the car door is not a serious problem.

Head injuries need to be observed for the first 24 hours. The following are alarming symptoms (within first 24 hours) of a head injury that needs a doctors attention.

1. Vomiting
2. Seizures
3. Persisting neurological deficits
4. Difficulty in maintaining gait
5. Vision problems
6. Increasing severity of headache
7. Abnormal behavior

Should any of the above symptoms occur within 24 hours then you need to consult your doctor immediately. Your doctor will examine you clinically and tell you to get a CT scan head done if they feel it is required.

At this point, you seem to be doing fine.

Hope your query is answered.
Do write back if you have any doubts.

Regards,
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