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What causes slight pain in head when i press on it after injury?

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Posted on Fri, 18 Jul 2014
Question: I fell out of the raft boat last Sunday and hit my head on a rock below the water. I don't feel anything different nor do I have the symptoms of concussion. But there is still a slight pain when I press on the head part. What could it be or should I really get it checked? Is there anything to worry about?
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Answered by Dr. Albana Sejdini (1 hour later)
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Following suggestions...

Detailed Answer:
Hi there,

I am sorry for the accident you had.

Usually, when these types of injuries occur, I recommend my patients to apply cold/icy compresses locally and take acetaminophen for the pain.

The slight pain you feel when you press on it is due to local injuries when you hit your head on the rock. If it is also swollen, I advise to :
- clean the area well
- apply a mixture of blended onion with salt for a couple of days

This will help reduce swelling and other damages locally.

If you will feel anything unusual or the pain will persist (when pressing or not), then, should consult with neurologist and run Ct-scan of head or other tests as recommended by him/her.

Wish fast recovery!
Dr.Albana
If you still need further clarifications, do write me back!
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Albana Sejdini (13 minutes later)
Will there be any suspected internal bleeding or injuries? Physically there's no bulge, or no obvious pain. only when I apply pressure on the area that I feel the pain.
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Answered by Dr. Albana Sejdini (10 hours later)
Brief Answer:
If no unusual symptom,no suspected bleeding...

Detailed Answer:
Hi back,

No one can tell for sure if there is any internal bleeding. However, as long as you are not having any other unusual symptom (it's been 1 week until now), that makes me think that there is no bleeding. However, once again, I advise to observe any change in your daily habits.

Furthermore, you are feeling the pain only when you apply pressure on the area, which is normal and is a good sign. If the pain would persist continuously associated with other symptoms, that could be worrisome.

Wish fast recovery!
Dr.Albana
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Brief Answer: Following suggestions... Detailed Answer: Hi there, I am sorry for the accident you had. Usually, when these types of injuries occur, I recommend my patients to apply cold/icy compresses locally and take acetaminophen for the pain. The slight pain you feel when you press on it is due to local injuries when you hit your head on the rock. If it is also swollen, I advise to : - clean the area well - apply a mixture of blended onion with salt for a couple of days This will help reduce swelling and other damages locally. If you will feel anything unusual or the pain will persist (when pressing or not), then, should consult with neurologist and run Ct-scan of head or other tests as recommended by him/her. Wish fast recovery! Dr.Albana If you still need further clarifications, do write me back!