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Child suffered concussion after a fall. CT scan showing normal bruised brain. Had nose bleeding. Need immediate care?

My son fell onto the pavement (face down) 5 days ago. He has had dizziness, panic attacks and anxiety, light headedness and was dx with a concussion. He went to the ER last night and had a CT scan that showed a "normal bruised brain," according to the ER DR. He just called and stated he had 2 episodes of nose bleeds (which he is prone to and had one prior to the accident.) He stated that he was concerned because they were alot heavier than usual. He does not have a HA, nausea, or vomitting, and his pupils are equal and reactive. He has an appointment with his DR at 0630 tomorrow. Should he wait until then?
Asked On : Mon, 8 Apr 2013
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Nov 2013

Thank you for posting your query.

Based on the description provided, I think it is alright to wait until 0630 tomorrow and there is no need to worry at present.

Nose bleeding is likely to be due to local trauma in the nose and can be treated tomorrow.

Regarding brain injury, it seems to be minor and would get better on its own in a few days.

Please get back if you require any additional information.

Best wishes,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology)

Senior Consultant Neurologist

Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad,

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