Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
157 Doctors are Online

Head injury, headache. Fluid pooling in head. No family history of hypothyroidism. How to rule out skull injury?

I suffered a serious blow to the back of my head a few days ago, after slipping backwards and hitting the rear of my skull against a desk with the full force of my body weight. After the fall I couldn t move for a little, possibly from shell-shock/surprise, and suffered a blinding headache afterward. Since then my head has felt full and as if there is fluid pooling towards the back or front when I lack (respectively) back or forward. I ve had a headache non-stop after that. I m a 28 year old female, 120 lbs and healthy with no family history of outside hypothyroidism (which I ve tested negative for). I am, however, wondering if a fall like this could do any injury at all or if, because I m young and I didn t lose consciousness or suffer a concusion, that I m fine. What tests would I need to rule out injury to my skull?
Asked On : Thu, 29 Nov 2012
Answers:  1 Views:  53
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics
General & Family Physician 's  Response
thanks for choosing health care magic

I have a few questions , did you have loss of consciouness when you fell , any episode of the following

1. nausea / vomiting
2. bleeding from the ear or nose
3. loss of memory
4. weakness of the limbs or any part of your body

If yes you need to be evaluated by a neuro surgeon

you will need to take a CT scan of your brain to evaluate for any internal bleed

But if its just a mild headache then it could be case of concussion or a soft tissue injury .so relax it seems it looks more like a mild injury . try sleeping with out a pillow it might reduce your symptoms to some extent.
it has no relation to your thyroid hormones

Answered: Thu, 29 Nov 2012
I find this answer helpful

1 Doctor agrees with this answer

Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor