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Head injury, pain on the spot of injury while sleeping, black discoloration. Suggestions?

hi doctor, just want to clear my doubt,last 2 month ago a hit my hit on my car boot while taking out thigs. i hit my head exactly on the corner of the car boot on my head(middle)..i did rub some ointment to release the pain . After that I didn t do anything. But now when i sleep I can feel the pain on that hit place and asked my sister to check on and she said it is slightly black...what shall I do now??? Please reply me as soon as possible. YYYY@YYYY
Asked On : Fri, 8 Feb 2013
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Pathologist and Microbiologist 's  Response
hi there, your discription fits that of a bruise which on get when blood clots under the skin due to injury . You need not worry about it as the blood clot will be absorbed slowly in a week or 10 days. Before that there will be some pain and tenderness for a few days. The bruise is reddish brown the ferst 2 days then slowly changes colour to blue, to green to light brown and completely fades away. If you experience any symptoms of dizzyness, or any episode of lightheadedness or loss of conciousness or any other symptom then you will have to visit an ER and get an Xray of the skull and a CT scan done. For now you can relax and not worry about it. You may take a painkiller to ease the pain. Some cold fomentation also might be helpful Take care.
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