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Hit head above left eye, later vomited, forming a lump on head. Suggestion?

My girlfriend fell and hit her head last night at a bar. Almost like she blacked out. She hit her head above and to the left of her left eye. Approximately one hour later she vomitted. Today she feels tired and has a knot where she hit her head. She only consumed 1 glass of wine, so I dont believe intoxication has anything to do with it. When, if at all, should she go see a doctor or go to the emergency room? She is 37 and in good health otherwise.
Asked On : Tue, 1 Jan 2013
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I would advise you to take her to an ER immediately. The worry is that her symptoms could represent an underlying bleed or damage to the brain. Though the odds are against it, it never harms to play it safe. After being assessed clinically the ER doctors would consider doing a CT scan of her head to rule out any injury to the brain or its coverings.

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Answered: Wed, 2 Jan 2013
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