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Hurt in the back of head. Headache and dizzy. Serious?

HI I hit the back of my head on the left lower quadrant while i was crouching underneath some wood that my step father used to make a cabinet. It was being held together by metal pliers while it was drying. when i was standing back up i hit it with full force. i had a headache and felt little dizzy. its been a few hours and i still have an on and off dulling ache/ discomfort and i been getting slight pinching headaches on my forehead . Should I be concerned?
Asked On : Sun, 28 Apr 2013
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Neurologist 's  Response
Headache following the head injury is one of the indicators that the injury was severe. Another thing is dizziness which you had. If you had momentary loss of consciousness also, i would be more careful and advice you to get evaluated by doctor. Otherwise you can wait and be alert for any new symptom or increase in the existing symptoms. Evaluation for head injury may also need CT scan. At the moment you can observe at home for a day and if it persists you can visit the doctor.
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Neurologist Dr. Sudhir Kumar's  Response
Nov 2013

Thank you for posting your query.

I would like to reassure you that your symptoms do not suggest any serious internal brain injury. You have symptoms of mild head injury and these would resolve soon over a few days.

However, if you develop symptoms such as vomiting, fits, severe headache, decreased alertness, etc, then you should visit a doctor.

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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