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Pain after banging head, swelling. Anything to worry?

I banged the side of the door on my head at around 11:40am and aside from the pain still there 11 hours nearly later, it still hurts! have iced it to reduce the swelling but it's still incredibly tender! I felt woozy for awhile after but managed to keep on teaching my lessons just about! Should I get it checked out or not?
Asked On : Sun, 13 Oct 2013
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Nov 2013
Thank you for posting your query.

Based on the description, you seem to have suffered a mild head injury with a scalp hematoma (collection of blood underneath the scalp).

There is no need to worry, as there are no symptoms to suggest any internal brain injury.

Your pain and swelling would subside in a few days. In the meanwhile, you can take analgesics such as ibuprofen or diclofenac tablets.

I hope it helps.

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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Answered: Wed, 16 Oct 2013
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