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Should I be concerned for the black eye and swelling in the parietal bone?

Hello, I fell going down wide concrete steps four days ago on the ice, and i hit the back of my head pretty hard. A knot came up on the left parietal bone just above the occipital bone, about the size of a golf ball. I didnt get knocked out, but couldnt move for a few seconds. Afterwards, I only experienced a mild - moderate headache. No other symptoms until day 3, a black eye. My right eyelid is black and purple with some very slight swelling.



Since I haven't had any other symptoms of concussion and feel pretty good, I haven't considered getting a CTscan. But now wonder if this black eye is an indication that something could be wrong. Could this indicate some damage??
Mon, 9 Jan 2017
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Hi,

Yes definitely there is an internal fracture. Black eye means an internal bleeding. This needs to be treated immediately. You need a CT to be done. Also visit a neurologist for the proper assessment and treatment till then apply cold and ice packs alternatively to reduce the pressure on eye, also if there is a swelling on the skull you can apply ice pack over that area to reduce the swelling.

Hope this helps you and you recover soon. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Jenis Bhalavat
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