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Slipped and fell on tile floor, headaches in one area of head, nausea, pain on moving. Do I need a CT scan or MRI?

I slipped and fell on tile floor two weeks ago. I didn t notice a headache until the day after. Today, I still have a headache. However, it is more in one area opposed to my whole head aching two weeks ago. I have not thrown up, I did not loose conciousness. I do feel nauseated and my head hurts more when I move too much. Is it too late to get a ct scan or MRI? Thank you
Asked On : Sat, 14 Jul 2012
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Nov 2013

Thank you for posting your query.

I have noted your symptoms. First of all, I would like to reassure you that your symptoms do not suggest any serious head injury.

Based on the description, you seem to have suffered a mild head injury.

Your headache should subside in a few days. However, if they are persisting, you can still get a brain CT or MRI scan done.

I hope my reply has helped you.

I would be pleased to answer, if you have any follow up queries or if you require any further information.
Best wishes,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad,
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