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Why am I having headache after 3 days of falling from 3 foot step ?

I hit the back of my head when I fell off a 3 foot step 3 days ago and still ahve a headache is this normal Hi, I fell off a structure when I was doing window displays (about 4 feet off the ground) and hit the back of my head on the stairs. I felt fine, just a bit of a headache, but continued on my with my day. Since then I have continued to have a headache. Is that normal or should I head to my doctors office? Thanks!
Fri, 29 Apr 2011
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hi,
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you have to consult a good neurologist to rule out head injury.for that you have to stay at least 24 hrs inhospital for observation.take care
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