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A&E worthy?

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TheObserverOne Mon 16-Jan-17 12:14:52

DH had a head injury on Saturday, well actually he had 3 hard collisions whilst playing rugby. He thinks he stayed conscious and can remember the events. He continued to play but felt sick after the game. He told me last night that he feels as though he's been in a fog ever since. He keeps getting muddled up, and also his vision has gone slightly. He described it as similar to when you see heat rising on hot tarmac. Tried to get a doctors appt for him but there were none available today. He hasn't been able to go to work as he said he doesn't feel safe to drive. He also had a dull headache since Saturday which has got increasingly worse. Is this A&E worthy or should he wait to see if the doctors have availability tomorrow? We have to ring every morning in the hopes of getting an appointment with our doctors as the only book able appt is 2 weeks away.

shinynewusername Mon 16-Jan-17 12:16:38

He definitely needs to go to A&E. I am a GP and A&E doc. If I saw him in my GP practice, I'd be sending him to hospital. Don't let him drive.

alwaysthepessimist Mon 16-Jan-17 12:16:44

A&E for a head injury yes, I wouldn't say you are wasting their time

acornsandnuts Mon 16-Jan-17 12:17:14

I would certainly go to A&E. A head injury is nothing to mess with. I would think your GP would suggest the same.

alwaysthepessimist Mon 16-Jan-17 12:17:20

Oh and hope he is ok just daft for getting 3 hard knocks and worrying you flowers

sj257 Mon 16-Jan-17 12:17:28

I would get him to A&E, head injuries not to be mucked about with

Bravas Mon 16-Jan-17 12:17:50

Can you call 111 and ask for advice?

DearMrDilkington Mon 16-Jan-17 12:19:00

Definitely go to a&e, he needs to be seen asap. Hope everything is ok.

BusterGonad Mon 16-Jan-17 12:31:01

A&E without a doubt, it's a head injury. They can be serious. I hope you've gone Op and good luck, let us know how it goes.

e1y1 Mon 16-Jan-17 12:35:12

Absolutely he needs to go to A&E, you don't mess about with head/brain injuries.

He could have done serious harm (sorry not trying to panic you).

Foureyesarebetterthantwo Mon 16-Jan-17 12:35:16

www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Head-injury-minor/Pages/Symptoms.aspx

I don't know if this might help?

SillyOldUncleFeedle Mon 16-Jan-17 12:38:36

A GP and A&E doc has told him to go to A &E surely all other opinions are irrelevant!

C8H10N4O2 Mon 16-Jan-17 12:40:47

A&E definitely and no driving. If other team members can provide more data on the collisions it may also be useful.

comfortandgin Mon 16-Jan-17 13:04:58

Of course he should go to A&E

RB68 Mon 16-Jan-17 13:10:43

Yes get in the car and begone - it sounds like concussion as a minimum and def needs a check over.

Tiptoethr0ughthetulips Mon 16-Jan-17 13:11:20

Definitely A&E, as quick as you like and not under his own steam. Take him there!

WellErrr Mon 16-Jan-17 13:15:33

I would have said emergency GP but judging by the first reply I'm wrong.

So A&E!

VladmirsPoutine Mon 16-Jan-17 13:22:07

This requires urgent attention. You won't be wasting time or resources. Take him and I hope he's on the mend soon!

haveacupoftea Mon 16-Jan-17 14:04:33

I am surprised the rugby club didnt send him to A&E at the time!

Crankycunt Mon 16-Jan-17 14:07:38

Never mess around with a head injury, yes you're right to take him to A&E. I hope he's ok.

AnnPerkins Mon 16-Jan-17 14:10:04

I hope he's ok ObserverOne thanks

theredjellybean Mon 16-Jan-17 14:10:35

I am a gp with dual specialist qualification in a&e medicine as well...like poster who sounds same up thread..yes a&e is appropriate.

DesignedForLife Mon 16-Jan-17 14:25:06

A&E yes!

JennyOnAPlate Mon 16-Jan-17 14:26:43

A&E asap.

notgettingyounger Mon 16-Jan-17 14:40:44

flowers Hope all okay OP, and that you are at A&E right now.

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