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Bump to the head - how long until the headache goes?

(9 Posts)
rubyslippers Sun 28-Apr-13 03:50:35

Fell and banged the back of my head a couple if days ago

Taken it very easy yesterday - dreadful headache and not just where I hit my head

Been dosed up with painkillers - have a slightly hungover feeling too

Went to A & E when it happened and they seemed sure that I had no fracture - have a pretty big bump and mild whiplash

TIA for any advice

amazingmumof6 Sun 28-Apr-13 04:06:05

say you hit your head on the Left side, fast & sharp, your brain gets shifted quickly and "bounces off" the opposite "wall".

as a result you will be very likely to get headaches on the RIGHT side of your head!
That happened to me in a minor car accident, awful headaches lasted for weeks, on & off. (I'm prone to them anyway, migraines too)

You should as for a second opinion, wonder if you could have a scan to check that you don't have any swelling, bleeding etc

rubyslippers Sun 28-Apr-13 04:08:14

Thanks for the quick response amazing

The front of my head is bad which would make sense with what you've said

I may call my GP OOH service and see what they advise if I don't feel better

lougle Sun 28-Apr-13 08:06:29

Do you have any other symptoms?

I think you should go to A&E, actually, and I don't normally say that. You sound concussed at the least and you could have a small bleed or bruise in the brain.

A scan would clear up whether there is a serious cause for your headache.

lougle Sun 28-Apr-13 08:07:10

I used to work in neurosurgery, btw, so my view will be slanted by that.

digerd Sun 28-Apr-13 09:32:31

Bangs on the head, especially from falling onto concrete ground, usually have a scan of the brain to see if any swelling on the brain which can be fatal. Did A&E give you a brain scan?

I fell indoors - collapsed unconscious- and think I banged my left side and back of head on a ceramic urn. When I came to I was paralysed for several seconds, but managed very weakly to get up, still with no movement in my hands/fingers. Then konked out again - each time my head felt 'all shook up', but no pain.
The bruising came out the next day. I managed to get to bed and slept for 8 hours then felt better, so didn't go to A&E.
That was 8 years ago, and I'm still here.

I did not have headaches, so think you should have further investigations. Good luck

MyPlugInBaby Sun 28-Apr-13 09:42:38

I also thinking would be worth seeking medical advice again today. Hope it clears up soon.

rubyslippers Mon 29-Apr-13 12:40:01

thanks all

i called the 111 service and then went back to A & E

have got concussion - home at the moment with painkillers and am resting

still got a bad headache but hoping be better soon

thanks for the advice smile

MyLittleFinger Mon 29-Apr-13 14:01:12

I had concussion for 12 weeks in varying degrees, with a constant pain on the right hand side of my head.
I hope you feel better soon.

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