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What kind of headache do i have?

By September 25, 2013 - 8:24pm
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So last night (almost 24 hours ago) I had slipped in the middle of the night, and hit my forehead super hard on what I think was my stereo. It's just kind of swollen and of course there's a bruise. (Right above my left eyebrow). It wasn't until tonight that I got this sort of throbbing headache. Its on the top left side of my head. Not particularly near where I hit. I'm sure ive gotten a headache like so before, but ive been reading, and other places say "Get to the ER, you might have a brain injury!" Gee thanks, that makes me feel good. What do you think?

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Hi lizinirah,


Welcome to EmpowHER. An ongoing headache that is getting worse after a head injury may be caused by swelling or bleeding within or around the brain or between the brain and the covering of the brain (Subdural hematoma). The bleeding may be rapid or slow. Symptoms may develop within minutes, hours, or occasionally weeks after the injury.  Usually the first symptom are persistent, and increasingly severe headache. Confusion and sleepiness may also be present.


A persistent headache that is accompanied by other symptoms of a concussion, such as drowsiness and personality changes, is more serious. As the pressure increases around the brain, other symptoms may develop quickly, including dilation of a pupil or paralysis on one side of the body.  If your symptoms continue and/or get worst, it might be good to see your doctor for testing. 




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