Patient Comments: Head Injury - Cause

Please describe the cause and outcome of your Head Injury.

Comment from: Omg, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: February 20

I was hit in the back of my head just over a month ago, my head was bleeding for 4 days. Till this day there is still a big lump.

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Published: September 26

My partner died from a brain injury by falling down three steps. He had a blood on the brain and damaged his brain stem, so if he did survive he would not be able to do anything. Even though the hospital staff did all they could to save him he would have been very brain damaged. So if you do get a big bang on the head get it checked out please.

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Comment from: Grace, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 06

I recently had a minor head injury; this happened five months ago. My neck hurts all the time. Some days there is more pain more than others. The pain increases more in the evening.

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Comment from: 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 06

I was involved in a car accident 30 years ago. I had a head contusion and was in a coma for 10 days. I have always looked for a support group for people who have suffered such injuries. I take Paxil daily and seem to do OK. My doctor now wants to try Lamictal, and I am hesitant to do so.

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Comment from: tupaton, 7-12 Female (Caregiver) Published: June 22

My grandchild, age 9, was standing on a concrete picnic table when she slipped and fell. She hit her head on the concrete table above and behind one ear, then she hit her head on the ground. Her speech was slurred, but gradually she got better and now, four hours later, she's talking fine. There's no swelling, but she's very moody and tired. She might have been moody and tired anyway, as it's almost bedtime and her close friend leaves town tomorrow.

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Comment from: WINDBLOWNHEADACHE, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: May 02

The cause of my head injury was a strong wind that whipped the lid of a large trash bin on wheels into the left side of my head above the ear and temple. It bent my glasses out of shape. I have had severe headaches on the left side and top of my skull with agitation, memory loss, nausea, and just not thinking right. There was no lump, but something happened inside. It was a sudden impact. I have finally gotten approval for a CT scan. I do not understand what is going on with these sudden headaches and pain across the top of my head.

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Comment from: sewlady, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 10

I was hit from behind in my car. I do not remember the accident. I was told my head hit the automatic seatbelt part that slides when you open the door. It was metal. For a couple of weeks I was on auto-pilot. I have had many tests and tried just about every drug including morphine. I still have daily pain, from moderate to severe. Sometimes I have trouble thinking, other times not. I was a lawyer and can't practice anymore because constant pain, lack of concentration and confusion. The accident was almost 9 years ago. HELP!!!!

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Comment from: Julie, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: September 13

I fell on ice 3 1/2 years ago landing on the right side of my head. I was diagnosed with a concussion but didn't think it was a big deal at the time. Since that time I have had a low grade fever (up to 101). I have been to many doctors but none of them have a clue as to what is causing the chronic fever. I also have fatigue, unrestful sleep, weight loss, and memory and cognition problems. I would like to know if anyone else has this problem.

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