Head Injury
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Ziev Moses, MD

Ziev Moses, MD (Neurosurgery)

Dr. Moses is a board-certified neurosurgeon and assistant professor of neurosurgery at Harvard Medical School.

Yoshinori Abe, MD

Yoshinori Abe, MD (Internal Medicine)

Dr. Abe graduated from The University of Tokyo School of Medicine in 2015. He completed his residency at the Tokyo Metropolitan Health and Longevity Medical Center. He co-founded Ubie, Inc. in May 2017, where he currently serves as CEO & product owner at Ubie. Since December 2019, he has been a member of the Special Committee for Activation of Research in Emergency AI of the Japanese Association for Acute Medicine. | | Dr. Abe has been elected in the 2020 Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia Healthcare & Science category.

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  • Head injury after falling down from a standing height

  • Head injury after hitting a truck / car / lorry

  • My skull is has a sunken area where it was hit

  • Falling off my bicycle and hit my head

  • The fall was from higher than 1 meter

  • HIt in the head

  • Injured head in a fall when getting up from a chair

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About the Symptom

Head injury can be as mild as a bump, bruise (contusion), or cut on the head, or can be moderate to severe in nature due to a concussion, deep cut or open wound, fractured skull bone(s), or from internal bleeding and damage to the brain requiring emergency medical care.

When to see a doctor

Seek professional care if you experience any of the following symptoms

  • Injury to head

Possible Causes

Generally, Head injury can be related to:

  • Concussion

    Concussion is a brain injury caused by a blunt blow to the head or a violent shaking of the head and body. The effects are usually temporary.

  • Diffuse Axon Injury

    Diffuse axonal injury (DAI) is a type of damage that occurs to nerve cells as a result of traumatic brain injury (TBI). TBI is most often caused by blunt head trauma. DAI is sometimes accompanied by severe alterations in someone's level of consciousness, such as lethargy or coma.

  • Head Contusion (Minor)

    Minor head injuries often cause a bump or bruise. It's unlikely there will be any serious or permanent damage.

Related serious diseases

Sometimes, Head injury may be related to these serious diseases:

Doctor's Diagnostic Questions

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this symptom:

  • Did you injure your head?

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Reviewed By:

Ziev Moses, MD

Ziev Moses, MD (Neurosurgery)

Dr. Moses is a board-certified neurosurgeon and assistant professor of neurosurgery at Harvard Medical School.

Yoshinori Abe, MD

Yoshinori Abe, MD (Internal Medicine)

Dr. Abe graduated from The University of Tokyo School of Medicine in 2015. He completed his residency at the Tokyo Metropolitan Health and Longevity Medical Center. He co-founded Ubie, Inc. in May 2017, where he currently serves as CEO & product owner at Ubie. Since December 2019, he has been a member of the Special Committee for Activation of Research in Emergency AI of the Japanese Association for Acute Medicine. | | Dr. Abe has been elected in the 2020 Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia Healthcare & Science category.

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