Head Injury

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Content updated on Sep 6, 2022

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

  • 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 kind of traumatic brain injury (TBI) caused by a blunt brain injury.

  • Perilymph fistula

    The middle ear and inner ear are separated by a thin membrane. When it tears, fluid from the inner ear leaks out to the middle ear. It is caused by sudden changes in pressure (e.g. diving, injury to the head, blowing the nose hard).

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Questions your doctor may ask about this symptom

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this symptom

  • Did you hit your head?

  • Did you fall from a height of more than one meter?

  • Do you have headaches or does your head feel heavy?

  • Do you have nausea or vomiting?

  • Do you feel off-balance, making it difficult for you to stand still?

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