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Question: Concussion


 Tman09 - Sat Mar 10, 2007 12:15 am

Yesterday I fainted and hit my head. I got up on my own and have a scrape above my left eyebrow and next to my left eye. I have a slight headache but the scraped area isn't really swollen and I'm not nautious or anything. I iced it after it happened. Should I do anymore?
 Marceline F, RN - Sat Mar 10, 2007 7:32 am

User avatar Dear Tman,

YES! I strongly recommend you go either to your primary care physician if you can see him or her ASAP, or at the very least go to one of the urgent care centers, or hospital emergency rooms. You did not mention how old you are, if you have any medical conditions (such as high blood pressure, or diabetes, other syncopal episodes, or seizures for example), or how long you were unconscious. Passing out is a very serious problem, and you should be assessed by a physician to see why it happened. There are many possible reasons, that range from minor to extremely alarming. Without proper blood tests, Cat Scans, or vital sign assessments, a correct diagnosis is nearly impossible. Suppose you were driving the car at the time you passed out? or climbing a set of concrete stairs? You could have been very seriously injured, or even injured someone else! Please get evaluated by a physician as soon as possible. They can also assess the injuries you did sustain in the fall to make sure you are alright now.
 Tman09 - Sun Mar 11, 2007 1:56 am

I am positive I passed out as a result of smoking a killer blunt, and im pretty sure i was dehydrated.

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