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Old 06-17-2019, 09:18 AM   #1
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Long story short....I fainted on Thursday night and hit the back of my head into one of our tall dressers. My husband doesnt remember how hard I hit my head but he doesnt think it was hard enough. I didn't vomit, didn't lose consciousness, no blurry vision. I got up, went into bed & just had a headache but that was expexted. Called off from work the next day to rest & to take it easy. Went to the walk in urgent care on Saturday morning and she said it appears I have suffered some mile trauma & prescribed 800mg of ibuprofen which actually works well. If the pressure in my head/headaches still continue I'll gonna see a specialist towards the end of the week.

Question - Since 72 hours has passed, am I no longer in the danger zone? ie brain swelling, etc? How long would these pressure headaches last for?
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Old 06-17-2019, 09:59 PM   #2
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Headaches can last long past any danger period. Neck strains can cause headaches. If you do not develop the other symptoms you mentioned, especially quickly and to a serious level, you probably just need to let your body heal.
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Not a doctor, but I would strongly suggest you see a specialist ASAP, as you indicated. First question: Why did you faint? Second question: Head bumps are seldom "just" head bumps. Your going to an urgent care center was a good idea, of course, but this needs to be taken more seriously. Good luck.
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The fainting might be the main concern, if you don't know why it happened..
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Sorry, I neglected to address the factor of the fainting. That is worth investigating.

I have face planted a few times. Likely hypotension (low blood pressure, especially in response to getting up).

Lots of tests done. No abnormalities. Benign Orthostatic (or Postural) Hypotension.
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Sorry I fainted due to being dehydrated from a bout of food poison. I'm going to my PCP tomorrow.
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