Author Topic: Head injury  (Read 602 times)

velosam

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Head injury
« on: 09 November, 2021, 01:36:15 pm »
I managed to whack my head against a steel girder yesterday and then proceeded to fall off the bike.  Big lump on side of the head and a cut, but not lots of blood.

I have iced it for 6 hours yesterday and the lump has gone down, but still some pain and bruising.

No dizzy spells, I dont think I blacked out and other than localised throbbing OK.

Anything else I should watch for?

thanks

sam

Jaded

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Re: Head injury
« Reply #1 on: 09 November, 2021, 01:44:13 pm »
Other girders...


Headaches
Drowsiness
Vomiting

there are others...
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Head injury
« Reply #2 on: 09 November, 2021, 02:06:52 pm »
No bleeding outside doesn't necessarily mean no bleeding inside, although if you're absolutely sure you didn't lose consciousness you're probably okay. If you do feel dizzy, drowsy, etc, get to A&E.
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Re: Head injury
« Reply #3 on: 09 November, 2021, 02:22:26 pm »
...or to an NHS walk-in centre where you might be seen quicker.

velosam

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Re: Head injury
« Reply #4 on: 09 November, 2021, 02:56:00 pm »
thanks am pretty sure I did not lose consciousness as I remember, hit the beam and then falling on my side off the bike.

Will keep an eye on dizziness etc

thanks

hellymedic

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Re: Head injury
« Reply #5 on: 09 November, 2021, 03:12:06 pm »
Watch out for:
SEVERE headache, distant from site of bruise.
Vomiting
Excess drowsiness
Double vision
Any NEW problem with hearing/vision/smell/taste use of limbs, etc.

Suggest you stay off your bike until you are SURE your balance is back to normal; are you able to walk without a wobble?

Re: Head injury
« Reply #6 on: 10 November, 2021, 07:54:51 am »
Sam

No advice to add, but hope you’re OK!

Mike

velosam

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Re: Head injury
« Reply #7 on: 10 November, 2021, 09:28:42 am »
Thanks Mike and everyone else.

I managed to ride the 6 miles or so to my mothers and then ice it for a couple of hours.

I then cycled home ok. There is some pain around the place I hit my head but nothing else out of the ordinary. So hopefully out of the woods and hopefully not famous last words lol.