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slammed my head on a curb, when or if to go to the hospital?

Hello. I slammed my head on a curb resulting in a 2inch gash in my forehead above my left eye at hairline. I had a headache for a day, and cleaned and bandaged the gash. I probably should have had stitches but I didn't want to spend the money. Today almost 36 hours later my head is feeling a little funny. Numbness and slight pressure. My friends have me worried that I'll get a blood clot. How do I know when or if to go to the hospital?
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replied June 3rd, 2018
Hello and welcome

I appreciate your concern

Based on the history of head trauma and symptoms you described you should definitely go to an ER near you as soon as possible. Based on the findings brain imaging can be advised if needed and if no significant changes suggesting a bleed / hematoma is found then symptomatic treatment can be advised including nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and stitching of the wound if required.

Wishing you best of health


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