i bump my head in minor ways once a month. i'm not ackward just move too fast. i had two head injuries that where hurt bad(from jiujitsu and two years apart) and i went to get CT scans that were negative. however i get minor knocks on the head often. i have never been knockedout but i want tot know if this slowly adding up and has too much damage been done already. the last of the two happened on 4/1/2006 and i just got over the migraines. then today i hit my head getting into my car(on the door trim) and it hurt left a small lump. question is "am i slowly killing myself?"
It is probable that you are just a clutz, but why not check it out? See an ENT and get the ears checked to see if there are any problems there that may be effecting your balance. Have your eyes checked to make sure your depth perception is okay. Both problems could make you "not see" something until you bump into it. Continued bumps on the head may be okay, but sometimes bumps can be dangerous. If you bump your head hard enough, the brain can rattle around and bump against the sides of the skull cap causing bruising, a small bleed, or other damage. NO bump on the head should go unchecked. A good sign to watch for are the eyes. If your eyesight changes, or if you look in the mirror and one pupil is larger than the other, go to the ER and get checked as that is a sign of increased intercranial pressure, which can be very dangerous. Hope this helps
I've recently recovered from a severe concussion and have heard all about the possible risks of repeated injury. Second impact syndrome;caused by a second impact before a full recovery from the first injury, has a 50% lethality. Any degree of head injury should never be taken lightly. If you ever exhibit signs of a concussion you should go for a CT or MRI to check for a bruising of the brain, increased ICP, or hematoma all of which could be dangerous. Sounds like you should take it easy and be a little more cautious.
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