9 days ago, my dad passed out, fell, and hit his head. He had 2 fractures in his neck and two bleeds on his brain. He spent 2 nights in the hospital wearing a C-collar. They did several CT scans that showed the bleeding hadn't gotten worse. He was released from the hospital and felt pretty good considering. That night however, he started getting EXTREME headaches that were so bad he would throw up. The next day, the same thing. He returned to the hospital on day 6 for an MRI. The MRI showed that the bleeding has stopped. He isn't wearing the C-collar anymore. Instead, he wears a soft collar (most of the time). Now 9 days after the fall, the headaches are just as intense, if not more so. He has excruciating pain in his legs when his head hurts. And when I say his head HURTS, it's nothing like a regular headache/migraine. It's HORRIBLE. He hasn't been able to get up from bed. He lays on his back all day with the lights off. He cannot be by himself. My family tries to convince him to go back to the hospital, but he keeps saying he wants to wait a few more days to see if it gets better.
How is your Dad? If the severe headaches persisted for several days, it is best that he see his doctor for proper evaluation. The headache could be due to post traumatic headaches or from other neurological issues that warrant further evaluation. Complete neurological examination as well as additional diagnostic tests may need to be done. Take care and do keep us posted.
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.