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Head injury

I hit my head the other day on the left side and I got a big bump on it. It did not hurt the first hour or two but it was really swollen. The next day it did go down but still felt pain. Since then I've been noticing that the back of my neck has been hurting like crazy, sometimes I blank out without, my left ear burns up, and sometimes my eyes feel like they are closing. Do I need to get it checked out?
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Yes.  Go straight to your family doctor.  You may need a referral to a neurologist. You are not a doctor.  I have made the mistake of NOT going to a doctor, NOT going to the emergency room (after a car accident/whiplash) and self diagnosing. Head injuries/concussion are brain Injuries. If you end up on disability, in an insurance claim, or in a lawsuit, you will need medical documentation.  This could affect your ability to do or keep your job depending if memory and concentration are important for the safety of yourself/others. If it isn't documented (by a medical professional), it didn't happen.  M
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