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Old 04-27-2015, 08:20 AM   #1
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Blow to head: Should I see a doctor?

I was putting something in the refrigerator. Inside the refrigerator on the door the butter compartment lid was open. The lid has a sharp edge.

As I was inside the refrigerator, the door began to close and the butter compartment lid hit me directly on my temple. The door was not moving very fast however the temple is a sensitive area.

My concern is a subdural hematoma or some type of internal bleeding.

I would rather not get an MRI due to concerns about the safety of electromagnetic fields. I am aware they are supposed to be safe, but there are also arguments that they are not particularly safe. I believe the latter.

If I did have an MRI would they need to use gadolinium to enhance the image to find out if I have a brain hematoma?

The blow occurred on Friday. On Monday I did have a headache but I am not certain it is related. I also had fatigue but again I do not know if it is related.

What are the chances there I have internal bleeding? Should I see a doctor?

Last edited by kevinla; 04-27-2015 at 08:23 AM.

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