Do You Need A CT Scan If There Have Been 2 Accidents And Head Hit?
I have almost 2 head crashes, but no nausea and vomiting. Yesterday was the second time I had an accident and the head of my right ear was swollen. Do I need a CT scan because when I fell yesterday I suddenly had a heavy and dizzy head. I have had a severe headache and fell dark twice. What symptoms?
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The severity of head injuries is classified into three groups, namely mild, moderate and severe head injuries. The assessment is based on changes in the level of patient awareness according to the Glasgow Comma Scale (GCS) score by the doctor. In cases of moderate and severe head injuries, the patient has a significant reduction in consciousness and a head CT scan is needed. Meanwhile, referring to the Canadian CT Head Rule, in cases of minor head injuries, head CT scans are performed only if there are one or more medical indications, including:
Incomplete awareness 2 hours after injury Suspected of having a skull fracture There are signs of skull base fracture, such as bruising behind the ear, blackness in the lower eyelid, discharge from the ear or nose. Vomiting spraying repeatedly Age over 65 years old Using anti-clotting drugs Decreased awareness for more than 5 minutes Amnesia before impact (more than 30 minutes) Hazardous accident mechanisms, for example: pedestrians who are hit by a motor vehicle, thrown out of a vehicle, falls from a height of more than 3 feet or 5 floors We recommend that you consult directly with the doctor who treats you. Through anamnesis and physical examination, the doctor will assess whether there is an indication the need for a head CT-scan. The authority to decide whether there are indications of CT-scan is in the doctor who deals with the patient directly.
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