80 and hit head - Should I go to the hospital?

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    24 hours ago I fell and hit top of head and left side of head beside left eye. Put ice on and stayed awake for 12 hours. Then slept for 2 hours. No real pain. Bump on top of head now. 6 hours ago, hit same left side beside left eye on protruding hook. 4 hours ago started getting frequent stinging pains in head. Took baby aspirin. I'm 80 years old. It's 4 a.m. and would like to go to bed, but am concerned and wonder it this is wise. Should I take different aspirin, and go to bed, or get checked at hospital? Geri.


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    Dear Geri;


    Head injuries can be deceptive. What seems insignificant can turn out to cause major problems. Whenever there's any question, you should go to your doctor or the hospital to be examined. Hopefully, all is well, but it's best not to take any chances.

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Published On: July 30, 2012