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eric,I know this is not your field butmaybe you knowa doctor who can help.2 weeks ago I fell on my head.next day ct scan showed no breain damage.now only sympyon15 days later id loght headacre aand dull pain on top and back of head.my doctor wants cd scan because I take blood thinners.however ct will not shoe concussion.as long as you are not bleeding will blood thinners harm concussion.cant find any info on internet

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Hi Howard,
I recommend a repeat CT scan. The first scan may not have shown anything because the bleed was too small. Since you have symptoms now it is possible that if there is a bleed it will be more visible. Blood thinners can aggrevate concussion by causing a bleed.
Thank you for using Allexperts.
Sincerely.
Eric Brandt, Bsc. Pharm.

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