Posted by: fred | 2008/09/14

strange sensation in head after stabbing

hello there.

i am experiancing a weird sensation every now and then in my head. i was attacked two months ago and was stabbed on the left side of my head, right infront of my ear and above my eye. i was taken to the hospital where they stiched me up. no x-rays.
i am a student and cant really afford to go to the doctor unless i really need to go. I thought that this might be a normal side effect but somebody said that i should get it checked out. there is no pain at all. the sensation lasts for an hour or two and it happens few times a week. its hard to explain what it feels like, my brain feels fuzzy and numb and my body feels weak, i can' t concentrate at all while it is happening. I think that the sensation is mostly on the left side of my head. Another thing is that my jaw still feels numb all the time as well (I was given a tetanus injection at the hospital). Please can you advise me on what I should do now. Thanks very much.

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Dear Fred
The numb jaw could be due to an injury to one of the facial nerves. The experience you are describing could be due to concussion. You do need a full neurological evaluation and going to a general practitioner will be the cheapest option, otherwise you can go to a general outpatient department at one of the provincial hospitals.
Dr Bets

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