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my friend bumped her head hard

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 4, 2006
  • 00:31 AM

last night my friend passed out and hit her head on a cabinet with a sharp edge. i am very worried about her because when i laid her down, i told her to look at me. her pupils were dilated, they looked maybee 1 mm wide. she was shivering and sleepy, but she said her head hurt to much to sleep. i stayed with her for about an hour before she started to look better because i was afraid that if she fell asleep, she may get worse. i felt her head and it felt somewhat warm, but i do not think it was a fever. when she finally was able to get up, she was talking and her pupils seemed to be working well although i could not test or examine them very closely. i dropped her off at about 5:50 this morning and have not heard from her since. her phone is off and i cannot reach her. she had been drinking if that makes a difference, i had not been drinking.

my question is, is there any chance that she needs to go to the hospital.. and if so, is it urgent? any help is greatly appriciated.

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  • her pupils were dilated, they looked maybee 1 mm wide. This is a bit confusing -- by dilated, do you mean her pupils were big, or small? Dilated pupils means that the pupil (the black part of the eye) is larger than normal, obscuring most of the colored part of the eye. So were your friend's pupils dilated, or constricted to a small (1 millimeter wide) size? ~Ryot
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    • December 4, 2006
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