This is my first post, so thanks in advance for your time and replies.
I'm on apixaban for PAF. I read all your posts and replies with great interest. I just read the study on the risks of non-major bleeding and that a minor bleed is not necessarily minor, which makes me wonder about my own circumstance.
Last summer i was stepping off a trailer (about 2 feet up from the pavement level) when my feet slipped and I fell head first onto the pavement. My fall was broken slightly by my elbow, but my head took most of the force. My questions is: should I have gone to the ER (in Canada we use the term ER for emergency room, instead of A & E) for a brain CT scan or MRI? I did have a rather large bump on my temple, a bad headache, and felt rather shaken up and sick for a day or two. I didn't think anything of it, but now, in hindsight, I could have had a brain bleed. I'm ok now. Maybe I was just lucky.
But if it happens again, would you advise that any time that someone on an anticoagulant has a head injury, even just from a fall, that a trip to hospital is advisable?
Thanks again for all the knowledge that I have gained.