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My mom fell out of bed a couple of days ago and besides some

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My mom fell out of bed a couple of days ago and besides some bruises, she has been in terrible pain surrounding her right ear which does not seem to go away. we called in a private doctor yesterday to assess her and after a basic examination told me she had to keep taking the pain killers. But I can't help wondering if she needs taking to hospital for a scan or something.
JA: Has your mother used any medication for the pain?
Customer: Yes. Tramadol and cocodamine.
JA: Got it. Has she used anything besides Tramadol for this?
Customer: Partacetamol and Ibuforum.
JA: Thank you so much for your time. Finally, is there anything else in her medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: She suffers from dementia and once had a spinal decompression op.
Submitted: 17 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 17 days ago.

Do you notice any bruise? swelling around the area?

any hearing loss?

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
no
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 17 days ago.

No to all questions?

In that case, this can be just contusion or muscle swelling related pain.

However, a brain scan is recommended given the fact her pain is no better.

This will rule out any bone fracture, bleeding.

Please go to the local hospital for the exam and scan