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How long does it take a goose egg to go away

A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Traci Buxton
22 years experience Family Medicine
A few days: A hematoma, or "goose egg" is a swollen bruise under the skin following an injury. It can occur anywhere on the body but is often noticed on the scalp ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Usually : Within a week or so.
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A 9-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Goose egg: As long s your child is cting normal there is no need to tke him to the doctor. Apply cold compresses and the goose rgg wiil receed over time.
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A 7-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maricelina Caro
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Maybe not related : BUT, keep in mind that I am not a pediatrician, though probably is not related to the fall four years ago, new head pain, especially if associated wit ... Read More
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A 14-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Head trauma: She can go to sleep now, but make sure you can rouse her every half hour until you are ready for bed. If any change in condition head for the er asap.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Acts fine after 1hr?: If a child is acting differently, even after a mild injury, she should be seen by her primary doctor. Sometimes an E.R. Visit is needed, depending on ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Hard to predict: Your description lacks info on size or location. Some of these can disappear overnight but others may remain for days. If the blood collection is unde ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
35 years experience Podiatry
Anything that size: Should be evaluated by a doctor. A goose egg is huge compared with the overall size of the average foot. It could be a ganglion cyst, hematoma, or a ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Possibly: The kid who is not knocked out or disoriented & confused @ the time of the injury is probably fine.I try to keep them on their normal nap/sleep sc ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tony Willson
16 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: Depends on where you hit your head, how, and on what surface. You should have it evaluated by a doc.

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