U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Plymouth, MI
A 38-year-old female asked:

Could only sign of a brain injury in a 2 year old be crankiness? hit his head on cement 3 days ago. small bump on forehead gone. no other symptoms & he's getting molars. didn't lose consciousness or cry. perrla.

3 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 59 years experience
No problems: At this point it sounds like be is doing well just chalk it up to the school of hard knocks.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Jeffrey Gene Kaplan
Pediatrics 53 years experience
Head injury, 2yrsOld: Frontal bruse and think contra coup from rapidly deceleration on a fixed vessel, the skull; i.e., the visual cortex of the brain would have been disturbed.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Sounds normal: I wouldn't use "brain injury" as a descriptor (too loaded with worry)but a kid can be cranky for 1-2 wks after a simple fall.Toddlers can have the equivalent of a migraine come & go in the same time frame with this form of trauma, usually lasting <1hr at a time. If he didn't get knocked out i think the possibility of a significant issue approaches zero.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Oct 17, 2020

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.