A 26-year-old female asked:
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i slipped in the shower a month ago and hit my head on the wall. it was swollen pretty big but now theres a hard lump there. do i have a tumor?

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Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
NO: you have a HEMATOMA essentially a collection of clotted blood under your scalp! It will resolve slowly as the body repairs itself! Hope this helps! Dr Z
Answered on Nov 28, 2017

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