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Saint Paul, MN
A male asked:

hit my temple really hard a week ago goose egg was gone first day but still have hard lump on temple and jaw and side of head still very sore?

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Dr. Joel Teig
Dr. Joel Teig answered
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Contusion of muscle: It sounds like the trauma struck the temporalis muscle. This muscle is one of the muscles that helps the jaw open and close. From your description, it sounds like the trauma produced bleeding within the muscle and now you have a contusion or bruising of the muscle. You might develop headaches and difficulty chewing. Warm moist soaks to the temple region can help to dissolve the internal bruise

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Last updated Jul 16, 2018

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