A 21-year-old female asked:
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when would my newborns vacuum bump go away?my newborn was taken out by the vacuum while i was in delivery she is now 1 week and 5 days and she has this bump on one part of the head that is squishy and hasnt gone away how long does it take to go away?

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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Hard to say: When these are simple fluid collections they usually fade in a few days. There are times when a blood vessel crossing between the scalp & skull breaks it will produce such a feature that can take weeks to fade. There is no circulation in that space (skull to scalp) so a blood accumulation must dissolve & gradually fade over weeks to months. An exam could confirm/exclude this.
Answered on Oct 17, 2020
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