A 21-year-old female asked:
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my 20 month old fell and bumped her head twice on two different occasions ( also has a habit of bopping her head on the floor when upset) shes had knots there for weeks now probably over a month for the ones that wont go away. should i be worried?

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Dr. Holly Maes
36 years experience Pediatrics
No worry: Those "knots" are most likely resolving hematomas (bruises). They are soft initially, but as the body takes care of them, they become hard and can stay that way for 6-12 months. Occassionally the firm area will persist indefinitely due to some scar tissue formation under the skin. These areas are veryvduperficial and do not represent any injury to the brain.
Answered on Nov 14, 2020

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