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A 27-year-old female asked:

My one year old fell and hit his head now he has a huge lump and its dark purple should i be concerned?

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Dr. Gregory Mosolf
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Hmmm: If he/she fell from a height (a chair, table etc.) then you should see the doc just to be sure. Most falls while standing, walking or running do not cause severe injuries unless the child lands on something very hard or pointed. Lacerations need stitches of course, but bruises/lumps heal fine. If the child starts vomiting go to er. If the child acts very tired or lethargic/sleepy go to the er.

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