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I'm pretty sure I hit my head along eyebrow 4 nights ago. No bruise, but still tender. Has improved. How long will it be tender when I press it?

I'm pretty sure I hit my head along eyebrow 4 nights ago. No bruise, but still tender. Has improved. How long will it be tender when I press it?

Trauma to eyebrow: The tissue around the eyebrow is thinner than other areas of the the face. The bone is more prominent. Most likely you have traumatized the bone, as you have no bruise and the area is tender to the touch. This should resolve over time. If the tenderness is lessening you are going in the right direction. If not, you may want tp present to your physician for further evaluation and management. I ...Read more

Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)

Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...Read more


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1 year old fell off shopping cart yesterday, sollowen forehead between the eyebrows. No bruise. Acts fine and normal.

1 year old fell off shopping cart yesterday, sollowen forehead between the eyebrows. No bruise. Acts fine and normal.

Should be fine: If the baby develops fever, vomiting, excessive crying or excessive sleepiness, he should be checked. Otherwise, likely no problem. ...Read more

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Have a bruiselike feelin on my back shoulder blade like bruise but no bruise also on my head and now right in between my eyebrows on my forehead?

Have a bruiselike feelin on my back shoulder blade like bruise but no bruise also on my head and now right in between my eyebrows on my forehead?

Get a physical exam: To double check symptoms for reproducibility and possible testing or imaging. Not enough info provided in your history. So it warrants further investigation. ...Read more

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I've been getting this pain on the left side of the forehead, its in between of my eyebrow and my hair line. It feels like pressure or bruised but pain?

I've been getting this pain on the left side of the forehead, its in between of my eyebrow and my hair line. It feels like pressure or bruised but pain?

Spasm: It is most likely a spasm of the large chewing muscles on the side of your head. Gum chewing, stress, jaw clenching and teeth grinding can all lead to spasms here and it can feel it times like somebody is jabbing an ice pick into your head. ...Read more

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I have a bruised like feeling above my right eye in the eyebrow area without any signs of bruises. Its been there for about a month. What could it be?

I have a bruised like feeling above my right eye in the eyebrow area without any signs of bruises. Its been there for about a month. What could it be?

You may be pressing: On the supraorbital nerve area, where the nerve, vein, artery come out of a certain area on the brow in everyone. In medical school, the pneumonic is 'VAN'. They all travel together & is vasomotor complex going through notches (holes) in the bone. When you apply pressure, and if you also have sinus issues, it may feel more tender if inflamed as you're are pressing on the nerve ending. It's normal ...Read more

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Bump above my eyebrow. Bruise in the corner of my eye. Looks like a sac of blood. As well as a headache around the eye. No trauma.

Bump above my eyebrow. Bruise in the corner of my eye. Looks like a sac of blood. As well as a headache around the eye. No trauma.

Blood in eye: Blood in your eye may be a subconjunctival hemorrhage which results from a burst capillary. These are usually not serious, don't affect vision and are painless. They clear in a week or so. The eyebrow bump may be a cyst and unrelated. See your physician or ophthalmologist for evaluation as needed. ...Read more

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Face injury. I have some bruising around my left eye and a lump between my eyebrows my nose. It's been a week. It's gone down a little. What can I do?

Face injury. I have some bruising around my left eye and a lump between my eyebrows my nose. It's been a week. It's gone down a little. What can I do?

Depends: If it was just a bruise and no broken bones in the nose, you may wait it out. Warm compresses may hasten the resolution.
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I had a small cyst removal between my eyebrows doctor never mention swelling would occur. I have swollen eyes with bruises as well, is that normal?

I had a small cyst removal between my eyebrows doctor never mention swelling would occur. I have swollen eyes with bruises as well, is that normal?

Yes: Surgical trauma to the delicate structures of the face, head, neck will swell (usually at a peak 3-5 days after surgery) and bruise. This is in part due to the fact that there is a hard bony under structure so swelling has only one way to go... out and laterally following the natural tissue planes. Ice, Ice, Ice and Ice some more. ...Read more

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Bruised green head. Is this from a bite?

Bruised green head. Is this from a bite?

Uncertain: Greenish coloration can occur as a bruise is resolving. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get punched on the head and get a bruise and die like days or weeks later?

Is it possible to get punched on the head and get a bruise and die like days or weeks later?

A bit more than that: A serious blow to the temple that results in a skull fracture can lacerate the middle meningeal artery and cause an epidural hematoma. This is a neurosurgical emergency that must be evaluated and treated promptly or a person can slip into a coma and die. A slower subdural hematoma can cause issues as well. Any head trauma with changes in mental status should be evaluated promptly. ...Read more

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What symptoms should you look out for if you bang your head, it bleeds and bruises but there is no real cut?

What symptoms should you look out for if you bang your head, it bleeds and bruises but there is no real cut?

Consciousness level: For severe head trauma, the concern is a delayed bleeding in the space between the bone and the brain envelopes. It usually happens within 24 h. The first symptom would be lethargy leading to loss of consciousness. It is good to observe the patient for 24 hours, waking them up every couple of hours at night. ...Read more

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For a head bruise/contusion, how many hours after the injury can I apply heat? How many times & how many minutes each time? Use heat for how many days?

For a head bruise/contusion, how many hours after the injury can I apply heat? How many times & how many minutes each time? Use heat for how many days?

No set rules: To minimize swelling after an injury, cold applications are recommended for 24 to 48 hours and then switch to warm applications for 20 minutes every few hours. The heat increases blood supply and breaks down blood clots under skin and promotes healing. Wrap the ice and the hot packs in a towel when applying. Discontinue the warm applications when soreness improves which is usually after several day. ...Read more

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I'm a wrestler. I hit my head and now I have a bruise on my for head. I was not feeling well today and wanted to no if this was anything to worry about?

I'm a wrestler. I hit my head and now I have a bruise on my for head. I was not feeling well today and wanted to no if this was anything to worry about?

Concussion?: Head trauma that results in persistent symptoms is usually a concussion, which means the brain is still trying to recover from the physical shock. A medical exam is needed to determine if this has happened and to recommend appropriate measures to ensure complete recovery and reduce risk of further damage. ...Read more

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Could you bruise the head of your penis?

Could you bruise the head of your penis?

Yes: But it is rarely significant. If discoloration, pain or deformity of the erect or is persists, see a urologist. ...Read more

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