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What should I do when I have lump on my head from hitting it really hard on a door knob?

What should I do when I have lump on my head from hitting it really hard on a door knob?

Wait it out: A "goose egg" like this will resolve with time. As long as you did not lose consciousness and do not have progressive neurologic dysfunction you will be fine. ...Read more

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I hit my head very hard and now I have a lump and a lot of pain. Should I be worried?

I hit my head very hard and now I have a lump and a lot of pain. Should I be worried?

Although I'm not a: Physician, if one of my clients came in for psychotherapy with what you are reporting, I would recommend that they get it checked out either by your primary care physician or at an emergency room. Concussions can do some serious harm and often the symptoms don't appear right away. Check it out to be safe. ...Read more

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I was hit on the head with a brick atleast 20yrs ago and since then a lump the size of a golf ball is there. It's really hard. What's it's medical name?

I was hit on the head with a brick atleast 20yrs ago and since then a lump the size of a golf ball is there. It's really hard. What's it's medical name?

Bump: It hasn't changed, and it's from trauma to your skull. That's awfully big. Please have it checked by a doctor, and don't delay. Make sure it isn't something else that's growing. Also it could be benign, and be a sebaceous cyst or lipoma. Either way, you need to have it checked out to find out what it is. Take care. ...Read more

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I slipped in the shower a month ago and hit my head on the wall. It was swollen pretty big but now there's a hard lump there. Do I have a tumor?

I slipped in the shower a month ago and hit my head on the wall. It was swollen pretty big but now there's a hard lump there. Do I have a tumor?

NO: You have a HEMATOMA essentially a collection of clotted blood under your scalp! It will resolve slowly as the body repairs itself!


Hope this helps!

Dr Z ...Read more

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My son is 13 and hit his head hard against a wall playing basketball. Is this serious as he has no symptoms and only has a lump that hurts when touch.

My son is 13 and hit his head hard against a wall playing basketball. Is this serious as he has no symptoms and only has a lump that hurts when touch.

Keep watch x24 hours: Fortunately the brain fits more solidly inside the skull of a 13 y/o comparing to a 73 etc... So often bumping head against hard surface causes a big bruise/bump which will resolve. Since he has no other symptom, he should be ok. But, I would keep an eye on him--if has increasing headache, nausea/vomiting, dizziness over next 24 hrs, contact doc asap. Otherwise, he should do well. Good luck. ...Read more

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I hit my head over 2 weeks ago. And now I have a hard lump exactly where I hit it. I have been getting bad headaches since but the lump just appeared?

I hit my head over 2 weeks ago. And now I have a hard lump exactly where I hit it. I have been getting bad headaches since but the lump just appeared?

See your Doctor: Hard to say for sure. You need to have a physical examination of the problem at the very least. Possibly you weren't aware of the "bump", there could be delayed bleeding. Headaches are common after head trauma. There are meds which can reduce the intensity and frequency of those headaches-ask your doctor. Avoid repeated analgesics like ibu or aspirin. Get it checked out. ...Read more

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Hit head in area just above brow. Six weeks later a smaller, hard lump remains. Sensitive but no other symptoms. Healing time? No other health issues

Hit head in area just above brow. Six weeks later a smaller, hard lump remains. Sensitive but no other symptoms. Healing time? No other health issues

If: If it developed soon after the injury it may be a fibroma. If it has developed recently and is slowly growing it may be reactive bone. You will need to be examined in order to determine the exact nature of the swelling. ...Read more

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My dogs hard head hit my forehead pretty hard. No lump. An hour after my eyes starting stinging and watering. Then my whole head started hurting.

My dogs hard head hit my forehead pretty hard. No lump. An hour after my eyes starting stinging and watering. Then my whole head started hurting.

Dog dander: It is possible you may have gotten your dogs dander into your eyes. It may have affected your nose and sinuses as well, causing a headache. ...Read more

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Do I have a concussion? I think I have a cuncussion but im not sure. I hit my head really hard on a door knob and im pretty sure I blacked out for about five minutes also I feel really dizzy and its hard to look at the computer also I have a large lump on

Do I have a concussion? I think I have a cuncussion but im not sure. I hit my head really hard on a door knob and im pretty sure I blacked out for about five minutes also I feel really dizzy and its hard to look at the computer also I have a large lump on

Yes: Any loss of consciousness qualifies as a concussion. No loss of consciousness with the dizziness you describe would qualify as a concussion. If symptoms do not resolve spontaneously or if symptoms worsen, you should seek a more formal evaluation. Good luck ...Read more

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My 6mo son hit himself with toy keys pretty hard and he cried. He now has a soft lump on his forehead where the keys hit. Contact doctor?

My 6mo son hit himself with toy keys pretty hard and he cried. He now has a soft lump on his forehead where the keys hit. Contact doctor?

Soft tissue swelling: Your child has soft tissue swelling secondary to his trauma. As long as he is alert and not sleepy, hasn't vomited or passed out, I would monitor him for symptoms. In the meantime you can apply cold compresses to his forehead. ...Read more

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Hit my upper leg on edge of table very hard a month ago. Had a huge bruise and pain but it's gone. Now I touch & feel a hard lump under skin. Hematoma?

Hit my upper leg on edge of table very hard a month ago. Had a huge bruise and pain but it's gone. Now I touch & feel a hard lump under skin. Hematoma?

WeAllTakeOurLumps: Yes, it could be what remains of a hematoma under the skin. That lump could be there for a few months but the body absorbs most or all of it. Nothing dangerous. Sometimes some scar remains forever but shouldn't be a problem unless you can see it and it bothers you. But, if it starts growing or begins to hurt or the skin discolors, get it checked out. ...Read more

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Hit face on box. Had bruising and swelling under eye and cheek. Bruising completely gone but now I have a hard disfiguring lump on cheek?

Hit face on box. Had bruising and swelling under eye and cheek. Bruising completely gone but now I have a hard disfiguring lump on cheek?

Fat necrosis: It is much more likely related to trauma to the fat tissue than bone. This takes 2-3 months to resolve. If you are concerned about the bone seek out an XR. All the best. ...Read more

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I hit my shin hard resulted in a small gash and huge bruise. Day 7 hurts only if touched (pain 10+ for 3 mins), still small lump, skin numb, walk fine.

I hit my shin hard resulted in a small gash and huge bruise. Day 7 hurts only if touched (pain 10+ for 3 mins), still small lump, skin numb, walk fine.

Keep it up: Sounds like a hematoma and a heeling cut. Rest, ice, compress, elevate. If it hurts that bad you may want to post pictures or see a doctor to determine if it is infected or needs X rays. ...Read more

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I keep getting these lumps on the back of my skull reminiscent of falling and hitting head but I haven't fallen. They burn and feel raw but arent?

I keep getting these lumps on the back of my skull reminiscent of falling and hitting head but I haven't fallen. They burn and feel raw but arent?

Cysts can mimic: At times, hair follicles or sebaceous cysts can cause lumps to form in the scalp. If they are multiple or enlarging, get them looked at. ...Read more

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Last year I felt from a mororbike hitting my head on the right, a few months later I get dizzy if I turn to the left what can it be, also lump abreast?

Last year I felt from a mororbike hitting my head on the right, a few months later I get dizzy if I turn to the left what can it be, also lump abreast?

Garbled: Sorry, but your post is very difficult to understand. It appears that you are making three separate statements: 1) Mororbike, 2) get dizzy, and 3) lump abreast your breast; each of which is unrelated to the other two. However, to be certain, you should repost your question with assistance from a native speaker of English. ...Read more

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Hard lump on head is fixed not mobile. Two doctors have said cyst to ignore it but it's hard and under skin doesn't feel like a cyst Should I see 3rd?

Hard lump on head is fixed not mobile. Two doctors have said cyst to ignore it but it's hard and under skin doesn't feel like a cyst Should I see 3rd?

Lump: The question is do you know what a cyst feels like? If two doctors have examined you and said it is a cyst, what happens when you go to the third and he says it is a cyst? Do you then go to the fourth? You either need at some point to believe them or not. If you don't believe them then do you keep going to doctors until you find one that tells you what you want? Get it removed! ...Read more

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Small hard lump on head in scalp...Feels hard as bone doesn't hurt and is not red what could this be?

Small hard lump on head in scalp...Feels hard as bone doesn't hurt and is not red what could this be?

Some ideas: This may be an osteoma, a little hematoma / bruise bump that healed with a lot of calcification, or something else. If it's not growing, not painful, and not ulcerating, leave it alone; show your physician next visit. ...Read more

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What shall I do? I hit the side of my head and its got a lump and its hurting

What shall I do? I hit the side of my head and its got a lump and its hurting

Answer these: Questions. Did you lose consciousness? You can have a concussion with or without loss of consciousness. Headache/ pressure of head? Are you unable to recall what happened? Do you feel dizzy or have ringing in the ears? Confusion or slurred speech? Nausea or vomiting? Extreme fatigue? If you believe you have a concussion please seek prompt medical care. Tylenol (acetaminophen) can help with head pain. ...Read more

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Hi I have a lump on the back of my head that is hard and non-moveable, can it be a lymphnode?

Hi I have a lump on the back of my head that is hard and non-moveable, can it be a lymphnode?

Yes: Can be assessed nodule to where abscess or lymph node. Face-to-face Doctor visit required for specific diagnosis ...Read more

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I just found two pea sized lumps on my head. They are both hard. Doesn't hurt. What could it be? I'm worried

See your doctor: You sould see your doctor. This lump needs to be palpated by your doctor and he/she needs to be able to put the rest of your symptoms in perspective. ...Read more

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I've had a soft lump on my head since I was 7 when I hit it on a wall now I'm 19 and it's still there what should I do?

I've had a soft lump on my head since I was 7 when I hit it on a wall now I'm 19 and it's still there what should I do?

See provider: Please consider seeing your health care provider to assess for the possibility of removing the lump as it seems to be of concern to you although it unlikely needs to be removed as it appears to be only a post traumatic residual issue over the long term. ...Read more

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Hi I've just noticed a hard lump at the back of my daughters head what could be? I'm very worried, could you advise me on what to do?

Hi I've just noticed a hard lump at the back of my daughters head what could be? I'm very worried, could you advise me on what to do?

Exam: She must be examined. This may be a posterior occipital lymph node, cyst or abscess. Please have your daughter examined ASAP. ...Read more