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Doctor insights on: I Hit My Head 3 Weeks Ago Is Normal The Bump Still There

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Hit my head very hard on friday and today there is still a little painful bump in that area is it dangerous?

Hit my head very hard on friday and today there is still a little painful bump in that area is it dangerous?

Probably not: Concussions can result from what can seem like a mild impact to the head, even if there are no symptoms immediately. Head injury followed by any headaches, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, or other neurologic symptoms needs immediate attention but longer term less dramatic symptoms such as trouble with mood, concentration, sleep can also be the result even with a normal ct or mri. ...Read more

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Hit my head three months ago twice on shelf at the same side of the head on same day the bump on head ha come back after three month and hurts help?

Hit my head three months ago twice on shelf at the same side of the head on same day the bump on head ha come back after three month and hurts help?

Exam needed: The original lump was most likely a blood collection (hematoma)under the skin of the scalp. It receded but now the new swelling could indicate rebleeding, infection, new ingrown hair or cyst. Since it's painful or tender, it should be evaluated and treated by a physician. Apply warm moist compresses until you are examined. ...Read more

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I'm 32 male I a plumber so I hit my head all the I hit my head hard on the left top middle a week ago I had a bump its gone now but my head still hurts?

Head trauma: Even after trivial head trauma it is not unusual to experience headaches or scalp tenderness for a week or two. However if headaches persist or increase in intensity and frequency, or if there is accompaning nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, visual disturbances get evaluated for brain injury or bleeding. ...Read more

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I hit my head on the Concrete, and I had a bump on the top right side of my head on May 22. I still have a bump on my head at the same spot today, why?

I hit my head on the Concrete, and I had a bump on the top right side of my head on May 22. I still have a bump on my head at the same spot today, why?

Head bump: The bump probably caused a bit of bleeding deep next to the skull. It can calcify/scar the area. OR, you might have a small foreign body, tiny piece of rock/concrete, that embedded and caused a local inflammatory reaction. If it doesn't bother you (hurt) I would leave it alone for now. It will probably slowly go away. Of course, a surgeon would invite you into an encounter with a scalpel ;) ...Read more

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I fell badly and hit my head on a toilet and passed out about 4 weeks ago and I still have a tender bump on the top of my head. Should I be worried?

I fell badly and hit my head on a toilet and passed out about 4 weeks ago and I still have a tender bump on the top of my head. Should I be worried?

Concussion: Your concussion occurred 4 weeks ago. Had you a brain injury you would have experienced more symptoms than just a "tender bump", but if you are concerned, perhaps your doctor could get a skull X-ray. ...Read more

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I hit my head last week really hard on concrete. Didn't have symptoms of a concussion, however I still have a bump and one small area hurts to touch.

I hit my head last week really hard on concrete. Didn't have symptoms of a concussion, however I still have a bump and one small area hurts to touch.

Bruise: Bruise may hurt for a week or so as long as you don't have any post concussive symptoms you should steadily improve. Tenderness to touch is common. ...Read more

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Hit my head 4 days ago on my desk still have a big bump and constant headache. Should I be worried about a concussion? I also have hydrocephalus

Hit my head 4 days ago on my desk still have a big bump and constant headache. Should I be worried about a concussion? I also have hydrocephalus

Outside or inside: If you have a concussion, it should be minor, and you should not worry. A headache may be caused by many things.

You have a bump on your scalp? That can be the source of your pain. Perhaps it is merely an external injury.

Give it some time and let us know if there are any unexpected problems. ...Read more

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Hello, four wks ago I hit my head on the car trunk lid. No blood but a week later I noticed a bump which now still has a raised scab. Action needed?

Hello, four wks ago I hit my head on the car trunk lid. No blood but a week later I noticed a bump which now still has a raised scab. Action needed?

Contusion: This is most likely soft tissue bruising (contusion) or a collection of blood under the skin (hematoma). It is common to get these after a head injury. They should settle on their own over a few months. There is nothing to be concerned about. ...Read more

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Hit my head on a trunk latch almost 24 hours ago it made a bump today the spots still tender bump is gone. Could I have subderal hematoma??

Hit my head on a trunk latch almost 24 hours ago it made a bump today the spots still tender bump is gone. Could I have subderal hematoma??

Unlikely: While it usually takes quite a significant blow to head to cause a subdural hematoma, in patients on blood thinners or with certain medical conditions minor trauma could cause significant bleeding. You sound like you have a bruise, but with any loss of consciousness, persistent headache, blurred vision or dizziness, see you doctor. ...Read more

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So I hit my head sat and I still have a slight headache, tired n bump went down, Area around eyes and face hurt and jaw area hurts. Concussion?

So I hit my head sat and I still have a slight headache, tired n bump went down, Area around eyes and face hurt and jaw area hurts. Concussion?

Make sure: Do you have any confusion, memory lapse or other cognitive issues? If you are at all concerned about concussion, it would be most appropriate to see your doc. Your other symptoms are consistent with some bruising and jarring of the muscles. ...Read more

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Rolled off bed hit my head on side table corner about a week ago. No bruise, no bump, scalp swelling still hurts. Headaches, jaw pain, ear ache?

See your Doctor: If you are still having pain after a week, it will be a good idea to evaluate with your physician. In my opinion, any pain lasting more than a week should be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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Hit my head 3 times yesterday 2 on cabinet and 1 with basketball the 2nd time I hit it ifelt light headed now today I have a headache there is no bump?

Not a big surprise: If you have no other symptoms then concussion is not really at issue. Take a couple days, try tylenol (acetaminophen) and a cold pack, slow down a little and give your head a break. Sounds like it has been taking a beating. ...Read more

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I have a small hard bump on my head that is really painful, I didn't hit my head it has been there for a while but now it hurts a lot.?

Cystic lesion: Most likely an infected cystic lesion like a sebaceous cyst or could be an ingrown hair follicle - unlikely to be a malignant lesion but it would be wise to have it examined and probably removed. ...Read more

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I've fallen sometimes, and a couple of days ago I fell and hit my head, the front of it, had a bump, so why do I have a bump on the back too? Curious

I've fallen sometimes, and a couple of days ago I fell and hit my head, the front of it, had a bump, so why do I have a bump on the back too? Curious

Hmm, 2 bumps: The fall that you sustained a bump for in the front, unless you also hit the back would not be related. Because you have a history of many falls, you may have fallen in the past and sustained that posterior "bump." More importantly, because you fall often-See your Doctor and get an evaluation, so you can be appropriately diagnosed and treated for your fall risk issues. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Painful bump on head on the centre at the top. Feels like a bump I'd get if I had hit my head, but I haven't had any injuries to it. What could it be?

Scalp bump: People can get pimples, ingrown hairs, cysts, and other skin problems on the scalp. Since the scalp is tight against the skull, even a small lump will be tender. Avoid using any products on your hair except shampoo for now. If the tender lump is new, try a warm compress on it. If it does not improve after a day or so, see your doctor. ...Read more

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12 hrs ago I hit my head on the bottom if a motel wall lamp. There are no marks, no bumps. Why do I occasionally feel pain there? Could it be serious?

Head bump: It's hard for me to imagine that your pain now is related to an inconsequential bump of your head that long ago. I recommend you see your primary care doctor to help figure out what the issue is now. ...Read more

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My dog push me and I landed on bricks I hit my head on a birdhouse and my back fell on the bricks. I have a bump on head and back is tender. Is it ok?

My dog push me and I landed on bricks I hit my head on a birdhouse and my back fell on the bricks. I have a bump on head and back is tender. Is it ok?

Head injury: The lump is a hematoma (blood collection) in your scalp and applying cold compresses for the first 48 hours is recommended. If you're having severe headaches, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, drowsiness, or visual disturbances get examined at the emergency room. You also contused and strained your back for which rest, cold applications and taking Tylenol (acetaminophen) shouldhelp. Avoid aspirin, Advil, Aleve (bleeding ...Read more

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Hit my head on cabinet big bump should I be worried?

In general no: If you did not lose consciousness and are not taking any blood thinners. If you develop nausea, vomiting, or headaches, these are warning signs of brain injury. Ask your doctor for specific recommendations. ...Read more

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If I hit my head when I was younger can it cause a permanent bump to be there for the rest of my life.?

If I hit my head when I was younger can it cause a permanent bump to be there for the rest of my life.?

It depends: On how hard you hit it, and how big the bump is, but it is possible for a hard hit to any bone (including your skull) to cause some permanent swelling or thickening to the area that was injured. It matters how big it is, the location of the bump, and does it bother you or not. This is one of those items where one look is worth a thousand words, have a doctor examine it. ...Read more