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Large Goose Egg Lump On Shin
3 weeks ago I fell and hit my forehead, I had a goose egg immediately with a small cut. I still have a quarter size tender lump, should I be concerned?
Closed head injury: Most serious closed head injuries are associated with loss of consciousness, vomiting, confusion or other neurological signs occurring immediately or shortly after the injury. Rarely, head injuries result in a subdural hematomas, which can produce serious symptoms up to two weeks later. Residual lumps to the skull, lasting for weeks are not uncommon and generally not cause for concern. ...Read more
Large egg size/shape lump very deep inside my left upper inside leg/thigh. No pain, but feels like I can move it around. Fatty tumor or what? Remove?
Lump on shin now larger, moves less freely. Examined a few months ago doctor said the lump is a cyst. This week a pain in bone and or muscle behind lump?
Yesterdays Cyst.: Sounds about right to me. The cyst of a few months ago is starting to thicken it's walls and firm up. It is taking up more space and starting to effect the surrounding tissues. Probably best to have it re-evaluated. Consider having it excised. ...Read more
I have a soft painless lump n my left lower shin. I've had it for 6 months and seems to grow. Size of an egg and not movable. Leg or foor not swollen.
Lump: Anything like that merits an exam. See your dermatologist or family doc. ...Read more
Lipoma: Fatty tumors can do this. Other things can do this as well so best to keep an eye on it for a few months. If it is enlarging or you develop other signs / symptoms in that area see your doc. ...Read more
Time: It is probably a bone contusion with a hematoma. You can initially try ice within 48 hours to reduce swelling. After about 5 days, you can switch to moist heat to try to increase blood flow to area to resorb hematoma quicker. If it hurts to bear weight, be seen to make sure it is not broken. If it gets red and hot, be seen as it can get infection in it. ...Read more
My bf has a lump on the inside crease of his leg near his groin, it's egg sized and aches whenever he's been active... Any advice as to what it is?
Go to hospital now: Your boyfriend needs to be examined by his family doc (gp in gb) to determine what's going on. The lump could be a swollen lymph node, abscess (pus pocket), or even an inguinal hernia. Each diagnosis requires different treatment so it's imperative that rather than have someone guess (w/o examination from across the pond) that he get examined by his local family doc. ...Read more
I have a rock hard lump on shin about halfway down my leg. Sort of feels attached to bone. What could cause this?
Periosteal hematoma: If you had some local blunt trauma to your shin, the periosteal coating that surrounds the bone ("hot dog casing") is injured. As it is very vascular, it will bleed and can bulge and create a lump or hematoma. If it does not subside over the course of days to weeks, you should be evaluated ...Read more
Needs to be checked:
It needs to be checked and felt. It may be a cyst or a hematoma
so go let your doctor check it to find what it can be. ...Read more
Lump on shin popped up 3 wks ago. Derm said doesn't feel like a cyst more like a bony growth. Should I have this x rayed or is it prob nothing?
Possibly: If there is a concern an X ray will determine if a bony cause/growth is present. Feel free to follow up with your doctor for an X ray. Good luck ...Read more
Hard, immovable lump on shin since may. Feels like bruise but no mark. Started the size of pea, just noticed itsabout the size of a gumball. Nervous!
Had bony lump on shin X-rayed. GP says it's scar tissue under shin but I've been rubbing it until skin broke. Lump feels bigger since I've rubbed it.
Stop: Stop rubbing it. Have your doctor biopsy the so called scar tissue to make sure it is not something else ...Read more
I have a goose egg/ large bump between my shoulder blades on back. I didn't hit it and it's not sore, sometimes sensitive. Should I see dr. What kind?
Lipoma?: You may have a lipoma, a benign fatty tumor. These rarely require any treatment. Have your family doctor look at this bump before you do anything else. ...Read more
I have a bump a large soft bump on my head that came out of nowhere. It doesn't hurt. Looks like big goose egg. Should I be concerned?
Could be a cyst: An underground growth with a central pimple sounds like a cyst. It's not dangerous but if you want it removed, you should see your doctor. ...Read more
In 1980's I got a goose egg head bump and my mom pushed it back in w a spoon. What did this do? I would never do this but always wondered why she did
Spread it out: Better out than in, maybe spread fluid out, not needed, not recommended because can worsen bruise or if indented fracture can worsen, use ice pack instead let body handle it ...Read more
A goose egg like bump on my arm about 2 inches wide with a red bump in the middle that has a head. The head is white?
See below: Sounds like abscess, boil, or infected cyst. Any recent injury to area—scratch, insect bite? Try warm compresses to encourage it to open & drain. Wash with warm, soapy water; pat dry. If lump gets larger, redder, more painful, see pcp for treatment. If u have history of boils, may need antibiotics. ...Read more
My 3 yo son has goose egg bump on forehead from fall. He has been acting fine but it has been 3 days and has gotten bigger. Should I have it looked at?
Yes, see: Pediatrician, since it is getting bigger-goose egg, is large for a 3 yr old! ...Read more
What's signs to look for on a toddler after a fall on head my son fell off of his loft bed about 4 feet high directly onto his forhead and there is no bump. I'm worried it is internal because I know that a goose egg is a good sign. My son has none, just a b
Go to pediatrician: Don't look, take him to the pepdiatrician. ...Read more
I fell backwards and hit my head on granite coffee table Fri night. I don't remember the incident but woke up in pain. The large "goose egg" is black and blue. Since, I've had a hard time with short term memory, little/no sleep (flinching), blurred visio
Bumped my head today big goose egg, accessed myself with a GCS score of 13-15, what are the chances of dying from this bumped head?
Depends: Depends on where you hit your head, how, and on what surface. You should have it evaluated by a doc. ...Read more
How long after my seven year old daughter hit her head hard enough to cause a goose egg can she go to sleep?
Depends on variables: Did she pass out or express confusion after the injury? Has she started vomiting repeatedly? If either I would have her seen. If neither, let her sleep on her normal schedule. Do not wake her but check her every few hours for change of status. Kids awaken to vomit and complain of headache if problems occur. ...Read more
Kicked a table edge with left shin 1 yr ago. Large indentation under skin, egg sized swelling under skin still, rough n jagged edges in indentation?
Varies: There are a number of possible explanations. You may have sustained a bone contusion, which is often accompanied by subaequent bone growth in the region. You may have developed a hematoma which then became calcified. I would not hesitate to be seen if it concerns you. ...Read more
Large egg sized lump on inner forearm. Just realized it was there when on the computer. No bug bite, not really painful, what could it be - cause?
Lipoma or Cyst: A lipoma is a growth of fat cells in a thin, fibrous capsule usually found just below the skin. Lipomas are found most often on the torso, neck, upper thighs, upper arms, and armpits, but they can occur almost anywhere in the body. Or an epidermoid cyst is a closed sac under the skin filled with a cheese-like or oily material. Symptoms: the main symptom is usually a small, non-painful lump. ...Read more
8 mth old fell off bed (3ft high) I caught her body but her head still hit the floor. Has small goose egg on back of head. No puke. Should I be worried?
When I went to get my son (4 mo old) out of bed my fiancee noticed a very small goose egg on the back of his head he didn't cry to the touch, is he ok?
Small like pea size?: Lymph nodes are located throughout the body ; generally noticeable in exposed areas like the back of the head & neck. They are usually pea sized at rest and enlarged when stimulated by bug bites, dermatitis, drainage or infection. If it is not tender there is no urgency on evaluating it but I would bring it up at your next visit. ...Read more
Hit head on dresser Fri night. No symptoms Fri outside of pain from hitting it and small goose egg. Had headache all day today. Any cause for concern?
Yes: It is a sub-dermal release of blood. It will usually resolve in a week or so. If not see dr. ...Read more
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