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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

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

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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I have a goose egg like bump on my arm with what looks like a pimple in the center?

I have a goose egg like bump on my arm with what looks like a pimple in the center?

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

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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?

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?

Should? Concern?: Ince it doesn't hurt, I guess there may not be an emergency, but w/o panic or anxiety, you might be wise to have it examined. It can't hurt and just in case it's a 1st sign of more, nip it in the bud! ...Read more

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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?

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

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Child hit side of his head 2 weeks ago. Now has goose egg on forehead and bruising on side of head and behind ear have just appeared. Serious?

Child hit side of his head 2 weeks ago. Now has goose egg on forehead and bruising on side of head and behind ear have just appeared. Serious?

Head Injury: Have him seen. The forehead injury by itself does not sound concerning but now the appearance of bruising on the side of his head and behind his ear makes it more serious. Bruising behind his ear may indicate a skull fracture. He would best be seen in the ER. All the best. ...Read more

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I fell& hit my head. I had a goose egg which now has went down but my left side of forehead&right before bottom of eye swollen/bruise. No side effects?

I fell& hit my head. I had a goose egg which now has went down but my left side of forehead&right before bottom of eye swollen/bruise. No side effects?

Gravity: The goose egg was a hematoma. A hematoma is bleeding under the skin that clots and forms a mass. The body then breaks up this clot and some of it "leaks" and appears to spread to a different area. In most cases, the spreading is below the original injury which is simply due to gravity. ...Read more

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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?

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

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2yr old with bruise/egg bump middle forehead from fall. No passing out, vomiting etc & seems fine. Should I worry? How long to go away? Thanks.

2yr old with bruise/egg bump middle forehead from fall. No passing out, vomiting etc & seems fine. Should I worry? How long to go away? Thanks.

Likely no worries: Keep checking for new symptoms, there is likely a blood collection under the skin, the forehead is pretty strong, if your child is happy, playful, eating, sleeping well, there is nothing to worry about. This can take up to 2 weeks to go away. Applying ice within the first few minutes after the fall can lessen the size of the bump. If more than 5 minutes has passed ice will not work. ...Read more

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My son hit his head and has a little goose egg when should be checked?

My son hit his head and has a little goose egg when should be checked?

Possibly: The kid who is not knocked out or disoriented & confused @ the time of the injury is probably fine. I try to keep them on their normal nap/sleep schedule and visit them with a flashlight while sleeping to check. If sleeping well, leave him alone. Kids will start barfing if problem is coming. Confusion or repeated episodes of vomiting in the hours after trauma deserve a look over by the dr. ...Read more

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Huge goose egg on my 1 year olds forehead from a bite. What can I do to make the swelling go down?

Huge goose egg on my 1 year olds forehead from a bite. What can I do to make the swelling go down?

ER: Get to the ER or urgent care now. If it is as you describe, this warrants attention now. No time to take a chance with one so little. Go Now. Good Luck. ...Read more

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My 3 yr old daughter fell and hit her head on cement and has a goose egg now. Only cried for a min but I'm still concerned. What should I look for?

My 3 yr old daughter fell and hit her head on cement and has a goose egg now. Only cried for a min but I'm still concerned. What should I look for?

Watch her: You should watch for any vomiting in the next 24 hours, or any lethargy (very difficult to wake up). If you are seeing either of these things take her to the ER immediately. ...Read more

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My three year old hit his had on a vending machine earlier today got a goose egg knot acting fine but the knot hadn't went down should I be concerned?

My three year old hit his had on a vending machine earlier today got a goose egg knot acting fine but the knot hadn't went down should I be concerned?

HEAD TRAUMA: Not to worry if there is no loss of consciousness or vomiting. Child is playful. Put ice first 24 hours then warm compress to the bump. See md if there is unusual sx. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of a goose egg not under the eye?

How do you get rid of a goose egg not under the eye?

What's a goose egg?: I love how people describe things!, so my guess is that you're "goose egg" is likely a collection of old blood from a blow/injury to skin which lies just above a bone. The "goose eye" is defined by the underlying tissue and how it encapsulated the blood. Location is rarely important. Either "tincture of time"... Alot of time... Or drainage with a needle or small incision is necessary. ...Read more

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How long does it take a goose egg to go away?

How long does it take a goose egg to go away?

A few days: A hematoma, or "goose egg" is a swollen bruise under the skin following an injury. It can occur anywhere on the body but is often noticed on the scalp. If the lesion lasts longer than a couple of weeks, see your doctor to make sure it isn't something more serious. ...Read more

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What is the cause of a goose egg forehead?

What is the cause of a goose egg forehead?

Usually an injury: Which causes bleeding and swelling under the skin. ...Read more

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My 13 month old bumped his head today trying to walk. He is 30 inches tall and got a little goose egg. Is there anything to worry about?

My 13 month old bumped his head today trying to walk. He is 30 inches tall and got a little goose egg. Is there anything to worry about?

Likely not but: It depends on where the bump is and whether he had any other signs of concern for a closed head injury with possible brain injury (too much to talk about here). If the bump is on the front/forehead - no worries. If over the temple area - more possible concern. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Any way to make my nose back to its normal size I crashed into a pole and got a goose egg the goose egg swelled down but my nose got fatter

Any way to make my nose back to its normal size I crashed into a pole and got a goose egg the goose egg swelled down but my nose got fatter

If: If your nose looks different despite improvement of your swelling you may have a nasal fracture. This may need to be fixed with surgical fracture reduction (if the injury was within the last 10 days or so) to reset the bones in the proper position. More formal reconstructive rhinoplasty may be needed if the bones have already set in place, though.

You can visit with a facial plastic surgeon or otolaryngologist (ENT) to have your nose checked out to see what treatment you may need. ...Read more

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How long after my seven year old daughter hit her head hard enough to cause a goose egg can she go to sleep?

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

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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?

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?

Monitor her: If your baby is acting ok, then you could watch her. If she fell onto hard wood or a stone surface, then it's more concerning. If it's a carpet floor, from that height, she should be ok. If she vomits, then you should call her pediatrician and get advice from him/her. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Headache: Is no surprise due to the trauma. Make sure no other side effects. Dizziness, visual changes etc. If things do not seem right call your doctor ASAP. Or go to ER if needed ...Read more

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Bruising (Definition)

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