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Teen hit her head. Has a tennis ball sized bump on forehead that is squishy. What does the squishness mean?

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Dr. James Ferguson
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In brief: Blood pocket

This indicated that bleeding from the injury has formed a blood pocket in the location.
It will usually reach a peak size and stop bleeding due to the pressure formed i the pocket. Within a day or more there may be migration of the breakdown products of the blood, producing a black eye.There can also be a hard lump form in the area that last months from calcium buildup.

In brief: Blood pocket

This indicated that bleeding from the injury has formed a blood pocket in the location.
It will usually reach a peak size and stop bleeding due to the pressure formed i the pocket. Within a day or more there may be migration of the breakdown products of the blood, producing a black eye.There can also be a hard lump form in the area that last months from calcium buildup.
Dr. James Ferguson
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In brief: Fluid

Skull tends to show bruises in such away, only a bruise as long as not other symptoms arise.

In brief: Fluid

Skull tends to show bruises in such away, only a bruise as long as not other symptoms arise.
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