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Bump on forehead

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my son is almost two years ols and about two weeks ago he fell and bumped the center of is forehead on a table.. and he had a big goose egg that was bruised.. after a few days it the swelling went down and the bursing went away,, but there was still a little bump still there now two weeks later it is still there and i felt it and it is hard in the middle..but why after this lond is the bump still there??? smaller and now flesh colored but still noticable to the eye and touch i dont understand why is hasnt gone away??


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replied October 27th, 2009
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Hello and welcome to eHealth Forum!

If your two year old bumped his head about two weeks ago and the swelling is still persisting as a hard noticeable lump, then please consult a doctor.

Center of head in a small child is a very vulnerable place because the skull bones have not yet approximated and closed the gap. An injury or bump can cause bleeding and hematoma (localized collection of blood) formation.

This lump should not be ignored. It can just be a contusion or it can be something serious. Hope this helps. Take care!



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