Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
193 Doctors are Online

Can edema be the reason for a lump in the head?

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by
Practicing since : 2001
Answered : 11722 Questions
my wife fell in February of this year and hit her forehead on a broken concrete curb. it left a ring
about 1 1/2" on her forehead with a .5" lump forming recently at the rt. edge of the ring . The ring
is hardly visible and the lump has receded as well. she has had no symptoms of a concussion. the lump was tender when it appeared.
she will see her family doctor, an internist ,in 3 1/2 weeks. is endema a possibility? is a scan in order?. anything to do right now?
Posted Sun, 22 Apr 2012 in Head Injuries
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 2 hours later
Thanks for writing to us.
From your description it seems that your wife has suffered a minor head injury.
An impact on one side of head must have caused a small hematoma or a minor fracture of skull that would have healed spontaneously by now.
Now after such a long time, you can get her examined for any neurological deficits. You can also self monitor her for any bad symptoms like unconsciousness, severe headache, blurred vision, bleeding from eyes, nose or ears, vomiting, etc in which case you need to rush to ER immediately.
Right now if she is feeling alright then there is nothing to worry.
A physical examination and a CT/ MRI head is done to rule out any subdural hemorrhage. Symptoms of subdural hemorrhage have a slower onset than those of epidural hemorrhages because the lower pressure veins bleed more slowly than arteries. Thus, signs and symptoms may be delayed.
You can go for her routine check up after 3 1/2 weeks.
I hope my answer and recommendations are adequate and helpful. Waiting for your further follow up queries if any.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Critical Care

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor