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Head injury, soft swelling, hard lump behind ear, headache, dilated pupil. Concerned

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banged right side of head 10 days ago , got soft swelling also hard lump under swelling behind ear , perminant headaches , weird feeling side of face on right side also pupil was dilated for few days , pupil back to normal as same as left eye now , but concerned about swelling behind ear and headaches
Posted Sat, 6 Apr 2013 in Head Injuries
Answered by Dr. Prasad Akole 26 minutes later
Dear friend,

Welcome and thanks for entrusting your query here at XXXXXXX

I am Dr. Prasad Akole (Critical Care Expert- and am glad to address to your query here.

The pupillary dilatation and weird feel of the right side of the face indicate some nervous injury. Likely a concussion (blunt injury).

It would help me to be more specific if you answer a few questions.

Was the right side of mouth weak/ deviating?
Was there drooling of saliva/ difficulty in speech?
Is there an imbalance on walking, ringing in the right ear, deafness?
Did you have any nausea, vomiting?
Did any clear fluid come out of the right ear?
Is the headache generalized or only behind the ears/ right side?
Is there any external wound?
Was a CT scan done after injury? Were you examined by a neurologist?

Headaches could be due to bony injury to the mastoid area (behind the ear) or may indicate a brain trauma.

You can take simple pain killers like acetaminophen till then.

Waiting for your response,
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