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Back of head hit after falling. Bump formed, painful. Should I be worried?

So apparently I fell last night and hit the back of my head on the side walk. Today there is a bump at the spot where impact occurred and it is verry painful to the touch. Should I be worried about it and could I possibly have injured my self worse than I think? Are there signs to look out for if is more serious than I think?
Asked On : Thu, 21 Feb 2013
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It seems that you have suffered a minor head injury. The bump that you have suffered is likely to be due to a bleeding causing a hematoma. Doing a cold compress will help in reducing the swelling. If there is vomiting, bleeding , headache, etc then you need to consult your physician.
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Dr. RakhiTayal
Answered: Fri, 22 Feb 2013
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