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Large lump on forehead, swelling due to fall. Self-healing or medical attention needed?

Hello. A few weeks ago I slipped and fell at work..immediately, i mean IMMEDIATELY, I had a huge goose egg form on my forehead . The swelling went down in a couple days but i still have a decent size lump. It s not visible to the eye but its pretty big still. What is it? Will it go away eventually?? I don t have health insurance so that s why i haven gotten it checked out..
Asked On : Mon, 21 Jan 2013
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Jun 2015
Hello dear...
The lump over the forehead after a fall is due to accumulation of blood & it is called hematoma.
The blood cells accumulated are eventually broken down and absorbed in the body.
But this is a slow process & takes times to disappear completely.
Till that time, symptomatic relief is obtained by taking analgesics, ice compression & adequate rest.
If it still persists or there are any other associated symptoms like vomiting, loss of consciousness, convulsions, etc...then it will be better to consult your Doctor.
Wishing you a good health.
Thanks & take care.
Answered: Mon, 21 Jan 2013
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