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Painful lump on head. Histroy of fall and banging of head. Normal?

My 9 year old boy fell backwards and badly banged his head on the concrete floor,this happed 6 days ago,I took him to local hospital when the hard lump the size of a golf ball,became soft in the middle,who said he was fine,he was not knocked out,it is still hurting to touch the spot,almost a week later,it still hurts and is still this normal
Asked On : Sat, 27 Apr 2013
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Thank you for the query.

This lump can be soft tissues swelling or (most likely) blood collection in the soft tissues of the head. Such blood collection, when is long enough can get infected and became an abscess. Abscess gives plenty of pain, the skin gets red and swollen in its area. Every abscess should be drained as it is a potential risk of whole body infection.
That is why I suggest you to visit your doctor again and have it verified. In case of doubts, soft tissues ultrasound should tell if there is any fluid or not. Small incision and pus or blood drainage might be necessary.

Hope this will help.
Answered: Sat, 27 Apr 2013
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