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Small child, fluid-filled lump on head, might have suffered head injury. Treatment for lump?

my 2 year old daughter has a fluid filled lump on her head. I just noticed this today and. my initial thought is it may be from bumping her head on the ground while rough housing with her cousin but it isnt hard enough to be a goose egg. What could this be? it is about the size of my half my thumb and doesnt hurt when i touch it. she is acting completely normal as well.
Asked On : Sat, 26 Jan 2013
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Pediatrician, Cardiology 's  Response
Scalp swelling in most of the cases is due to head trauma, injury may remain unnoticed in many cases and then swelling will be the only manifestation.
Scalp swelling following trauma may be soft in consistency as in your case.
Other cause of soft scalp swelling may be a cyst, abscess, folliculitis etc.
Out of these only cyst will be not painful.
Since it is not present since birth so congenital causes are excluded.
I would suggest you to consult your doctor for clinical checkup to find the diagnosis.
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Pediatrician Dr. E Venkata Ramana's  Response
Feb 2013
Thank you for your query,
The swelling looking like a resolving contusion(hematoma).
In early it will be painful and tense,while resolving it will be soft with no tenderness.
As she is active and normal nothing to worry and this lump will subside gradually.
If it is not decreasing in size.or causing any discomfort consult your Pediatrician.
Hope i have answered your query.
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Pediatrician Dr. Synthyia Bhagat's  Response
Thanks for your query,
It could be hematoma due to some trivial injury.
Relax,there is nothing to worry as your child is active.
I suggest you to observe swelling and activity of your child and in case it does not subside i advise you to get her examined by doctor.

Wishing your child good health.
God bless,
Answered: Sat, 26 Jan 2013
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