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How Should A Hematoma On Occipital Bone With No Break To The Bone After I Fell 2 Weeks Ago Be Treated?

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Posted on Mon, 9 May 2022
Question: I fell 2 weeks ago

ER doctor. Head injury. With hematoma on occipital bone with no break to the bone. The overall swelling and discoloring have pretty much gone hot I have a lump about the size of a large thumb it puts pressure on the bone causing headache. I ice a couple times aa day but the lump isn’t reduced in size and is very uncomfortable does it take time to drain or absorb. It has been two weeks
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Answered by Dr. Remy Koshy (1 hour later)
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Detailed Answer:

Hello,

I have gone through your query and can understand your concern,
But before I can guide you any further, I would like you to upload a closer up picture of thee swelling if possible, so that I can gain an idea of the color and appearance.

Ideally a subcutaneous hematoma to the head, should resolve within a few days. Since this is persisting, and also seems to cause you headache, it can be due to the pressure on the deeper tissues.

I would suggest you to consult with your treating physician, for a proper drainage with a small incision. You may also require a short course of antibiotics, which should help in easy and faster healing of the wound.

I hope this helps. Please feel free to discuss further.
Regards
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How Should A Hematoma On Occipital Bone With No Break To The Bone After I Fell 2 Weeks Ago Be Treated?

Brief Answer: Explained below Detailed Answer: Hello, I have gone through your query and can understand your concern, But before I can guide you any further, I would like you to upload a closer up picture of thee swelling if possible, so that I can gain an idea of the color and appearance. Ideally a subcutaneous hematoma to the head, should resolve within a few days. Since this is persisting, and also seems to cause you headache, it can be due to the pressure on the deeper tissues. I would suggest you to consult with your treating physician, for a proper drainage with a small incision. You may also require a short course of antibiotics, which should help in easy and faster healing of the wound. I hope this helps. Please feel free to discuss further. Regards