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Posted on Thu, 14 Feb 2019
Question: I got hit in head yesterday and have a small bump.....I don’t have a headache or anything but when I lean over to say tie my shoe I feel pressure in the bump....is this concerning?
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Answered by Dr. Arnab Banerjee (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
doesn't seem to be concerning, please see the detailed answer below...

Detailed Answer:
Hello and Welcome to 'Ask A Doctor' service...
I've gone through your query in details...
I can understand your concerns...

Well, since it's more than 24hrs already, and there are no other symptoms like black-outs/loss of consciousness, severe vomiting or headache, sudden jerky movements of any of the body parts or any decreased sensation over any body parts; I don't see any reasons to be concerned about at this point...

The pressure feeling will eventually go away (may take up to a week or so)...

Just apply some ice compression (a bag of frozen peas will be helpful) over the affected area three times daily for the next 1-2 days...

For pain, you may take a mild painkiller i.e. Acetaminophen 650mg up to three times daily for the next 2-3 days and observe how you stay afterwards...Avoid getting into any strenuous activities for the time being...

Let me know if I can assist you further...
Wish you good health...

Take Care
Kind Regards

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I got hit in head yesterday and have a small

Brief Answer: doesn't seem to be concerning, please see the detailed answer below... Detailed Answer: Hello and Welcome to 'Ask A Doctor' service... I've gone through your query in details... I can understand your concerns... Well, since it's more than 24hrs already, and there are no other symptoms like black-outs/loss of consciousness, severe vomiting or headache, sudden jerky movements of any of the body parts or any decreased sensation over any body parts; I don't see any reasons to be concerned about at this point... The pressure feeling will eventually go away (may take up to a week or so)... Just apply some ice compression (a bag of frozen peas will be helpful) over the affected area three times daily for the next 1-2 days... For pain, you may take a mild painkiller i.e. Acetaminophen 650mg up to three times daily for the next 2-3 days and observe how you stay afterwards...Avoid getting into any strenuous activities for the time being... Let me know if I can assist you further... Wish you good health... Take Care Kind Regards