Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
132 Doctors are Online

What causes lump above eyebrow after an injury to forehead?

User rating for this question
Excellent
Answered by

Ophthalmologist
Practicing since : 2003
Answered : 5709 Questions
Question
I fell 5 days ago and really wacked my forehead. The strange thing is I have a lump the size of a half dollar right below my hairline. Then right under the lump, above the eyebrow and my eyelid it is black and blue basically looking like someone punched me really hard. I know the bruising will go away but the lump (which is not colored) is painful to the touch (it is not causing me headaches) and ice doesn't seem to be helping at all. I am 60 and have been extremely accident prone all my life. People have always teased me that I should write a book...nobody can believe the injuries i have sustained thru my life...but I'm like the energizer bunny...no matter what I bounce back and keep going. I have never had a 'lump' like this though...will it go away? Thanks for any advice you can give me.
Posted Wed, 13 Aug 2014 in Lump
 
 
Answered by Dr. Dadapeer K 57 minutes later
Brief Answer:
The lump will resolve by 3-4 weeks.

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Welcome to Health care magic

It seems from the history that you had a injury to the forehead, following which you are having lump above the eyebrow and black eye.
The lump is because of haematoma as a result of collection of blood in the layers of skin as a result of impact of injury.
Black eye is because of collection of blood in the layers of skin of eyelids.
Both these will resolve spontaneously slowly as the blood gets absorbed. But it may take 3-4 weeks for complete resolution.
In the mean time you can take analgesic drugs for pain relief and continue applying cold compression.

Hope the information is helpful to you.

Thank you
With regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
 
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a General Surgeon

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor