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Head injury, applied ice, bump on head, hurts when pressed. What is this?

I fainted last year in anatomy class and fell straight backwards onto the floor. I hit the back of my head very hard on the tile floor and felt severely injurred. However, I went home that day and slept a lot and used a fair amount of ice. Now, one year later I have a bump on the back of my head that hurts when pressed upon. I m not sure what this is..
Asked On : Mon, 22 Oct 2012
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Neurologist 's  Response
Nov 2013

Thank you for posting your query.

The bump on your head, occurring a year after the fall, is most likely not related to the fall.

The alternative diagnostic possibilities in your case could be sebaceous cyst (infected or otherwise), a lipoma (collection of fat), or a small hematoma (due to minor injury, which was unnoticed).

A clinical examination of the area would most likely sort out the issue.

Best wishes,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Senior consultant Neurologist,
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad
Answered: Wed, 24 Oct 2012
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