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How to cure lump above eyebrow, headache and swollen eyelids?

This passed Tuesday , I tripped and fell in my bedroom, I whacked my forehead on night table , a huge lump immediately appeared above right eyebrow, now I have two very black eyes. The eyes themselves are NOT bloody, lump on my head still very large and tender, should I have gone to ER? The reason I didn't go, I have no Heath coverage since husband lost his job. I am head achey since this happened & eyelids swollen. Thanks in advance
Wed, 12 Feb 2014
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Hello
It seems from the history that you had a fall following which you are having lump above the right eye brow. This indicates collection of blood in the layers of the skin as a result of bleeding caused by the injury. This is called as hematoma. This will get absorbed over few weeks but underlying fracture has to be ruled out by x ray.
Black eyes is because of seepage of the blood into the layers of the eyelids. Black eyes by itself does not require treatment as it will get absorbed over 2-3 weeks.
As of now you can take analgesic drugs for pain relief and consult your doctor to rule out fracture.

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How to cure lump above eyebrow, headache and swollen eyelids?

Hello It seems from the history that you had a fall following which you are having lump above the right eye brow. This indicates collection of blood in the layers of the skin as a result of bleeding caused by the injury. This is called as hematoma. This will get absorbed over few weeks but underlying fracture has to be ruled out by x ray. Black eyes is because of seepage of the blood into the layers of the eyelids. Black eyes by itself does not require treatment as it will get absorbed over 2-3 weeks. As of now you can take analgesic drugs for pain relief and consult your doctor to rule out fracture. Thank you