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Large bump on right side of head, puffiness on top of neckline. Treatment for head injury?

I fell down some steps 3 nights ago. I had a nice size bump on the right side of my head. I didnt seek medical advice. The numbness around the bumb has decreased and so has the bump. However I feel a little puffiness at the top of my neckline. Should I seek medical attention. Im not sick to stomach and havent been dizzy
Asked On : Fri, 22 Mar 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Jun 2015
Hello dear...

The bump over the head after a fall is due to accumulation of blood & it is called hematoma.
The blood cells accumulated are eventually broken down and absorbed in the body.
But this is a slow process & takes times to disappear completely.

Till that time, symptomatic relief is obtained by taking analgesics, ice compression & adequate rest.
If it still persists or there are any other associated symptoms like vomiting, loss of consciousness, convulsions, etc...then it will be better to consult your Doctor.

Wishing you a good health.
Thanks & take care.
Answered: Sun, 24 Mar 2013
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