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#1 Fabalicious

Posted 19 February 2008 - 05:41 PM

My dd fell and bumped her head on the side of the couch! Which resulted in a huge bump on her forehead!!
I quickly put an ice pack on her forehead, fast forward 6 week and the bump is still visible but does not bother dd.

We went to the GP who said to wait a month or so and if it is still there to go back to her and get a scan done on DD's head as she may have a blot clot!  ohmy.gif

Now, Im freaking out. Why cant we have got a referral for a scan asap?!!   cry1.gif

So for those who's little ones have bumped their head(badly) how long did it take for the bump to go away 100%??

TIA!

Edited by ~LionHeart~, 19 February 2008 - 05:44 PM.


#2 snowforest

Posted 19 February 2008 - 06:47 PM

Don't stress! Sometimes scar tissue can form and a bump will remain, it's nothing to worry about usually.

My 11 yr old has a bump (you can't see it, but can still feel it) on her head that she got when she was about 3. I've been told not to worry a number of times. It has slowly gotten smaller over the years, and she has never noticed it herself, I only notice it when I rub her head.

I know myself (I am quite clumsy!) that I have a few bumps and indents that never fully went away from accidents in the past.

#3 Cuckoo-choochoo

Posted 19 February 2008 - 06:50 PM

My ds2 ran into a friend's DD head on about 3 weeks ago, and his bump/bruise has only now jsut gone.

Definitly use arnica cream on it - it will bring the bruising out quicker and it certainly does heal a lot faster - unfortunately I didn't have any to put on at the time of the bump happening, and then just forgot to put on later when I did have some.

#4 Fabalicious

Posted 19 February 2008 - 07:08 PM

Thanks ladies for the replies!!!

Her bump is really soft and you can press it?!  unsure.gif

I didn't start stressing and thought it was normal until mum told me it was not normal!  blush.gif

Edited by ~LionHeart~, 19 February 2008 - 07:13 PM.


#5 cesca

Posted 19 February 2008 - 07:41 PM

My DS got hit in the forehead by a rock about 6 months ago.  wacko.gif  He STILL has a bump on his head (only noticeable when you feel it).  I'm not sure if it'll ever go away.

#6 Fabalicious

Posted 19 February 2008 - 07:45 PM

PP ouch!!

Is the bump soft when you press it?

#7 **JODES**

Posted 19 February 2008 - 07:47 PM

My eldest DD, who will be 8 in June fell from her highchair when she was 14 months old, and hit her forehead on the tiled floor.
She had a haematoma a bit bigger than a golf ball, which gradually went down, but has never actually gone away.
A month aftr her accident, she started getting extremely clumsy (walking into EVERYTHING), so she was sent for a scan.  Everything came back as normal, but there was a fair amount of scar tissue.
You can still see the bump now, though it is not as obvious as it once was...you can usually see it when she lifts her eyebrows.

If it is squishy as you mentioned in your last post, it would be worth having checked out, as it could be a build up of fluid or blood, which should be checked.

All the best, Jodes XOXOX

#8 ~Nic~

Posted 19 February 2008 - 10:30 PM

My DS fell of the mini trampoline at his preschool when he was about 3 - somehow managed to miss all of the padding and smacked his head on the leg of the tramp... took him straight to the dr's as the bump on his head was massive and they said that it could take up to a few months to go down completely.

About 4 months later, he still had the bump - no where near as big, but still there. Went back to the dr who looked him over and said that DS bumped his head so hard that he has dented the fatty tissue layer between his skull and his skin - the dr was confident that there wasn't actually any damage to the the bone, but it basically squished the tissue out of the way and caused a dent in his skin (ie, it's not his skull that's dented - it's the layer of tissue). He said that the tissue basically needs to regrow / move back into that area which will take time - apparently up to a couple of years. It has now been a little over 12 months since he bumped his head and there is now only a tiny little mark - kind of like a crease in his skin, not a bump though.

If you are concerned, go and have a chat with your dr - just to put your mind at ease.

Nic.

#9 Fabalicious

Posted 20 February 2008 - 05:58 AM

Thanks for the replies. I had another look at it last night. Its not that bruised, just can see a bump still, although definitely not as big!

PP, yep, we went to the Dr the other day. She wasnt very worried about it and told us to come back in a mth or so and have t looked at again.

~Nic~ Thanks for your post. It was very informative!! original.gif




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