April 19, 2010,
J.H. asks from Jenks, OK on April 16, 2010
Bump on Babies Forhead Still There After Almost 1 Month
About a month ago my son (10 months) hit his head on the corner of a wall while he was attempting to stand alone....ouch! Right away he got an egg size bump that was black and purple. He started vomiting about 30 mins after that so I took him to the ER. They decided to just watch him bc he was so small they didnt want to to a cat scan on him. I had to wake him up every 2 hours that night to make sure he was ok. He is now...thank goodness.
My question, is it normal that he still has a knot on his forhead? It almost seems like there is a little pebble stuck in there. It doesn't seem to be painful to him when I push on it but I would think that it would have gone down by now. Should I take him to the doctor? Or do you think it will go away?
S.B. answers from Chicago on April 16, 2010
My son has a bump on his head that's been there since he was about 6 or 7 weeks old (he's now 5 months). He didn't bump his head to my knowledge, but the doctor thought it could have been from trauma and said that sometimes blood can collect and calcify after a while and make a hard bump but it should eventually go away. Well, my son's bump turned out to be a cyst, but I think what your son has sounds like calcified blood from the bruising. If you are very concerned I would take him to the dr to have it looked at again, it could be possible that the bump to his head altered the way his bones are developing or that a tiny fracture may have occurred? Anyway, they can do an xray for your piece of mind. Be well!
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M.F. answers from Sioux Falls on April 16, 2010
sounds like a calcium deposit, but I would ask at his next Dr. visit.
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G.A. answers from Dallas on April 17, 2010
I had a child fall at the sink on the stool the state insisted I have for the kids to wash hands. He had the biggest bump I have ever seen and it took 5 mos to go sort of away. I looked and it was bruised and I told the dad looks like it is getting worse. He said no he fell again at home on the same spot. He has two bumps on his forhead on both sides. Every time he fell he seemed to hit there. He will be 4 next month. G. W
M.A. answers from Dallas on April 19, 2010
My 4 year old daughter fell in our backyard and hit her forehead on a rock. She instantly got a knot on her head and became very swollen right away. Two months later she still had a red lump there so we took her in for an x-ray to make sure everything was okay. She was fine. The doctor said that the forehead just doesn't have many fat cells beneath it so there's nothing else to absorb the swelling underneath the skin, therefore, it sticks out easily. He said that the lump is probably just calcium built up underneath the wound and would eventually go away. Now, 8 months later, it's just about all gone. Good luck!
D.C. answers from Dallas on April 17, 2010
I would call the medical advise line at your pediatricians office and ask the nurse's opinion. My gut tells me not to worry too much about it, but a quick phone call wouldn't hurt!! Glad he's feeling better!!
D.I. answers from Dallas on April 17, 2010
My son had a big bump on his brow bone from a heavy door that hit him as it was closing. This happened when he was around 2 years old. The visible bump eventually went away, but the doctor told me that he may always have that little "knot" under the skin... feels like a "pea". I just checked and sure enough, it feels smaller, but is still there. Maybe it feels smaller because he has grown and is now almost 15 years old! I guess it's calcification because the bump was on the bone, but it's never been an issue for him. I kinda forgot about it till I saw your post and it made me curious to see if it was still there.....
I would definitely monitor it and have the doctor continue to check when you go for check-ups. Enjoy your little guy! And happy (almost) birthday to him!!
G.B. answers from Boise on April 17, 2010
If is IS a calcium deposit, then that means he is having calcium depositing in tissues. NOT good. That happens because of overdoses of calcium, vit D, and phosphorus.... any of those three. Stop all vit D , Iron, or Calcium supplements. Only supplement magnesium- which will decalcify him and return his Ca levels to normal. Magnesium is safe - very safe
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