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Hi I fell on the back of my head a week ago I was on holiday, my head had a lump the sixe of an egg after putting ice on it all night it went down to half the size. The problem is a week later it still has a lump and still hurts hsould I go hospital ? What could it be ?
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The lumps since your head injury could e a contusion (soft tissue swelling) or it could be a hematoma (localized collection of blood). Both these swellings usually take 2-3 weeks to subside fully. It is good you applied ice pack immediately. Along with it you may need to take ant-inflammatory pain killers. However, since your head region is involved, it is best to consult a doctor and get this evaluated. Take care!
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