Painful Lump on forehead
My mother hurt herself in the forehead about 1 year back by banging into one of the wooden doors at home. At that time she had pain, swelling and bruising in the forehead just above the right eyebrow. The lump originated at that time but over the course of time it got suppressed and vanished on its own. Recently, about a week back, the lump resurfaced and has become really painful. Unfortunately, we're not even sure of which specialty to approach for this. Since the original injury was related to bones, posting this question under the same category. Please suggest the right specialty to approach for this and also the best course of action with some probables of what kind of diagnostic tests are required and a probable diagnosis too. Thanks.
Doctor Answers (3) on Painful Lump on forehead
If the lump is hard to feel it's likely to be calcification(X-ray s can reveal it) ... But it's rare as a reappearing one( unless the same site has another hard impact injury) .... Another possibility is a damaged blood vessel often a vein... A general surgeon can make out what it is, upon palpation. An ENT surgeon is also a choice. As a home remedy you may also try overnight dressing with a guaze pad soaked with well stirred glycerine magnesium sulphate paste for 7-10days.Take care that glycerine won't ooze out to eye to irritate eye and disturb sleep.
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