My 2 year old has a huge bump!!

Canada
August 30, 2008 10:14pm CST
My 2 year old son was running and hit his forehead on the door. Now he has a huge bump there and it has been about a week now maybe even longer and it still has not gone down. I really hope this is not permanent. I don't think he has rehit it, because i'm not home with him all the time. I don't think he hit it again anywhere since he doesn't complain that it hurts and he did that for a few days. Anyone have any advice about what the goose egg!! I'm hoping it will go down on it's own eventually. Anyone else here have a child that needs to wear a helmet all the time? He's so active and very hard to keep down always running around all the time. So will this bump eventually go down or not thats the question?
4 responses
• United States
31 Aug 08
I can totally empathize with you. I also have a child that should wear a helmet and probably every other form of protective clothing that I can get my hands on. She is one tough little girl, though. She is also 2, but she's been very adept at injuring herself since she was able to walk. And she also had one of those huge bumps like you're talking about. She hit her head on her crib (and we even had crib bumpers!), and I thought it would never go away. But she acted fine, and we even had a doctor's appointment in the time it took for that goose egg to heal. The doctor didn't seem concerned about it, and said that many bumps and bruises were a hazard of little ones starting to walk and discover the world around them. She loves to play, and run, and dance, and I find it very hard to keep her still for even a second. As a result, we've had quite a few bumps and scrapes. We haven't been able to get a decent picture of her since she was 9 months old because she's always had some sort of sign of an accident on her face. But because of my experience with my own daughter, I believe that the bump will eventually go down on its own. If it makes you feel better, you can always take your son to a doctor for an opinion (as a parent, I know how it is to want to make sure that every little sniffle, or every little scrape isn't going to turn into something bigger). Just keep an eye on it, and keep an eye on him, and unless he starts acting very differently, I think that things should be OK =).
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• Canada
2 Sep 08
It looks like it is starting to down now finally. I just hope he doesn't hit it again somewere and than it swells up again. Thanks for the responce!!
@jbrooks0127 (2330)
• United States
31 Aug 08
If you have not noticed and difference in him he probably is alright. However if he is not quite as active as he was...seems to want to sleep more than he use to...or anything different you need to get him to the doctor. A child can have a slight concussion but will not be able to tell you he is not well. If you have not noticed and change at all within just the next few days you need to find out what is going on. If he is bumping his head all the time perhaps you need to find out how to prevent that. Please do not just assume that it is a normal childhood thing. It can be serious under the right circumstances and you do not dare take any chance with that. Have a doctor check him out and you will feel much better.
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• Canada
31 Aug 08
Thanks, the bump has been there for about a week now if not longer. He is still the same old kid very active. I don't think it's a concussion he never sleeps. I'm just concerned that this bump will never go down and he's gonna have a second forhead forever!!
@tlb0822 (1415)
• United States
31 Aug 08
Sometimes bumps like that take a little longer to go down. My daughter had a bump for about two weeks once. I just put an ice pack on it, and left it alone afterward and it went away. I don't think it will be permanant. If it doesn't go away in two weeks or so I'd see his doctor. Good luck.
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• United States
10 Sep 08
My Oldest had a knot on his head and has it since he was bornand they said it would go away by the time he was 6 months and still hasnt. BUt however my oldest hes a bit wild sometimes and he tends to run into things like tables,walls,doors you name it hes probably ran into it already and gets bumps and bruses all the time some last longer than a week and some dont but id would get it looked at if you havnt already or if it hasnt gone away yet.