Hematoma? Maybe?

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Hey everyone!

I hope you guys are ready for a ride! So, back in 2011, I wasn't wearing a helmet while riding a horse (I know, it wasn't smart, use me as an example kids) and I fell off, face first, causing me some level of a brain injury, as I had amnesia and don't remember what happened or how I fell. My face was swollen for like, two months, but eventually I healed, and I had a hematoma on my forehead, and my doctors told me it would go away with time, and it's always just been a part of my face, but I was wondering, is it a hematoma if it is still here 8 years later? Like, should I be concerned? It doesn't bother me or anything, just a little unsightly, so I figured to ask here before running to a doctor over a bruise. Picture included so you can see my dent in my forehead. Thanks!imageimage

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    God love you !! Firstly, thank god it wasn't worse then it was! Second, I think your hematoma (yes,that's still what it is) is there to stay. It's been 8 years, if it was going to dissolve back into your body it would have done so by now. I fell off a bed when I was one year old and had a massive hematoma on my forehead. To this day I can feel the difference from the other side of my forehead (not visibly noticeable though). Three years ago I slipped on wet stairs and ended up with a hematoma on my butt, it's still there. One month ago I was in an accident and ended up with a hematoma on my frontal cheek bone. Seems like I'm prone! LOL. This one was also huge.. But this time I was diligent with compresses. It's still there but not visible to the eye anymore. A friend of mine fell and also had one on her cheek, she did not treat it with compresses (cold for 48-72hrs and then warm after that). It's been 10 years and she still has a massive hematoma on her face. It's nothing to be worried about if it's not physically bothering you but if the aesthetics are an issue I'd book an appointment with a doctor to see about having it removed. ! I've attached a picture of mine the day it happened. The hororr!! lol image

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      It's my party trick now, "hey guys, want to hear about how I almost died?" Anyway, thank you so much! Nice to know someone relates, haha. And I probably will go about getting it removed eventually, so thank you for the reassurance! Nice to know there's other klutzes in the world 😃

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    I ran into a very low door frame and knocked myself out, it left a dent in my forehead, that was years ago it's still their and I'm told its a dent in the bone and it will never go away, surely a hematoma is a collection of blood under the skin, a bruise, or have you been told that is what it is.

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      That's what I was curious about- I had a CT scan done, and they said that my skull was fine, and I had no visible brain damage. Two different doctors told me that it was a hematoma (One being five years later) so I'm just to assume it's a hematoma at this point.

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      No Idea then if you have been told its a bruise and you believe them and they say its ok then i would try to just forget it.

      i didnt have any scans just got told by gp, dented bone and nothing to worry about

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    Yuk, mebbi, was in a auto accident year ago, leg received a big nasty hematoma inside my right knee, swore something was broke, chipped or something, but X-ray said all was well, stayed tender for a long time, but the lump is still there?, I'm 56,maybe the reason it isn't disappearing so fast, ain't no spring chicken 🐔 no more, you might be stuck with a Frankenstein Forehead, rest of your life,? 😬😬😬,maybe a plastic surgeon can fix it, feel your pain, bless your heart, I'm sending you a super, master blaster, healing online cyber power wave OK,😇😇😇🙏🙏🙏🙏🙌🙌🙌🙌,heal mebbi

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    horses can be the very best trained and still the rider has to be on guard constantly. i had similar experience. and it was a fall straight on my hip. dislocated my hip. ended up with hip replacement surgery a few years later.

    after what you have been thru you are very lucky . they can be removed. thank goodness .

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