Lump on forehead
David

Rogers, AR

#326 Jul 31, 2009
When I was around 11 years old i fell off my skateboard and hit the left side of my forehead on the pavement so hard that it knocked me out for 5 minutes and I had a concussion. There was a huge bump on the left side of my forehead and i had to get 8 stitches. Today I am almost 16 and I still have a bump on my forehead. The bump has flattened some but it is still as big as far as circumference, and the bump is hard. I also recently went to the doctor and he confirmed that it was scar tissue. There was just some questions that I had... Will the bump disappear as my body and head grows more? Will the bump just go away naturally? Can the bump be removed by plastic surgery with low risk? will massaging the bump help?... Any help at all is HIGHLY appreciated. Thank you
mike

Naperville, IL

#327 Aug 5, 2009
irina wrote:
i got a lump above my left eyebrow a few years back. It comes and goes, but when it swells up my head hurts a lot. Also it follows with lump in my cheeck and throught. I have not seen a doctor yet , but if someone has simmiliar please share, i am worried sick.
I have a bump about the size of a dime right in the middle of my forehead, It does not hurt even when i beat it with a book like friends tell me to pop it. I cant stand it anymore it shows up in all pictures I take and thats the first thing your eye goes to. mine does not move and is hard as a rock i would rather have a scar then this lump anyday so i need to find a way to get rid of it cuz i cant.. also a doct told me not to operate on it myself because your forhead bleeds more that any other body part so dont try this at home...
Blade

Craigsville, VA

#328 Aug 5, 2009
I have the same problem it is a lump on my forehead , I Had it for six months but I'm going in two weeks to check it out!! I will come back to let you know !!!!
SB london

Watford, UK

#329 Aug 12, 2009
I've had a lump on the left side of my forehead approx half an inch from my hairline. It's been there for a number of years. It started off very small and I thought it was just a spot and forgot all about it until approx four years later at the age of 24 I noticed it had grown in size. It felt boney. I went to my GP and was referred to general medical. X-rays were taken and it was indeed a piece of bone but that it didn't necessarily require removal since it wasn't causing any discomfort and I recall at the time the Doctor questioning why it bothered me?(I'd like to ask him the same question if he had a lump on his forehead). Anyway, I was told that if it grew in size or became painful that I should ask to be re-referred and a Neurosurgeon would be able to remove it.
So...another four years have past by and the lump has grown larger and a little painful. I've also started experiencing headaches/ migranes always on the left side of my head (may be connected?)So I went to my GP (a different one) and I was referred to orthopeadics who explained that it was a condition called exostosis; formation of new bone on the surface of bone which often occurs at the back of the head or around the knee. However, since mine was on my forehead, he referred me to plastic surgery to ensure minimal further deformation on the face. Anyway, I evenually got an appointment for Maxillo-facial. I was seen last week by the consultant who confirmed the diagnosis. He said that there were two options for removing it: 1) cutting directly across the entire width of the lump thereby leaving a visible scar on my forehead 2) making an incision approx 1-2 inches above my hairline (so on my scalp) and pulling the scalp down to remove the bone. The cut in this case, would have to wider approx 2-3 inches. Also, the incision site would experience hair loss as a result, however it would be covered by hair from the front of the cut and behind it. I have been told that it is probably benign and therefore should not return although he cannot be 100% sure until he can gain access to it and knows exactly what it is.
I have decided to go for option 2...as I said the scar will be covered by hair so it won't matter. Re: recovery time: He told me that I would be sore for approx 1-2 weeks, but that there would be quite a lot of swelling and bruising on the face so I might have to think about taking 3-4 weeks off work. Just waiting for my appointment now(NHS...it will probably take some time!). Will let you know how it goes. Hope this helps guys.
Dee

United States

#330 Aug 15, 2009
You can get a calcium deposit on your forehead. Doctor said I have one, but it does not move around.
Myriam

Dallas, TX

#331 Aug 19, 2009
I have had a lump on the right side of my forehead for a couple of years and it has never hurt i just hate when people stare at it. I try hiding it with my hair but it just seems to pop out. I have an appt with a plastic surgeon tommorow hopefully i can finally get it taken out, i would definitely prefer having a scar than this bump.
Diane

UK

#332 Aug 21, 2009
My partner had severe facial & head shingles, then the virus attacked his nervous system and caused inflammation of the brain with terrible effects. Practically OK now after 6 months but left with what seem to be fluid filled lumps on forehead, which move around there, diminish & go down his nose and round under the brow. The effect they have is that he eye feels squeezed. Very uncomfortable and he feels wretched and just sleeps on bad days. ANYONE ELSE HAD THIS? Thanks
Chris Stampton

Kitchener, Canada

#333 Aug 24, 2009
Hi, for the last 6 months, I have had a quarter sized hard bump on my forehead that does not move. It is located about an inch above my right eyebrow. I recently went to the doctor and he said that it is the hardening of the bone tissue from when I hit my head 7 years ago.

Has anyone heard of a bump appearing on the head years after a concussion? Is there anything, besides surgery, that can be done? Should I get a second opinion from another doctor?
bumpiez

Ljubljana, Slovenia

#334 Aug 24, 2009
Randy wrote:
My son hit his forehead on the basketball court when he was 14 yrs. old. We thought the fairly large and definately noticeable bump would go away but it never did. It bothered him as he got older.He's now 19 and has just had the bump removed by a plastic surgeon. A small scar does not bother him and now it's gone. It seemed to be a very simple procedure. Some family doctors may suggest that you just live with the bump but you can easily get it removed if it bothers you. My son is glad we were persistant.
Can you tell more about procedure?
Did they had to grind his bone of?
Elizabeth

Brooklyn, NY

#335 Aug 25, 2009
I'm so glad I found this blog. I too have gotten the stares and the "OMG did someone hit you in the head" question, more times than I can count. What started off as pimpled-size, turned into a good size marble. Pretty much in the same place as many of you, under hairline, over right brow. I've had it for over 2 years, perhaps 4, as it grew in size. I had a cat scan and it was told it was benign. I also had the derma inject it hoping it was a cyst and it didn't decrease in size. My doctor also said it was body tissue and to either keep the bump or get it cut. Since I'm fairly young (25) and have no visible frown lines, he said the scar would show. But I'm not liking how headaches seem worse in that side of my head. I also don't like the tension I feel with it there. The best advice so far was to go for it and not let the anxiety take over. For those that saw a surgeon, thanks for sharing. I think I'll deal with a cut, before it gets bigger and so does the scar!
17need help

Ridgeville, SC

#336 Sep 2, 2009
Randy wrote:
My son hit his forehead on the basketball court when he was 14 yrs. old. We thought the fairly large and definately noticeable bump would go away but it never did. It bothered him as he got older.He's now 19 and has just had the bump removed by a plastic surgeon. A small scar does not bother him and now it's gone. It seemed to be a very simple procedure. Some family doctors may suggest that you just live with the bump but you can easily get it removed if it bothers you. My son is glad we were persistant.
Can you give more information.
How big was the bump?
What kind of doctor do i see?
How much did it cost,so i can start saving?
17need help

Ridgeville, SC

#337 Sep 2, 2009
I have a hard bump below the right side hair line.Itsz hard and its bigger than a quater.I know that i got it when i was a kid i fell and hit the contcret floor.Now i'm 17,I normaly get a short hair with the out line so i can not cover it.I dont like it when i see people look at it.And i need more information about who i should see and how much will it cost me.
17need help

Ridgeville, SC

#338 Sep 2, 2009
Randy wrote:
My son hit his forehead on the basketball court when he was 14 yrs. old. We thought the fairly large and definately noticeable bump would go away but it never did. It bothered him as he got older.He's now 19 and has just had the bump removed by a plastic surgeon. A small scar does not bother him and now it's gone. It seemed to be a very simple procedure. Some family doctors may suggest that you just live with the bump but you can easily get it removed if it bothers you. My son is glad we were persistant.
How big was the bump?and How big was the aftermath scar?
james

Stevens Point, WI

#339 Sep 3, 2009
I was in a bike accident with the sidewalk and I hit my forehead, leaving a bruise above my right eyebrow. I am concerned somewhat. Should I be worried if there is any problems with my head?
kumi

Trinidad and Tobago

#340 Sep 8, 2009
i too have a lump on my forhead two as a matter of fact one is right on top the eye the other is more higher , up bt the hair line if i touch the one by the eye it hurts a bit the other one if i touch it i berp what could be those lumps?
Cathie

Norfolk, VA

#341 Sep 10, 2009
Sandi wrote:
Good luck with that! If mine didn't go away after 24 hours, I would do it too! I woke up this morning with it and it has already gone down to almost nothing. That is what has made it impossible to diagnose mine. My doctors have only seen pictures, it goes down, in most cases, before I can get to the doctor's office! It makes me crazy.
What ended up happening with your surgery? I have a similar problem and am very curious. Thanks.
Susan

Wolverhampton, UK

#342 Sep 13, 2009
I also have a lump on my forehead. Have been to the doctor who feels that I should just accept it. However I am going to try acupuncture, if this fails it may be plastic surgery as the lump is too sore and applying pressure to my eye.
Elie

New York, NY

#343 Sep 14, 2009
I had 2 lumps on my head this week, one behind and slightly above my left ear and one on the right side of my forehead, first I noticed the one behind my ear right after a hair cut and within 2 days was down to the size of a pimple and still like that today and the 2nd was on the forehead which I noticed after a nap friday night but when I woke up saturday morning it was gone??
I have no idea what this is, I have had cancer twice in the past so I have called my oncologist and he is suppossed to get back to me in the morning.
cross your fingers??
If anyone has had a similar story I would like to hear it.
JEAN

Aurora, CO

#344 Sep 22, 2009
I have a bump that developed I believe from a bump on the head years ago. My sisterhad one also. She massaged it out like you would a knotted nerve. It is now smaller than a pea. I also have been massaging it out for aliitle over 3 weeks and have noticed it slowly going down. My sister is a massage therapist and said surgery is not necessary. Just patience and tender massage.
jack romero

United States

#345 Sep 29, 2009
Whats up peeps. I had that same lump on my forehead for years. I went to a few doctors and they all told me the same thing. That the lump wasnt dangerous. That it wouldnt grow any bigger and that if i left it alone it would remain there forever. But i had already made the dicision to have removed so just a couple days ago i had it removerd. The surgeon took about 30 minutes getting all that fatty tissue out. U do have to go through the anasthesia process. But when that bump is gone its worth it . i hated that bump on my forehead. Fore advise my email is; [email protected]

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