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Thank you for the information,I am sorry about the unemployment...I know how difficult times can be these days.I do not think you need to worry about the lump. It sounds like residual soft tissue swelling from the injury.The tissues of the brow and around the eyes are interconnected...when there is an injury to the eyebrow area, because of these tissue planes, any bleeding/fluid/swelling will be pulled down by gravity. That is why people get a black eye when they hit their head above the eyebrow itself.It can take 10-14 days for the bruising and fluid to reabsorb. At this point, you can try applying heat to the area; however, it probably won't do much to speed the resolution. It will just take time.I would see your doctor only if you develop pain, redness, new onset headache, neck stiffness. visual changes and/or nausea/vomiting.Please feel free to ask any follow up questions you may have,Dr Abby
How long can the lump take to go away exactly? It has been 3 weeks and still there above my eye brow. Not tender to touch or red and no headaches. It seems exactly the same size since a week ago, like it's not going down. I haven't been putting warm compresses on it! Should I try that My black eye is just about gone. As you know my situation with no insurance and I am unemployed still. What is the most time this lump should take to go away and see a physician? Just worried that's all! Thanks!
What is the size of the lump at this time?Dr Abby
It's more like a straight line about the distance of half my pointer finger above my eyebrow. It's stayed the same for about a week now no change!
ok thanks Dr. Abby so much for all your help! Wish you were my regular doctor!