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On 2/15/16 I tripped and fell and t my forehead on the door

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Customer: On 2/15/16 I tripped and fell and hit my forehead on the door frame. I ended up with 15 stitches and a black eye. The ER did not take any XRays. The swelling has now gone down, but I still have a considerable knot on my brow bone that is sore if I apply pressure but completely numb if I rub it. Do you think I could have fractured my brow bone? Is there anything I can do to help this?
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Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 9 months ago.

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fracture of the brow bone or orbital ridge is low but not zero.

you should try some ice or cold compresses on the area to decrease pain and swelling

your doctor should have ordered an orbital and skull xray series.

how old are you?

do you have a doctor you can see who can order some xrays for you?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I am 40 yrs old and I do have a regular physician, but the nurse in his office said that I just have nerve damage that will take up to a year to heal. However, I have not been given an explanation for still having a knot. At this point, a month after the fall, I am not sure what good it would do to have xrays.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 8 months ago.

the knot most likely is old blood from a bruise in the area which is slow to reabsorb.

there are medications like neurotin or lyrica which can help decrease some nerve pain in the area.

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