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PediatricMD : It seems like the trauma has caused the formation of an aneurysm over the External Jugular Vein (EJV)
PediatricMD : If the swelling persists I would encourage you to take her to the ER/ Urgent care so that this can be confirmed
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Customer: no i did not
Customer: what did you say
PediatricMD : It seems like the trauma has caused the formation of an aneurysm over the External Jugular Vein (EJV), If the swelling persists I would encourage you to take her to the ER/ Urgent care so that this can be confirmed
Customer: how can i be for certain without going to the er
Customer: what signs do i need to look for
PediatricMD : It can be tough to explain how to confirm this to a non medical professional
PediatricMD : However, the location, and the fact that the size increases on crying suggest that this is the possible cause
Customer: what can happen to her if that is the case and it goes un treated
PediatricMD : You would need to look for increasing size, pain in the swelling, and excessively irritable child as possible things
PediatricMD : It may resolve without treatment
PediatricMD : it may remain like this for a long time
PediatricMD : or rarely it may cause local problems like bleeding, increasing swelling etc.
Customer: so if i took her to the ER right now what would they do any tests or anything or just look at it to know what it is
PediatricMD : If the child is absolutely fine, you may show to the Pediatrician too, however given that this is a weekend, I would suggest confirming the same at least once
PediatricMD : You can see this link for some more inputs ... though the problem is slightly different, the photographs are similar
PediatricMD : http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3633282/
Customer: so they just do an ultrasound to find out for certian?
PediatricMD : Yes,
PediatricMD : that is one of the easily doable tests