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My daughter is an otherwise healthy 19 month old. This past

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Hi - My daughter is an otherwise healthy 19 month old. This past morning, about 18 hours ago, as my wife and I were getting ready for work, she was sitting on our bed and fell off onto the wooden floor below. The only apparent injury is a hematoma on her bot***** *****p. She was shaken by what had happened, and cried for about a half-hour. Thereafter, she seemed normal, and we took her to daycare. Daycare reported no unusual behavior or concussion symptoms (e.g., vomiting), only that she was a little bit fussy. Otherwise, she played, ate, and napped normally. This evening, she seemed a bit irritable, but generally normal. I checked her pupils and both looked the same size. She went to bed usual time, but has since woken up twice. Each time, we consoled her and put her back to sleep. I'm guessing her lip is uncomfortable.
My question: Has enough time passed that we can consider concussion or serious head injury unlikely?
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 4 months ago.

Thank you for your question.
I am Dr. Su S. and I will try my best to help you.
I am sorry for her symptoms.

You need to watch 48-72 hours closely.

She may not have any issue.

Concussion symptoms can appear later too.

She might have pain and discomfort.

You can give tylenol.

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Wish her healthy life.