Bump On The Baby’s Head After Birth?
my child has had a lump since birth due to childbirth … and now it has hardened … can it recover
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First of all, it's a good idea to tell your baby's age first. This is very important to determine whether or not the condition experienced by your baby.
During childbirth, the baby's head can be depressed until its shape is not round. This is because the hard bones in the baby's skull have not completely fused so they can shift or overlap to facilitate the release of the baby's head from the birth canal. This condition is a normal condition, and can improve itself as the baby's brain develops.
Other things that can cause the shape of the baby's head to be bumped are the head of succedaneum, cephalohematoma, and subgaleal hematoma. Caput succedaneum is caused by edema or swelling of the skin and subcutaneous tissue in the head. This condition will improve on its own within 6 days. Cephalhematoma is a condition where there is bleeding under the baby's scalp (precisely between the bone and the periosteum layer of the skull) the baby does not cross the midline (sutura) of the baby's head. This bleeding will initially feel soft and then it will harden or calcify, but can improve within approximately 4 months. Subgaleal hematoma is also a bleeding that occurs under the baby's scalp (precisely under the galea aponeurotica), a bump seen passing through the midline (sutura) of the baby's head. Subgaleal hematoma is a dangerous condition and must be immediately evaluated and further managed.
In your case, you should take your baby to see a pediatrician if you have doubts about what is causing interference with your child's head. Pediatricians can do a direct examination to find out the cause of the lump. If it is only caused by the head of succedaneum or cephalhematoma, then you don't need to worry too much because this condition will improve on its own. However, if the baby has a subgaleal hematoma, then the baby should be checked by a hospital immediately.
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