The Lump On The Baby’s Head Filled With Blood Came Back After Being Sucked?
Night ,, my child is 18 days old, there is a lump on the head since birth ,, at the age of 14 days it was suctioned and filled with blood ,,, but 4 days after being sucked the lump seemed to get bigger again, what is the solution?
Hi Titin, Thank you for the question.
Lumps on the head of newborns are generally caused by injuries to the baby's head during labor. Lumps on a baby's head can be caused by:
cephalhematoma, which is a lump caused by bleeding in the outer layer of the baby's head as a result of a tear in a blood vessel. This bleeding can be caused by a long labor that puts pressure on the baby's head, or the use of a vacuum device to assist with the birth of the baby. This bleeding can usually disappear on its own but it takes a long time, usually 2-8 weeks of caput succadaneu, which is a lump caused by fluid buildup due to the swelling of the baby's scalp. This condition usually goes away on its own in a few days. How is your baby's condition at this time? If your baby is still active, not fussy, willing to breastfeed, not limp, then you have nothing to worry about. However, if your baby has symptoms of weakness, difficulty breastfeeding, fussiness, seizures, yellowing skin, fever, you should immediately check your baby back to the pediatrician. But if you are still worried about this condition, don't hesitate to return to consult your pediatrician.
Hope this information is helpful.