you'd probably poke it too
July 27, 2011 3:08 PM Subscribe
My fiance poked at a squishy bump in his forehead about two days ago; it squished and sort of dispersed, he said, and now his head has hurt really bad ever since. What could this have been, and do we need to be concerned now?
posted by adrianna aria to health & fitness (11 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
For reference, a day or two previous to that he'd whacked the shit out of his head, like right above his forehead, on a shelf or something at work. Then two days ago he felt the squishy bump, about the size of a nickel, under the skin of his forehead with no visible bruising anywhere, so he poked it and he said it felt like it "dispersed" under the skin along with a lot of pain.
The headache he has had since then is not on par with the mild migraines he normally gets, but is close to it, and the pain is all centered in his forehead (rather than behind his eyes, like the migraines).
Any idea what the squishy bump could have been, and if any of it is something that we need to be concerned about? He is currently without insurance until it kicks in from his new job, so seeking medical attention right now is an expense we just can't manage unless it's really serious.