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AnswerWhen you bump your head you cause damage to various cells that make up your tissues. Consequently, the cells release prostoglandins, and other molecules including vasodilators and constrictors, that activate an immune response. Specifically they modulate a non-specific inflammatory response, which in a nutshell causes increased blood flow to the damaged area (simplified version). The whole purpose of the increased blood flow is to allow the transport of critical immune molecules (neutrophils, monocytes, lymphocytes) to the site of damage so that they may begin the repair process.
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What does it mean if you have a couple of areas on the back of your head that are painful when touched and one of them is a small hard bump?

Did you fall and bump your head? Or get hit with something in the head? If you didn't bump or hit your head or get hit in the head recently, you should go see a doctor. And if you did bump your head and these tender spots and bumps don't go away soon, you should see a doctor also. I have painful bump on my head especially when touched coupled with head aches and blurry vision. Please let me know the there is any information. I can'tfind any.

Should you go to the doctor if you hit your head and have a large bump?


How does a bump feel like after you hit your head?

Like a hairy lump

What is another for letter word that means to hit your head?

bump, conk

Why a hit to the head causes a bump but a hit to elsewhere in the body causes a bruise?

I would assume it has to do with muscle vs. bone. If you bruise your shin, you will also have a bump.

How do you get rid of a bump on your head that was hit against another persons head?

Leeches believe it or not are actually used to remove bruises.......i don't see why it wouldn't have the same effect on your bump

What is a Hard bump that has shown up on the very top of my head that does not hurt except when you push really hard on it and i have not hit my head or anything along those lines to get a bump?

Sebaceous Cyst.

What would happen if someone hit their head and it didnt leave a bump?

Then they're fine

What could it be if you have a bump on the lower base of your head it is located on the left side and it hurts to touch and it hurts to move my head as well as smile?

did you hit your head? ....

Is it serious if you hit your head and get a big bump right behind your ear?

no just put ice on it

How can you tell you should go see a doctor when you hit your head?

If you have a bump on your head, if it hurts for a few days or looks quite red.

Where is the right place to hit a head bump in soccer?

you use your forehead to hit the ball pulling yourself through the ball with your body

What should you do when you hit your head on cement and have a big bump?

You should probably see a doctor. That sounds like a pretty hard hit.

What happens when you hit your head on a brick?

When you hit your head with a brick really hard then you may passout or have a concussion if you get a bump on your head or have an headace for a whole week or you feel sick and dizzy go see a doctor for help

Your child hit his head and has a bump what should you do?

Unless the child seems dizzy or in pain , bumps are no problem.

What should you do when you hit your head on the roof and it leaves a big bump?

Act like you dont know what happened...:-]

Why people do not use metal bottles?

It is very heavy and if you trip, the bottle might hit your head and you will have a bump

You woke up this morning with a large bump on your forehead very painful the pain seems to go the top of your head as well and no you didn't get hit in the head or bump on anything an can't find a doc?

If you woke up with a large bump on your head, you need to keep a close watch on it. It could be a pimple or possibly an insect bite.

Your daughter hit the back of her head and the bump is soft what do I do?

Any head injury should be checked out by a medic........ likely to be absolutely fine but could be a haematoma.

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Is a bump on the back of a child's head okay?

That depends on how it got there, if the child hit his/her head and it's just a small bump with no headache or vision problems it is probably OK. You should check with your pediatrician anyway just in case it is a concussion.

What did the weight that hit Harriet Tubman in the head look like?

it look like a big bump and a little blude

You accidentally hit your head on the wall but there were no bump what should you do?

Nothing. I would let it be. There shouldn't be anything for you to worry about its not that serious then.

What does a bump on a Buddhas head represent?

the bump on buddhas head represents that you ave knowledge and are very smart

What is bump clearance?

It is the space between the top of the piston and the bottom of the cylinder head. Great care should be used when putting an engine back together to make sure the bump clearance is not 0 so that the piston will not hit the head cylinder.