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i have a tender spot on the back of my head what could be the cause

A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones answered
44 years experience Family Medicine
Probably nothing: You have probably bumped or irritated the "spot" in some manner. Have someone look to see if there is anything visable. If not, give it a while. Re ... Read More

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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Several things: A swollen lymph node, a goose egg from prior trauma he didn't tell you about, an insect bite that is becoming inflamed. If any of these fit you can mo ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
It is impossible to: determine the nature of your ailment over the internet. You need to be examined and perhaps have some testing done to determine the source of your sym ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Dutka
44 years experience Neurology
Swelling: If you didn't injure the spot where the head is tender (bumped your head) then it is most likely some skin irritation. You could have an allergic res ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Nino
37 years experience Family Medicine
Sore spot: Doctors have been seeing alot of infections on the skin due to bacteria over the last few years. These seem to come up fairly quickly as a tender bump ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
THAT'S DEFINITELY: a NEW ONE !!!!! I don't have the slightest idea what is causing this but look forward to my Health Tap Colleagues to opine! Dr Z
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Singer
50 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Lymph node: What you are feeling is likely to be a swollen lymph node. Lymph nodes generally drain areas of infection or inflammation. Check for infection else ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Kuitems
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Yes this could be a Skin or subcutaneous abscess see a primary care doctor face to face for treatment and diagnosis
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vythilingam Alagappan
38 years experience Bariatrics
May be cellulitis: May be cellulitis or an early abscess if it is tender. That is when it can cause pain
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
18 years experience Family Medicine
Numbness : Numbness is worrisome, especially unilateral (one sided) head numbness. You could be dealing with a nerve injury, spinal cord injury, herpes zoster, s ... Read More
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