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

A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Jones
Family Medicine 45 years experience
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
Dr. Keira Barr
Dermatology 22 years experience
Get it checked: Several causes are possible including trauma, a plugged hair follicle or the beginnings of a cyst forming. Other causes are possible as well, some of ... Read More

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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
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
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Nino
Family Medicine 38 years experience
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
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vythilingam Alagappan
Bariatrics 39 years experience
May be cellulitis: May be cellulitis or an early abscess if it is tender. That is when it can cause pain
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Singer
Pediatric Neurology 51 years experience
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 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Kuitems
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Yes: Yes this could be a Skin or subcutaneous abscess see a primary care doctor face to face for treatment and diagnosis
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. C. michael Bowman
Pediatrics 46 years experience
See his doctor: It sounds like it could be a skin infection, perhaps from a bug bite. Depending on how large it is, if it is getting worse day by day, and how tender ... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 19 years experience
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
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Headaches: Your headaches could be coming from tension, dehydration, lack of sleep/poor sleep, skipping meals, stress, teeth grinding, sleep apnea/snoring, or ch... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 10 years experience
New headache: Headaches can be a concerning symptom and can have many causes. Some are deserving of emergent treatment. Warning signs are chronic headaches that s... Read More

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