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what is soft spot on top of head

A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Yes: Some people's fontanelles never totally close. Other people have inborn defects in the skull. Toulouse-lautrec's fontanelle remained very wide open, w ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Cyst: This seems like a cyst. Should not cause a problem.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Trauma to the scalp is no different than trauma to any other hairy area. You may develop a bold spot.
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Dr. Barry Cohen
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes: Can be traumatic alopecia from injury to hair follicles. Usually transient.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
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Here ares some ...: Without a direct look, it's hard to guess what you got. But, one thing for sure in your favor is most likely the spot is benign & harmless if it d ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
20 years experience Pediatrics
Scalp lesion?: The bones of the skull should have been fused for a very long time now (you are 26, right?). I suspect that what you are referring to is a superficia ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
61 years experience Family Medicine
Spot: It is probably a skin abnormality of no consequence Leave it alone . It will not cause you any problem ,
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
25 years experience Ophthalmology
See PCP & eyeMD: See PCP & eyeMD asap: likely have sinusitis with possible conjunctivitis. If headache is worst in your life, then go to ER: otherwise could see PC ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Wen: A possible wen or sebaceous cyst hve her see a dermatologist for treatment.
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alex Golden
22 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Anterior fontanelle: Should be easy to feel by gently touching with the soft part of the fingertips whether wet or dry. It usually closes at around a year of age, but the ... Read More

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