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A 26-year-old female asked:

a part of my scalp at the top right feels sore and swollen and its also red and hurts.this has been on and off. could i have a brain tumor?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Roy Arnold
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
Probably not: Scalp tenderness and swelling is a sign of a localized inflammation of the scalp, seldom a sign of brain tumor. It's worth getting it checked out nevertheless. Thanks for trusting HealthTap!
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Did an acorn drop on your head?
Oct 15, 2014
Dr. Alireza Mirmiran
Radiation Oncology 18 years experience
Highly unlikely: Highly unlikely, but I would have your doctor check it out.

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Last updated Oct 31, 2014

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