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A 34-year-old female asked:

Found an indent directly on the top center of skull recently. scalp feels painful to the touch and hair moving around in that area hurts. what is it?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Olav Jaren
Neurology 20 years experience
Cranial suture: One possibility- a cranial suture. This is a line formed from the joining of two plates of the skull. There may be a large one you can touch, under your hair. Every skull is a little different. There are also bumps and ridges. These are rarely pathological, but it is not a bad idea for someone to see it in person to learn more.
Dr. Steven Anderson
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Needs to be seen: It would be good to have your doctor take a look at it. One thought would be prior trauma/infection (even a year ago) that you just came upon, but it would be good not to assume it's a benign process.
Last updated Sep 10, 2018


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