A 20-year-old male asked:

What happens if i press somewhat hard on a skull suture. im 20, can this cause brain damage?

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Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Pressing on skull: Your skull is a rigid bony box, designed to protect the brain within. Past infancy, when the fontanelles and sutures close, you cannot hurt your brain by pressing on the skull. Using a sledgehammer or similar weaponry, possibly, but it is quite difficult to self inflict injury to one's own head.
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