Top
20
Doctor insights on: Asymmetrical Skull

Share
1

1
I have very noticeable facial and skull asymmetry due to lambdoid synostosis. What procedures can be done to symmetrize the affected side?

I have very noticeable facial and skull asymmetry due to lambdoid synostosis. What procedures can be done to symmetrize  the affected side?

Lambdoid Synostosis: Seek evaluation from a craniofacial surgeon. Synostosis can cause asymmetric skull bone growth and there are possible operation to address them depending on your age and deformity. ...Read more

2

2
Afraid skull's coming apart or growing tumors around temporalis. Dr says i'm just anxious/noticing asymmetrical bumps/cracks/dents. Always tender. Cracks are small, but feel deep. Bump's above ear.

Seek Diagnostic Eval: It sounds like you are being tormented by intrusive thoughts that are really scaring you. I'd recommend seeing a psychiatrist or clinical psychologist for some careful diagnostic detective work. These thoughts are certainly anxiety provoking but they may be best characterized as symptomatic of something other than an anxiety disorder, per se - like obsessive-compulsive disorder (ocd). ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers
3

3
What can cause a thick skull?

What can cause a thick skull?

Pathologically: several diseases including but not limited to Paget's Disease and Acromegaly... Psychologically it means a stubborn individual eg "he was a thick skulled brute" Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more

4

4
My skull hasn't fused. Is that normal?

Skull : That is not normal at 33. Wondering how you know that? ...Read more

6

6
What are the different parts of the skull?

What are the different parts of the skull?

Skull: Skull has cranial bones & facial bones. Cranial bones are Frontal, 2 Parietal, 2 Temporal, Occipital, 2 Sphenoid. Facial are Ethmoid, Lacrimal, Nasal, Zygomatic, Maxilla, Mandible, Orbital, Nasal, Vomer, Palatine, Styloid, Mastoid. ...Read more

7

7
What could weird knots on crown of skull mean?

What could weird knots on crown of skull mean?

Get it checked: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

8

8
When I wake up in the morning my skull hurts alot?

When I wake up in the morning my skull hurts alot?

Eval: Chronic, recurrent, moderate to severe intensity headaches warrant medical evaluation. ...Read more

9

9
What might cause my pain at the base of the skull?

What might cause my pain at the base of the skull?

Anything: Headaches can come from fatigue, sleeping too much or too little, eye strain, sleep apnea, snoring, being dehydrated, having chronic sinusitis or allergies, too much caffeine or over the counter headache medication, high blood pressure or something more serious like a tumor. See your doctor and get checked. ...Read more

10

10
Extreme onset of pain right bottom of skull help?

Many things: Get it looked at by neurologist. It could be occipital neuralgia or problems from the upper cervical vertebrae. Both of those conditions are relatively easy to treat. ...Read more

11

11
Can the sides of a person's skull be different sizes?

Can the sides of a person's skull be different sizes?

Yes: In today's world most skull asymmetry acquired by babies laying on back and causing closure of cranial sutures asymmetrically, one side more than other, so called plagiocephaly. Sometimes congenital asymmetric fusion of cranial sutures is cause.More unusual cause would be asymmetry of face and skull with one side larger called hemihypertrophy. If one side of brain smaller than other, another cause ...Read more

13

13
Can i change the shape of my skull by maintance massaging it??

Can i change the shape of my skull by maintance massaging it??

No: The shape of your skull is generally finalized by one year of age when your fontanelles (baby's "soft spots" on the head) have closed/fused. ...Read more

14

14
What could cause your skull to feel like it's caving in on the top?

Pagets Disease: You may be feeling the effects of scalloping of the bone in your skull or it may just be a subjective feeling from having the wrong kind of pillow. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
15

15
The shape of my skull is not completely round, what might be wrong?

The shape of my skull is not completely round, what might be wrong?

I have never seen: A person with a completely round skull. Your skull might be perfectly normal. Seek medical eval if you are concerned. ...Read more

16

16
Is it possible for shape of skull in adults over 50 to change with age ?

Not age alone: Bone disease like Paget's disease can alter the shape of the skull. Acromegaly can increase the size of the skull. Metabolic bone disease may alter the shape by softening the bones. ...Read more

17

17
What causes my skull to feel like something is crawling but nothing is there?

What causes my skull to feel like something is crawling but nothing is there?

Formication ?: Formication is the sense that something is crawling on your skin. It has many possible causes: menopause, Morgellon's Disease, allergies, skin cancer, syphilis, diabetic neuropathy, Lyme Disease, Herpes Zoster, pesticide exposure, mercury poisoning, alcohol withdrawal, medication /drug use such as: amphetamines, cocaine, Adderall or Ritalin (methylphenidate). ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
18

18
Can headphones deform the skull formation of an adult (18) with time? if not where is the deformation coming from?

Not headphones: Headphones will not deform the skull of an 18-year old. If there is new deformity in your skull it would be prudent to see a doctor. ...Read more

20

20
I have little dents in my skull may have been there my whole life not sure its no pain at all just wondering is it normal?

Head: It is not uncommon to have sometimes small depressions in the skull, if they have there your whole life they are very likely normal. ...Read more