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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Scalp Tenderness

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Scalp (Definition)

Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it. Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin (beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body. Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn. Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more


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What could cause a womans scalp to tender in the crown region only during her menstrual cycle?

What could cause a womans scalp to tender in the crown region only during her menstrual cycle?

Muscle tension: Muscle tension and myofascial pain will refer to the crown of the head. Hormonal changes of the menstrual cycle may be leading to increased muscle tension.

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Why does thunder now cause post-concussion headache & tender scalp for me? What does this mean?

Why does thunder now cause post-concussion headache & tender scalp for me? What does this mean?

Muscle contraction: Concussions often make people increasingly sensitive to sudden loud noised such as thunder. The thunder is making you anxious, triggering a muscle contraction heaache.

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Can a tension headache cause your scalp to be so tender it hurt to brush hair?

Can a tension headache cause your scalp to be so tender it hurt to brush hair?

Absolutely: Tension headaches are the most common type of headache. They can range in severity from mild to severe and last from a few minutes to days. Affected area is usually skull region and/or neck. When headache occurs, muscles covering the scalp and neck spasm causing pain. Since muscles are located just under the scalp, it can be painful to the touch. Usually responds to over-the-counter pain meds.

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Help! Could stress cause tender spot on scalp?

I don't know about: Having one specific tender spot. However, I have seen some people who have such severe tension headaches that their scalp muscles are sore to the touch.

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Can menopause cause you to have a tender scalp?

Can menopause cause you to have a tender scalp?

No.: There is no evidence that reduced estrogen causes tender scalp. Consider seeing a dermatologist for this.

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What can cause chronic tension headaches when a piece of scalp feels sore and tender?

What can cause chronic tension headaches when a piece of scalp feels sore and tender?

Could be occipital: Occipital neuralgia is a condition that may cause tenderness on the back of the scalp. It is a little different than a tension headache- the source and treatment are different for example. An injury or problem with the neck is a second possible cause. Tension headache can last this long however and may also be the cause.

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My question is what causes chronic tension headache when a piece of scalp feels sore and tender?

My question is what causes chronic tension headache when a piece of scalp feels sore and tender?

Different things: Possibly chronic daily use of over the counter medications and not sleeping too well and being quite anxious on top of a headache tendency.

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Can anyone tell me what causes chronic tension headache when a piece of scalp feels sore and tender?

Can anyone tell me what causes chronic tension headache when a piece of scalp feels sore and tender?

Chronic Tension-type: Headache can develop from episodic tension-type headache and the resultant headache is considered a chronic form. The clinical presentation is similar to episodic tth except for the increased frequency of attacks. The headaches are usually bilateral and diffuse and often have tenderness in the cervical muscles as well as the pericranial muscles.

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I, have high BP but controlled. Been having pains in head and scalp is tender at crown, also bouts of lightheadedness. What could cause this? Ty

I, have high BP but controlled. Been having pains in head and scalp is tender at crown, also bouts of lightheadedness. What could cause this? Ty

Depeds!: It is unlikely that the controlled BP has anything to do with your headache and lightheadedness at your age the chances are that no serious disease exists, however if the headaches become progressive and severe you must see your md.

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Woke up having a visual aura. I had a cyst removed from my scalp yesterday with stitches. Scalp very tender and painful. Could that have caused aura?

Woke up having a visual aura. I had a cyst removed from my scalp yesterday with stitches. Scalp very tender and painful. Could that have caused aura?

Aura=a mental&brain: Behavior/symptom, not a physical body alteration which any current technology or physician can measure or track in currently available ways. Thus all about educated guesses based on limited understanding of embodied Soul? Mind? Brain? Body creatures sending >million orders/sec brain to body with similar feedback. Thus most symptoms & events=educated guesses, individual history, diagnostic skills key.

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Scalp pain with tenderness to touch and swollen scalp too what is the cause? I'm very worried

Scalp pain with tenderness to touch and swollen scalp too what is the cause? I'm very worried

Get it evaluated: You are much too young for temporal arteritis so there must be another cause. It is likely a local problem but see a doctor to find out the cause.

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Stabbing pains in left ear and sore, tender scalp. Almost unbarable! What could be the cause.

Unbarable (!) PAIN: Possibly an outbreak of shingles? get it seen & if so medicine will help dramatically if early enough

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Can a severe dry scalp cause pain and hair loss? Hair falling out in clumps and my husband said my scalp looks dry and flaky. Scalp feels tender

Can a severe dry scalp cause pain and hair loss? Hair falling out in clumps and my husband said my scalp looks dry and flaky. Scalp feels tender

See a dermatologist: How long since delivery? Nursing? Any meds or vits not listed? Blood TSH and T4? Begin with a diagnosis by a skin specialist. Telogen effluvium is common after delivery. Skin and hair changes related to estrogen/ progesterone changes can be considered. Seborrheic dermatitis, infections, psoriasis, LE, and other diagnoses demand a skilled exam and evaluation to sort it out and begin specific thera

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My scalp is tender and sore and I have bad pressure in my head, nose, face and eyes. Doctor said it's not sinuses. What could be the cause of this?

My scalp is tender and sore and I have bad pressure in my head, nose, face and eyes. Doctor said it's not sinuses. What could be the cause of this?

Sound like Sinusitis: Your symptoms are consistent with sinusitis or sinus headaches How long have you had your symptoms? What other symptoms are you having? What makes it better or worse? What did your doctor say it was? I would try ibuprofen / naproxen. If your symptoms persist, I would seek medical attention for a second opinion. Take Care!

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Can anxiety be the cause of my scalp being sore

Can anxiety be the cause of my scalp being sore

Anxiety?: Most likely, if no recent dose changes in your medications.