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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more