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Doctor insights on: Congenital Musculoskeletal Deformities Of Skull Face And Jaw

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Skull deformity from the back of the head, can it be repaired with cranioplasty. How is it done if its a large area & what are the estimate cost.

Skull deformity from the back of the head, can it be repaired with cranioplasty. How is it done if its a large area & what are the estimate cost.

In severe cases: In infants in severe cases, cranioplasty can help with the skull shape but the risk increases as the child becomes older. Most posterior deformities are hidden by hair and do not cause any fuctional issue. If it is a medical necessity, insurance will cover it. ...Read more

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What could cause a swelling at the back of my head at the base of my skull, and painful lump under my jaw?

What could cause a swelling at the back of my head at the base of my skull, and painful lump under my jaw?

Most lumps, benign: Don't start worrying. The majority of small bumps on your head would be benign (not cancer). Lumps that can be tender are cysts, lymph nodes and less likely lipomas. Still, hard to evaluate it over the net. See your primary md who can take a good history and examen you.

Given your presentation it sounds more like lymph nodes. You want to make sure its nothing scary ...Read more

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Can I tell me how I can strengthen my teeth, my jaw, my cheeks, my face muscles, my whole skull?

Can I tell me how I can strengthen my teeth, my jaw, my cheeks, my face muscles, my whole skull?

HMMM: Fluoride is the best way to strengthen your teeth. Your jaw is already fairly strong and the same is true of the cheek and face muscles. The skull, not much you can to to make its bones stronger. ...Read more

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What Stops the Skull/Brain and Jaw from Growing in Childhood Years? I'm insecure about my Small Head Circumference im 6'2 tall

What Stops the Skull/Brain and Jaw from Growing in Childhood Years? I'm insecure about my Small Head Circumference im 6'2 tall

Genetics: Head size in general is determined by genetics, with 90% or more accomplished by age 9. Some medical conditions can increase or decrease head growth, but these lead to obvious changes in intellectual performance. There is a wide range of normal adult head size and your doc could review your concerns and investigate other issues if needed. ...Read more

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Severe pain behind my right ear on my skull. Jaw pain and unable to turn head left or right without pain. Ice makes it sting.

Severe pain behind my right ear on my skull. Jaw pain and unable to turn head left or right without pain. Ice makes it sting.

TMJ: Sounds like it might be a primary TMJ disorder with referred pain to neck. See an oral surgeon who can confirm the diagnosis, or refer you to the right doc If TMJ, see TMJ expert. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals. ...Read more

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Frequent shooting pains from base of skull to left head, scalp sensitive to touch on left, teeth in upper left jaw ache, all ease with sleep but return?

Frequent shooting pains from base of skull to left head, scalp sensitive to touch on left, teeth in upper left jaw ache, all ease with sleep but return?

If Dental Cause....: I would definitely see a dentist to rule out whether a dental, TMJ, sinus, or potentially a more serious medical problem. If dental, it could be: a tooth abscess; a sinus/allergy problem putting pressure on teeth and affecting your bite which can lead to a clenching/grinding cause of the pain; stress induced clenching/grinding causing TMJD disorder. ...Read more

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Headaches in back of head near neck/skull, fullness in ears, achyness in jaw especially in morning, some vertigo, I can crack neck-which helps, what is?

Headaches in back of head near neck/skull, fullness in ears, achyness in jaw especially in morning, some vertigo, I can crack neck-which helps, what is?

Don't know.: Could be simply a misalignment in your neck since cracking your neck helps. The pain in your jaw- could be tmj. Consider several options: discuss with your regular doctor. Also see if there is an upper cervical chiropractor near you. Or craniosacral therapist. Neuromuscular massage can help as well to relax the small muscles that can cause pain. Acupuncture and chinese medicin can also help. ...Read more

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Intermittent head pressure esp behind eyes, clogged ears, tight jaw. CBC, echo, EKG OK. Lowering head worsens pressure. Allergies? Musculoskeletal?

Intermittent head pressure esp behind eyes, clogged ears, tight jaw. CBC, echo, EKG OK. Lowering head worsens pressure. Allergies? Musculoskeletal?

Pressure in head: In a young lady may be due to deep sinus problems or Idopathic intracranial hypertension especially if there is a positional component. I would see a neurologist. Check Iron level, Vit A level Thyroid function if there is evidence of raised intracranial pressure on fundoscopic (eye) exam. Also check a CT of the head. I wish you best of health. ...Read more

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I hit my head on ground. Could I have a fractured skull or other serious injury, what to do?

I hit my head on ground. Could I have a fractured skull or other serious injury, what to do?

Fractured skull: If only headache, local pain at the impact site then likely not a fracture. If you had nausea and vomiting with loss of consciousness then the injury is likely more severe and could involve a skull fracture and possible injury to the underlying brain. ...Read more

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What does it mean when I shake my head or tap the base of my skull and my upper left molar has pain?

What does it mean when I shake my head or tap the base of my skull and my upper left molar has pain?

Infection: May be infected tooth or infected gums. Call your Dentist for an examination. If you do have an infection it will not self-resolve. ...Read more

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I have a hard large and painful lump on the lower left backside of my skull. I have has no head injuries what could this be?

I have a hard large and painful lump on the lower left backside of my skull. I have has no head injuries what could this be?

Lump: Could be a boil or cyst. Could be a lymph node or other growth. Usually something painful should be checked to get the right diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have an achy bump on the back of my head, right under the base of my skull; fells kinda like an ingrown hair. What do you think?

I have an achy bump on the back of my head, right under the base of my skull; fells kinda like an ingrown hair. What do you think?

Possible: It is possibly an ingrown hair or other small pimple, but it could also be eczema, or even psoriasis. There are many possibilities. If it persists for longer than a few weeks, you might want to have it looked at. ...Read more

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My girlfriend (no medical history) has a small lump on side of head (skull) the lump is hard but painless she just noticed any ideas?

My girlfriend (no medical history) has a small lump on side of head (skull) the lump is hard but painless she just noticed any ideas?

Lump on head: It is likely a sebaceous cyst. To be sure she needs to be evaluated by her doctor. If it is a cyst then can be removed quite easily if desired. ...Read more

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Stiffness in upper neck, base of skull. I've had it for about 2 months, can not find any relief. Stabbing pains +can hardly move head?

Stiffness in upper neck, base of skull. I've had it for about 2 months, can not find any relief. Stabbing pains +can hardly move head?

Myofascial: This could be many things, from a simple sprain strain to myofascial neck pain to occipital neuralgia. Would advise you see a physiatrist or neurologist, who will determine first whether or not you need a ct scan of the head done, based on the severity and pattern of your headaches. ...Read more

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My neck hurts really bad in the back area and hurts when I turn my head. The area where my neck meets the skull hurts so bad wheb I yawn. Help!

My neck hurts really bad in the back area and hurts when I turn my head. The area where my neck meets the skull hurts so bad wheb I yawn. Help!

Muscle spasm: Probably slept wrong if is acute, and rest and heat should relax the muscle spasm. You did not mention any neck injuries. If is chronic (over 2-3 months) then you need to see osteopath or physiatrist to be properly diagnosed. The treatment will depend on which tissue, bone, joint, ligament, tendon, or muscle is involved, and this requires an hands-on evaluation. ...Read more

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What kind of dr should I see for small hematoma - head. Over a previous skull surgery. Comes periodically and then reabsorbs. Migraines aggravate?

What kind of dr should I see for small hematoma - head. Over a previous skull surgery. Comes periodically and then reabsorbs. Migraines aggravate?

Suggestion: I seriously doubt a recurring hematoma over your skull, but fluid buildup could suggest an opening to a cerebral spinal fluid leak, and this should be investigated. A neurosurgeon is your best bet. ...Read more

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I hit my head a little hard. Should I be worried about any head skull injury or anything serious.? it's not painting much. Just a little dull pain..

I hit my head a little hard. Should I be worried about any head skull injury or anything serious.? it's not painting much. Just a little dull pain..

If you did not: Lose consciousness or have nausea/vomiting, you are probably okay. If your headache persists, you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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Got hit in head by falling plastic today and immediately had feeling of warm liquid inside skull. Slight headache and pain ever since. What is this?

Cuncussion: Your symptoms are non specific, but it might be that you have concussion /post concussion syndrome (that can give a variety of symptoms). You might want to have it checked by a doctor, but generally there are not any concerns, or specific treatment. ...Read more

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About ten minutes ago while doing regular housework I noticed a severe pressure in my head on the bottom left of the skull. It feels tender to touch.

About ten minutes ago while doing regular housework I noticed a severe pressure in my head on the bottom left of the skull. It feels tender to touch.

Pain in skull: Keep a close eye on this. If it gets worse, go to the ER stat. If it starts to resolve shortly take an analgesic a wait since minor problems are more common than serious ones. ...Read more

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What could a hard bump that doesn't move on my head be? It hurts when I put pressure on it, and it feels like the pain is coming from the skull bone.

What could a hard bump that doesn't move on my head be? It hurts when I put pressure on it, and it feels like the pain is coming from the skull bone.

Swelling: I'm assuming you didn't suffer blunt head injury recently. Go get this checked out at clinic with a physical exam. Depending on size next step is likely a scan of scalp and cranium (skull). ...Read more

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If I lie down, I can feel my heartbeat very forcefully pounding in back of my head where my neck meets the base of my skull. BP was 115/80. 26yrs old?

If I lie down, I can feel my heartbeat very forcefully pounding in back of my head where my neck meets the base of my skull. BP was 115/80. 26yrs old?

Likely no worries: Your normal blood pressure is the key. People may commonly be aware of their "heartbeat" in ears, head, neck, hands or abdomen- actaully the sensation of blood flowing. Since the heart sends blood everywhere- you can notice it anywhere. If it is a normal slow beat with normal blood pressure, you can rest easy. Don't wish it away- people who used to have a beating heart generally heart miss it. ...Read more

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I often feel a clicking noise in my head, usually at the base of my skull. I've also experienced what feels like liquid rushing to my temples, a runni?

I often feel a clicking noise in my head, usually at the base of my skull. I've also experienced what feels like liquid rushing to my temples, a runni?

Sinus congestion or: Vascular problem, if take flonase it might help to to stop this, if does not clear up see a vascular surgeon for a ultrasound of carotid arteries, could be orthopedic problem in your cervical vertebra, arthritis or other, a good test is cervical xrays and mri of neck. ...Read more

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I feel, my head issues are related. My concern is sensitive external skull pain especially when I touch skull with fingers. Like nails being pounded in?

I feel, my head issues are related. My concern is sensitive external skull pain especially when I touch skull with fingers. Like nails being pounded in?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor and discuss if you may be depressed. Counter-intuitive as it may seem, exercise may help. Start with low intensity exercise such as walking and gradually increase the intensity at tolerated.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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I noticed a lump on the back of my head. It's hard, immovable but it doesn't really hurt unless I push hard on it. I heard it may be a part of the skull (bone) but I'm not 100% sure. Any help is appreciated.

I noticed a lump on the back of my head. It's hard, immovable but it doesn't really hurt unless I push hard on it. I heard it may be a part of the skull (bone) but I'm not 100% sure. Any help is appreciated.

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, and physical examination, however, it does not appear to be a serious issue and you may wait to consult your doctor next time you see her/him. If the "lump" doubles in size, bleeds or ulcerates, see a doctor immediately.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
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I am experiencing neck-stiffness turning my head pain at the base of my skull?

I am experiencing neck-stiffness turning my head pain at the base of my skull?

NECK STIFFNESS: If not associated with fever or projectile vomiting, it can only be muscle strain or torticolis. Try taking advil or tylenol, (acetaminophen) warm compress over your neck, if persistent see your md. ...Read more

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Back of the neck and head skull pain?

From simple 2 seriou: There are many questions that would need to be asked to give idea what is causing this. It could be neck muscle tension, sinusitis (see my answer relating to referred pain), migraine, tension ha...If associated with sore throat and fever, meningitis. If worst pain ever got there, subarachnoid hemorrhage, or brain aneurysm. Anything suddenly new, or severe, in that area has to be evaluated urgently. ...Read more

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I have a knot on my head in the middle of my parietal it feels like my skull it's been there 11 years what could it be?

Hard to know: Without being able to examine this and get an imaging study if necessary it is almost impossible to say with any certainty, but what is likely is that if it has been there since you were 5 years old and has not caused problems it is not likely to do so. Good luck. ...Read more

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Small hard lump under skin on head/skull, what is this?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more