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What are the reasons for pain in back of my head or skull?

What are the reasons for pain in back of my head or skull?

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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Why doesn't the Human Skull get Smaller after loosing alot of Weight? My Friend weigthed about 300lbs, now he weight 160lbs and has a Big Head : (

Why doesn't the Human Skull get Smaller after loosing alot of Weight? My Friend weigthed about 300lbs, now he weight 160lbs and has a Big Head : (

Bone mass is: Fixed after maturation at it's adult size and is not affected during weight loss. Your friend's head only appears larger in relation to his/her girth which is now apparently one half what you were used to seeing. In a short time you will see that it appears normal. He or she should be congtatulated, ...Read more

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Pain in the center of the back of my head. Feel like my skull is parted. And there is an unstoppable itch and now it hurts. Why is this happening?

Pain in the center of the back of my head. Feel like my skull is parted. And there is an unstoppable itch and now it hurts. Why is this happening?

? neuralgia: This could be due to an irritable superficial nerve in your scalp which usually resolves on its own. However if there is associated redness and tenderness, then an inflammation of the scalp is suggested. It is doubtful that there is an intracranial cause for your symptoms. Have your physician examine you and he/she will order any appropriate tests or imaging if it's felt advisable or treat thescalp ...Read more

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Sometimes when I turn my head quickly I get this immense pain in the base of my skull the pain only lasts for about 5 seconds. What does that mean?

Sometimes when I turn my head quickly I get this immense pain in the base of my skull the pain only lasts for about 5 seconds. What does that mean?

A pinched nerve or: It it is possible that you have a higher-up cervical nerve (occipital nerve) that is being pinched with rapid/forceful head turning, but being 18, more likely it is a cervical muscle spasm. I suggest some warm compresses along with gentle range of motion/stretching to the affected side, and use of aleve/motrin for a wk or so. If not better, consult your doc. Good luck. ...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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Is a small groove in skull on top of the head anything to worry about?

Is a small groove in skull on top of the head anything to worry about?

No: No, this is probably something from birth. When we come out of the pelvis/birth canal, many babies get "stuck" at a certain point and this can cause the ridge which can persist through life! ...Read more

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Does a man's head circumference/cranium or skull really get bigger until his late 20s or 30s?

Usually not: Unless there are hormonal abnormalities, head size should be stable by late teens or early twenties. ...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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I have a deformed skull it looks like I have a cone head. Is is possible to get it fixed through surgery if not what can be done?

I have a deformed skull it looks like I have a cone head. Is is possible to get it fixed through surgery if not what can be done?

Look at your baby: Pictures. Likely, a suture line of your skull closed prematurely in infancy. You're a bit old for the type of surgery done on infants for premature craniostenosis. If you can't disguise it by a haircut & it really bothers you, ask your doctor for referral to a craniofacial clinic with a neurosurgeon & plastic surgeon who can tell you risks vs. Benefits of surgery on an adult. ...Read more

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Hi! My friend has developed some small things on his head (skull) they look like dry warts. What is the cause n how can it be treated.

Hi! My friend has developed some small things on his head (skull) they look like dry warts. What is the cause n how can it be treated.

See a physician: Warts are caused by the HPV virus. There are many medications and alternative treatments that work. They also can be removed by a Dermatologist if needed. But before you consider self treatment be sure to have the involved area examined by a physician to be sure you are not dealing with a precancerous actinic keratosis or squamous cell cancer. ...Read more

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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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I'm 51 and I just found a dent down the center of my skull, like a long trench. I have never had any head trauma and it doesn't hurt. What is this?

I'm 51 and I just found a dent down the center of my skull, like a long trench. I have never had any head trauma and it doesn't hurt. What is this?

Skull: Deformities of the skull are not unusual in normal people and I suspect your indentation is not pathological and has been present since birth. However for your peace of mind you could have a physician examine and advise you. ...Read more