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Doctor insights on: I Have A Soft Spot On My Head

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I was born with no soft spot on my head but I don't have any head deformaties, does this mean I have craniocynostosis?

I was born with no soft spot on my head but I don't have any head deformaties, does this mean I have craniocynostosis?

No: I have seen "soft spots" the size of a pea, or the size of an open hand. As long as the growth plates of the skull push away from each other (don't fuse), normal skull growth in size & shape can occur. Read more

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Is it common for a 53 year old to have a soft spot in top of head.?

Is it common for a 53 year old to have a soft spot in top of head.?

No, it's not: Especially if the spot is new and or enlarging with time, I would recommend having your primary doctor take a look at it. It's hard to say anything else without more information. Read more

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I found a bold spot on my head out no where last week and now there is 3 more what could be causing this?

I found a bold spot on my head out no where last week and now there is 3 more what could be causing this?

A few things: There are several possible causes of hair loss, but if specific spots are undergoing loss and this is not due to trauma (hair pulling for example), then it is most likely a superficial fungal infection. A physician's examination would confirm this. Read more

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Why would a 5 year old still have a soft spot on his head my sons 5 years old and he still has his sof spot on top of his head like a baby dose

Why would a 5 year old still have a soft spot on his head my sons 5 years old and he still has his sof spot on top of his head like a baby dose

See your doctor.: The soft spot (fontanelle) should close between 1 and 2 years of age. There are various medical conditions that can cause it to remain open longer. I encourage you to see your child's doctor as soon as possible to evaluate this issue. Good luck! Read more

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Should an 18 month old baby still have a soft spot on his head?

Should an 18 month old baby still have a soft spot on his head?

Yes: The soft spot, or anterior fontanelle, remains open until about age 2 years. This allows the brain to grow freely without waiting for the skull bones to keep up. At 18 months the fontanelle may still be present, may be small, or it may seem closed. As long as the baby's head circumference is growing in the normal range, the fontanelle is fine. Read more

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just within the last few hours this little spot on my head became pins&needles when I touch my hair... I can't lay on it?

Watch for shingles: That could be the first sign that you are getting shingles (a painful, blistering skin rash). It often occurs on the scalp. If you see little blisters form, see a doctor right away so you can start the antiviral medicine within 48 hrs, to limit the duration of the rash/pain. Read more

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What to do if I have a spot on my head that tingles randomly for a wile, always the same spot, and my neck is also stiff. Could this be something bed?

What to do if I have a spot on my head that tingles randomly for a wile, always the same spot, and my neck is also stiff. Could this be something bed?

Pinched nerve: The stiff neck causes spasm of the muscles and compresses the nerve that supply the scalp/ Best to talk it over with your doctor. Read more

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What are some of the causes for a spot on my head that hurts when I touch it, like the pain radiates around my head, . No head trauma and no bump.?

What are some of the causes for a spot on my head that hurts when I touch it, like the pain radiates around my head, . No head trauma and no bump.?

Neuralgia: Some nerve endings exiting the skull are just under skin. These nerve endindings can get irritated and hurt upon contact/pressure from the outside. (occipital neuralgia). Infection in sinus and ear area can hurt as well as muscle tensions, skin lesions and even tick bite. Read more

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I been having a cold spot on my head for about a week and some times it feels like my head is bleeding I am really scared. Could this be anxiety? 16 m

I been having a cold spot on my head for about a week and some times it feels like my head is bleeding I am really scared. Could this be anxiety? 16 m

Avoid fear!: Get checked by a doc to find out what is going on. Why worry a day longer? Your symptoms are unusual, true, but often odd symptoms can mean nothing much at all. Find out so you can relax. Read more

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Shooting pain on one spot on my head that comes out of nowhere and at the same time my vision gets blurry. Wasn't injured so what can be causing this?

Shooting pain on one spot on my head that comes out of nowhere and at the same time my vision gets blurry. Wasn't injured so what can be causing this?

Hard to say: The usual question that people are concerned about is whether this might be a manifestation of a brain tumor or an aneurysm. This is not the usual presentation for these entities. However, it is a good idea to observe this and take notes that you can present to your doctor to help him/her figure this out. The nature of the pain, the blurred vision-what brings it on, how long does it last etc.? Read more

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I have a tender spot on my head. It hurts when I press on it. I've had it 4 over a yr probably. Kinda feels like pressing on pressure point. What is it?

I have a tender spot on my head. It hurts when I press on it. I've had it 4 over a yr probably. Kinda feels like pressing on pressure point. What is it?

Tender spot on head: It is very difficult to say or guess what it can be, without feeling it on examination evaluation please consult your medical doctor to find out what it could be and if it need to be excised. Read more