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I've been all over trying to get answers. Its been ruled out about anurysm but I have a soft spot on my head that hurts plus the veins in my neck hurt?

I've been all over trying to get answers. Its been ruled out about anurysm but I have a soft spot on my head that hurts plus the veins in my neck hurt?

These are very: Atypical symptoms and findings. Go to a University Center for evaluation as they have access to more modern diagnostic techniques and devices. In addition they have experience with more atypical illnesses. ...Read more

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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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There is a spot on my head that feels like my hair is being pulled, but it isn't. I didn't hit it on anything either. It hurts a lot when I touch it.?

There is a spot on my head that feels like my hair is being pulled, but it isn't. I didn't hit it on anything either. It hurts a lot when I touch it.?

Head pain: Perhaps it is an inflamed lymph node or an infection. If symptoms do not resolve over a few days see your physician. ...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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I have a spot on my head that is sunk in a little bit and hurts at all times. What could this be, it hurts even worse when I touch it. I have been feeling very sleepy which is not normal for me and I don't know if I need to have this checked out or not.

I have a spot on my head that is sunk in a little bit and hurts at all times. What could this be, it hurts even worse when I touch it. I have been feeling very sleepy which is not normal for me and I don't know if I need to have this checked out or not.

This: This is not an orthopedic issue. You should be checked by a neurologist.

With a history of multiple concussions (not sure how recent) and now unexplained sleepiness etc. You should get it checked out, yes. ...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

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What does seeing a bald spot on my head mean?

Only: They you still have good vision. Hair loss is common and almost inevitable in males. In females it can be due to anything from stress to hundreds of physical problems or trauma at the beauty shop or home hair treatments. If it worsens, get evaluated by your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I got my hair pulled hard now I have a red tender spot on my head is this normal?

I got my hair pulled hard now I have a red tender spot on my head is this normal?

Scalp injury: Having your hair pulled hard can cause injury to the hair follicles and the scalp. Injury can cause a red tender spot on the scalp. ...Read more

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What product will work to regrow my bald spot on my head?

What product will work to regrow my bald spot on my head?

Minoxidil topical: If a doctor confirms that you have male pattern balness, then topical Minoxidil and Propecia (finasteride) which is a pill mey help. ...Read more

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I have a weird flat spot on my head that's kinda of tender to the touch. It's right below my crown. I really paranoid because I have hypochondria?

I have a weird flat spot on my head that's kinda of tender to the touch. It's right below my crown. I really paranoid because I have hypochondria?

See your doctor: If you have any questions about issues, always bring them with your physician. One of the best ways to decrease anxiety is to get reassurance from your physician that everything is normal or ok.
You should see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a red lumpy spot on my head. Not been there for a while but was noticed 5/6 weeks ago. My mum passed with melanoma? Can melanoma look like this

I have a red lumpy spot on my head. Not been there for a while but was noticed 5/6 weeks ago. My mum passed with melanoma? Can melanoma look like this

Persistent lump: Any mass that persists or grows larger over time deserves to be evaluated for potential cancer. Although most tumors in the scalp are simple benign cysts related to the hair structure, melanoma and other cancers can develop there as well. Melanoma is not usually familial, but your mother's experience should still be cautionary. Get it seen. ...Read more

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There is a small red spot on my head (around the middle right) and it gives off what looks like small red dandruff flakes. My mom said it wasn't psori?

There is a small red spot on my head (around the middle right) and it gives off what looks like small red dandruff flakes. My mom said it wasn't psori?

Need to examine: If there is only one spot, your mother is likely to be correct. You may watch and wait. If, God forbid, you develop more lesions, it would be prudent to see a doctor.
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Get HPV vaccine, if you are under 27 years of age. ...Read more

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I have a spot on my head that hurts when I leave a certain way and my neck muscle on the left is tight. Is this tension?

I have a spot on my head that hurts when I leave a certain way and my neck muscle on the left is tight. Is this tension?

Could be: Band like headaches could describe tension headache and neck pain can result from muscle tension. Examination to rule out any associated neurological or eye abnormality is prudent. ...Read more

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I'm having this vibration feeling on a certain spot on my head. Above my left ear. It happens randomly and lasts only seconds. What could it be?

Muscle Spasm: There is very little in the human body that vibrates. The most common structure to cause vibratory sense is muscle. The head is covered with a lot of muscles and your description suggests a brief muscle spasm in the muscles around your left too ...Read more