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I have a tender spot on the back of my head. What could be the cause?

I have a tender spot on the back of my head. What could be the cause?

Probably nothing: You have probably bumped or irritated the "spot" in some manner. Have someone look to see if there is anything visable. If not, give it a while. Remember, in medicine, something bad usually does not go away and gets worse and becomes apparent, if it goes away, it was nothing to start with. Read more

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My 6 year old has a tender spot in back of his head that hurts when he touch it what could be the cause?

My 6 year old has a tender spot in back of his head that hurts when he touch it what could be the cause?

Several things: A swollen lymph node, a goose egg from prior trauma he didn't tell you about, an insect bite that is becoming inflamed. If any of these fit you can monitor it until it either goes away or you decide to have it checked out. Read more

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I've always had a tender spot on back of head, resting head on hard floors causes discomfort & slight pain in the spot. What is it?

I've always had a tender spot on back of head, resting head on hard floors causes discomfort & slight pain in the spot. What is it?

It is impossible to: Determine the nature of your ailment over the internet. You need to be examined and perhaps have some testing done to determine the source of your symptoms. Make an appointment with a health care provider to assess the issue. Read more

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I have a flat tender spot on the back of my head like where the swirl is what can this be?

I have a flat tender spot on the back of my head like where the swirl is what can this be?

Swelling: If you didn't injure the spot where the head is tender (bumped your head) then it is most likely some skin irritation. You could have an allergic response to some shampoo or other hair treatment. As long as you are not an infant, the skull is closed and it is only the scalp you are feeling. There are rare situations when the skull is not closed from birth, but you would have known about that. Read more

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Tender spot on the back of my head didn't notice until I brushed my hair. What could it be? Should I worry.

Tender spot on the back of my head didn't notice until I brushed my hair. What could it be? Should I worry.

Sore spot: Doctors have been seeing alot of infections on the skin due to bacteria over the last few years. These seem to come up fairly quickly as a tender bump that progresses to a boil that should be treated. You should consider to have a doctor look at the spot if it does not go away with some hot packs in a few days. Read more

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Sore spot on the back of my head when I touch it, what can this be? Not a pimple, could it be a bot fly?

Sore spot on the back of my head when I touch it, what can this be? Not a pimple, could it be a bot fly?

Lymph node: What you are feeling is likely to be a swollen lymph node. Lymph nodes generally drain areas of infection or inflammation. Check for infection else where ion your head. Read more

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Why is the whole left side of my head numb? The soft spot in the back of my head is a little sore.

Numbness: Numbness is worrisome, especially unilateral (one sided) head numbness. You could be dealing with a nerve injury, spinal cord injury, herpes zoster, stroke, muscle tension, and even seizures. Honestly this type of problem requires an urgent medical evaluation. If you have not done so already seek medical attention right away. Read more

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The whole top left side of my head is numb why? The soft spot in the back of my head is a little sore.

Headaches: Your headaches could be coming from tension, dehydration, lack of sleep/poor sleep, skipping meals, stress, teeth grinding, sleep apnea/snoring, or chronic sinus problems among other things. See a doctor to get checked out so you can get som ehelp for your headaches. Read more

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I have fibromyalgia, 4 days with stiff neck short breath, tremors, but also a very sore spot on back of my head what is it and is it of any concern.?

I have fibromyalgia, 4 days with stiff neck short breath, tremors, but also a very sore spot on back of my head what is it and is it of any concern.?

Muscle spasm: Middle age female w. fibromyalgia w. acute post-cervical pain, occipital tenderness, "short breath & tremors"; no mention of fever, headache, cough or nauseous, which would arouse concern for urgent care. Unifying dynamic: superior trapezius spasm; common this age group. S. trap attaches to chest wall/skull & major nerves transit. Heat, rest, massage, cannabis lotion, acupuncture & Osteopathy. Read more

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My 6 year old has a tender spot in back of his head since 3 days ago, it hurts when he touch it, what it could be?

See his doctor: It sounds like it could be a skin infection, perhaps from a bug bite. Depending on how large it is, if it is getting worse day by day, and how tender it is, he may just need antibiotics to treat it. If your doctor thinks it is an abscess (a pocket of pus in the skin), they may want to drain out the fluid. That will make it easier to treat with less pain. Warm packs and pain relief can also help. Read more

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I have had headaches for about 2 wks straight now all feeling like they are stemming from the tender spot on back of head, lower right side. No injury?

I have had headaches for about 2 wks straight now all feeling like they are stemming from the tender spot on back of head, lower right side. No injury?

New headache: Headaches can be a concerning symptom and can have many causes. Some are deserving of emergent treatment. Warning signs are chronic headaches that suddenly change in quality or intensity, multiple headaches a week, new onset headaches that affect one's ability to function, associated vomiting, associated dizziness/double vision/neck ache/fever/weakness, or the need to take daily pain medication. Read more

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Soft, tender, sore spot on top/back of head. Feels squishy and tender when I touch it. Also having bad headaches. No trauma.?

Soft, tender, sore spot on top/back of head. Feels squishy and tender when I touch it. Also having bad headaches. No trauma.?

Sebaceous cyst: Is a likely diagnosis. These occur often on the scalp. The headaches may be related. Another possibility is a lipoma; both of them require surgery to remove. See a doctor ASAP, the problem will only get worse. Read more

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If I had a brain bleed would the pain get worse and lessen? Would a spot in the back of my skull be tender to the touch? I've had no head trama.

If I had a brain bleed would the pain get worse and lessen? Would a spot in the back of my skull be tender to the touch? I've had no head trama.

If you have had no: Head trauma, than you fear a hemorrhagic stroke or an aneurysm? Most likely, if you had either of these, you would not feel it on the outside of your head and you would have neurologic signs ie limb weakness, problems speaking, confusion or any other neuro signs associated with damage. If you are having any other neuro signs, get checked out, but otherwise it does not sound like an active bleed. Read more

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Numb tingling sensation that starts around front right side of head and goes towards back of head. Also needle like pain at one spot then sore 2 touch?

Numb tingling sensation that starts around front right side of head and goes towards back of head. Also needle like pain at one spot then sore 2 touch?

Needs to be evaluate: It is difficult to tell you what is causing your symptoms of tingling sensation, needle like pain and sore to touch. We need detailed history as to exact location of pain and how long you have had and if you have tried any therapy so far. Any associated symptoms in eyes and any relation to your periods and how often this happens. You need physical exam and may need other tests if indicated. See MD Read more

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