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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 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.

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